Clang, clang, clang was the sound that most of the kids in 3k made while they were working on their final building project today in science. The students used 60 cm of tape, 7 pieces of newspaper and 25 paper clips to construct a paper bridge that had to span one metre across the chairs. First each student had to design their own bridge and then they got together with a partner and had to decide whose bridge they were going to build or they could combine their ideas to build a new bridge. After they got their supplies they got to work in constructing their bridge. They had to work cooperatively to design the strongest bridge they could make. They used golf balls to measure the strongest bridge. They had to place golf balls in a bag one at a time once their bridge was complete. It turns out that Jaden M’s and Alysa’s bridge was the strongest. Great job everyone!
In social studies we are learning about the country of Ukraine. This weekend is Orthodox Easter so all Ukranians will be celebrating. To help celebrate with them last week we go to paper mache balloons in order to design our own Pysanky eggs (Decorative Easter eggs in Ukraine). This week we got to paint them. First, we read a story called “The Birds Gift” and this book told us how the pysanky egg came about in Ukraine. We discovered that each egg is different and tells a little story using symbols/designs and colours. We got to design our own egg using different symbols to tell our own stories. They are now hanging in our classroom to help keep the evil away as that is what the Ukranians say.
Written By Monkey 3K.