The students spent a good portion of this week reflecting and sharing their science project with their peers. It was wonderful to see the dedication students put into not only finding a problem their were passionate about, but being creative with their designs and materials. The final mark for these projects will include many aspects of the students’ work such as: The design and building process, their write up and logbook, multiple reflections they wrote in class and their presentation to the class. I would like to thank all the students and their families for the support in our Waste in Our World unit. We are now moving into Light and Shadow for our next science topic.
To get a jump-start on Light and Shadow take a look at these links:
In math, students worked diligently to complete their unit on Patterning. They had a work period where students had opportunities to review prior skills and strategies as well as asking questions to peers and the teachers. Students completed a math assessment this week and will be bringing it home next week. We will be spending time now focused on our four computations. Adding and subtracting up to 10 000 will be our first step as well as multiplying and dividing double digits. If you want to get some practice in you can use the following links:
Students also continued to build their understanding mental math strategies. This week we really focused on our ability to count by 50s and 100. We then looked at the relationship of the numbers 99 and 49. This means if we can add 100 to a number we can add 99 just by taking one away! This saves a lot of time regrouping!
Teach someone in your family this strategy
We are working on clearly communicating when problem solving. Remember you need to show each step of your thinking. Here are some problem solving questions to help practice.