This week, we have been learning about Small Crawling and Flying Animals. Using a Venn diagram, students explored the similarities and differences between ladybugs and bumblebees. A Venn diagram is a graphic organizer that is made up of two overlapping circles; it is is a great way for students to see a picture of the ideas and their relationships; this helps them to remember the information being presented, so that they begin to find patterns and connections to what they are studying. They also enjoyed creating beautiful ladybugs using tempera paints!
Students have also been working on Linear Measurement. They traced their own shoes in their creative journals. The following question was asked:
If we measure our shoe from one end with blocks, how many cubes do you think we will need?
We learned how to model lining up cubes from one end to measure the length of our shoe. In Grade one and two, we measure using non-standard units. Objects, such as blocks, are are called units. Students were then asked to state the length of their shoe. For example: My shoe is 14 blocks (units) long. Following this activity, students were invited to line up their shoes from shortest to longest along the floor. Please review the following Math words with your child:
Length: longer, longest
Height: shorter, shortest, taller, tallest
Width: wide, narrow
Capacity: full, empty, more, less
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.