Today, both Rooms 12 and 15 learned a little bit about the science of sound and sound waves. Tomorrow they'll do some research and report on it to their class.
In Math today,Room 15 got ready for a quiz on Chapter 10 tomorrow (10.1 through 10.4), while Room 12 reviewed metric conversions and worked in some math stations I set up around the room.
Today, Room 12 saw a Discovery Museum presentation on Green Engineering. They did a few experiments with natural insulators like dirt and clay, and tested out certain insulation techniques for a pretend space capsule. Very cool.
In Science both Rooms 12 and 15 worked on their Magnets and Magnetism Web Quest, and a word search to help them remember the important terms.
Room 15 tried some difficult problem solving in class using customary measures of length, volume, and weight. Homework is Practice Book 10.3, both sides.
In Science today, the students in both rooms worked together in groups to come up with an oral explanation for their classmates of their "kitten carriers" from last week. In math, Room 12 reviewed conversions in the customary system (inches to feet, pounds to ounces, etc) to ready themselves for a quiz on Monday.
Room 15 didn't have Math, as we were occupied completing the Science and Technology MCAS test, Session 1.
Room 15 worked in teams today to build "kitten carriers" as part of our STEAM curriculum, then spent Science class going over some MCAS questions from previous years in preparation for tomorrow's test.
Room 12 did the same with their Science class, while in math they prepared for a quiz on the first half of Chapter 10. Quiz will either be tomorrow or Monday, probably the latter to give us more time to review.
In Math today, Room 15 worked some more on converting back and forth between measurements, this time concentrating on gallons, quarts, pints, and cups. Room 12 took their math time to complete their "Kitten Carrier" STEAM projects.
In Science, both classes watched a Bill Nye video on Phases of Matter to help them refresh their memories for the upcoming MCAS Science/Technology test on Friday and next Tuesday.
I didn't assign homework.