Math – This week in math, students received their results for Math in a Flash book #6. They also recorded their individual results on their bar graphs. It has been exciting to see the students' growth and progress in regards to these mental math booklets and also as we plot the results on the graphs each month. Students are now working in book #7!
4E and 4F's continued to study multiplication concepts in a variety of ways this week - through games, videos and hands-on tasks... they sure were busy! Students enjoyed working with a partner to make and then play the multiplication game: "KABOOM". They had two different opportunities to play this game in class this week - in both small and larger group settings. Students also learned and practiced strategies to multiply 1 x 2-digit and 1 x 3-digit numbers this week, and they'll write a quiz for multiplication on Monday. The quiz will include skip counting and several basic fact problems, as well as 1 x 2-digit and 1 x 3-digit questions and word problems. 4E and 4F students have been encouraged to complete and review each of the multiplication notes in their duotangs over the weekend in preparation for Monday's quiz. Good luck!
Prodigy – 4E and 4F students didn't get a chance to work in Prodigy during class time this week, however, they are always encouraged to use their time at home to log in to brush up on their understanding of math skills and concepts.
Problem of the Week – Last week's Problem of the Week was a tricky one! Many thanks to all my students who attempted and solved it. Well done! This week's problem is posted below. Read carefully and try your best, Kodiaks! You can do it!
Estimation Station – There were 300 elastic bands in the Estimation Station jar this week. Congratulations to A.S. who managed to guess that number right on the nose! Well done! This was A.S.'s first win for the 4E class. BRAVO!
Science – We had an extremely busy and exciting week in science. Students finished building their balloon rocket cars and were able to put them to the test in a big class car race today! 4E and 4F students received much praise from me as they maintained positive attitudes and genuine support for their peers throughout the races. As a teacher, I couldn't have been more proud! Throughout this task, students applied simple techniques and tools to build their cars. They learned that different forms of energy can be used to propel their model devices: first a direct push and then the stored energy from a balloon. On completing their projects, students learned to evaluate their work, by describing the effectiveness of the device and the appropriateness of materials used. Here are some photos from our balloon rocket car experience...
Flex – This week, four 4F students shared their favourite Childhood Stories during Flex period. I absolutely loved hearing each of them read and was impressed with the high level of fluency and expression! We will continue this task with each of the 4F students in the coming weeks. Next week, we are looking forward to hearing from the following four students: V.M., M.S., C.D., and A.D. The first photo posted below is of the stories we heard in class this week and the second photo is from K.S.'s reading. It is amazing to see all my 4F audience so engaged and supportive of the students sharing their story!
Upcoming Events and Important Due Dates –
Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews are coming up soon! Here is the link to book your time slot: webapps.cbe.ab.ca/myaccount/Account/LogOn
Healthy Hunger Lunch - Wednesday, March 14!
Invention Convention - Thursday, March 15th (5:30-7:30pm) - All families welcome! Grade four students will also have the opportunity to view Invention Convention on Friday, March 16th during period two.
A few students in 4F continue to have overdue library books. Please ensure your child is returning/renewing their book on or before their due date. Students are also expected to bring a reading book to class each and every day!
I hope you enjoy the warm chinook that is expected to sweep through YYC this weekend! Get out and enjoy that sunshine, but don't forget your rubber boots!
~ Mrs. Ross