Shapes all around!
This week we started looking at 3D shapes. We discovered that we are surrounded by 3D shapes. Some were:
Cube: Dice, ice, box, blocks
Cone: Ice cream cone, party hat, traffic cone, mountain
Cylinder: Pole, pipe, straw, arm, marker
Sphere: Ball, globe, earth, moon, sun, eyeball, marbles
Pyramid: Pyramids in Egypt, roof, desert
Rectangular prism: Eraser, bus, soap bar, buildings, sponge, trolley, chocolate bar
Triangular prism: Tent, ramp, roof, slide
When do we use a question mark? During Daily 5 we looked at words that could be used to ask questions. We also looked at the symbol of the question mark and used it in our writing.
Properties of materials:
Bend it, squash it, stretch it, bang it! We discovered that materials feel, look and sound different! There were so many different ways in which we could describe the material.
We have also started wondering why we should use a particular material to make things!
We are being inquirers and thinkers! During our show and tell we are carefully looking at the materials and investigating if they are natural or manufactured.
Zoe and Reika got objects that were made of fabric. Some of us thought that all fabric came from animals. So we started our investigation into where fabric came from?
Ceyone researched and found that silk came from silkworms!
Did you know that a single thread of silk could lift 2 students from K2 without snapping? Silk is very strong and light that is why it is used in making parachute!