New paper plane challenge! Look at the video below and try out a boomerang plane at home! You will be able to get paper in the class tomorrow also! Quite amazing!! We will have a Boomerang Aeroplane Championship this coming week!!
This coming week we will be making balloon car racers in the class and collecting data on how well they do! You need to collect recycled material to create your car in the class! Balloons will be new but the body, wheels and decoration all have to be made from recycled materials. Look at the video below for ideas and remember we are making the cars in the class!! You need to go through the whole design process when making your car! Start collecting good trash that you can use for your car ...NOW!!
Today we did the grade 5 athletic inter house and mamba won. Then later we corrected our math mates, found our average scores for Term 1 and Term 2, and after that we started our new math unit fractions. Remember to check your MyiMaths.com account for homework.
Click on the above picture to take you to a site that will teach you how to make some paper airplanes. Choose TWO types of planes and make them using the same type of paper. Happy folding.
In the comment section below, state which airplanes you chose to make. Write a hypothesis stating which airplane will fly furthest and why.
Tomorrow, we will fly these airplanes and using the same paper airplane spreadsheet from yesterday, find the means, medians, and ranges of your two new planes.
Something cool from Ms. Choan: Check out the video below for information on the upcoming Nile Book Awards! Read 8 books, vote on 2. Press play for more information.
Happy New Year! Here's what we have going on this week:
What We Did: Monday, 4 JAN - By F.F.
So in the morning we started our new unit (How the world works) We were working on making paper airplanes for a start.We were in a group of people 3 and we started making small posters. On each posters it stood 1m,2m,3m,4m,5m,6m,7m,8m,9m and 10m.so you need 10 posters. You also need a meter stick so you can measure 1m between each poster. The posters are going to lined up on a straight line.
We have also been using spreadsheets to be able to count how far the plane can go.
Steps how to use spreadsheets:
18/3=6 so the average of 3,3,12 is 6
Well done to 5N for having the least number of books out of the library!
Wednesday, 2 DEC: Subway orders due//One poem needs to be published in any format you like
Thursday 3 DEC: Photo orders due//From Ms. Emma's reading group: There's a Girl in the Boys Bathroom by Louis Sachar Pages 74-94 by Thursday 3rd December.
Friday 4 DEC: Math Mates: Term 2 Sheet 4 (pages 27-28) due//Concert @ 7:30 in the Hall (Dress code: Clean dress clothes. Skirts and dresses are fine for girls/slacks buttoned shirts are fine for boys. School uniform is not necessary that day. We have spoken with all students about the dress code in lessons as well.
Check your MyiMaths.com account for any homework!
More on Subway - a Grade 4 Action
POPCORN PARTIES from the library
It’s that time of year again -- we’ll give popcorn to EVERY class that has returned all OVERDUE books byFriday, Nov 27th. This is true whether or not your class has a scheduled checkout time! (Please see the class posters or this post for more details.) This does not include teacher and TA books. Popcorn parties are an inducement to dig books out from under beds, and to let us know which books have been lost, so we can mark them as such. And to return a ton of books! If one of your students says they've looked and looked for a book, and just can't find it, please ask them to come talk to Ms. Ruth or Karen before Friday, Nov. 27th - we'll mark it missing, that will clear their record, and your class may still get popcorn! We don’t charge for lost, damaged or missing books.
Library checkout goes on as usual.
(Mr. Nonato edit: 5N has come ONE BOOK away from winning the popcorn party 4 times in a row! LET'S WIN SOME FREE POPCORN! All you need to do is be responsible and get your books back to the library. That's it. And we'll eat free popcorn. Let's get this done!)
Book recall week is the week after, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4. Classes still come for their regular checkout times, but during this week, ALL BOOKS must be returned (not just overdue books) before more books can be checked out.
After Dec. 4, anyone who has returned all previous checkouts can check out books for the break. Classes still come for their regular checkout times. The library will be open during the holiday.
TALE OF DESPEREAUX PICNIC
For anyone who has finished reading or listening to The Tale of Despereaux. This includes parents, teachers and students.
This blog will be taken care of by the 5N teachers and students .