Our morning began with math. Students used answer keys to check their Roman Numeral homework then we talked about any they had questions about. Most errors involved a smaller symbol before a larger symbol. Overall they did great! Next we reviewed Egyptian numeration and learned about The Rhind. Ask your child to tell you what it is and how it relates. After a few reminder examples at the SMART Board students worked on writing numbers in Egyptian. We ended with a review of larger Egyptian numeration and a comparison and contrast of Egyptian and Roman. Students will continue practicing for homework.
In Living Latin we review prefixes, suffixes, and root words and added a reference to our binders. Students created their digital "Living Latin Dictionaries". Fifth graders who were in STRIDE last year were a great help with this. We will be adding to these through out the year.
Mozart was the focus of our Moment of Genius today. I loved how students were able to synthesize the knowledge gained during our study and evaluate his contributions, influence, and impact. This lead into our next creative genius: van Gogh. We watched two video clips today from CBS news to learn more about him. Students created Tree Maps while they viewed to classify facts about his life, work, family, and any "other" interesting information. After viewing we discussed each category and it was awesome to see their ability to pull out important information. While van Gogh is certainly a creative giant, he was a very troubled individual and it is difficult to study the artist without talking about some of the negative parts of his life. We ended by examining him for FFOE. Again, the students demonstrated great analysis skills. Next week we will look more at his work.
We added to our thoughts about Growth Mindset today by reading The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires. Ask your child to tell you what was MAGNIFICENT and how it got to be that way.
Our day ended in Economics with a focus on the ledger. We defined several vocabulary terms that apply to ledgers. We'll finish this next week and practice completing ledgers. Check writing is coming soon, so I told students to practice writing their names in cursive.
Homework this week:
1. Math: Complete the larger Egyptian numbers sheet. Do at least 4 of the addition/subtraction problems and all of the comparison problems on the sheet we worked on in class.
2. Latin: pages ix and x to practice prefixes and suffixes.
Next week STRIDE will be on MONDAY due to the early release day. Monday classes and Tuesday classes will switch.
I love how students are sharing and connecting and discussing! We're really coming together as a STRIDE class! See below for some STRIDE photos courtesy of our Paparazzi Pals!