Tuesday, February 10, 2015

100 Tiny Treats

 We counted out 100 tiny treats. 10 of each treat. Then we counted by 10's to make sure that we had 100 treats!

 We came to the conclusion that 100 could be a lot, or 100 could be a little. We learned about perspective.

Enlightening Conversation:
Student: Hey! That's not very many treats! I thought we were getting 100 treats?
Ms. Brown: Did you count them?
Student: Yes, but 100 is supposed to be a lot....
Ms. Brown: 100 is 100.
Student: Next time the treats need to be bigger, so then we'll get more.
Ms. Brown: But you would still have 100.
Student: But they would take up more room in my tummy, so I would be happier. :)

(we are working on "explaining our thinking" -- I think that this student explained their thinking very well!)
(we will be doing further inquiry into capacity and volume as compared to mass shortly)

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Monday, February 9, 2015

The 100th Day of School is finally here!

 It was a long wait!!

To celebrate the number 100, we participated in many activities. BUT we ran out of time, so our celebration of the number one hundred will continue throughout this week.

We each presented our collection of 100 objects. We will count them and do some capacity comparisons with them this week.

Since we all like food, we talked and wrote about what we would and wouldn't like to eat one hundred of.....

Check back throughout the week to see what else we are up to!

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Energy in Our Lives

  We have been learning so much about Energy!

 We read many books about energy, and learned that energy makes things happen. It makes things move or change.


 We learned that energy helps us.

We learned that the sun is the earth's principal source of energy. The sun is very powerful.
We made sunprints with pattern blocks.



 We learned that heat can change things (we made popcorn).

We learned that wind can move things (we made pinwheels).

If you put energy into things, it makes things happen!


Our bodies use more energy when they are moving.


Please ask your child how life would be different without electricity. They should be able to tell you what an impact that would have on them, at home, at school, and out and about (in a restaurant, or in a mall).


We observed how we use energy at school. Ask your child how we use energy at home!

(that blue rectangular object is a Smart Board, the red one next to it is a phone)

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Sunday, February 1, 2015