Students began by completing their MOG charts on Archimedes using the information from their homework and resources in the Google Classroom. As they shared and we came to consensus on our class chart, they made meaningful and insightful connections. Next we took a look at circles including radius, diameter, circumference and their relationships discovered by Archimedes. Students practiced finding the circumference of circles and then explored Archimedes further with extensions in the Google Classroom. There's so much cool stuff to investigate!
We wrapped up our Construction Concepts lesson from last time on beams and columns. Students analyzed the class data chart and their own conclusions. Ask your child to tell you what he/she discovered about the strength of beams and arches. We ended with a few video clips to learn about I-beams, arches in bridges, and arches used by the Romans and an at home paper challenge. I hope your child will accept!
In Matters of the Heart, students learned about their new penpal Grandma Stamps. They have a letter with more information. She has already written us twice, so I decided we would give her a call and let her know the letters are on the way. They were so excited that they wanted to write their first letter right away, so I changed up the plans and we did!
Groups shared their facts about Shakespeare from their previous homework and I introduced the Shakespeare stations. Students will complete one for homework and then move into a station of their choice next time to learn more.
We ended with Money. I only had time to set up our culminating activity...students will be spinning spinners, writing checks, and keeping a ledger. Each students' will be different depending on their luck with the spinner. We will complete this next time. We will also play Kahoot! with economics vocabulary. Your child has a list and there's a link to practice with Quizlet in the Google Classroom.
We continued to be amazed during our Franklin Findings time with cool metal structures, a card trick, and a mind reading trick. They were all awesome!
Homework this week:
1. Shakespeare: read and highlight "The Critics Speak Out" for CFT. Record on your CFT chart. More information is in the Google Classroom.
2. Read and study the economics vocabulary.
3. Optional: At home science paper challenge and explore the Archimedes extensions.
We will need toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes, so I've asked students to bring those in as well.
We will make up part of the STRIDE day we missed last week on Wednesday, 12/20. Students will come to STRIDE from 8:00-11:00.