It is hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the end of June. The learning has not stopped, as students are busy working to complete their year-end project. Students have a calendar with a timeline for how much needs to be completed on each day to be successful. It is a running theme that students will need to be doing small amounts of the project at home if they feel they will not be done.
In math, students are learning about decimals and how we can both add and subtract them properly. We worked towards understanding what a tenth would look like and also how we would be hundredths. The students are going to be learning how to organize their work so they are successful to both add and subtract decimals with regrouping.
Practice you decimal skills with these links:
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Students also explored 2D and 3D shapes in our Flex class. They can practice their skills on this website. It has many different games and activities to play.
Students had a wonderful time at Heritage Park this week. It was a beautiful day with lots of great learning and adventures. Students were able to experience rides, trains, horses and the historical sites. Students worked through a collection of questions. We provided numerous learning opportunities and students could choose what questions to answer. The questions are posted below.
In Science, students were presented with a challenge. An angry Grade 4 student name Fred saw no validity in Science. He thinks what we learned had no importance in everyday life. The students need to reflect on the topics we learned and create 5 clear examples to prove Fred wrong. This will be one of their final science assignments of the year. The challenge is posted below.
In math, students were exploring different ways to represent fractions. They worked with creating sets of fractions to explain what they see. Sets of fractions are anther form of where fractions occur in our world. Here is a game to play to help you
Students have also been working on 2D shapes and 3D solids in Flextime. Here are some links to support this learning.
Links to support learning:
It is hard to believe it is June 1st. Time definitely flies by when you are working this hard. The students did an excellent job on their Area Project and now they are beginning to see how fractions work into their understanding of number. We are using a number line to help them understand the sizing of different fractions. Key concepts we are working to understand are:
-4/4 or 2/2 or 3/3 all equal one whole unit
-the numerator (top number) means how many pieces you have
-the denominator (bottom number) means how many pieces the whole was put into
-We are using images right now to help us visually see what fraction gives you more
Here are some links to use to help with Fraction understanding:
Students also continued their development of learning a variety of coding skills by starting a LEGO Mindstorms project. Here they will need to work as a team to collaboratively build, program and test a responsive robot. This makes great connections across math and science as well as team building and problem solving. Stay tuned for more robotic updates.
Remember next week we have Heritage Park. It is an action packed day so please be ready with proper footwear, clothing, bagged lunch and water bottle.