Today in Math we worked with spinners. Students were examining different types of spinners and making predictions using their knowledge of probability. Take the spinner below as an example:
Using the language of probability, we might predict that spinning a blue is the most likely outcome. Spinning orange and pink are equally likely. Spinning green is the least likely or unlikely. However, we conducted an experiment in which we actually spun the above spinner 20 times. Our results were:
Why might this have occurred? Well, each time we spin the spinner there is the possibility that we might spin a blue, an orange, a pink, or a green. It might be more likely that we will spin blue, but this isn't always what will happen. Remember, each time you spin the spinner, it is a unique and separate event. We will continue to work with spinners tomorrow.
Today we changed our classroom motto into a chant. We are going to be sharing this chant with the school as part of our celebrations on Thursday. Thursday is the one month anniversary of Christina Gordon's opening, and we will be having a special assembly to celebrate. Parents are more than welcome to join us:
Today we also celebrated Orange Shirt Day as a class. Since there was no school on Friday and it was Picture Day yesterday, we saved our celebrations until today. Students and I discussed some of the impacts of Residential Schooling on First Nations students, and the importance of making sure that all students feel safe and welcome at school. This afternoon we also were able to visit our new Art Trek exhibit set up in the multipurpose room. These Art pieces are on loan from the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA). Students were able to explore some pieces created by First Nations artists. We will continue to explore these pieces further in upcoming classes and will be using them as inspiration for some of our own work.