Today in Math we prepared for our upcoming Statistics and Probability unit test. Our unit test is this Monday, October 17th! Today students worked together to complete the "Show What You Know" questions from the textbook. These questions cover all of the lessons from this unit. Students should take some time over the weekend to further review. Check out the "Statistics and Probability" page under "Math" to get access to resources that students can use at home. Students can also use their Mathletics accounts at home and access the online Math Makes Sense text. Look under "Links." Students also have a copy of the textbook saved as a PDF in their Google Drives.
Today we completed our Art Cards by Kids project. The cards look wonderful. Instead of using a gold and silver sharpie, today we decided to use some gold and silver glitter glue instead. The sharpies were giving us some trouble yesterday. I'm really happy with our solution to this problem. I actually like the glitter much better, so it was win-win. Thanks for your patience everyone! Especially Aayan and Seth! The markers gave out just as they were using them yesterday and I know it was frustrating.
In Social Studies today we began looking at some of the major bodies of water in Canada. Today we looked at the oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Artic. We also located Hudson's Bay and James Bay. We also discussed a new mapping feature today. Thanks to our study of double bar graphs in Math, we are already very familiar with using legends. Today we added a new mapping feature - the compass rose. The compass rose is used to help the reader/viewer of a map understand direction. In order to create a compass rose, students need to have an understanding of both their cardinal and intermediate directions. Our cardinal directions are: North, East, South, and West. Many people use mnemonic devices to help them to remember the order of the cardinal directions. When I was in school we learned, "Never Eat Shredded Wheat." Today, our class wrote our own mnemonic devices:
We also looked at the intermediate directions today: Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest. Students completed a worksheet on both the cardinal and intermediate directions, before we played a DPA game on the topic. Students all faced "North" (the front of our room). I then called out different directions and students worked to face the correct direction as quickly as they could. Everyone did really well!
Agenda Language Arts: - Read 20 minutes - Fri-yay Reflections
Math: - Review 3x and 6x tables - Pgs. 290-291 #1-6, 8 - Statistics and Probability Unit Test (Monday)