We started one of my favorite units this week: The Metric System! Our school focuses on problem-based learning, so I presented the students with a real-life problem. I told them that I am running a 15k in November. I want to train on the track, but do not know how many laps to run. Students were given metric sticks and went off to problem solve.
Students didn't find an answer, so the next day we built towers using centimeter or millimeter cubes, recorded the data, and then converted the measurements using the "King Henry" song we listened to on Flocabulary. The students figured out that a 15k would be 15,000 meters. They still have not figured out how many meters are on the track because it rained at the end of the week and we couldn't go out! Hopefully they can figure it out in the upcoming week!
In social studies, students compared and contrasted the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas using Venn Diagrams.
Students struggled on their 3-tier timelines, so we completed a Human 3-tier timeline to help them visualize the organization better.
We are so lucky to have use of the Literacy Lounge to work. My classroom is way too tiny to complete such a large project! What a fun week!
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