daw.com - June 1
There were a total of 10 Genius Hour projects undertaken by the students this year. They involved science, foods, fabrics, 3D printing and digital science. It was quite an array of ideas and the students pulled them off very well. Our audience this year was mostly grade 3 & 4 with one group of students from grade 6. The talk was exciting and really in depth as was the questions and involvement of the audiences. After it was all over, the reflections were positive
Students finished their swimming classes this week with a fun time on the "Giant Floaty". I went and watched the class for one day and it was quite amazing how they handled such a huge obstacle course floating on the water. Everyone really looked like they were have fun.
On Thursday we sat in the theatre and watched the ES Play The Wizard of Oz. Students in grade 3-5 had worked for three months in preparing this and it was a sight to behold. It was funny, witty and really entertaining. I hope some of you are able to come this afternoon for the final performance which starts at 4:00 in the main theatre. It is about 1:15 hours in length.
We will also complete our final math unit for the year - problems in the coordinate plane. This unit is a fun unit yet it is also extremely important since it sets the path for graphing and algebra in math for the future. Students have done well with this and really enjoyed some of the neat problems that can be generated and solved with the coordinate plane. We should have the final assessment on Thursday of next week. After this we will complete the year with a look a problem
One thing I always ask when a holiday approaches is if you are planning on leaving early to please let me know. There are a lot of final end of the year things to be accomplished and I would hate for anyone to miss out on getting their gifts and yearbooks. Just send me a quick email.
Have a great weekend.
Posted by H.Daw