Welcome back from March Break! We hope that you had a fun and restful vacation.
We are doing a lot of finishing up this week. In Math, we are completing our multiplication/division unit and are moving on to fractions. The children will be learning about parts of a whole mostly in picture format and in words. They will colour 3 out of 4 squares or identify how many shapes out of how many are blue, for example. The number representation of fractions (i.e. 1/4) will be introduced.
In language, we will begin writing persuasive letters and exploring how best to convince someone to think the way we do!
We continue to share in Lenten prayers and readings, looking forward to Easter.
In Science, we are finishing up our unit on forces and how motion is created through the various forces (muscular, direct, indirect, magnetic, etc.). We will begin our study of plants over the next few weeks!
Important information for this week:
Monday March 20, 2017 - Math Club (after school for those who signed up)
Homework this week!
Language: Here's a review of both descriptive and recount writing. Write a detailed paragraph about the best thing you did during March Break. Why was it so fun? What did it feel like and look like and sound like? Who were you with? Where was it? Make your reader feel as though he or she can see it with you!
Math: Here is a EQAO like problem to solve. Mrs. Smith had books to sort in her classroom. She had 3 bins of books. In bin 1, she had 32 books. In bin 2, she had 45 books. In bin 3, she had 26 books. When she spilled out the books she decided to make piles of 10. How many piles of 10 could she make? Ensure that you explain how you solved this.