This week students started fresh with two new topics. In math, students worked on estimating time and how to read a clock. Students had discussions around when to use different lengths of time to measure time periods accurately and efficiently. Using seconds to measure how long it takes to get to Edmonton will get too confusing. Can your child provide you an example of when they would use each measure of time?
Students do not need to be exact with their estimations. For example, how long does it take to finish math class? About an hour is an estimate compared to 55 minutes.
Students learned what each hand on the clock means and why both hands move continually throughout the day. They had multiple days of practice on this process and will need continual practice. These websites are a great start:
Another great strategy is to starting working in telling time into their daily routines. The class talked about the importance of telling time, as you get older. Having them read you the time is great practice and only takes a second.
In science students are working towards growing a plant through a full life cycle. They will take a seed and hopefully create more seeds by the end. Each day, students have been researching what plants need to grow properly and the parts of a seed and plant. Hopefully with a little time and bit of support we can turn our seeds into bean plants. The students have been researching this week and should be able to explain:
What a plant needs to grow
Parts of a plant
Parts of a seed
These links will help out: