Next we moved into Matters of the Heart. Students who wanted to presented their Vision/Life board homework projects to the class. They were marvelous! I loved the creative ways they chose to present their information, and I so enjoyed learning more about each student. I could tell the class did also as they were such great listeners. After presentation time, we placed these on the tables and had some walk around time for closer inspection. Students were able to make connections with each other based on information shared. Many students chose to leave their projects with me for display in the hallway. These will be up ASAP!
We spent our next chunk of time learning about economics in our Money unit. After a brief history of money, students worked in Paper Hat Companies to develop their understanding of bartering and why we need a monetary system. Ask your child about this activity and what he/she learned. You can see some pictures below. Excuse the fuzziness...our Paparazzi Pals are just getting the hang of it. I have three favorites from this activity...first, I loved watching the strategy as Paper Hat Companies tried to get the materials during the auction that they thought would be most beneficial. Second, I loved the creative use of materials to create functional hats. Third, and most of all, I loved that when I asked the class why we did this activity, students gave me every single reason I would have listed and more. This is a group of great thinkers!
Next we revisited our STRIDE Google Classroom. I reviewed the Google Classroom Expectations and we explored the cool things I've posted on the "about" tab. Your child has an information sheet and a contract for you to review this week.
Our last subject today was History of Math. We began by learning the difference between a number and a numeral, then explored the Roman, Egyptian, Mayan, and Greek numeration systems. Students began work on a chart counting to 25 in all four systems. We will continue here next week. However, students are welcome to work on it at home if they choose.
Not a lot of homework this week...
1. Practice your signature in cursive. I gave each student a "tracing" sheet in case they aren't sure about their name but they don't have to use it. This is in preparation for signing checks!
2. Review the Google Contract and sign.