Monday, January 10, 2011
Notes home: the annual READ A THON information sheet Book orders - the first book orders of the year went home today and are due Tues. Jan. 18th. Today, in math we worked on estimating, measuring and recording perimeter. Perimeter is the distance around the outside of an object. Here are some practice sites. Build a spaceship with a perimeter of 8 units and watch it blastoff with aliens aboard!! Try to get as many passengers as possible. http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/perimeterarea/perimeterarea.html Build a box, estimate the perimeter, then check your answer! http://mste.illinois.edu/activity/boxperim/#simulation Use rubber bands to make shapes with wild perimeters http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_281_g_2_t_4.html?open=activities&from=search.html?qt=geoboard In literacy, persuasive writing and making connections are still the order of the day. Today we worked on trying to persuade our parents why we should set our own bedtimes. We still need some work on these, although it sounds like everyone had big plans about what they would do with their extra time. In grade three Science, we continue to look at forces, including static electricity. Try this experiment at home: http://familyfun.go.com/playtime/simple-science-static-magic-706989/ Here is a very fun game using thrust (push) to help land a spaceship on the surface of the moon. http://www.adha.org/kidstuff/games/lunar/lunar.htm Have a good night.