Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Finding out

Last week we have been busy experimenting to find out more about light and shadows.

Experiment 1-Experimenting to find out the strength of the sun's rays.

Experiment 2 - Exploring rainbow reflections

Experiment 3 - How shadows change

Experiment 4 - Does light travel in a straight line?

We put down our predictions, observations and conclusions in an experiment sheet.

Reflecting back on our learning's from the previous unit on Civilizations, we took on to inquiring into how appropriate was the sun clock used by the Egyptians. We made our own sun dials and went out every hour to see where the shadow fell. 

Of course like all good scientists we made our predictions first about where we thought the shadow would fall.

Moving on from sun dials, we made our own clocks. We learn how to read time to the hour, half hour and to the nearest minute.

In poetry, we continued to create and share our poems.

We learnt a new tool - Onomatopoeia in poems. We began with a story of Dr Seuss - 

We tried to include this new sound tool into our poems to make them more interesting.

Working on getting our poem cafe ready!!!

In ICT, we worked on our digital passports. we looked at the unit - Twalkers.
In Twalkers, students learn why it's important to avoid multitasking with a cell phone. They consider the benefits of focusing on one task at a time.
During our assembly , Grade 5 taught us some interesting things about 2D shapes. Than you Ms. Cecilia and Grade 5 it was a very interesting assembly.

We also had the smallest members of our school visit our class to share how important it is to include carrots in our meal. Thank you play group and Ms, Deepa for the lovely song.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Welcoming 2016 by understanding how the world works!!

We started the new year by setting a resolution for ourselves for the upcoming year

We set out to understand how the world works in complete darkness

Through our 4th Unit of Inquiry we set out to inquire into - How light creates shadows and reflections

Tuning in

Day 1:We began by experiencing about how helpless we are without light

Brainstorming about what are the different sources of light

Sorting these ideas into natural and man made sources of light

Day 2:  Something from home - We brought things from back home that are sources of light.

Exploring shadows

Thinking deeper to find out what we already knew about shadows

Day 3: Unfolding the main idea
We tried to make sense of the cut up central idea and put them in a sentence that made sense to us

Making our silhouettes

Learning the steps for conducting an experiment and learning terms like aim. hypothesis, method,   conclusion, materials etc

Understanding  transparent, translucent and opaque objects through exploration.

Experimenting with mixing colored light to understand the white color of light

 In language we are learning about poetry. We began by reading different kinds of poems and identifying the key features of poetry.

Using the acrostic poem on Shadow by Elaine Magliaro we learnt tools like about alliteration and rhyme in poems

Inspired by this poem we wrote an acrostic poem on ourselves - Grade 3

Our individual name acrostic poems on our silhouettes.

As part of our journey as budding poets , we have made our own poem book. This book will help us keep together all the tools that we learn,  that help  make a good poem and our very own poem collection.

We learnt the steps a good poet goes through to write an interesting poem. 

Take a peek into a couple of our rhyming poems  we wrote using the writing process.-

Stay tuned for more.....

Budding poets sharing their poems with our friends.

Learning about another tool in poetry - Simile

Coming soon ..................our very own poem cafe!!!

In Math, we have been sharpening our multiplication skills. Learning out times tables till 12 by the end of January is the aim we have set out together as a class and see if we can become stars at multiplying.
Stars at multiplying

B.U.I.L.D. time

What better way to start the new year than with some fun and games. The 3rd Annual sports day of EIS.

Watch the rocking dance performance by grades 2 and 3 as part of the opening ceremony-

Our yoga performance

Fun time at the stations

On your marks get set go......