In Math we started looking at probability. We conducted experiments where we designed spinners with a variety of colours with different amounts. We used probability words like “impossible”, “certain”, “likely” and “unlikely” to make predictions about the outcome. We then graphed the results.
In English we are continuing to use the who/wants/but/so/then/finally summary strategy to generate ideas for new stories. Today we worked on transforming both “The Fox and the Crow” and the “Mouse and the Lion”. We are adding additional details and information about the characters and the setting.
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing March Break.
In Math we had our “Number Talk” where we discussed strategies for solving various multiplication problems. We then practiced making fact families. Finally, we worked in partners to solve problems involving division.
In English we practiced the Who/Wants/But/So/Then/Finally strategy using the story “The Fox and the Crow”. We then wrote in our journals. Today’s topic was what we did during March Break.
I hope everyone has a fun, safe and relaxing March Break! See you back in school on March 20th.
We started math off with a game today. It’s based on the TV show who wants to be a Millionaire:
We then worked on solving two word problems involving division and remainders.
In English we continued to practice summarizing stories. We used the Who/Wants/But/So/Then/Finally strategy to summarize the Ugly Duckling. We then read a very different version of the story: The Uglified Duckling. It’s the story of a moose who thinks it’s a duck.
Thanks to everyone who was able to come to school today despite it being a snow day. Maybe we should call it an “ice day” because that’s why the buses were cancelled this morning.
In Math we worked on making our own division questions. In English we continued practicing using the Who/Wants/But/So/Then/Finally strategy for summarizing stories.
Today we read The Multiplying Menace Divides by Pam Calvert. It tells how Rumpelstiltskin and a witch named Matilda use magical powers to divide the kingdom into frogs. Following that, we played some math games to practise our operations.
In Language Arts we worked hard to finish up our nonfiction books. Most students are finished, or very close to being finished.
Have a great weekend!
It is said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. I guess this year the lion is pretty wet!
One of the questions we worked on today in math was how to divide 50 apples equally among 4 baskets. This led to some interesting conversation about the idea of remainders and what could be done with leftovers. Some students suggest cutting the apples into halves, others said they would just eat the remaining apples.
Book orders were sent home today. Please have the orders in by next Thursday.
In Math we have started work on what it means to divide. At the moment, we are using visual strategies for division. For example, the picture below shows 30 divided into 6 equal groups.
In English, our focus is on finishing up our nonfiction books by the end of the week.
Here are two games we played recently to practice our multiplication facts. The first follows the same rules as “Connect Four” and the second is Checkers.
Connect Four Multiplication
Today we continued practicing multiplication strategies and applied them to some word problems.
In English we continued work on creating our nonfiction books. We are working on ensuring each of our paragraphs start with a topic sentence. We also practiced writing an introduction to our books.