May 21, 2014

Wings and Flight

We had our virtual field trip with the Smithsonian today.  We were one of two classrooms chosen, so lucky!!  We learned quite a bit about lift and how planes fly.  Here is a video of our visit!

May 6, 2014

Alphabet to the last day of school!

We are counting down the alphabet to get to the last day of school. Today was the first day 'A' for airplane day! We made paper airplanes in class (look at those angles and triangles-YES math is everywhere!).

We took our fabulous paper planes outside for a quick race. Here we are lining up to get started.

Here are the finalists

And of course, it had to happen....

(BTW we did rescue it!)

Tomorrow is 'B' for baby picture.

May 2, 2014


Here is another story of someone who just never gave up.  How about you?  Will you give up, or keep on trying?  Imagine what could happen to you if you just kept trying.

May 1, 2014

Triangular Music

So, what are the math questions and observations you can say about this video with a triangle?
Do you see the different angles he uses?  Which kind does he use the most?


How do you remember your triangle names?  Today we looked at how to build scalene, isosceles, and equilateral triangles with people.  We found that we could use 3 students all the same size to build an equilateral triangle.
We also found that 2 short people (slightly height challenged, sorry guys) and one tall student will make an isosceles triangle.  You can also build an isosceles triangle with 2 tall students and one shorter person.


We took our field trip to visit our state capitol last week.  What was your favorite part of the trip?  The bus ride?
Some happy bus riders!

Or perhaps it was seeing the statue of Colonel Heg?  Do you remember what we read about him?
We finally meet Colonel Heg!

Did you like seeing the different parts of government?
Some young legislators.

Was your favorite part the museum?  Seeing all those artifacts that connected to our text?
Some tired lead miners.

Leave a comment and let me know what you liked the BEST!!!