“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.” Loris Malaguzzi
Today we are going to measure ourselves ….. how could we do this?
Meklet – we could use string and measure from the top of your head to bottom of your foot
Yatin – unifiix cubes and count them
Olivia – tape measure – has numbers on it
Ajoh – a piece of paper draw around your body and then you can see
We used a variety of non standard measurement tools and recorded our height. We then compared this to someone else in the class that used the same measuring tool. We discuss why it was import only to compare to the same measuring tool.
Tino – I am 78 unifix cubes long
Vanessa – Me and Meklet are the same 78 unifix cubes, Olivia is 57 unifix cubes. She is shorter
We challenged ourselves today to write a procedure of something we wanted to make during investigation time.
What we need
Ruby shared her idea with the class – and we helped put it into a procedure
Vanessa and Sukh – worked collaboratively to make their procedure – a Caterpillar Habitat.
Sukh – I made this door when the caterpillar is asleep put the sign up – “do not disturb” Vanessa – I made the bed and the sun. We made this a staff finger print to get in. Vanessa – we made that by getting a piece of paper and colour on the paper to make it really black, press your finger on the paper really hard, then put sticky tape to get the finger print.
MASS – a reminder that we have a class Mass this Thursday at 11:30…. Everyone welcome!
Blake: There was two men that charted another man, and then 2 men came along and didn’t help him, then one had a donkey, that man helped him and took him in doors and gave him money. The message is = Not to leave anyone, help them.
Kevin: Jesus is good, he looked after the man
Zarii – The naughty guys stole the bag, he was hurt and 2 boys didn’t help him. One guy helped him, took him there and give him 2 coins.
Smoothie – healthy eating
We made a smoothie together and then the children were challenged to record the steps of this procedure.
Measurement – LENGTH
Length – We got into groups of 5 and ordered ourselves from shortest to tallest
We then used unifix cubes and tooth sticks as measuring tools today to measure how long objects in our classroom were.
Zarii: there was a man, he climbed up a tree to see Jesus
Alyssa: whatever you do Jesus still loves you
Diljot: He was too little, he saw a tree and climbed up and saw Jesus, Jesus saw him and Jesus said can I come to your house. He stole money Jesus still said God made us , and we are happy.
Olivia: Zac wasn’t a nice man, he stile money from people, they got mad at him. Zac saw Jesus but he was too small, he tired and tried, he climbed a tree and then Jesus saw him. And no matter what Jesus still loves you.
Ella: Zac was waiting to meet Jesus but he can’t see him, first book, second chair and third a tree. The tree was the right one then Jesus said “hi Zac,” before that he stole money. Jesus said “come down, I want to go to your house” then he was shocked, he climbed down. Then he said sorry and he thought Jesus and God didn’t like him, but they loved him.
Blake: Zac has all the money and people wanted to see Jesus so Zac wanted to come to his house, he was shocked because he was a bad guy.
Yatin: In the first there was a man he was Zac, he was took other people money, the money was yo make houses. Sometimes he steals the money. He climbed up a tree so he could see Jesus. The other people said “he always steals money, Jesus wanted to go to his house and they had dinner.
Meklet: One day there was a a man called Zac his job was getting money for road but then he did a bad thing and stole money. Jesus was walking down the path. Zac couldn’t see him, he had an idea… a tree. Jesus saw him and said do you want to have dinner. The people said no you can’t he has stole lots of money, and he has to say sorry to all the people. Jesus said whatever you do God still loves you and they went and had dinner.
Kenneth: Zac he said give me your money, he stole things, he saw Jesus up the tree. Jesus said I want to go to your house.
Alphonsa: Zac was very good at his job, well he thought he was. He was talking more money than he was suppose to. One day he saw Jesus walking in his town, he went to see Jesus, he climbed a tree to see him. Jesus saw him and told him that he wanted to go to his house but Zac said I did bad things, Jesus said God will still love you
We continued our procedure exploration – focusing on three main elements
title – How to…
What we need
We talked about something we all do each day: How to clean your teeth. We created this procedure as a class and then the students recorded the procedure in their own way.
Measurement – weight investigations
We followed on from last week exploring HEAVY and LIGHT
Which is heavier – we needed to use our bodies (hands) as scales or take an educated guess.
This morning we continued our Inquiry around measurement
Who Sank the Boat
and discussed which animal might be the heaviest and lightest and why…..
Kaisha – Donkey because it seems big
Meklet – Cow because it looks heavy
Ella – I think the donkey because it’s the tallest
Blake – probably the mouse because the mouse made it sink.
We talked about weight and came up with 2 important words we could use to describe how much sometime weighs….
HEAVY and LIGHT
Yatin: A rock is heavy
Kushi : the couch is heavy
Ella: The table is heavy
Oliver: a shark is heavy
Oliva: the TV is heavy
Rowena: a cow is heavy
Kaisha: a bed
Joseph: a closet
Avleen: a pen is light
Yatin: a tiny rock is light
Blake: Paper is light
Tino: a marble
Isaac: a pencil cup
We recorded our ideas.
Holy Family Spring Fair
The children we so excited to share what they had done and had seen at the Spring Fair so we had the opportunity to talk to others and record our experiences
This afternoon we explored a variety of investigations focussed around the measurement of weight.
Yatin: “with the weighing thing the dinosaur was heavier. and when I was looking at the books I drew a hammer that was heavy thing and a balloon was light. With another book there were bead to measure… the rabbit was 3 beads and the tree was up to the top 10 beads and the flower was 5 bead.” Which was the longest? “The tree”
Felix: 25.2 kg is how heavy I am!
Alphonsa: 22.6 kilograms – how heavy I am. With the cups I only put like 5 seeds in the light one and the other one I put more than 5.
Vanessa: I used the coat hanger, a glue stick on one side and an easer on the other, the glue stick was the heaviest, it went left.
Meklet: the pencil is heavier than the ruler because it went the other side. The t rex is heavier than the little t-rex because I measured it, the big one went down and the little one went up.