Thank you to Laura Arpin, Tekla Derkson, Kasandra Coulson and the Mat Cats Gymnastics Club for the wonderful gymnastics experience. The grade 2’s had a great time trying out all of the equipment and learning some new skills. What a great program!
In grade 2\3 we are working on telling time in math. The grade 2 students are telling time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour. The grade 3 students are telling time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour and to the 5 minutes. For example, 10:55. Please have your son or daughter practice at home to tell these times, the more practice the better. We are also studying the months of the year, days of the week and how the calendars work.
Today in grade 2/3 the students completed some hands on activities and had a blast! Some of the grade 2 students even asked for a recipe to make borax crystals at home.
The grade 3 students built two structures today. One out of Lego and one out of cardboard and tape. They will be comparing their structures, along with the the marshmallow and one they have yet to build to see which material is strongest and most stable and why. The grade 2 students were busy mixing liquids and solids to see which ones made solitions(dissolved) and which solids floated or sank but did not dissolve. Here is the borax crystal recipe that I found online. You can watch the video of how it is done on YouTube. Just type in how to make a borax crystal on a string and it should come up.
Boil water (about1000ml) add about 1-2 cups of Borax and stir. The water should be cloudy. Add food coloring of your chioce. Put the loosely woven together pipe cleaners into the solution and tie it to a craft stick. Cover the jar with a piece of cardboard and leave for 8 hours or over night.
Hopefully our classroom ones work!!😀
The grade twos are observing different liquids to learn what their properties are. For example, color and the way it pours.
The grade threes built a bridge out of paper that had to span 15cm and support a bag of 12 goldfish. They were learning how to make a structure strong ( folding it thick enough to support the goldfish). Wow this class had so much fun!!