We began a new math unit on numbers to 1000. In this unit, students will:
- Show a 3-digit number in a number of different ways, using concrete materials, pictures, words and numbers
- Compare and order 2-digit and 3-digit numbers.
- Skip count by 5s, 10s and 100s forward and backward to 1000.
- Skip count by 3s, 4s and 25s forward and backward to 1000.
- Estimate how many items are in a large collection by comparing it to a known quantity.
As a side note, we have also been practicing our addition facts since the beginning of the year. We are practicing them using several strategies to help make sure that the students have a good chance of experiencing success at making these small mental calculations when faced with more difficult math problems.
Here are a few things to keep in mind for Halloween on Wednesday.
If you choose to dress up:
- Bring your costume so you can dress up after lunch.
- No Weapons
- Not too scary
- School appropriate
I look forward to seeing your costumes!
Our new unit of study in health covers many aspects of personal safety. Learning to be safe or, “net-smart” when accessing the internet is one of the main topics we will be covering. Yesterday, we began learning the four main rules that will guide many of our discussions and projects. The students brought home an internet safety rule pledge form to share with you. I have asked the students to sign it at the bottom to show that they are committed to the rules and using the internet safely. Please take the time to review the rules with them and sign it so that I know you have seen it. Once you have had a change to discuss it with your child please send it back to school. We will use it for future projects and store it with our other NetSmartz activities.
I want to send out a big thank you to Mrs. William’s grade 5 class for their help today. They were great helpers and learning partners for our science lesson. It is always a pleasure to see so many kids in one room working so well together.
We have been learning that good writers help their readers connect by inviting them to ask questions, visualize, infer, and transform their thinking. Our most recent focus has been the structure of stories. Some stories follow a simple path and use descriptive language to capture a readers interest in a person, place, or thing. We call these walking stories. We read a walking story titled Snow and began to write our own stories. We look forward to sharing them with you soon.
If you plan to order books from Scholastic this month they are due tomorrow. Please remember to use the on-line order system, or pay by cheque. Thanks and have a great Wednesday everyone!
Thursday, October 11
Scholastic Book orders are due
Friday, October 5
No classes for students
Monday, October 8
Thanksgiving (no school)
Thursday, October 18
Grade 1-5 conferences
Tuesday, October 23
Grade 1-5 conferences
Tuesday, October 30
Today the students are learning about the invisible force of magnetism. They are learning that magnets can repel and attract. These hands on experiences always seem to be a hit!