This post is a little late because I forgot to assign it to a blog group. So this is a special post from Mrs. Siqueira!
We connected with the class in Buenos Aires as a part of The Same Day in March project we did for science. We were able to ask many questions about the weather and share with them about our weather. We learnt that it snowed there in 2007! We had no idea! They were surprised to here how hot it is here all year round. It was a great first skype date and we look forward to many more!
That day we had to practice being flexible because when the moment came to call we had technical difficulties with our smart board and thats why we are all huddled around a laptop. We still had so much fun! We are going to keep working on taking turn and listening carefully so we can keep learning more from classrooms around the world.
We had two ‘googlers’ incase they asked us tough questions we couldn’t answer right away.
In science we did really fun experiments this week. We did these experiments to learn better about the wind. We did one that we used a bottle, the second one we used a wind measure and the third we used a pin wheel.
In the bottle experiement we put cold water with green food colouring and hot colourless water divided by cardboard. We removed the cardboard slowly and let the water mix. We learnt that what hot air is mixed with cold air it makes wind.
Wind Measurement and Pinwheel:
We used the pinwheel so we cold have some fun with wind. We learnt that sometimes we need to turn to find the wind.
The wind measurement tool we used to find the force of the wind.
Friday we read a book, called The Quilt Maker’s Gift. We also talked about the book and we wrote in our ELA notebooks. We wrote about the characters, beginning, plot, setting, middle and end. Some of the characters are the king, soldiers and the quilt maker.
We did a big activity to make a quilt. We wrote things about setting, beginning, middle end, solution and problem.
The problem of the story was the king was unhappy and wanted a quilt. The quilt maker said he had to give away all of his presents to get one.
Last Wednesday we did a project, it’s not your typical project! It was…
A ZIKA PROJECT!
Yes, a Zika project. We had to make posters about how to prevent Zika and the common symptom of Zika. When we were doing this work we were working in pairs! When we chose our partner Mrs. Siqueira gave us sentences to copy on a piece of paper. Some of us had Zika prevention and some of us had Zika symptoms. Once we copied the sentences we made a picture to match. Mrs. Siqueira said when we finish our school will make a pamphlet to give to our neighbours so they don’t get in Zika.
How do you prevent Zika? Have you done this project as well? Do you have the same types of mosquitos as us?
Today we are writing about Easter art. Before Easter we drew Easter eggs. We used our imagination to make multi-coloured eggs. First we drew some lines to create sections. Each section had a different drawing or patterns.
We worked almost 3 days making our eggs. Then we cut out the eggs out and used tape to hang on the wall. All eggs are very AWESOME! Grade 4 loved making this art project!