3-Act Math Task…
Ms. Beth joined us this week for a 3-Act Math task called Feel the Joy.
What is a 3-Act Math Task?
These tasks are designed to promote independent, critical thinking that challenges students to be resilient mathematicians who can show their thinking in many ways. We start out by making a reasonable estimate, draw a picture that represents a narrative of our thinking and support this with the use of numbers to show our numerical reasoning.
We will share our representations on our blogs and reflect on how we, as resilient mathematicians can show our thinking in different ways.
Reflecting on our Unit of Inquiry
To conclude our unit of inquiry we gathered together for another home-style lunch with similar food choices to those presented at the beginning of the unit. The purpose of this experience was to provide students with the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned about balanced choices and food groups and to see if we make balanced choices when presented with independent choice. We will review our choices tomorrow to how what impact our learning has had on our choices.
Analyzing our Snack Choices and making Action Plans
Over the course of our unit we have been recording our daily snack choices. This week we analysed our choices over the course of one week to determine how balanced our choices are. We categorised food into groupings (Body Builders- Protein, Body Protectors- Fruit and Vegetables, Energy Givers- Carbohydrates and Treats- Sweet & Savory) and recorded our findings on a tally chart. We used this chart to determine if are choices are balanced or not and developed an action plan that outlines one or two specific changes that we can make to support balance in our lives. Please discuss your child’s action plan with them.
Reviewing Unit-Related Vocabulary
As we approach the end of our unit we reviewed vocabulary that was introduced at the beginning of the unit: Hygiene, Nutrition and Balance. It is clear from our illustrations that we have a deeper understanding of these key terms and can explain the importance and influence of each in maintaining balance in our lives.
Thank you to our parent volunteers who organised this week’s healthy snack sales, as always it was a huge hit. Well done to David for taking action and applying what we have learned about making balanced choices. David’s balanced choice to select fresh fruit and a chocolate brownie inspired others to do so too!
We had the opportunity to learn from our friends in K2 today as they shared their learning related to Our Five Senses. We appreciate the time and effort that went into composing their song “The Rain Came Down” and enjoyed their presentation of rain-related instruments. Thank you to Kieran and Hiroshi for helping out and presenting with confidence.
Our Grade 1 friends who will participate in next week’s Grade 1-3 musical had the opportunity to showcase their talents during the Grades 2-5 Assembly. They hooked us in with their fantastic performance and we look forward to supporting them next week, December 1st and 2nd.
Thank you for your support for Blue Dragon
As a class community we raised a total of 12,006,000 VND. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations!
- Grade 1-3 Musical (December 1st & 2nd): How to eat like a child! Buy your tickets before it sells out!
- Coffee Morning with our ES Technology Integrator, Michelle Matias to discuss Blogging. Friday, November 24th, 8:30am, Community Room (Building 7).
- Open Classrooms (Thursday November 30th and Friday December 1st): We invite you to join your child for a collaborative learning experience. Please see the timetable below for timings and locations. All parents are welcome and encouraged to participate if possible. Please note that specialist times are also noted for you to join.