Our final day of math/science for this co-op year was spent building and testing parachutes! The wind made this activity even more exciting than I’d planned – hooray!
Today we were learning about mini beasts. So, I picked grasshoppers bc I love making them move like the animal we’re learning about 🤣. We started with a life cycle paper plate project to build on our pond discussion from 2
Marshmallow catapults!!! I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner since Neutron interest has been waning in math and science lately. It was delightful to have 100% engagement in this activity. The joy and wonder on this face says
We started our time together with an art project using geometric shapes. True to form, many of The Neutrons took this in their own direction and ended up drawing whatever they felt like 😀 We ended with some of Elizabeth’s
Today we studied bar graphs. We practiced graphing various sets of data – Ages of Neutrons and Pets. Then they split into pairs to create their own studies, collect data, and create graphs. We saw favorite sport, favorite country, favorite
We started reading “Moon: Earth’s Best Friend” by Stacy McAnulty. We learned a little about how the moon started and the different phases of the moon. We used air dry clay to make 8 different phases of the moon. In
The Neutrons worked on estimating yesterday. Thanks to all those who participated in our group estimation project…we wanted to see if taking the average of many guesses would get us close to the total number of items in a jar.
Yesterday we got creative with math! Whaaa?? Each student received 4 identical shaped and sized isosceles triangles (at least two sides are the same length). Our first challenge was to see how many different shapes they could make where each
Winter trees was the theme of our last science class. We started off by chatting about what happens to trees during each of the four seasons. The students got to color a sheet divided into four quadrants (each one having
It was game day and we did a short discussion on probability (jumping off from the word “probably”) and the options were: the MUCH. LOVED. Tenzi Blink (card game) Logic Dots (match written instructions to a visual creation of colored