Earlier this week, we spent some time with the K1 class. We went to their classroom to read with them so that they could learn the Daily 5 'read to someone' behaviours. They chose books that they wanted us to read. We had such a great time with them and they really enjoyed listening to different stories. Can you spot any of the 'read to someone' behaviours in the photos below?
Over the last few days, we have been designing cities! For our summative task, we have been working in groups to create new cities. We've had to put different systems in place so that people will come and live in our city. Each person in our group is the minister for a different system. We've been thinking about how our system will meet the needs of the different people who live there and how these systems will be funded.
Because the long jump got cancelled on Sports Day due to rain, we decided to measure how far our grade 3 students could jump. We started off by making predictions and I was very pleased to see the children were using last week's knowledge and made predictions using words such as:
feet inches metres centimetres
After they wrote their predictions, they went through the process of writing down their equipment and method.
We collected a variety of results because some children measured in feet, some used inches, some used centimetres, some used metres and a few used combinations of those units.
So...how were we supposed to use this data to figure out how far our students could jump?
One of the children decided that we couldn't read from the results we had collected because we had all used different measurements. This led someone else to suggest that we convert to one unit. The agreed unit was centimetres.
After converting our results, we put them together and found that the shortest distance covered was 60cm and the longest distance covered was 174cm...
Looking at the results, can you guess who these children are and why they got the distance they did?
We are a group of 8 and 9 year olds who are kind, fun and imaginative!