Today we completed our Marble Coaster competition with two final coasters. The winning coaster time was 38.68 seconds! Students also spent a little more time today exploring each other's coasters. A great time was had by all! See below for photos and videos.
Next we moved into Discrete Math. Students continued practicing creating vertex graphs and finding chromatic numbers. Then we arrived at our final task: using vertex graphing to solve scheduling problems. Students created a vertex graph to show the conflict in the problem, found the chromatic number, and then used it to write the problem's solution...very tough stuff. There was only time for a couple of problems today. We will finish them next time.
In Greek Forum students were introduced to Ancient Greece. They participated in a SMART Notebook activity that detailed many Greek contributions to our every day life today. We discussed BC/BCE and AD/CE. Next students worked in teams to place historical events on a timeline and place the Greek civilization in history. This was a challenging activity, but students did great! After this "time" investigation, we looked at where Greece is located, its "place" in the world. Next week students will form Greek families and choose Greek names!
Finally we began an introduction to our science unit on the International Space Station. Students learned a few facts and watched a video clip about life in the ISS. For homework they will continue investigating this. Each group has a topic to research and take notes. Next week these groups will meet together and then teach the rest of us about their ISS topics. More details and helpful websites and videos for each topic are posted in the Google Classroom.
Your child has a letter about the ECU/PCS AIG Summer Camp. Registration begins on Monday. I am one of the Master Teachers, and I hope to see lots of WHR students there this summer! You can find out more by visiting www.aigcamp.weebly.com. Please feel free to email or call me if you have questions.