In our slideshow you can see our approximations in clay of the hexahedron (or cube), the octahedron, and the dodecahedron – plus a couple photos from Winter Faire.
Field Trip to NCAR: In other exciting news, we will be going on a bus field trip to Boulder (thanks to a Bohemian Foundation field trip grant) with the 6th grade on Wednesday, Dec. 21. We will be enjoying a tour of NCAR, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, as an extension of our meteorology block earlier in the fall, and the 6th graders will go to the Fiske planetarium as part of their study of astronomy. Look for a field trip permission form in the next couple days.
Secret Santa reminder: The eighth graders requested a secret santa gift exchange again this year. Last week they agreed to bring one simple handmade or homemade gift for their designated classmate, and this week they are supposed to do the same (any time over the course of the week). We agreed that if anyone didn’t manage to do this last week they could bring two simple handmade/homemade gifts on different days this week. Then we’ll have a little party on our last day together, Friday Dec. 23, and exchange a gift of $5 value or less. No candy please!
Cody’s Class Report:
On Monday we started Platonic solids in main lesson and started by hearing a brief story about Plato, and we also listened to some of the Asian country PowerPoints. When we were in handwork, we cut fabric for pajamas or knitted.
On Tuesday we had Choir, and in main lesson we worked on making an octahedron out of clay, and in gardening we worked on our school's new recycling place.
On Wednesday we worked on more Platonic solids, and also we started to learn definitions for the terms. In woodworking we worked on our wooden spoons, and in recorder ensemble we worked on Christmas songs.
On Thursday we worked on making a dodecahedron out of a cube with clay for platonic solids, and in math we had our graphing quiz, and mid-quiz we had a shelter drill.
On Friday we had an interesting conversation about racial rights and how it affects the modern day because of the part of the book we are reading in To Kill a Mockingbird. In main lesson we have talked and worked with platonic solids. At the end of the day in art we worked on tracing for our linoleum block stamp work.