I hope everyone enjoyed their break and is ready for the final stretch to the end of the year! Field trip forms went home on Tuesday for our upcoming trip to Shepard Landfill & the new composting facility on April 24th. Please return the completed “Acknowledgement of Risk” form and fee by April 10th if you haven’t already done so. Thank-you to the parent volunteers who will be attending the trip with us—we are really looking forward to our visit! We also attended the annual magazine fundraiser assembly this morning and students were given an envelope today with all the information included inside.
In math this week, students continued to work on practicing their division skills & strategies, and learning their division facts. Students practiced their facts by playing the game “Burst the Balloons”, and two new games they learned called "Big Bats Bump" and "Pizza Bump.” They also started their new "Mad Minute" booklets focusing on division basic facts. Students learned how to divide two-digit by one-digit numbers with remainders using subtraction, and worked on some practice questions in class.
In science, students completed a scavenger hunt in class on Tuesday to refresh their memories about the simple machines we have been studying before the break. Students also worked on brainstorming and designing their balloon rocket cars in their visual journals this week before starting the building process today. Students learned that the pressure of the balloon pushes the air out through the nozzle, which creates thrust that propels the car forward. Today students used the available materials from home and in the classroom to begin constructing their car. Students got a good start on their car and will continue to build, test, and adjust their designs before the final races next Friday.
Enjoy your weekend!
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Here's to a great year!
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