In Math we learned that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing are all called operations. We also learned that using brackets can change the order that we solve the problems.
8 – 2 + 4 = 6 + 4 = 10
but when you add brackets…
8 – (2 +4) = 8 – 6 = 2
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!
Today in math we finished up our examination of equations and expressions and started looking at multiplication.
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.
Happy Groundhog Day. Wiarton Willie saw his shadow so that means, at least according to a groundhog, we’ll have an early spring.
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.
We started a unit on Geometry today in math. We started by identifying the attributes of a variety of quadrilaterals: trapezoid, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle and square.
In English we did an examination of words that have the long a sound. We sorted the words in those that make long a sound spelled “ai”, “ay” and “a_e”. Following that, we worked on our journals. Our focus this week is to start our entry off with a topic sentence.
Here are two examples of our descriptive writing. We started by looking at the picture and brainstorming words; what did we see and hear, what movement is there, what’s the location and temperature. We then chose our favourite words and phrases to turn into sentences for a paragraph.