Math – Students continued their learning in our Patterning unit this week. They worked independently, with a partner, and in small groups to complete various activities and challenges associated with extending both shape and number patterns. Many 4E and 4F students will have homework this weekend, as they need to complete the "In and Out Boxes" and "Input and Output Tables" tasks for Monday's Math class. Students will exchange their "Now try this" table with a partner during Monday's class time. (Please refer to the images posted below.)
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. The Problem of the Week posted below is also a wonderful challenge for students to tackle in addition to Prodigy. Thank you and a job well done to all my students who submitted answers for last week's Problem of the Week. Keep up the great work! This week's problem is a tricky one... read and work carefully!
Estimation Station – There were 162 black buttons in the Estimation Station jar this week. Congratulations to N.W. in 4E who estimated this number right on the nose! WOWZA!
Science – The Waste and Our World Home Project grading rubrics were sent home with students on Monday. Parents were asked to sign the notice in students' agendas regarding this.
Students have been busy working on the final task for the Waste and Our World unit. They were asked to come to school with an idea in mind on Monday for the Product Repacking Re-Design, which will go into their Visual Journals. I will post some photos from this task assignment next week, as they are still a work in progress!
Students were given a take-home test for the Waste and Our World unit on Monday. It is due for evaluation on Monday, November 20. Students need to ensure their answers are written in complete and detailed sentences, with correct spelling. (Please refer to the images posted below. Students are also permitted to type their answers in a word document and submit via email or hardcopy on or before Monday.)
Flex – Students in 4F enjoyed another guided drawing lesson via Art Hub. They were able to listen and follow the video instructions to sketch beautiful wintry snowmen. We will put a few finishing touches on our sketches next week and look forward to decorating our classroom bulletin board with them!
Miscellaneous – Ski Day field trip forms were sent home with grade four students on Monday. The forms/money need to be returned on Monday to students' homeroom teachers! So far, I have 6/27 Ski Day forms for 4F students.
"Hats off for Mental Health" day is on Thursday this week. If students would like to wear their hat in the building for the entire day, the cost to participate is $1. All proceeds collected will go to NCS's Movember fundraiser! Click the link below for more details:
A reminder that the school is closed for classes on Thursday and Friday this week, as we have Parent/Student/Teacher interviews scheduled in the main gym. Hope to see you there!
Enjoy your weekend... stay warm!
- Mrs. Ross