Math – Students began their Telling Time unit in math this week! They learned about ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.), as well as day and month abbreviations - e.g. Monday = Mon. and January = Jan. Students also learned that some months have thirty days, while other months have thirty-one days. And sometimes February has twenty-eight days and sometimes it has twenty-nine! Students enjoyed reading and discussing the months poem posted below.
4E and 4F students also began learning how to read time on both analog and digital clocks; they will continue to explore these, as well as elapsed time concepts in the coming week. Students wrote a short pop quiz on Wednesday, and I will distribute the quizzes with grades for parental review on Monday. Students should continue to explore and review the notes in their math duotang daily and throughout this unit as some concepts appear to be very challenging for students.
Prodigy – Students are always encouraged to log into Prodigy at home in their spare time to brush up on their math skills and understanding of concepts. There are a series of telling time challenges set up on Prodigy for 4E and 4F students to explore and tackle. Good luck!
Problem of the Week – This week's problem is posted below. In the problem this week students will look at the value of coins. They will need to use approximation skills and estimation. Enjoy!
Estimation Station – We had a tricky Estimation Station set up this week, thanks to T.O. from 4F. We will discuss the outcome on Monday!
Science – Students spent their class time this week researching and beginning to construct marshmallow catapults! The Marshmallow Catapult project will be the last one for this unit and students are very excited about it! A list of materials for this project was posted below earlier in the week, and students are welcome to bring in their own supplies too. 4E and 4F will use their catapults to complete in our very own Catapult Olympics! Here are a few photos from the research and construction process so far...
A big thank you and kudos to Mackenzie who brought in and shared her homemade trebuchet this week! The students loved seeing how the trebuchet worked and also spent some time comparing its parts and function to the catapult. It was a wonderful learning experience for everyone!
Upcoming Events and Important Due Dates –
April 20, 2018: No School
April 26, 2018: 4E and 4F field trip to Shepard Landfill/Composting Facility
April 27, 2018: NCS Design Challenge, Day #2
May 1, 2018: Grade 4 Drama Club begins (Wednesdays, 3-4pm)
May 4, 2018: Food Truck Rally
May 18, 2018: No School
May 21, 2018: Victoria Day, no school
May 23, 2018: Healthy Hunger
May 29 - June 4, 2018: Japan Homestay
June 5, 2018: Nose Creek Triathlon
June 7, 2018: 2nd Annual Taste of the Arts Evening
June 13, 2018: Healthy Hunger