Well 3E, I don’t get to give you your home learning today after all!! If you have a printer at home you can print it off and get started on this rainy day at home.
Remember to check if the video is Brainpop or Brainpop Jr and then:
1) Type in the search word that is written above each video, eg. measurement
2) Watch all the videos under that search and take notes
Here is the measurement home learning sheet.
Don’t forget there is also a new P.O.W. to try. You can also continue to play the Geogame or make another room on floor planner. You will find both links in the home learning post from last week. I hope you have a fun day at home today. See you tomorrow!
A highlight of the week for me was when students spent time planning, creating and presenting debates. As part of this focus students have brainstormed persuasive language used, learned about the structure of a debate, practiced speaking and listening skills and been challenged to debate something that they actually disagree with! As we have said, in a debate we shouldn’t actually be able to tell what your personal opinion is, we should just hear very strong arguments. Practicing this skill of dialectical thought has posed the biggest challenge for students and some have been quite outraged by this process! Next week we will be learning more about the role of each individual speakers and continue working on the debate planned today; Living in urban areas is better than rural.
In math we have been continued our focus on fractions. Each of the four math groups have been exploring different areas of fractions such as equivalent fractions, modeling fractions with manipulatives, using fractions in real world situations and fraction word problems. Ask you child how they have been working with fractions, maybe they can even show you some new knowledge.
Students have had the impression that living in an urban environment means you’re wealthy and living in a rural environment means you’re poor. To try and break this stereotype today we looked at 100 photos of 100 rooms of 100 sqaure feet and Hong Kong’s cramped quarters. We also watched a UNICEF video about children growing up in poverty and living in urban environments. Students had a great discussion about reasons why people in urban environments might be living in poverty and student’s responses were thoughtful and analytical.
I hope everyone has a lovely long weekend. Stay dry!