Thursday, March 3, 2016

Updates

We have been up to some cool things this week!

Read Across America
To celebrate Read Across America, we were able to use Google Hangout to connect with a class in New Jersey. We each prepared our favorite Dr. Seuss book and read a portion of it to the other class. After much deliberation, we chose The Butter Battle Book. 12 students wanted to read out loud and Colter and Sam followed up with a very well prepared explanation of why we like this book. The other class read Horton Hatches an Egg.

Not only did we read to each other and talk about books, but we also got to engage in a really cool conversation about our home states and what we like to do in them.

It was a highlight of the week!





Geometry Project
After finishing unit 5, we put on our brakes and took some time to review geometry terms and properties. Here was the challenge:
Design a 2-dimensional place that interests you to demonstrate your geometry skills. Be creative and have fun!

We saw some really great design ideas AND collaboration. Ideas included a treehouse, a math space, a classroom, an RC park, a gamer's paradise, and more. These designs are beyond my own imagination. I could not believe the excitement and engagement! I can't wait for you to see the final outcome!







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