Day 2 of reading rotations went well. The students have done a great job of getting their book assignments done in order to take part in our reading group discussions. I have been very impressed with the level of respect and engagement with our reading groups. I look forward to seeing each student grow in their reading and ability to express their understanding of what they are reading.
We were able to finish our work with the different base systems. We found that some base systems were easier to work with and the base 7 and base 8 systems were challenging. I have seen a shift in all of the students' understanding of math because they are having to prove why we do math the way we do and understand the foundation of our number system.
Today was the experience day for science. The students were lead through an experiment focusing on what happens when cold fronts and warm fronts come together. The students went through the scientific process and recorded their experiment just as a field scientist would. I always enjoy experiencing the excitement and engagement of the classroom especially when science is involved. The videos for these two experiments will be posted to the blog so that students and families can see what happens when a cold front approaches a warm from and when a warm front approaches a cold front.
The assignment notebook code for today is a review from yesterday's math. Each student will need to draw the rounding tool we use for rounding and explain why we round to the lowest number with the digits 0 through 4 and why we round to the highest number with the digits 5 through 9. The students should come up with an answer stating that the digits 0 through 4 are closer to zero and the digits 5 through 9 are closer to 10. The tool written in the assignment notebook will act as the code for today.
Check out our pictures from Tristan, our classroom photographer this week. Enjoy your weekend! I look forward to another great week of learning!