Pratt's Primary Corner
Weekly Update- February 1, 2019
Week at a Glance
Despite the snow/cold and our shortened week, we had some amazing learning opportunities.
Math- We began investigating different mystery strips to try and determine the length based on the size of the strip deemed "one whole." This took problem solving, critical thinking, and perseverance. We will continue this activity next week.
Computer Science/Science- We used Scratch to program a light to blink using an Arduino board. I was amazed at student thinking and the different programs students came up with.
Important- Medical Leave Update
- While I am out, please direct all transportation changes to the office.
- I am checking on getting contact information ti you for my long-term substitute. I will also leave information on my "out of office" message so you're aware who to contact if you need anything.
- Report cards are set to go home the day I return to school, therefore, I will be holding those until conferences that week.
Spring Conference Sign Up
Keep in mind that spring conferences are not required. If you have no concerns at this time, there is no need to meet. However, I am happy to meet with whoever would like to sign up. :)
Genius Hour Presentations
We will be sending permission slips for students to stay after school that day.
Collaboration and teamwork was so important for this activity.
We did it!
We were all smiles after we programmed our lights to blink. Some groups even programmed two lights to blink simultaneously.
Programming Problem Solving
How can we create a program to make the light blink?
Students use iteration to determine the length of the mystery strip. This plays a huge role in students understanding the value of a unit fraction.
Finding a Strategy
Groups use different strategies to determine the length of the mystery strips.
"I know mystery strip F is 3 times the size of mystery strip C"