Tuesday was the last Chess ASA class. If you would like your child to continue please register online at:
In the last Mathematical Problem Solving class this week we studied even and odd numbers, les entiers pairs et impairs. We used some simple algebra to prove that the sum of two even numbers is even, the sum of two odd numbers is even, and an even number plus an odd number is odd. We also explored the even/odd pattern in Pascal’s triangle. The students asked about numbers that are evenly divisible by 3, or have a remainder of 1, or of 2. We decided to call those numbers “threeven”, “throdd”, and “negathrodd”, respectively. The name of the last comes from the observation one of the students made, that having a remainder of 2 is the same as having a remainder of -1.
Attached is the worksheet.
Children have been creating a vase with collage, they draw and painted les tournesols, à
la manière de Matisse, using fresh sunflowers. Today is the last Art class.
This week in the Mathematical Problem Solving Activity children figured out how to do the “balancing acts” on the worksheet attached — more pre-algebra. They also used LEGOs to count how many ways there are to cover a 2xN rectangle with 2×1 tiles. For N = 1,2,3,4,5 they counted 1,2,3,5,8 ways, and then guessed that it is always a Fibonacci number.
In this ASA children learned to conjugate frequently used verbs at the present tense (such as to be, to have, to go and others ). They learned about family, family members and possessive adjectives. They also learned vocabulary related to toys and animals how to make the plural of nouns and how to count up to 20.
In the cultural section we talked about an Italian folklore La Befana, an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve.
On Monday during the Kids Dance Adventure ASA class, children have been practicing limbo dance, and Tango. Find attached a short video of the Tango!
In the ASA Italian on Monday, children learned new verb tenses such as imperative to express orders or suggestions and future to express desires and ambitions. They learned about the Italian currency, Euro, and practiced how to use it with a role play Italian mercato.
In the cultural section we talked about the most famous Italian monuments and we locate them in the correct Region and/or city on the map. Also, we celebrated the birthday of Michelangelo and talked about his masterpieces of Davide (David) and Il Giudizio Universale (The Last Judgment).
Cooking with Vesna on Thursday is always fun!, making a “FONDANT AU CHOCOLAT”. Pouring ingredients together, mixing and tasting are the best part before baking it!