This week students have been busy refining their addition skills. Students proved they understood how to regroup numbers into the 10 000s using the strategy they feel comfortable with. This week students worked on decoding word problems for clues and then using their adding strategies to solve the problem successfully.
Here is a computation generator that will make endless amounts of questions for you to practice. How big can your numbers get? Does your strategy work for all numbers?
Students have been signed up for Prodigy, which is a free online math program. The students will be exploring this resource the next few weeks and it can also be done at home. They will have a user name and password to log in. It will be a great resource for refining skills.
It can be found at this link:
Next week students will begin subtraction. This will take some time and practice as subtraction is a difficult concept to grasp when regrouping is needed.
This week the students learned the importance of protecting our eyes from the sun’s rays. This will be really important when they go skiing on Tuesday as the sun reflects off of the snow. If they could wear sunglasses or goggles that would be best.
Students also began to explore the scientific method, which is the process scientists use when conducting experiments.
This is a more elaborated version, however we talked about the same process: