At the beginning of the year, we were working in a temporary classroom that the students named The Junkyard. The inspiration behind the name came from a unit we were doing at the time for the book The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polocco. The room was full of random items which made it unique just like every one of us.
Game Days to celebrate all of our hard work!
Fifth-grade math completed their unit on Tessellations and MC Escher Art. I am very anxious to see their final projects! We were able to snap a few pictures of some of the final projects and they are posted below. Unfortunately due to the closure of schools, some kids were not able share their final projects and they are working on those at home.
The 4th grade LA students created Squzzle Puzzles of their own! A Squzzle Puzzle begins with adding different figures and pictures drawn onto a grid. When developing these pictures, the students have to be creative and think of ways to make their puzzles more difficult to solve. Once the pictures are completed, the grid is cut apart into different sections turning it into a puzzle. Puzzle players will have to reassemble the pieces by rotating them and making them fit back together exactly as they were to begin with. There is only one exact way to complete each puzzle that is created! These are pictures of their puzzles before they were cut into different pieces. Some students chose to make a 3x3 square grids, some chose 6x6 square grids, a few chose 6x3 rectangle grids, while others chose to cut theirs into triangles! So creative and challenging!