Our morning first focused on math. Students used answer keys to check their Roman Numeral homework then we talked about any they had questions about. Most errors involved a smaller symbol before a larger symbol. Overall they did great! Next we reviewed Egyptian numeration and learned about The Rhind Papyrus. Ask your child to tell you what it is and how it relates. After a few practice examples at the SMART Board, students worked on writing numbers in the Egyptian Numeration system. We continued with a review of writing larger Egyptian numerals and a comparison and contrast of Egyptian and Roman systems, then most students moved into practicing larger Egyptian numerals.
Moments of Genius came next. Students brainstormed what might lead to a MOG, then we shared as a class. Their answers were so insightful! I think they've all had a moment of genius! Next they learned more about Robert Hooke, and we added Hooke and Newton to our MOG charts. Usually students will do this on their own before we discuss it together, but for the first one I always like to model.
Economics was our last subject today. We focused on the ledger, defining several vocabulary terms and sketching pictures to help us remember each. We discussed various ways to keep a ledger-both on paper and electronically. Your child may ask you about how you keep up with your bank account and if you keep a paper ledger. Finally, students began work on an example ledger with expenses, deposits, and a running balance.
For Franklin Findings a student shared European money and some cool Dutch finger shoes. The kids loved it! We also had Book Fair previews today at three different times, but we worked around it.
There is no homework this week. Students may choose to continue working on the Larger Egyptian Numerals and/or the ledger but neither is required. STRIDE will be on its normal schedule next week-Wednesday. Have a wonderful weekend!