Unit Of Investigation
This week we began "sorting out" our central idea: exchange systems help our community with a visit from the Food Bank in Singapore. We discussed many different types of exchange systems, that may or may not, involve currency. We also learned about "food waste" and what we can do to take action! We ended the week with a lively discussion by comparing and contrasting of our needs vs. wants. We discovered that what people have different opinions of needs and wants.
This week we continued our problem solving strategies when counting large amount of coins and bills. We then focused on transferring our problem solving skills onto addition of money, using the decimal notation.
Fact and Opinion
This week we furthered our comprehension skills by focusing on author's opinion with text evidence. We read "Animals Nobody Loves" by Seymour Simon and thought about the opinion of the author on various types of animals. We determined whether the animals were actually dangerous to humans, or if they were misunderstood. It was fun to search for factual evidence presented by the author.
Building Our Love of Reading with Buddies!
This week we had a chance to meet with our buddies from G2.1 to share our love of reading. We chose a few titles to share and presented our opinion on why it was worth a read. We love sharing our enthusiasm of reading together!
Sharing What We Know!
This week, we decided to share what we know about exchange system by bringing currency from around the world. This gave us the chance to discuss exchange rates and ratios. We wondered why there are different values on notes that range from 1 to 1,000?
Ms. Claire Park