Students finished another very busy week at Nose Creek. Students brought home their last math check in. Students have been focusing on estimating, mental math and patterning. This check in marked these sections of the report card. One mark for estimation and one mark for understanding pattern concepts. Please sign and return.
Students worked with T charts all week as they investigated the patterns they see, the information they can learn and solving for the missing values in the T charts. These tools are used in all subject areas to help students organize their work. Today they worked with a partner on a multi-stepped problem. It looked like this:
Next week students will be working on finding missing values in patterns. This skill has students beginning to apply their knowledge of repeating, increase and decreasing patterns. If you feel you need more practice with patterning practice these links:
In science students were focused on applying their knowledge of Waste in World concepts into a variety of realistic problems. They then worked towards understanding why packaging is something we need to pay attention to while shopping. Next week we will be sending home a final project for Waste in our World.
Have some family conversations around the ideas of:
-Reducing packaging while shopping
-What packaging do you still need to buy?
-What can we do to ensure we are recycling and composting?