On Wednesday we celebrated the 101st day of school. We continued with many of our 100 centres and even did a puppy parade through the halls of E.E.S.
Can you believe it, aren’t you amazed? We’ve been in school 100 Days!
On Tuesday we celebrated the 100th day of school. Some of our special activities included: reading 100 books, playing number games, making 100 day hats and necklaces, building 100 piece structures and of course eating 100 cupcakes in the gym with 100 of our friends!
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 100th Day of School. In Math we are working on our understanding of greater numbers. We are thinking about these numbers in terms of groups and tens and singles, i.e. 72 is 7 groups of 10 and 2 singles. We are practising our skip counting by 2’s, 5’sand 10’s to 100. We are looking for patterns to help us understand the 100 chart.
This week in Math we continued to work on our Addition Strategies. We used many games, activities and iPad apps to practise adding by 1’s, 2’s and working with bonds of 5 and 10. Working with our bonds of 10 gave many students a chance to practise growth mindset. We didn’t give up, even when the work got challenging!
Since we have returned from the break we have been reviewing ideas around Growth Mindset. These are some of the students’ ideas:
“When you work hard your brain gets stronger- it’s like a muscle.”
“You can’t give up when the work gets challenging.”
“Everyone is smart. You just have to work at it.”
“Mistakes are o.k. We can learn from mistakes.”
Here is a video from Classroom Dojo:
In our January newsletter I discussed Growth versus Fixed mindset and made reference to the research of Carol Dweck.
I am attaching a link to a YouTube video which gives a great overview of Growth and Fixed Mindset:
This week we are wrapping up our unit about structures. Students understand that a structure is something made by people or animals. Students were to design and create a stable structure using a variety of “found” materials for a specific purpose. The challenge was to include a moving part. Check out their awesome work: