Math – Students continued to work through "Telling Time" concepts and skills in math this week. They discussed and worked through various Calendar Time activities, including metric notation and reading/recording dates in both words and numbers. We also debated the different ways that dates can be interpreted, such as 03/04/79. As well, Students began to explore telling time to the hour (5:00), quarter after hour (5:15), half hour (5:30) and quarter to hour (5:45). They are learning to read both analog and digital clocks much more fluently now, but should continue to read and tell time daily for practice. Students enjoyed playing a game of Telling Time BINGO yesterday, which had them reading clocks and placing chips on their cards in hopes of winning a prize from the Ross Box!
Science – In Science, students had an eventful week as we wrapped up our Simple Machines unit. After spending time researching catapults last week, students were able to put their understanding to the test as they constructed their own unique marshmallow catapults! Students loved using their catapults to complete in our five "Catapult Olympics" events. I was extremely pleased with students' catapult projects and also how they supported and cheered on their classmates through each of the events! Rubrics with grades for the Marshmallow Catapult Project will be sent home next week. Our next unit in science will be: Plant Growth and Changes.
Upcoming Events and Important Dates -
- 4F Swim Ability Forms are due on Monday. If I don't have your form, I have emailed you!
- NCS's Earth Week is next week, including the homeroom Door Decorating Contest!
- 4E/4F Composting and Shepard Landfill Field Trip is on Thursday.
Here are some photos from our Marshmallow Catapult Project and Olympics!