Coding with BeeBots!
This week Mr. Galiger shared a lesson on coding using BeeBots. We had to use our knowledge of mapping and measuring to create a maze for our BeeBots to follow. Then, we programmed the BeeBots to follow a series of commands to complete the maze!
Creating Our Own Archaeology Maps!
This week we used our knowledge of grid maps and archaeology to create maps of our own. We placed artifacts around our grids and played a game of "Find the Treasure" with partners.
World Water Day
March 22 is World Water Day. To help spread awareness about the importance of conserving this precious resource, we decided to create our own posters and pledges for ISS.
UOI: Where we are in place and time
This week we tuned into our new unit of inquiry with "we learn about civilizations from what was left behind" as our central idea. After our author visit from Andy Chua (the author of Fossil Finders series) we were interested in learning more about how fossils were formed. To aid in our understanding of how imprints were formed, we made our own fossils by mixing salt dough. During the lesson, we learned about ratios, proportion and texture.
Our first line of inquiry is archaeology. We created our own archaeological dig site by investigating how archaeologists work and what they do. We discovered that archaeologists are focused on looking at artifacts left behind by human civilizations and work by digging in a grid system. This helps them to keep track of what they find in large dig sites.
Looking at function, change, and connection through items of the past.
This week, we looked at various items from the past. We analyzed what we saw through our concept questions; function (how does it work?), change (how did it change?), and connection (how is it connected to other things?). We discovered that many items we use now have their connections to the past.
Mathematics: What is Multiplication?
This week we explored multiplication using the array as our model. We played games and made various types of arrays using tiles. We then applied number sentences to the arrays to show that multiplication is repeated addition.
Ms. Claire Park