The race can be seen at the link below.
Below are links to the summer math packets, as well as information from Heather. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Letter from Heather:
Summer Math Calendar, 4 Questions a Day:
Math Concepts and Computation:
After talking about scale, 5Y students had a chance to draw themselves 1o times smaller.
A couple of weeks ago, 5Y students learned how to calculate the area of a circle. For practice and a bit of a challenge, we went across the street and the children worked in groups to find the area of the large circle in the middle of the lacrosse field. In case you were wondering, we came up with 413,755 square inches.
5Y is reading Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan. In the book, several characters travel to Oaxaca, Mexico and end up observing and participating in a radish carving competition. We tried some radish carving today and had quite a bit of fun!
This week we started our investigation of geometry. We began by learning about the relationship between a circle’s diameter and its circumference. 5Y students measured several circles and found that for each circle, slightly more than three diameters equaled the circumference. This led to our first discussion of pi.
5Y students and their buddies participated in a planting activity yesterday. Foote’s Environmental Action Group organized this activity to honor Earth Day, and every grade will eventually participate. All of the plant species chosen are native, and they are pollinator and bird friendly as well.
Each 5Y student came up with a question that became part of a survey that was administered to the entire fifth grade. Once data was collected, my students created bar and circle graphs to share their results, which tied in nicely with our investigation of percent.