Students began by sharing their "creativity" homework at their tables. I overheard some interesting ideas and saw some cool products as I checked homework. I took these up so that I can see them all.
Latin was next. We watched a video clip introduction to understand why Latin really isn't a dead language and some connections to what we already know. We also tried to "guess" the Latin phrase and practiced speaking a bit.
History of Math began with a review of the four ancient numeration systems we learned about last week. Then students practiced writing 1-25 in all four systems. They did great! We ended with the game "Try the Heap" where students match the same number from the four numeration systems. They will continue working with these for homework.
In Matters of the Heart we revisited growth mindset and watched this video clip on grit. Students shared examples of where/how they used a growth mindset in the past week and we added more insight to our charts. I was impressed with their connections!
Next we really worked our brains with our Structures generalizations or "points to ponder". We took each apart to understand its meaning. Students discussed for two minutes at their tables, and then they recorded their "beginning of the year" thoughts individually. Great discussion and insight were evident. I can't wait to read their responses. We'll revisit these again at the middle of the year.
We spent the rest of the day learning about economics in our Money unit. Students worked in Paper Hat Companies to gain understanding about bartering and why we need a monetary system. Ask your child about this activity and what he/she learned. You can see some pictures below.
I have exciting news! Our first county STRIDE event will be a field trip to visit the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh! This trip is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Tentatively we will leave at 8:15 and return at 4:00. More details and a field trip permission slip will come home soon. Let me know if you'd like to help chaperon.
Homework this week:
1. Math: Complete the cross numeral puzzle
2. Mozart: Students will use a Google Slides presentation and their handouts to learn more about Mozart. See the assignment in the Google Classroom.