Last week we constructed some incredible Dinosaurs for our Presentation this coming week. We were really interested in finding the centre of gravity to support the dinos that stand up. This led to a discussion about the tails and the density of bones. incredible! We also talked about the food and climate of each period. We looked at which shapes would help us to construct the dinos the best (triangles of course!) and worked on layering the “skin” without compromising the weight of the sculptures.
In Math we really got into multiplication, fractions and ratios. For instance, 1 corn plant can produce 10 ears of corn, so how many do you need to plant to make a profit? How much of the Money Garden is devoted to vertical crops, how many to root veg, etc.
Our new Flat Stanley project is going to send the students to Taiwan! We will exchange penpal letters and photos for our Around the World Penpals project.
On Tuesday we wrote up some of the first amazing scenes for our Spring Play: The Tempest (a modern comedy). Surfers, monsters, emojies… so silly, and so imaginative!
We also worked on more dinos in project’s Club. Including an incredible flying Pterodactyl!
On Friday we went for a hike on Cobble Hill Mountain and placed a top secret Geocache with some amazing butterfly art inside! In the afternoon we created water colour flower and butterfly art.