Our day began in Tech Center. Our project, for the next few weeks, will integrate math and technology. The students worked to create four question surveys today. Three of the questions had multiple choice answers. For example, one question might be "What is your favorite kind of food?" and the possible answer might be "Chinese, Mexican, Hamburgers, Cupcakes". One question was open-ended but had to be answered with a number. For example, "How many hours a week do you watch TV?" Next week the students will put their answers into an Excel spreadsheet and use that to generate pie graphs and other graphics as well as calculating mean, median, mode, and range. And then they'll use all that information and those charts and put it into a report in Word. They should be good!
After Tech Center, the students will to Music with Mr. Lawton. He worked on teaching them about African-American music traditions today, particularly the blues. The students' homework for him will be writing the lyrics for a blues song.
In math we worked on connecting division with multiplication. And in Science, the students figured out how to use two wires and a D-cell to light a lightbulb. We're beginning to study circuits.
Homework: (1) Write spelling words 6-10 only five times each in cursive. Write a sentence for each of these words. (2) Do the “Factors 2” worksheet. (5) Do “Regions and Sets” pages 228-229 in the math book and “Paper Fun” on the back of the answer sheet.