Today is Lauren's and Alyssa's birthdays.
They are both 8.
In honour of the birthdays and because we are discussing materials, teacher had a game of Pass The Parcel for us to play in class. This game had a bit of a twist though......each time the music stopped you had to identify the material and say whether it was hard/soft, rough/smooth, absorbent/waterproof, transparent/opaque and what it is normally used for before opening the parcel.
Inside the parcel each time was a mathematical 2D shape which had to be identified and sides and corners counted before you earned your prize. This game was a lot of fun and we learned a lot about materials and also about 2D shapes.
We were very interested in the materials and were thrilled to hear that teacher has a microscope so we could look at each material under the microscope.