In art this week, my students were working on 2-point perspective. Mr. Mikell, Auburn graduate in Industrial Design, was our guest speaker. He talked to the kids about the importance of learning to draw in two-point perspective. Architects and designers do this all the time.
In science we used a new reading strategy called 5-3-1. They read the section on their own and find 5 important words/phrases. Then they group up and compare their lists and come up with 3.
In the end they come up with one phrase that summarizes what they have read.
I loved the conversations that took place and the way students defended their choices by finding evidence in the text.
Here are a few of the final statements from the groups.
Thursday during math rotations we played a few games. The students were able to play the factor tree race. They worked in pairs and rolled 2 dice. Using the numbers rolled they create a 2 digit number and then race to find the prime factorization for that number. Then they use the calculator to check to make sure the answer is correct. The first one finished scores a point.
We used the upside down birthday cake method to find the greatest common factor this week. So at the table with me this week I reviewed this and taught them another new game.
Each pair got 4 cards, which they used to create two 2-digit numbers. Then they found the GCF for those numbers. The team with the greatest GCF won.
Once we determined which team won they rolled the die to see how many points they earned.
STUDENTS: Do you like playing math games during our review rotations on Thursday? Why or why not?