In Math today we continued to learn about the difference between first-hand and second-hand data. Students are able to identify when to use first-hand data or second-hand data. For example, if we wanted to know how many sea lions lived off the coast of British Columbia, we would use second-hand data. This is data that someone else has gathered for us. So, if we look up or research the answer, we are using second-hand data. If we wanted to find out what our classmates favourite colour was, we would use first-hand data. First-hand data is data that we have to collect ourselves. Since we would have to survey our classmates for the answer, it is first-hand data. We will continue to discuss first-hand data and second-hand data tomorrow. We will also be looking more closely at how to create our own data tables.
Today was Roald Dahl's 100th birthday. To celebrate Roald Dahl, we listened to "The Enormous Crocodile." Students made predictions about what they thought would happen next in the story. Remember, good predictions are made using the information from the book and using your schema - information you already have stored in your brain. Accessing your schema is something we will be discussing and practicing a lot this year. Students also made Wanted posters describing the Enormous Crocodile. When we had finished the book, the students worked in groups to create and draw/write an alternative ending to the story. We definitely had some creative endings! You can also create your own silly, Roald Dahl inspired name. Mine is The Frightsome Bean.
Don't forget about the Welcome Back BBQ tonight. This event will be from 5:30-7:00 pm. Please remember to bring your own reusable plates and water bottles, as well as blankets, etc. if you would like to set up a picnic. Can't wait to see everyone!