Learnt about tessellations, begun our new math unit on multiplication and division, written our own poems AND begun some artwork for our concert!
As part of our unit, we have begun to learn about poetry from different cultures. We've had a look at Haiku and Pathya Vat and next week we will begin to write our own! We've also had a look at Black Out Poetry and 'I Am' poems. The children have written their own 'I Am' poems and I have learnt so much more about them as they wrote about their thoughts, curiosities, worries and dreams. These poems will all be on display soon so come and have a look! If you can't wait till then, the children did type these up and they are saved on their drives so please feel free to ask them to share the poems with you. I'm sure they will be very happy to do so!
At the start of this week, we finished off our work in shape by looking at tessellating patterns. We looked at regular tessellations and irregular tessellations and the children began by making their own with shapes. They then drew their own tessellations on paper. Although, their finished work looks very complicated, there were only a few rules to follow to make sure the shapes tessellated. These will be up on portfolios shortly so keep an eye out for them. In one of the photos below, you can see two children who successfully completed a round of describing shapes. One child had an image of shapes which the other child was not allowed to see. Using all the vocabulary learnt at the end of last semester and in the last week, the student then had to describe it to their partner who had to draw it on their whiteboard. It taught us how important it it is to use the right language not only in math but in any situation, so that we can ensure people understand exactly what we mean!
We are a group of 8 and 9 year olds who are kind, fun and imaginative!