In Matters of the Heart, students shared their "kind" acts from homework. We talked about how often being kind is very easy to do but sometimes it takes a little more effort. Letters from our penpal Grandma Stamps were next. We read them and then wrote her back.
The rest of our time was spent in Probability with our friend Kalvin. This time he was trying to find a spinner that would let him got to bed at 12:00 during the summer. Students made predictions about what would happen and the theoretical probability. Next they used protractors to measure the angles of the times on the spinner and calculated the exact theoretical probability. Spinning was next! Partners spun 60 times to collect data to see what would happen experimentally. Wednesday STRIDE ended here and will continue next time. Thursday STRIDE finished spinning, found the experimental probabilities, compared them to the theoretical probabilities, and drew conclusions about what Kalvin should do. It was fast paced and complicated. Students did great! Ask your child what he/she found out.
Next week students will come to STRIDE late due to Check In Testing, but we'll take all the time we can get!