This week we explored attributes of 3D shapes, discovering how many faces, edges and vertices were on all sorts of shapes. Students also did much inquiring into building structures with several of solids.
"We did quite good on making good mazes for the K1's." - Archie
We started our new unit "How We Express Ourselves" this week. We have been learning about universal signs and symbols and even created our own. They are outside the classroom if you want to stop by and make a guess about the meanings!
The beginning of our assembly planning for March 18th...
"One main part of the planning for the assembly is the story board. The story board is the main idea of your presentation because you have to know the story of the movie or play before you make it because if you don't know the story there is no movie or play." - Aaqil
"When we were doing our planning for our assembly, we went on the Chromebooks and searched some famous structures for the Green Screen. Green Screen is something when you can choose your different setting behind you. You can search it or you can take it from your camera roll." - Ronen
How exciting to start our week with the arrival of our Cultural Exchange Box from our friends in Alabama! We received books and other items connected to their festival called Mardi Gras. It is a very special time in the southern United States.
Our trip to the National Museum of Singapore took us back in time to when Singapore was not yet its own country. We learned that Singapore has been heavily influenced by many cultures such the Malay, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and British cultures.
We were so lucky to have the published author, Catherine Carvell, visit us. She taught us about her life as a writer and even helped her develop a new character!
Students continued their exploration of polygons this week. They discovered that squares are rectangles but rectangles are not squares!
Lots of fun and learning this week. Stay tuned for more next week!
How exciting it was to return to school after the Lunar New Year weekend, and watch a Lion Dance!
A little more exploration about structures and the cultures that are associated with them!
A character parade....
And a lot of work with polygons and symmetry!
"We learned that polygons are closed shapes with sides, vertices, and angles. A circle is not a polygon because it has no angles and vertices." - Marietta
"We learned that polygons can be transferred, rotated and flipped to make other shapes." -Jay
"In class both Jay and I made the biggest hexagon using 34 other shapes." - Li
"I learned that not every pattern is symmetrical." - Ayumi
"We noticed things about symmetry. Symmetry means when one thing looks the exact same on both sides of it's axis. We used mirrors to explore symmetry in our classroom." - Ronen
Tangrams, Grade 6 buddies, mapping, BeeBots and a trip to Marina Bay this week! Phew!
"I was making a candle out of a Chinese puzzle. There are two big triangles and two small triangles and one medium triangle and one square and I think a rhombus." - Ayumi
"I made a Venue flytrap. It's a plant that eats flies and bugs. I made it out of tans. There are seven." - Jay
"We made a game and we create our own maze. We made a route for the BeeBot to go. We press the arrow key and press go. We made a trick on our maze. If you go rainbow then it will be bad." - Satoshi
"I saw really tall buildings like skyscrapers. I saw rectangles, some squares and onion domes. The onion domes I think come from Rome. I noticed that I saw some older and newer buildings. The newer buildings have glass and the older ones have bricks and clay." - Marietta
Students of G2.3, Ms. Musiowsky & Ms. Nisa
All posts are accounts of authentic student learning at ISS, an IB PYP school in Singapore.