The culmination of our unit titled “Relationships” students wondered about the relationship people might have with robots. After watching short clips on “robots at work with people”, students decided to list the similarities and differences between robots and people. Their conclusion was that one of the important things in people’s relationships is feelings, and since robots don’t have feelings, the relationship would be not be the same as the relationship you would have with a person. The students then thought it would be an exciting idea to make their own robots. This was certainly an exciting way to end our unit.
In maths we have begun our marathon collecting pet bottle lids. Our current total is 1,732. We hope to count over 10,000 in the next few weeks. Counting these lids and sorting them into bags of 10, 100, and 1000, is challenging students to think about the importance of place value. Inspired by the size of the 1000 bag with 10 hundreds in it, students trying to guess how big the 10,000 bag is going to be.
Our gardening venture has definitely created enthusiasm about growing things we can eat. Weeding, watering and watching, all students enjoy this time tending to our plants. It has also stimulated more questions than answers: When will we harvest the lettuce? What will we plant next? How many tomatoes will my plant grow? Can you water them too much? What insect is that and is it going to eat my plant? What is that on the melon plant leaves? Is it sick? What should we do? Why is our watermelon plant growing cucumbers? Thank you to our knowledgeable parent community who are able to answer many of our questions.