The students were asked to show what they had learnt throughout this Unit. They created posters showing how they went about organising their invented organisations and how they would assist people in need.
Today the students in G4.2 participated in a math session with Mr Pinchbeck. They were learning to become familiar with the volume of a centimeter cube. They looked at what the word volume means in relation to Math and how to measure the volume in the absence of the units of measure. Following that, they explored centimeter cubes and found items that shared similar measurements. e.g a large blueberry is 1 cubic centimeter. Finally, Mr Pinchbeck asked them to find out how many cubic centimeters it would take to fill a small cup. They had to convince one another using various strategies and math related vocab.
The students in G4.2 spent the morning inquiring into the area of a triangle. They created their own equilateral triangles and then used various measurement tools to find the height and the base of their triangles. Following that, they begun looking at other students triangles and compared their own perimeter and area measurements to others. They were using loads of measurement related vocabulary and having lots of math chats. This lead to them wanting to pursue other ideas and question other things related to Area.
International Day of Peace, or Peace Day, is held on 21st September every year. In 2001 the countries of the United Nations adopted the day and declared it a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. What do you think of when you see or hear the word 'Peace'? Tell us your ideas by commenting on the blog!
On Friday 18th September, the students in the ES participated in an annual event 'SPORTS DAY'.They took part in Shot Put, Javelin Throw and Long Jump as well as some track events. Each student wore their house colors and showed enthusiasm, determination and the ISS spirit while competing in the various events.
On Thursday 10th September, we met our Grade 1 buddies. The students in G4.2 introduced themselves to their new buddies and spent the afternoon reading some of their favorite books. The students in G1 also shared some of their books. We will be meeting with our buddies every fortnight and each time we will have a new focus. The Grade 4.2 students really enjoyed this experience and I know they are looking forward to being the ISS Super Mentors.
On Tuesday, 8th Sept. the students in G4.2 began their Inquiry into Measurement. They were given the question 'How could we find the Perimeter of the class'?. The began brainstorming different ways to measure the length of things and created charts that showed the difference between standard and non-standard units of measurement. They then looked at the various measuring tools available and set to work. They experimented with different items and found that the standard measuring tools were more accurate than the non-standard measuring tools. e.g hands and feet. Seeing that most of the students did not know what Perimeter meant, they began measuring the sides of the class, calculating the total lengths and made connections with shape. They spoke about the class being a rectangle shape because of the accurate data they collected and compared with others. Only 2 sides shared the same numbers or findings. They concluded by saying that 2 sides of the class were equal and the other 2 sides were also equal but had different measurements. They added both the unequal and equal sides together and asked the Q...Is this the total Perimeter of the class? This was a WOW moment!!!!They had shown they could make connections, transfer their ideas and applying there prior knowledge to real life situations. The students then decided to follow the same process and inquire into ' How could we find the Area of the class and what is the relationship between the two'? Well done G4.2!!!
Mrs Monnich spent the afternoon talking to us about her organization. TOGETHER FOR CHARITY. She shared some of her successes about being involved with this organization and also the hard work she has put in over the past 4 years. Mrs Monnich showed us some photos of the children in both Laos and Vietnam and spoke about some of the ways she has fundraised money in order to assist these children in need. This was a great link with our current Unit of Inquiry. Thank you Mrs Monnich!
Here is the link to the Organization 'Together for Charity'
Ms Rehu comes from the land of the long white cloud, home of the hobbits and the World Champion Rugby Team "The All Blacks" . She enjoys rugby, dancing and traveling. She is excited to be part of the Grade 4 team and the ISS Community.
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