We are finishing up our math unit about 2D and 3D shapes. This week we used a variety of materials to build 3D shapes. We used Magformers, straws/connectors, plasticine and yes even toothpicks and marshmallows. Check out our prisms and pyramids!
Kaiyah had a great idea that we should include the 3D shape video on our Blog. Thanks, for the great idea Kaiyah!
We continued to work on our procedural writing. This week we decided to write about how to make a sandwich. Naturally, we had to make the sandwiches first, before we could write about it! Students were encouraged to include a purpose, materials, detailed steps in sequential order and a conclusion. Illustrations were included for each step, as well.
This week in Math we started our geometry unit. Students are learning the difference between 2D shapes (square, triangle, rectangle, circle, hexagon, etc. ) and 3D shapes ( cone, cylinder, sphere, prisms, cubes, etc.). 2D shapes have only 2 Dimensions- height and width, whereas 3D shapes have height, width and depth. This week we sorted a variety of 3D shapes and looked at properties such number of faces, edges, vertices and everyday examples of these shapes.
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.