Sticky Situation

4F Sept. 19th-23rd

For some reason this week the class used a lot of sticky notes.  It was interesting to see how they enjoyed using these bite-size pieces of colourful paper to record a thought quickly and use it to annotate a page, add to a class brainstorm, or record their thoughts while reading.  No this is not a plug for 3M products, but this week through the multiple learning experiences that the class used sticky notes for I observed their value in helping students record and share their ideas. They were also a great tool to reorganize and regroup ideas without erasing, and incorporate a kinesthetic element to the lessons and really get students to physically organize their thoughts. Maybe it is the colours, the added perk of getting out of your desk and moving about the classroom to add it to the corresponding wall, or reading other’s ideas along the way could be just some of the reasons the class seems to fly through the sticky notes and the time in class.

The class began writing some reflections this week in preparation for writing larger posts, please see their thoughts on some of the main learning experiences we came up with together.


Rounding in Math: We learned that when you’re rounding always make a mental picture. Making a mental picture is good because it can help you see what to do. Skills we used: Number line skills. We learned that Rounding is easy when you use strategies. It is important to learn rounding because sometimes you will need it. Like when buying things, your item will probably have tax, so it will be ¥1007. Then you will need to round to the nearest ten because most people do not have 7 yen, you will pay ¥1010 then they will give you change.

By Kieran and Aiden

Reading Math Puzzles:  

We learned that we need to use adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing for word problems. For example, if someone caught 10 bugs and 2 groups of people wanted to take it you will use dividing. We used are observing skills to find out the answer. The steps to find out the answer is to first read the question carefully then circle the key words and then underline the things you need to add, subtract, multiply or divide finally check your work really carefully.  

By: Ryoma and Allen

Exploring Research Sources:

We learned that exploring resources was important because it can help a lot when you are researching about different resources. Also, you can find information about your ecosystem on other different websites such as, Pebble Lego, Encyclopedia Britannica, and also National Geographic!  

By: Leander and Zach

Making Connections: We had to make connection with a book. We had to make connection about text to text, text to self and text to world. We had different books. We had different book on each people on there leve. Connection is important because you can tell people what happen and learn more.

By: Kento and Showei

Digging in the Dirt: We learned how to dig a hole with a shovel to not dirt to be not too hard. The skills that we use is digging skills and strong skills because when you dig you need to use strong digging.

By:  Eren and Sihan

Explain Everything:

We learned how to use Explain everything. Its a app where you can color and insert many photos links and much more. Also you can make shapes and lightsabers and much much more. Later paste it into seesaw and post it so we can show what we did in more details.  We can use this to explain our learning in any subject. I am excited to use to to explain my ecosystem.

By: Polly,  Lucy and Sven

One thought on “Sticky Situation

  1. I love using sticky notes too! Mr. Flynn is right when saying that they are a great way to help organise and re-organise your thoughts. 4F, you are excellent at sharing your thinking; your explanations give me a clear picture in my mind about your learning. I wish I were back in grade four with you as it seems like so much fun!!! Lucky ducks! Quack-quack!

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