Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Geometry Stations

Last week we had a great time trying different activities that focused on 2D shapes and 3D solids. We built the shapes with geo boards and then copied them onto dot paper. We explored with tangrams. We created our own shape riddles on our white boards and then had our friends figure our riddles out. We sorted shapes by attributes. We figured out which solids can roll and which can slide. We built towers. We traced the 3D solids and labelled their faces. We figured out that a cylinder has two circle faces. We used the iPads to make pic collages of 3D solids that we found in our environment. What did you learn about the shapes?

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Virtual Field Trip

Today we tried Discovery Education's Virtual Field Trip live from JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Center. We listened to different people talk about the different things at the Wildlife Centre. We saw a Mangrove Tree Crab. We learned about how mangroves grow in the coastal waters. We saw different types of shell animals that live on the Florida Coast. The refuge is located on island of Sanibel.  When we go on our beach trip we will make observations about the animals that live in our Pacific Ocean.  Some of us used our white boards to write notes about what we heard. Some of us also wrote questions on our boards. The virtual field trip was over before we knew it. We will look for another virtual field trip.