1R mathematicians practiced their tens facts by playing Tens Go Fish! You may want to play it at home too for some great math practice.
We learned that a big part of the job of engineers is to use their knowledge to solve problems. With that in mind, our 1R engineers referred back to their learnings about sound to create devices that could make sound travel over a distance. After lots of meeting, designing, and testing, students gathered together to discuss what they'd achieved. In addition, we documented the steps to make our devices in our science notebooks so that others could replicate our work.
Our 1R readers work hard during literacy. We are reading and doing lots of fun word-based activities in our reading teams.
1R scientists investigated how sound causes vibrations by feeling balloons before and after turning on loud music and by watching rice vibrate when music was played. We documented our learning in our science notebooks!
We learned about the history of Columbus Day. 1R students were surprised to learn that Christopher Columbus and his peers did not realize that North America even existed!
We created instruments out of recycled materials. When we make the instruments vibrate, they make sound.
We had an incredible time at the Boston Children's Museum. Take a look!
In math this week, 1R students were allowed to 'spend' $1.00 to create some special collages. Rectangles cost $0.05 and squares cost $0.01. Our artistic mathematicians created some beautiful projects that are now hanging in the hallway outside of our classroom.
We learned how to draw Arthur the Aardvark using step-by-step directions written by Marc Brown! Our 1R artists did a fantastic job.