The students are getting an introduction to coding with little robots today. There is a lot of excitement in the room as they use the Ozobots to learn the codes on the track. Eventually the students will be able to make their own tracks and use ozoblockly to code the robots to do various tasks. There is an ozoblockly link on our class blog if you want to check it out at home.
The Warman Elementary Bike Safety Rodeo was a huge success. The students had a fun time sharpening their bike safety skills. Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this event possible. I had more pictures, but I had some uploading problems.
Our class began working on a mathematics unit on data analysis. Data analysis relates to the collection, organization, and interpretation of information.
In this unit, your child will:
Collect data to find information or solve a problem.
Organize data using tally marks, charts, lists, and line plots.
Construct and label line plots and bar graphs.
Read and interpret charts, line plots, and bar graphs.
Here are some suggestions for activities you can do with your child.
Have your child collect and organize data at home to help make an important decision. For example, he or she could collect and organize data to decide the flavour of birthday cake to bake for the next family birthday. Your child should write a question to ask family members, collect and organize the results, and decide what flavour of birthday cake to bake.
With your child, look for examples of bar graphs in newspapers, magazines, or on the Internet. Have your child share 3 things that she or he knows by looking at the bar graph.
Thursday May 9th – Fine Arts Night
Tuesday May 14th – Bike Rodeo (Bring your bike and helmet to school if you can.)
Wednesday May 15th – Hot Lunch
Friday May 17th – No classes for students
Monday May 20th – Victoria Day: No School
Dear Parents & Guardians,
“Earth Day” is coming up! Throughout the week of April 15th – 18th, W.E.S. students and staff will show how much they care about their planet by participating in a few activities. These are the activities your child will be participating in with their class:
April 15: “Mindful Monday” Students will reflect on ways they can help the earth.
April 16: “Turn if Off Tuesday” Power down throughout the school. To conserve energy, classrooms will turn off some lights and other power-consuming devices.
April 17: “Waste-free Wednesday” Students are encouraged to bring a garbage free lunch to school. To be “waste-free”, students can bring reusable food and drink containers, not disposable ones.
April 18: “Thankful Thursday” Classes will participate in a school-wide garbage pick-up. As a gesture of appreciation for our earth, students will pick up garbage in their assigned area around the school.
The planet thanks you for your support in taking care of our world!
Our class started a mathematics unit on shape and space. Geometric shapes are all around us, and mathematics can help your child recognize them. Understanding geometric form will help them appreciate the geometry found in art, design, architecture, and nature.
In this short unit, your child will:
- Identify and name various shapes with 3 or more sides
- Build, represent, and describe geometric objects
- Draw and talk about 2-D shapes and 3-D objects
The kids did a great job of creating and labeling models of a flowing plant. They will help us learn the important jobs of the major plant parts. They are also a very nice decoration for our classroom. Good job 3C!
Our class started a mathematics unit on multiplication and division. Multiplication and division are basic computational skills that children must eventually master in order to succeed in higher levels of mathematics. The focus of this unit is on developing an understanding of the processes of multiplication and division in order to develop strategies for multiplying and dividing whole numbers up to 5×5. Children will use counters, number lines, and arrays to develop their understanding.
In this unit, your child will:
- Model multiplication and division up to 5 x 5
- Find strategies to multiply and divide up to 5 x 5
- Pose and solve story problems involving multiplication and division.
Encourage your child to share different strategies used to multiply and divide.
We use multiplication and division in many day-to-day situations.
Here are some suggestions for activities you can do at home:
- Look for things that come in groups of 2, 3, 4, and 5. Create problems. For example: Bikes have 2 tires. How many tires are on 4 bikes?
- Use a deck of playing cards, using only the 1s (Aces) to 5s. Shuffle the cards. Flip the first card. This represents the number of groups. Flip the second card. This represents the number of objects in each group. Have your child draw a picture to match the cards, and write a multiplication and division sentence to match the picture. Continue until all cards are used up.