It was a busy week with the triathlon on Tuesday, our field trip on Wednesday, and the “Taste of the Arts” celebration last night. It was great to see so many students & their families attending “A Taste of the Arts” to view all the great talent our school has to offer in the areas of visual art, music, and drama. Way to go Kodiaks!
In math this week, we continued to look at fractions, specifically in comparing and ordering fractions that have the same denominator and different numerators; and then with the same numerator and different denominators. Students also learned about using benchmarks to order fractions on a number line, which they practiced in class. Students used fraction strips they had made last week to help them compare and order different fractions. Students also finished their mixed facts “Mad Minute” booklets and they are encouraged to keep practicing their basic facts over the summer months!
In science, we wrapped up our topic “Plant Growth & Changes” with a quiz on Monday and then they completed what they had learned on their KWL chart from the beginning of the unit. Our bean plants in the classroom have flowered and small bean pods are beginning to grow! We hope to have a mature bean pod to pick by the end of the year. Students have also been working hard for two periods a day on their Year-End Project. They finished their rough copy for each of the 26 letters, and today started creating their title page of their scrapbook.
We had a great day of fun and learning at Heritage Park on Wednesday. Student groups worked through scavenger hunt questions focusing on all curricular areas namely math, science and humanities. They did a great job on these challenges along with learning a lot about Alberta’s past. Heritage Park’s exhibits span the early 1860s fur trade to the petroleum and automobile-dominated 1950s. A big thank-you to all our parent volunteers who made the day such a success. The scavenger hunt questions are below as well as a few photos from our trip.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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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