First Grade Buddies! 1/22/10 Since our buddies are getting ready to learn about light and shadows (and we'll be learning about light and shadows soon, too!) we made shadow puppets and then tested them out in front of the overhead projector! We noticed that the closer we held our puppets to the whiteboard, the clearer our shadow was. The farther away our puppets were from the whiteboard, the fuzzier the shadow became!
Explorer Games! 1/11/2010 Check us out as we're finishing up our explorer games and beginning to play some of them, too! We had a great time learning more about early exploration by creating and playing our own board games. We also demonstrated and learned more about many of the IB Learner Profiles while we were working in our groups. We were inquirers, thinkers, risk-takers, and communicators, and also practiced being more open-minded, principled, and caring. By the time we finished, we were all definitely MUCH more knowledgeable, too! :)
Guess My Angle! 1/11/2010 We practiced estimating angle measures and then finding accurate angle measures by playing a guessing game! We first estimated what we thought each angle measured, then used our protractors to find the actual measure. The person with the closest estimate to the actual measure of the angle got 2 points, and if someone guessed the exact measure of the angle, they got 4 points!