Today we were so lucky to be able to share a little piece of our identities with each other for IDENTITY DAY! Everything from sports to baking to music to dogs - you name it, one of us probably shared it today. We spent the morning visiting other classes which gave us some cool insight into other students' passions and hobbies. Below are some photos of Division 1 preparing to share with others...
The last couple of weeks have been devoted to learning about area in Math. We've connected our knowledge about a rectangle to a parallelogram and were able to discover the formula on our own by exploring how one shape can be transformed into the other. Then we realized that two triangles make up a parallelogram, so our learning just kept connecting...
Following a few days of practice, we were presented the challenge of building a rectangular pyramids and calculating the surface area. A few of us made some mistakes in our shape, but the end result of learning about area was still the same :)
From there, we moved back to circles to discover through a series of questions the formula for area of circles. Quite a complicated concept, but we made it! Our knowledge of parallelograms helped us a lot. We are now comfortable solving most problems involving area of these shapes.
Recently, we've been playing basketball, completing fitness challenges, and taken some cool field trips in Physical Education like gymnastics and ice skating. We go on P.E. trips when we would otherwise be unable to do the activities at school. We're also learning how it's important to try new things as everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. Staying active is what counts!
Below are some photos of our recent physical activities. Enjoy!
Recently, we've been learning about social roles and hierarchy in Ancient Egypt. Part of learning in Social Studies is practicing our literacy skills. Our first week back, we learned a new strategy for how to take group notes using sticky notes. We watched a 3-minute video to introduce Ancient Egypt and then worked together to make meaning from the textbook. Each role got a stick note title and we added a new one every time someone found a new piece of information.
Next, we had to take what we learned and create a skit to show how at least two of these social roles were related to each other. We had to show their responsibilities and their connection through use of our drama skills. Thank you to the groups below who shared the videos of their skits!
This past week, we've been exploring circles. We learned how to find the centre of a circle and how to measure the radius and diameter. Then we practiced finding these measurements when given the other. We have to use the formula r = d/2 or d = r x 2. One day we even worked in table groups to find the centre point of our table and calculate its radius and diameter. All groups had similar answers but not exactly the same!
Next, we worked in groups to figure out how to measure the distance around a circular object using string. We learned that this distance is called circumference. Many of us noticed that the diameter multiplied by approximately 3 gave us the circumference... which leads to pi! We watched a short video about pi which you can see below.
Overall, we had a great week exploring circles!
We are a class of Grade 6/7 students in Surrey, BC, Canada. This blog is one way we will share our learning with the world!