Sam's Homeroom ---
This week we did a lot of activities centered on the Timeline that we've been working on for a few weeks now. This week we got into some "Why" question and worked to fill in the gaps in time and place with additional notecards. On Friday we presented our project to the whole school at Morning Meeting.
Also related to the Place Out of Time project we talked a lot about the concept of dignity, which matched up nicely with one of the stories in Scholastic News about segregation and the Brown v. Board of Ed. court case.
We also had an extra music class to prepare for the Music Cafe.
|Will and Lilith continue to tweak their K'nex car in science class.|
|Lilith keeps the beat during a rehearsal for Music Cafe.|
|In Art the class has started working on their designs for Fool Moon and Festifools.|
|At Morning Meeting, Mark talks about the scale of the timeline.|
|Will talks about our class' realization that time is very |
long. (To put the cave paintings from Lascaux on our
timeline, we'd need to go 400m from Jason's room.
Sam's 5/6 Math ---
This week we focused on concepts with percents, especially using the Bar Model strategy to calculate discounts, taxes and interest. A few of the sixth graders have begun planning for our Pi Day celebration coming up in a couple of weeks.