One thing that I have really noticed is how detailed your blog posts are becoming and how efficiently you are using your time when you are writing these posts. At the beginning of the week, I had to add in a few details as I typed up the posts. Today, I have hardly had to add anything at all. This is really your blog.
Every Friday morning we do something called Wake Up Shake Up. We have to wake up early in the morning to get to school at 8:00. This helps us to be ready so that we can start playing games. Today we played sharks and minnows, stuck in the mud and our teacher Ms. Chown taught the other class a song (we joined in too). Then we had free time.
Every morning we have morning meeting. Today we greeted each other with a pinkie high five. It was hard because your pinkie is small and usually high fives are big. This helped us to focus because it requires a lot of focus to do a pinkie high five.
The listening game is a game where we used graph paper to make a picture out of squares. Then we partnered up and we sat back to back. Then we explained our picture to our partner using compass directions (N,NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW) and they had to draw the picture without seeing your drawing. We recommend this game because it takes a lot of listening and it is very fun!
When we walked into the science room, Ms Hutchins greeted us with a friendly smile and told us what to do. We were writing our review of what we did last year EG what was hard for you, what was your favorite thing last year, what do you want to learn about this year etc. We learned that it is good to think about what you did last year. We can't wait until next week!
Today we read the book The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig. The story is about three little wolves who are sent on their own to make a house but a pig keeps knocking it down. In the end the pig and the wolves become friends. As a class, we discussed the ways that the book is the opposite of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.
We all recommend this book. Bye!
Today we built towers out of only paper, blue tape and paper clips. The tallest tower was 40 inches. Mostly we only used blue tape and paper. For the first round we had to work in pairs to build the tower without talking at all - we had to find different ways to communicate.
For the second round we were allowed to talk, we also had a chance to see what other groups had done, so we had more ideas about what worked. Most people made wide bases so that their tower would balance. Most people rolled up their pieces of paper instead of making it flat.
After we had finished, we discussed which round was more helpful to us. Some people liked the quiet round because everyone was able to concentrate. Others preferred the talking round because it was easier to share ideas with your partner. We also liked the fact that in the second round we were able to learn from seeing other people's towers in the first round.
On fridays we will do different engineering challenges - we are looking forward to next friday.