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.
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
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
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!
I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day 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.