Saturday, March 3, 2012
Several weeks ago we started doing open ended math word problems. We work the problems together in small groups and then use the Mobi to show our work.
You can see where each group is able to work out their problem on the board. We all share how we worked the problem. The kids are doing a great job with this and they're also learning how hard it really is to write with a Mobi.
We did an experiment this week in chemistry. The kids mixed a solid and a liquid to form a gas. They did this and then used the gas to put out the flame of a candle. We had a 50/50 success rate so the groups that accidentally pour liquid on the candle will get to try again at a later date.
One of our math groups used Versatiles and Unifix cubes this week to calculate surface area. We built the shapes and then counted up the exposed sides. This was a little challenging for most of the students in this group.
Thursday we took a class field trip to see High School Musical performed by Sparkman High School. The actors did a wonderful job. I was really impressed. It was obvious that they had been working very hard to make this a successful show.
The students who purchased a "swag bag" were able to go on stage with the actors to dance at the end. If you look real close you might be able to see some of our students in this picture.
It was a lot of fun for me too because there were several of my former students in the play. It was great to see them!
After the play we went to Ci Ci's pizza for lunch.
When we returned one of our class pets looked different. She had her egg sack out so it looks like we'll be having cockroach babies soon!
The week ended with a Friday morning spent in the hallway under multiple tornado warnings. The students weren't happy to be in the hallway but I kept reminding them that was the safest place to be. Several tornados came close but the school wasn't in the direct path of the storm. We were able to get everyone home safely.
STUDENTS: We had a very busy week! What was your favorite part of the week? Why was it your favorite?
Labels: Week 27