Math – In Math this week, students learned how to use fractions to show and represent equal parts of a set. They explored and completed their tasks by using manipulatives, drawing images and also by examining shaded parts of a set (visual representations). Students also used counters to help identify and find the fractions (including equivalent fractions) of various sets - i.e. 1/2 of 14, 2/6 of 18, 2/3 of 15 and so on. In addition to this work, students enjoyed working collaboratively in their table groupings to solve various multi-stepped word problems involving fractions!
Students began their studies in the decimals unit this week. We began by watching a video about decimal numbers, which led to various class discussions and debates - i.e. fractions vs. decimals, how decimals are used/what they can represent and how they are used in the real world. Here is a link to the video we watched in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMuFg9UqNY
Students should have completed the "Exploring Tenths" activity involving decimals. In this activity, students learned to represent both fractions and decimals for base ten blocks, as well as various images. We will continue our learning with decimal numbers next week!
Prodigy – If students were absent from school today, please ensure they complete the assigned task online in Prodigy. For this task, students will determine and explain, through investigation, the relationship between fractions (i.e., halves, fifths, tenths) and decimals to tenths, using a variety of tools and strategies.
Science – In Science, students continued their work in the Plants area of the curriculum. Most students finished up their online independent research for various plants topics and have moved onto the group research/presentation portion of the study. Students were asked to complete #'s 1-7 for their independent research for this coming Monday's class. The group presentation will be due at the end of next week and students will help build the grading rubric for this portion of the study. Students are encouraged to read and study their assigned chapter for the group presentation. I have listed the website chapter links below.
ABC's of Grade 4 Year End Assessment – Most students have been using their time wisely in class each day to stay on top of their ABC's of Grade 4 Year End Assessment project. Students should have finished letters A-L in their good copy, in addition to their cover page. We will continue working through this assessment project in class each day next week. A reminder that this project is due on: Tuesday, June 26. On this day, students will share their three favorite letters with their peers and I will assess their project for distribution on: Wednesday, June 27 (the last day of school). Keep working hard on this assessment project, Kodiaks. Your work looks amazing and it is evident that you learned a ton this year!
Upcoming Events and Important Due Dates –
June 20, 2018: Healthy Hunger (Booster Juice)
June 21, 2018: Grade 4 Multicultural Fair
June 26, 2018: ABC's of Grade 4 Year End Assessment due date & peer sharing
June 27, 2018: Last day of school