Beginning of 2017 Memories
After various activities where we practiced how to regroup when adding we moved on to borrowing. We had a conversation about why we need to borrow and then applied our skills with multiple exercises that we recorded in our math notebooks.
For this unit in writing we learned and practiced how to write about reading. We were divided into four groups and read informational text about transportation inventions, which we connected to our previous unit on transportation. We organized our work by selecting the most important information from the reading and presenting it as what it was like in the past, today, and possible innovations of the future. In the process we didn’t just practice our writing skills, we also learned important skills such as: cooperation, patience, collaboration, and decision making.
Before our field trip to the printing shop we refreshed our memory on the invention of printing and the process involved.
Like great learners we always take time to reflect on our learning…
We absolutely had a blast working with a partner and becoming inventors! We began the process by brainstorming possible inventions… then we reflected on how our invention would impact people, the characteristics of our invention, and how we came up with the idea in the first place. We then made a sketch of what our invention would look like and the best part was using play dough to make a model!
We took some time and celebrated Valentine’s Day with our friends from Grade 3 by celebrating our friendship!