In Probability we reviewed experimental and theoretical probability and solved a few problems to warm up our brains, Then students conducted trials and collected data tossing small and large marshmallows, calculating percentages and using data to support conclusions. Ask your child to tell you what we found out about the theoretical probability compared to the experimental probability of the marshmallows and which Kalvin should choose to use since he wants to eat Cocoablast more often. Of course, most of us ate a few marshmallows too. :)
Next students "met" their new pen pal Grandma Stamps. They have a letter for you with more information. We gave her a call, and then students read their first letters from her. Well, they tried to read them. Reading cursive is tricky. I was glad to help...I enjoy reading ALL the letters. They were so excited and eager to write back. We also took photos so Grandma Stamps can put a face with their names
Our last subject today was Invention Convention. Students shared their homework brainstorm of inventions they can't live without, first with small groups and then with the whole class. Next we moved to the most important inventions of the last 200 years. After sharing these, students voted on the Top 10 using a Google Form. Wednesday students chose:
- light bulb
- security system
- power lines
- light bulb
- running water
- toothbrush (I told them their parents would be REALLY proud. I did not vote for the toothbrush.)
- air conditioning
- cell phone
- indoor toilet
Whew! We were so busy but the time flew right by! STRIDE day goes by too quickly!!!
See below for some recent photos.