Saturday, April 22, 2017

Playing Battleship and practicing Ordered Pairs!

Students played a game of Battleship against me. Using a coordinate plane, I highlighted four ships. One in each quadrant. Then, students had to guess an ordered pair. If it was a miss they plotted a black dot. If it was a hit they plotted a red dot.  I told them that the "ships" would be a minimum of three and the maximum of six.

Then, students got a copy of their own coordinate plane and plotted four ships. One in each quadrant. Working with a partner, they tried to play their own game!

Eat or Be Eaten

Students are playing a game from the resource where students are trying to create the longest energy transfer chain between plants and animals. 

We have been talking about how the arrows should be showing how the cricket provides energy for the pigeon rather than focusing on the "food chain".

In any case, students had fun playing and they were able to reference details from the cards when progressing further in the unit with decomposers.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Picture book challenge

Students spent time during counselor with three different picture books. All books were focused on being an Upstander instead of a bystander! Students were charged with reading their book and presenting the main ideas to the class. Some groups got very creative with their presentations!