4A & 4C students had a great time today decorating eggs using the pysanky method! Students need to bring in a small container to bring their finished egg home safely on Monday. NCS is also participating in “Mental Health and Awareness Week” starting next week with daily activities. There is no school for students next Friday.
Monday, May 14th – Hats on for Mental Health
Tuesday, May 15th – Dance and Activity Afternoon (dance tickets are on sale for $2)
Wednesday, May 16th – Mindfulness and Wellness Wednesday
Thursday, May 17th – PJ Day
In math this week, students continued to practice time concepts by working on elapsed time problems and then playing a game with a partner to practice this important skill. They worked on the journal question: “What are some possibilities for the following date: 06/03/04?” and we had a good conversation about the many different possibilities it could be. Students wrote a quiz on Wednesday to demonstrate their understanding of time concepts. We also started learning about area and how square units is the most efficient shape to measure the surface of an object. Students started working on a multi-colour design, and then will calculate the area of each colour using square units. Students also started their new “Mad Minute” booklet containing mixed facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
In science, we discussed where seeds come from—the flower! Students learned about pollination and the parts of the flower through discussion, visuals, and videos. Before a seed can grow, some pollen from the stamens must land on a pistil of the same kind of flower. This is called pollination. Flowers are pollinated by the wind, bees, butterflies and birds. When a flower is pollinated, seeds begin to grow inside the pistil. As the seeds grow larger, the pistil ripens into a fruit or pod. It breaks open and seeds are ready to become new plants. Next week we'll be learning about the ingenious ways that plants spread their seeds. Students also sketched and wrote a detailed observation about the progress of their bean plants in their visual journals. They are certainly growing very quickly!
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Need extra practice? Below are math printable e-books for extra practice at home:
Patterns and Algebra
Reading and Representing Whole Numbers
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division
Length, Perimeter & Area
“Math Makes Sense” Practice and Homework Book:
Can be found at the Virtual Learning Commons under “Student Links”:
Practice Problem Solving Questions
Multiplication Interactive Games
Hour of Code
Math Facts Games
Math Fact Fluency Activities & Games
Plant Growth & Changes:
Plant Growth and Changes Glossary of Important Terms
Plants for Kids
Easy Science for Kids
Plants Elementary Science
Wheels & Levers Resources:
Wheel and Levers Glossary of Important Terms
Simple Machine Facts
Simple Machines Interactive Sites
Light & Shadows Resources:
Light and Shadows Glossary of Important Terms
BBC Light & Shadows
How We See Things
Light & Shadow Activities
Waste & our World Resources:
Waste and our World Glossary of Important Terms
Recycle City Game