It was a shorter week with lots going on in the classroom and around the school. Field trip forms were handed out on Monday for our upcoming week of swimming lessons from April 30th to May 4th. Please return the completed forms and fee by Tuesday, April 24th. Our swimming times will be the following:
April 30 - May 4 from 12:00-2:15:
4C – Ms. Clark’s class (12:45 – 1:30) (Friday 10:45 - 11:45)
4A – Ms. Jagger’s class (1:30-2:15) (Friday 10:45 - 11:45)
In math this week, students continued to practice & refine their division and estimating skills in class. Students worked on the journal question: "5 is the quotient. What is the question?”, with some students challenging themselves with 25 as the quotient. We finished our division “Mad Minute” booklets with the majority demonstrating steady improvement in their basic facts. Our next “Mad Minute” booklet will contain mixed facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division) so students should continue to practice their basic facts at home on a regular basis. We also focused on problem solving skills this week. Students worked on identifying what operation to use in word problems and then solving them. They also worked on two-step problems involving division. Students wrapped up our division unit on Thursday by writing a division assessment in class. Next week we will move into measurement concepts.
In science, we started our new unit “Plant Growth and Changes.” Students will be learning about the structure and growth of plants. We completed a KWL (what they know about plants; what they want to know about plants; and later what they have learned about plants), and watched an introductory video. In the sidebar of this blog I have added a glossary of important terms they will be learning about, as well as some websites to explore at home in anticipation of our new unit.
We are looking forward to our field trip on Tuesday to Shepard Landfill and the compost facility. A revised itinerary was handed out on Wednesday due to staffing shortages at their end. The new itinerary is shown below. Please dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch. Our field trip is very fitting as it is Earth Day on Sunday and NCS will be celebrating “Green Week” with daily activities next week!
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