Last month we had a visitor from the MSIC deliver a lesson called GeoSnow: Exploring the World of Snowflakes Lesson. In this lesson the class learned about snowflake formation by exploring the geometric concepts of symmetry as well as 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional structures. Students discovered what every snowflake has in common, as well as what makes each snowflake unique.
Today we built bògòlans to display our items on Friday’s Mali Market day. A bògòlan is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud, and is a symbol of Malian cultural identiy. We didn’t have any fermented mud on hand so we used paper and white paint. They look great! The students will display the items they bring on Friday on their bògòlan.
Here is the flyer for this Friday’s Mali Market Day.
Our class spent the end of the day visiting Ms. Williams’ kindergarten class. The third graders read a book to the kindergarteners, and vice versa. It was so cute my heart just about exploded!
***some of our classmates, not appearing in the pictures, were in the gym getting their club pictures taken for the yearbook.***