Today we continued to work on two-digit by two-digit multiplication. Students have been asked to concentrate on one of the following strategies: drawing, break apart, and a stacking strategy. You can see all three strategies below:
Today students were given time to practice these strategies. Students are currently working towards mastering the strategy of their choice, however, students who are comfortable with the above should be encouraged to use multiple strategies. Students can also use other strategies that they might know from previous years or have learned about home. As long as students can demonstrate to me a knowledge of their strategy. Tomorrow we will begin looking at division. Keep practicing those multiplication facts! We still need them.
In Language Arts today, we finished looking at a form of poetry that we started looking at yesterday - limericks. A limerick is five line, often humorous poem, that follows an AABBA rhyme scheme. However, limerick also tend to use the same AABBA pattern in terms of metre. What we mean is, the amount of syllables is similar in lines 1, 2, and 5, also in lines 2 and 4. Take the example below:
Students have been working on constructing their own syllables in their Writer's Notebooks. We will be looking at Haiku in upcoming lessons before moving on to a unit on narrative writing.
It's that time of year again - registration time! In order to better prepare for the upcoming school year, please make sure that student registration forms (sent home in the student agenda today) no later than Thursday, March 30th. Parents are also able to register online.
Helpful Registration Information
- If the student currently attends any FMPSD School they are considered current students
- When registering, you will need to bring along a Birth Certificate or other official document of birth
- Your child must be three years old before March 1st, 2017
- Transportation is the responsibility of parents
- WBRSF (April 29th @ Shell Place at MacDonald Island)
Tech & Trades Academy - Mondays (3:00-4:00 pm)
Grade 5/6 Guitar Club - No Guitar Club this Week
CG Recyclers - Day 1 (lunch recess) and Day 4 (lunch)
Snack Shack - Thursday ($2)
Spirit Week - Wednesday, Wacky Hair Day (Granola Bars)
Yearbooks - On Sale Now (see poster below)
CG Registration Forms - due ASAP
Growing Smiles Fundraisers - due April 26th