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Message from Form 2F

UnknownWhy were machines invented?  How do machines impact our lives?  What are the functions of levers, screws, wheels and axles, wedges, inclined planes and pulleys? How are simple machines incorporated into compound machines? Welcome to 2F’s newest unit of nquiry, “Marvellous Machines.”  The central idea of this inquiry is “machines are designed to do work.” The students will inquire into the physics of how simple machines work; how simple machines are the building blocks of compound machines; and how machines help us to do work.

The boys will conduct interviews with various UCC staff and faculty to see how machines have made their lives easier. We’ll work to define and identify the functions of various simple machines and then investigate different types of simple machines through a rich variety of non-fiction resources from our library. We look forward to sharing more of our exciting machine activities with you.

The boys are in the process of publishing the wonderful stories they’ve written during their writers workshop. We look forward to sharing these with you at 2F’s book launch next week.  We hope you can join us!

Speaking of books, last week’s first official 2F book club was a huge success. I was very impressed with the type of literature the boys are reading at home on a nightly basis.  Their response activities were well done.  We had a great time chatting about our favourite books, making reading recommendations and sharing our work.  I look forward to seeing November’s work.

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