In the past two weeks we have been looking at natural and man made materials. But Antoine said, "Girls can also make things!' hence to be fair to everyone we used the term 'manufactured' materials.
We found out the the natural materials come from plants, animals and the earth.
We found out that clay comes from the earth. When we touched it, we discovered that it is soft, smooth, and squishy. Once dried, it became hard and it was breakable. We found that clay was used to make vase, teapots, spoons, cups, plates and tiles. We tried to make them too!
Paper comes from trees! We have to cut trees to make paper! "This is not good for the nature" said Holly. So we decided to make paper out of recycled paper. We first found out how paper is made and then set out to make some ourselves! When the paper was being made, it was soft and squishy and bumpy.
Looking at other natural materials, we found that wool is also a natural material and comes from sheep,
While reading the book "Not a box' by Antoinette Portis it said, 'It is not a box' but imagined it to be a car. So we decided to find out the materials that were used to make a car. We thought that it would have 'metal, plastic, rubber, glass, leather.' We went to the parking lot and investigated! And we found all these materials! We discussed why these materials were suitable.
Metal: beacuse it was hard, not breakable and waterproof.
Rubber: because it could go over the rocks and come back to its shape.
Glass: as it was see through.
Plastic: as it was light in weight.
Leather: since they were soft and comfortable to sit on!
Chance and Probability:
We looked at different words and played several games to understand the terms
used for chance and probability. Words like: possible, impossible, certain, likely, unlikely, sometimes, always and never.
Addition Word problems:
Stories are helping us solve math problems. We are making our own math stories about addition. We realized that our stories should have words like: altogether, in all, put together, add and more to make it in to a math addition story.