Showing posts from July, 2017

Math Problem Solving

Look at us working in our problem solving groups. We have been that there is no "I" in teamwork. In class we have been focusing on participating and contributing. To do this we need to question, offer ideas and active listen. Every two weeks we change our focus between:

addition and subtraction
multiplication and division
proportions and ratios


In today’s digital world, coding is a fundamental skill alongside math and reading. Learning to code is similar to learning a second language. Today we experimented with Scratch Jr. Children were modelled some of the basic skills and then  given their only instruction, "to be creative".  Here is a brief snapshot of what they came up with.

The Piano

This was a short survey to see if children could judge the emotion of the main character as the events unfolded. The main character began by playing his piano and many memories from the past returned to him.

Children had to give his emotions a figure between 0 and 10 - with 0 being terribly unhappy and 10 being overwhelmingly joyful.

As a class we studied the results and discussed why we judged  these feelings the way we did.

Watch the video below. Can you judge the emotion of the main character?

Children then had to discuss a time when they had felt unhappy and write about these feelings.