Math – Students wrote a quiz on Monday for the estimation and rounding portion of the curriculum. They will receive their grades for this quiz on Monday. Practice Sheet results for the estimation and rounding unit have been evaluated and handed back. 4E and 4F students should review the feedback I provided on these sheets and make corrections.
We began our new patterns unit in Math on Tuesday, and students have busy using their five senses to identify and describe various patterns in the world around us. Students enjoyed watching Bill Nye's "Patterns" video in Math, and we've had many interesting discussions and aha moments as a result! We will continue our learning in this unit next week.
Students completed their first "Math in a Flash" mental math booklet, and results were sent home to parents on Monday. 4E and 4F students will document and keep a record of their results and progress for each of the booklets on a personal bar graph throughout the year.
Students have been encouraged to log onto Prodigy this weekend, as I have set up various patterns activities for them to complete. Your child's log in and password are on page 11 in their student agenda. Have fun!
Estimation Station – There were 156 button holes in the jar this week! Congratulations to M.L. in 4F who estimated 154. Well done! That was a brilliant estimate!
Science – This week in Science, students were exposed to the kinds of wastes that are harmful to people and to the environment. They were provided with information on proper and safe disposal options, and can now identify four hazardous waste symbols. It is important for students to learn about toxic materials so they understand the dangers associated with them and how to dispose of them properly. Did you know that over 4.5 million litre equivalents of household hazardous wastes have been safely treated and disposed of in Alberta since 1988? Lets keep that up! Students are currently creating an entry in their Visual Journal to display their learning for this portion of the curriculum.
Waste in our World Home Project - Students were assigned a home project on Monday to demonstrate their learning of our current "Waste and our World" unit in Science. For this project, students been asked to reuse waste materials to produce a new and useful product. The project letter, question sheet, Logbook and assessment rubric are all attached below for your perusal. All sheets, except the rubric, were also sent home as hardcopies with students on Monday in their agendas. The project, question sheet and Logbook are all due in class on Monday, November 6th, when each student is expected to present their project to their peers/teacher. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished products, and enjoyed having 1:1 conferences with 4E/4F students in class today! (A few students in 4F did not have their conference today due to a fire drill practice. We will finish these up on Monday!)
Waste & our World Home Project Letter
Waste Project Assessment Rubric
Flex – Students have been recording their daily agenda messages, reading their own literature and enjoying the audio version of the Silverwing novel during this time each day. We REALLY enjoyed meeting Kenneth Oppel on Tuesday, and were very excited for Vala as she was able to get her own copy of the book signed! (Photo posted with permission.)
Miscellaneous – An orange notice was sent home with 4F students on Tuesday in regards to our homeroom plans for Halloween. Please let me know if you did not receive a copy or if you have any questions!
4F students also completed their second Monthly Letter in their journals. These journals were sent home for parents to read and respond to today. Please send the journal back to school with your child on Monday.
It is hard to believe that October has nearly come and gone already. With the leaves changing colour and the cold winds starting to blow, we see winter is just around the corner. I hope you enjoy your last October weekend... make it a memorable one!
- Mrs. Ross