In Math Mystery Tour we began by checking students' skills with measuring to the nearest millimeter. Next we viewed "Donald In Mathmagicland" as an introduction to Pythagoras, The Golden Rectangle and other topics we'll be studying. I think students were surprised at how math is involved in SO many things. Ask your child what he/she remembers the most. This lead to the Moment of Genius focused on Pythagoras. Students used their reading and research skills to complete their MOG charts on their own, then we shared together and debriefed. There was great input and discussion!
We learned Χαίρετε! the Greek word for hello and had one student recite the Greek alphabet already today! Students began investigating Greek Life (Ancient Greek Life, that is) through stations designed to help them learn more about the food, clothing, and homes of the Ancient Greeks. They will complete a cloze activity from one of the stations for homework, and we will continue with these next week. I hope we complete them, because...
We'll also be having a Marble Jar Celebration!
Students decided to have a celebration filled with pizza, cookies, and free time. Your child has a letter with more details. Thanks in advance for any items you send in for them to enjoy.
We had two Franklin Findings today, one about a neat robot bird and the other sharing Kerbal Space Program. This is a very cool space simulation. It costs about the same as video games, so if your child is really interested in rockets and space travel, you may want to check it out.
I also promised to share with you about two community events that you may want to put on your calendars. First, the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Laboratory here in Greenville is having an open house on April 8th. You can find out more information HERE. A Time for Science will be hosting a Science Expo on Saturday, March 11th, at the Dickinson location. Find out more HERE.