Today in Math, students completed our ongoing unit problem for Statistics and Probability. You may remember the project from the work that we put into in at the end of September. Students worked to research the daily temperatures for two capitals cities of Canada. Students then created double bar graphs comparing the monthly high temperatures for each city in 2016. Today, we revisited our bar graphs. Students worked in groups to compare their bar graphs. They were asked to record an observation about each graph and then to reach a group consensus about which city they thought had the best weather in Canada. The results... 3/4 groups picked Toronto as the capital city with the best weather. Most groups were focused on Toronto's consistently high temperatures. Good work everyone! Tomorrow, we finish our 3x and 6x tables review and then it is on to the 12x tables and our new unit... Patterns and Equations!
In Language Arts today, students were given the opportunity to revise their edited paragraphs. Students have completed one draft of their paragraph. Today, they revised their paragraphs, making the corrections they found during our editing today. Tonight, I'll be reading over students' second drafts and do some editing of my own. Then... you guessed it! A third draft. Don't forget how important it is to edit and revise your work! Think of the improvements that you will make and how much stronger your final draft will be! Students also reviewed capitalization. Don't forget the lyrics to this great Flocabulary video:
"I'm saying, When you get specific? Capitalize. First word of a sentence? Capitalize. Months and days? Capitalize. The pronoun "I"? Capitalize.
When you get specific? Capitalize Title before a name? Capitalize All proper nouns? Capitalize"
We are going to be moving on from nouns and proper nouns and begin looking at verbs as part of our next grammar topic.
In Science today, students finished watching the above "Magic School Bus" episode, "Magic School Bus: Kicks up a Storm." Then students shared their thoughts about the video. Students were asked to record what they learned and what they liked about the video. The information about the weather and the water cycle that we gained from the video help us to write the following recipe:
Then we learned about some variations to this recipe: snow, hail, and freezing rain. Snow is formed when the ice crystals do NOT melt as they fall to Earth. They fall to Earth as ice crystals. Hail is formed when a strong updraft pushes falling/melting ice crystals back into the cloud, causing another layer of ice to form around it. This continues to happen (rising and falling) until the hail becomes so heavy that it is able to fall through the updraft, hitting Earth before it melts. Finally, freezing rain occurs when rain hits a surface that is colder that zero degrees. It freezes into ice! Now that we have mastered the steps of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, saturation, and precipitation, and we have learned about the different forms of precipitation, we are going to be looking specifically at clouds.
In Social Studies today, we continued to add major waterways to our growing understanding of Canadian Geography. We added 8 rivers: the St. Lawrence, Nelson, Saskatchewan, Columbia, Slave, Peace, Mackenzie, and Yukon Rivers. We will add these to our maps on Thursday. For now, students were asked to practice their rivers using our "All About Canada" review game that can be found under "Geography" on the "Social Studies" page. Students are also bringing home their Social Studies quizzes today. Still want to improve your score? Keep reviewing at home! We will have one more optional quiz day to be scheduled for next week.
Agenda Language Arts: - Read 20 minutes
Math: - Review 3x and 6x tables (Kahoot quiz tomorrow)