Thursday, 14 June 2018

Thursday, June 14th

I would like to let everyone know that students were sent home with a blue folder today from math class.  It contains most of the assessment that took place, besides any electronic assessments during the school year.  This may stay at home.

Other practice work, such as notebooks or duotangs will be sent home later next week.

Report cards will be going home on Wednesday, June 27th.

On June 26th, we will be having an end of the year party in class.  I am asking students to bring in board games on Thursday, June 21st, in order to be ready for our year end party.  I will be providing some snacks for that afternoon.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Friday, June 8th

This past week, we saw a lot less math than the usual.  We had track and field on Tuesday and Play Day on Thursday (see pics below).  Nonetheless, we have finished up our unit on area, perimeter, volume, mass and capacity.  Student work for this unit and the past units will be going home in the next couple of weeks.  

Our current and last unit in math is probability.  It is a short unit and much of the assessment will be based on in-class activities and quizzes.

Students are encouraged to practice on Mathletics as I assigned Ontario curriculum-based practice.  We will be having a quiz on Mathletics this coming week.  

Play Day!

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tuesday, May 22nd

Today in math, we learned about volume - the space inside an object.  

Students used their knowledge of area A = L x W  and added height to use the formula:

V = L x W  for volume. Image result for volume cm cubes

-Students are asked to go into their Mathletics from their OCSB student portal to catch up on the assigned work in there.  Due Thursday.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Tuesday, May 15th

In math, students are continuing to explore area and perimeter.  They are learning how to show their thinking clearly and to become more comfortable using formulas.

Example of showing their thinking for area and perimeter

There is no homework for Thursday.  However, I encourage students to practice using Prodigy or Mathletics.  I assigned some practice in both programs.

I am taking the morning group to the Scholastic book fair.  Students may bring in money to make purchases for books.

Friday is a  

The following is some information that came my way from the Ottawa librarian at the Hazeldean branch:

The Hazeldean Branch is offering 2 sessions of a Science Odyssey program on Sunday, May 20th in the afternoon.
If you know families who might be interested, or some budding scientists who are looking to try new things, please share this information with them. Registration required.

Crime scene investigation | EnquĂȘte criminelle

We need your help in solving a mystery! In groups, you will test different materials found at the scene of the crime. This workshop introduces the study of chemistry and biology of the human body.  Ages 7 - 12.
Presented by Adventures in Engineering and Science at the University of Ottawa as part of the Science Odyssey. Science Odyssey is Canada's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Thursday, May 10th

Today, we continued to explore the concepts of area and perimeter of different shapes.
Students now know how to show their thinking for both:

A = L x W   (multiply)  or   P = S + S + S (add up the sides)

-I sent home a graph paper for students to create a Minecraft head.  They are to use about 4 or 5 colours to create their head and then find the perimeter and area for each colour.

Here is an example of a finished Minecraft head:

Tomorrow is Open House.  You are welcome to come by for a visit in the morning!  

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Tuesday, May 8th

We are studying about perimeter and area.  The students' learning goal is to properly show their thinking when problem solving the area or perimeter shapes or objects.

I have added practice in Math Prodigy and Mathletics for both areas.

There is no homework for Thursday.

Please sign your child's test on multiplication and division and return it on Thursday.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Wednesday, May 2nd

We started our new unit on perimeter, area, and volume yesterday.  Students have seemed to grasp perimeter quickly.  I am glad to see that many of them remembered this concept from last year.  

As for the final test on multiplication and division, they will be going home I have all of them and corrected.

Our times tables quizzes are also done.  Our goal was to know our facts up to the ten times tables fluently.  Congratulations to Adam, Ben, Daniel, Sayeda, Vincent, and Warren for achieving your goal!

-Perimeter practice due tomorrow