It’s hard to believe that June is right around the corner—we have a busy next few weeks ahead! Field trip forms went home on Tuesday for our upcoming visit to Heritage Park on Wednesday, June 6th. If you haven’t done so already, please return the acknowledgement of risk form and payment as soon as possible. We attended a presentation today from the Calgary Public Library about their summer reading program running from June 15th to September 7th—a fun activity to keep up literacy skills in the summer months! Our May monthly letter also went home today so please read and discuss your child’s letter with them.
In math this week, we worked on some open-ended problems on Tuesday with students coming up with some great solutions. On Wednesday we started learning about fractions. We watched an informative video about what fractions are and vocabulary associated with it. We started looking at fractions of a whole, and fractions as part of a set or group. Students are continuing to have daily practice in their basic facts by working on their mixed facts “Mad Minute” booklet.
In science, students sketched and wrote a final observation of their bean plants before they were sent home today to be transplanted to a bigger pot or into the garden. Many of our bean plants have flower buds on them! We discussed how to correctly transplant their bean plant at home. Some bean plants will stay in the classroom as we continue to observe the complete life cycle in action—from seed to seed! We also looked again at our grass samples from a couple of weeks ago that focused on growing conditions. The sample from the fridge grew a tiny bit; the freezer one didn’t grow at all; the one on the counter with some light grew but was a pale lime green colour; and the last sample which sat beside the window was long, lush and dark green. We concluded that the best growing conditions are having light, water, air and the right temperature (not too cold!!).
Enjoy the beautiful weather this 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