For the last two weeks we have been exploring symmetry and design. At first we worked with pattern blocks and then tried to create original symmetrical designs with pasta. We used snowflakes as our guide… Class photographers, Joe, Gabby, Trevor, Sam, Noah and Collin captured some of the designs we created, as well as all the other photographs in this post. Well done – you have great eyes for action and detail!
We’ve also been working on independent research projects. We’ve been reading, synthesizing, writing and drawing to share our growing understanding and expertise. We are looking forward to sharing with our families at a classroom museum event in January. Please be on the lookout for details as we plan and prepare for this event.
Finally, a major portion of our writing work this week has been capturing the stories behind our 3E Wonders. We will use our stories, drawings and photographs to complete the classroom map of North Hampton. We trust this work will show our next steps of learning with regard to paragraph writing. Some students worked in groups of two or three and a few children worked alone to synthesize the information they had gathered about their chosen site. Perhaps we should publish them so you can go on a self-guided “Wonder” tour. Would you use one if you had it? Leave a comment and let us know.
Along with those things we have also done the usual – reading, writing, creating, playing and sharing with each other – mostly in English, but sometimes in Spanish. You’ll find Señorita Hoy in one of these pictures – we’re talking about animals.
Have fabulous vacation. We hope it is happy and joyful.
Happy New Year from 3E!