In Math today, we reviewed some place value concepts. The students and I watched the following video:
Then we worked through some examples together as a class. We reviewed the place value places to the millions place, as well as writing numbers in expanded form. We will continue to review and practice our place value in upcoming classes, as well as comparing and ordering numbers.
Today in Science, we continued to look at weather and climate. Today we specifically focused on the seasons? Why do we have different seasons. In part, it has to do with the amount of direct sunlight a region receives. As the earth orbits around the sun, tilted on its axis, it receives sunlight. During our summer, the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun. This means it receives more direct sunlight. In the winter, the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, receiving indirect sunlight. This is why you generally have longer, warmer days during the summer and cooler, shorter days during the winter. We were able to demonstrate this dispersion of light using flashlights. Students shone a flashlight directly onto their desk, noticing how bright the light was. Then students moved the flashlight so that the light hit their desks at an angle. We were able to see the light spread out and become less bright. Want to learn more about the seasons? Check out the following video:
In Social Studies/Language Arts today, we looked at a current event. We read a magazine article (we will be practicing reading both fiction/non-fiction texts throughout the year) called, "Snowguard: Inuk Superhero." This article introduced us to one of Marvel's newest superhero, a teenage girl named Amka from Nunavut who is able to shapeshift. After reading the article together students answered some true/false questions about the text. Students were asked to reread the text, highlighting the answers to the true/false questions. We will be practicing gathering direct evidence from text sources throughout the year. We will using this article in future Language Arts classes in the upcoming weeks.
Agenda Language Arts: - Read 20 minutes (track in your Agenda) Math: Science: Social Studies: French: Health: Art: Other: - Return GAFE Permission Forms (Owen) - Return Additional Information Handout (Rachelle, Ibrahim)