The students are heading full speed into the final week of May. This week the students were extremely excited to begin building floor plans for a variety of homes in math. The students have been working on understanding surface area and how this concept has direct connections to mental math processes that we worked on throughout the year. If you want to review surface area this link is a great place to start:
Hopefully the students are beginning to see that they cannot escape practicing how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. I have been explaining during class they need weekly practice on each computation process so they stay comfortable with each form of question. You can create your own questions or the links I have posted previously.
In science the students have been studying how and why seeds need to travel. They were part of an adventure to follow a seed around the world. The link we explored was:
The students also brought home their bean seeds. They were getting to large for our classroom window. We hope at that their homes we can really start to see some maturity in our plants. Please let us know or send a photo if yours starts growing actual beans!
Read about the life cycle of a bean from this link:
Want to know how to care for your plant?