We began the day with Math. We took up our homework and practiced number patterns some more.
Then we learned about Fables and Legends. Our Ontario Writing Assessment this term is based on fable and legend writing. We first determined what is a fable and what is a legend. Then we were given two examples, and we needed to figure out if it was a fable or a legend and once we figured this out, we discussed in partners how the example used the elements of a legend or fable. Students then came up with the success criteria as to how to write a successful legend and a successful fable.
Student generated success criteria:
Then we continued working on our Book Report for the City of Ember.
When we were finished, we picked a poem to submit for Polar Expressions.
After first recess and lunch we continued to work on our novel study or Polar Expressions entry.
Then we had Music.
When we returned we performed more experiments to learn about the properties of air! We continued to learn how air takes up space, when air is burned then it takes up less space, air also resists things moving through it. We were also challenged and asked where we experience more air pressure: at sea level or up in the mountains. We will explore this challenge tomorrow. We also got to see how air expands when heated!!!
After second recess and lunch we reviewed our experiments from yesterday to gain a better understanding that air has mass, air takes up space, and about the strength of air pressure.
1. Read Daily
2. Math test Tuesday
3. Air test Tuesday
4. Trip form and payment due Friday
5. Picture Day tomorrow