Tentative Schedule (adjusted Sept. 5)

Tentative Schedule (adjusted Sept. 5)

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thinking Thursday

Hello Parents and Students,

   Today, we continued our division lesson. We started off with a sheet called ‘99’ where the students had to use 99 as a divisor to find different quotients. It allowed me to figure out which students were struggling with division, subtraction, or multiplication. Some key mistakes that students were making included: not lining place values (so writing neatly), trying to squeeze all the work into a tiny spot, and making numerical errors (i.e. 0-9 = 9). Some strategies that helped the students: memorizing “Does McDonalds Sell Cheese Burgers” (from yesterdays note) and creating separate work areas for multiplication and subtraction (boxes or dividing the page into three). By the end of the day ALL the students felt that they succeeded in learning division! Hopefully, they will feel the same way tonight for the review sheet.

   In UOI, we worked on hypothesis by watching a video, here is the link, about an experiment and discussing what created a good hypothesis. Then as a class, we noticed the pattern to a ‘good’ hypothesis; if independent variable then dependent variable because ______. The students were then able to go complete research for the Skittles lab and create a well-informed hypothesis. Here are some pictures showing their great research and teamwork skills. 

   For the Spain project, the students are well on their way. I individually conferenced the students, while they worked, and noted progress and what they need to do next, I still have a few groups left and I will complete the conferences tomorrow before the weekend. 

·      Spelling: Books are due tomorrow and the test is tomorrow.
·      Math: Review packet is due tomorrow- math test Monday (tentative)
             ** for parents please note, this is a lot of work but I just wanted to ensure lots of practice questions, please adjust if your child struggles and just write a note in their agenda :)
·      Spain: work on as discussed
·      Orange Shirt Day tomorrow
·      Please bring a spare set of black, yellow, or red clothes for the Spain project.

Lastly, hopefully to make your day that much better, here are some pictures with our reading buddies and the books we are reading with them.

I hope everyone has a great evening,

Ms. Khan

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