This week we had a lot of fun exploring two math concepts. On Wednesday, we took our math lesson into the hallway. Students worked in groups using various tools to find the perimeter of shapes taped on the hallway floor. Ask your child how to figure perimeter. (Measure all sides then add the lengths.) Here are some photos of our perimeter exploration.
On Thursday, we used pattern blocks for a probability experiment. The students predicted which shape they thought was most likely to land on an edge when rolled like dice; a square, triangle, or rhombus. They conducted the experiment to check their predictions. We discovered that the double triangle is most likely to land on an edge. We had a lot of fun with this probability experiment. Enjoy some photos!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
We are a week in to our fall at home reading program, and so far have had great participation from the students. Most of them earned the free recess for the first week's reward. Slips returned on Monday will earn the students some delicious and nutritious snack mix. Remember, as the letter sent home stated, students must return at least 3 out of the 4 reading slips to get to attend the trip to Jefferson County Park on October 24. Reading more is the best way to become a better reader. Please encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes every day. It's a great way to spend some time together. Read with your child, or just read your own book while they read their own book. It's wonderful for them to see you enjoying a good book. The goal is to teach them the joy of getting lost in a story and to become life long readers!