This week in mathematics, students finished up their surveying and graphing work. This culminated with a "gallery tour" of the work, where students also received feedback from their fellow students.
Patterns and strategies were noted when grade 6's worked to solve problems involving the arrangement of colours according to certain pattern rules. Students reflected that problems solving doesn't always have to involve computation. Lastly, students worked on two problems of the week. One involving the volume of rectangles that were in the form of dollar bills and the other was noting how exponential growth can rapidly increase the amount of an object when its quantity doubled on a daily basis. We will be continuing our work in graphing and statistical analysis in the coming weeks.
In science, grade 6's practiced their nature sketching skills in the classroom. Students used found natural objects to sketch and capture details. Students practiced blind contour sketching and diagrammatic sketching. These skills were applied in the field as students sketched trees to gather characteristics that would help in tree identification. Students looked at leaf margins, twig and bud shapes, tree silhouettes, and bark colour to aid in tree identification. These skills will continue to be developed when we spend our time in the field at Camp Sweet.
Our Camp Sweet adventure begins on Wednesday. Students have been furnished with informative booklets to assist in their preparations. A pod-wide email was sent out announcing the parent volunteer team that was chosen to assist with the camp. Please ensure you child is at the school, ready to go no later than 8:45 on Wednesday.
We hope you all enjoy the long weekend!
- Rick and Dave