Today everyone was very productive and focused, especially for the first day back after spring break. In Greek families students etched their myth designs into their vases and created exhibit cards to go with them. We ended this part of our day with taking a walk around to look at everyone's completed products. They are fantastic! We will be posting them in the hallway, so I hope you will be able to stop by and see them.
On our Math Mystery Tour we wrapped up the exploration of the Golden Ratio, Rectangle, and spiral by viewing some examples of how they appear in art and nature. Next we moved into pine cones. Students discovered that there are families of helices hiding in a pine cone, helices that are part of the Golden Spiral. They began coloring to discover the number of helices in different spirals around the pine cone which is very tricky. We are building to an awesome discovery, but got only a taste today. For homework students will do their best to finish coloring some of these spirals. We'll continue next week.
In Greek Forum we also began our journey into the "Land of Ancient Podium". This is the public speaking focus of our Greek study. Students learned about pantomimes and gestures and practiced both with their families, earning cargo for correct answers. Ask your child how it went for his/her family!
Math is the only homework for this week. Next week we'll meet on our normal Wednesday!