Today in Math, the Grade 4 students began working on the "Show What You Know" questions at the end of their Data Analysis unit. This is in preparation for their upcoming unit test on Tuesday. PLEASE BEGAN REVIEWING THIS WEEKEND. Do not leave it until Monday night. Students were encouraged to bring their textbooks home today but if they did not there are resources on the "Data Analysis" page and students may use their Mathletics accounts at home. The Grade 5 students conducted their own probability experiments today. They predicted the outcome of tossing a coin as well as rolling a dice. They then performed these experiments, collecting data in a tally chart, to see if the results matched their predictions. Grade 5 students should also be conscious of the fact that they also have their unit test next week and should begin reviewing this weekend if possible. Again, students can visit the "Statistics and Probability" page for resources.
In Science today we reviewed what we have studied so far: natural vs. man-made waste, sorting waste, decomposers and composting, and mold. Today we put the finishing touches on our Mold Garden that we have growing at the back of the room. Students are watching to see the different types of mold that develop on some of our leftover snacks from yesterday. Remember, mold needs moisture, oxygen, and darkness to grow well. Ingredients like preservatives also impact the speed at which mold grows. To add to our Mold Garden, we also added a composting bag today. The organic matter in this bag (leaves, orange slices, orange peels) will also mold, however, we are going to be watching this bag closely to see the impact that this has on the soil in the bag. Remember, mold is a decomposer! At the end of our class today, we tried to bring everything together that we have learned so far. Remember "Trout are Made of Trees!" We will be looking more closely at life cycles and considering the importance of decomposers in this cycle in upcoming classes.
Agenda Language Arts: - Read 20 minutes
Math: - Gr. 4: pgs. 272-273 - Gr. 4: UNIT TEST (TUESDAY) - Gr. 5: pg. 282 #1, 2 - Gr. 5: UNIT TEST (THURSDAY)
Other: - Running Club: Mondays until 4:00 pm - Choir: Tuesdays until 4:00 pm - Guitar Club: Thursdays until 4:00 pm - Boys Volleyball: Wednesdays until 4:00 pm - Girls Volleyball: Thursdays until 4:00 pm - CG Recyclers: Day 2, Lunch/Recess - Chess Club: Day 3, Lunch Recess - Hot Lunches, order at christinagordon.hotlunches.net - Classroom Reward: Thursday, sign up here - Fri-Yay Popcorn Sale: Friday, $2/bag - Benefit Concert, November 2nd - Fall Market, November 18th