Today is our annual picture day but also a Friday to finish up another busy week in 2B. This week we used questions to test three part hypothesis. We focused on writing a good hypothesis and conclusion to our lab reports.
In math we talked about a new word estimate or estimation. We concluded that this is like a hypothesis in math which is a good guess using our schema. A big question that we estimated was about how many inches are in 5k. We solved this problem using repeated addition. Our estimate was 180,000 inches. We did alright with that. We learned more about measurement of length using rulers and and meter/yard sticks.
This week we introduced a new activity. We started using Plickers. These are QR codes to answer multiple choice questions. This has been a fun activity for us all to practice and see what we know in all subjects.
We found that we put a lot of math on our seesaw so we are trying to balance that out with other subjects. One way is that students will each have a day to read to their seesaw. We have also started posting our lab reports that tell us what we are doing in science and in writing.
This week we also added a new math center. This center teaches us how to code computer games. The students explored using the code.org platform and Angry Bird characters. This has been quite a hit in 2B.