Thursday, March 20, 2014

Putting Things in Perspective

It was a pleasant, uneventful day in room 19 today. We are getting ready for the big Walk-a-thon tomorrow. I am still hoping for 100 percent participation. I am offering a MONTH without cursive practice if we get contributions from EVERYBODY. 

Our first experiments with perspective last week were okay, but the students still did not completely understand the concept. So today we started a project with vanishing point perspective, something that they will finish tomorrow. First I explained the concept of vanishing point and how artists create special guidelines to help them reduce the size of objects correctly as the grow closer to the vanishing point. 

Vanishing point drawing

Then the students practiced with a picture of some train tracks. We like trains!

railroad-tracks10

We will finish this project tomorrow.

We also learned how to graph functions today. I am so awed by how these students are doing things in fourth grade I never did until junior high!

Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 16-20 ten times each in cursive and write one sentence for each. (2) Do pages 282, 284, 287, and 288 in the Practice book. (3) Do “Critical Thinking” on page 605 of the hardcover Treasures book. Be sure to copy the questions as well as answering them in complete sentences. (4) Do the Area and Perimeter Review 4 practice sheet. (5) Do the What’s X 4 practice sheet. (6) Do pages 424-425 in the enVision Math book and do “Gridlock” on the back of the answer sheet.

Also, the final draft of the mystery story, assigned a couple days ago, is due tomorrow. 

1 comment:

Jessica Emerson said...

I'm so glad the blog is back and hope you're feeling well. What a spring you guys are having! My favorite reading of the day...well, except for Wednesdays when the new New Yorker arrives...