Math – Subtraction, subtraction, subtraction! Students worked SUPER hard in class this week to learn and solve various multi-digit skills and problems. I challenged them with basic numbers subtraction (up to 20), mental subtraction, vertical and horizontal subtraction, place value/rounding, estimating, word problems and even a few deeper thinking questions which had various outcomes and possibilities. 4E and 4F students worked endlessly through my challenges and games, and I am very proud of their perseverance and hard work! We will continue to explore subtraction concepts next week.
If your child is looking to take on even more subtraction problems and challenges this weekend, here are a couple of great websites for them to check out. I have also posted one paper/pencil challenge below entitled, "Subtracting Thousands". Good luck!
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. I have opened up and assigned various multiplication problems for the students to work through and solve.
Problem of the Week – Is problem solving supposed to be easy? Probably the answer is no. However, we can become better problem solvers by solving more problems. Here is this week’s Problem of the Week.
In order to purchase something often we need to save. That is the emphasis of the problem. Enjoy and thanks to all 4E and 4F students who attempted and solved last week's problem. Well done!
Estimation Station – There were 71 feathers in our Estimation Station jar this week. Congratulations to I.K. in 4E who estimated 70. Great job!
Science – Our studies in the Light and Shadows unit are quickly coming to an end! This has been a very engaging an insightful unit for students. From the discussions we've been having in class and in taking a look through students' duotang notes, it is evident that much learning has taken place in our classroom!
This week, students learned about the primary colours of light and the spectrum of colours - ROY G BIV (Visual Journal entry posted below). 4E and 4F worked through a rainbows experiment with a prism, which had them observing and comparing prism rainbows and natural rainbows. Students also learned about the human eyeball by watching a Bill Nye video. We have one more lesson on light safety before we write our unit test on Tuesday. Students were given the study sheet also posted below to prepare for Tuesday's test, and have been encouraged to study their notes and videos/websites posted on my blog throughout the unit for a minimum of 15 minutes per day.
ROY G BIV - Visual Journal Entry
Science Fair - 4E and 4F students enjoyed attending Nose Creek School's 2nd Annual Science Fair on Thursday afternoon in the Main Gym. There were many amazing projects on display! Here are some photos from the Science Fair...
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Enjoy your weekend!
- Mrs. Ross