Welcome back. I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing four days off.
In Math we are continuing to work on strategies for multiplication. Today we looked at the strategy of breaking a multiplication fact apart. For example:
8 x 5 = 8 + 8 + 8 +8 + 8
8 x 5 = (8 x 2) + (8 x 2) + 8
= 16 + 16 + 8
= 32 + 8
8 – 2 + 4 = 6 + 4
but when you add brackets…
8 – (2 +4) = 8 – 6
In English, we (Mme Coupe’s class) finished writing in our journals. We then did “Making Words” where we spelled several words before figuring out the mystery word “Celebration”. Finally, we worked on our informational reports.
I hope Mme Maki’s grade 4s had a great time skating on the Rideau Canal today!
In Math we continued working on multiplication. We practiced some facts and looked at doubling strategies.
In English we wrote in our journals about a favourite toy. We are ensuring that our entries have topic sentences and, of course, lots of detail and description.
We also continued reading Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.
In English we added our February Word Wall words to our Personal Dictionaries. We then continued working on our Informational Reports.
Today in English we finished our journals entries and then continued developing ideas for a report on a topic we feel we are experts in.
At the end of the period we played a Quizizz quiz on some of our Word Wall words.Click on the link below to play again. This link will be active until February 13.
In English, after writing in our journals, we started a new writing topic on informational writing. We thought of topic we consider ourselves experts in and brainstormed things we could teach each other about.
Today in Math, we continued to work on creating equations out of word problems. We also played a version of Bingo where students had to figure out the answers to equations.
In English, we watched a video of Felix Baumgartner’s world record setting freefall jump of 128 kilometres. We then started working on creating a descriptive paragraph about what we saw.
Book orders were sent home today. They are due Wednesday, February 8.
In Math, we finished looking at polygons and angles and started looking at expressions and equations. Today we took a word problem like “There are 10 apples altogether. 3 are outside the box. How many are inside?” and created an equation to represent the problem: 10 = ? + 3.
In English, we continued working on writing descriptive paragraphs. We also practiced our parts of speech by playing the following Mad Libs style game: On the Track of Bigfoot.