Today in Math, our Grade 4 students continued to practice adding 3-digit numbers. Today we also practiced using base-ten blocks to model adding larger numbers together. We also reviewed the right-to-left and left-to-right strategies that we learned yesterday. Remember, students should choose the strategy that makes the most sense to them. Grade 4 students, don't forget that there is a page for you to practice at home. Just visit "Gr 4," "Math," "Whole Numbers," to access extra workbooks, games, and videos on this unit.
Our Grade 5 students have moved on to estimating differences. Remember, the difference is the answer to a subtraction question. Students are still using the following estimation strategies learned at the beginning of our unit: compatible numbers, front-end estimation, and compensation. Students will be using all three of these strategies throughout the year, each time we work on a new operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division) we will review these strategies. Remember, there are lots of resources under "Gr 5," "Math," "Whole Numbers." Students can access extra games, workbooks and review using some of the instructional videos we use in class.
Today we learned more about the parts of a friendly letter. We now know that a friendly letter needs:
- a heading
- a salutation (greeting)
- an indent to indicate the beginning of the body paragraphs
- detailed body paragraphs (include full sentences)
- a closing statement
- a signature
We also learned about how to properly capitalize and punctuate different sections of the friendly letter:
Today we put into practice what we have been learning by writing to our penpals in Sexsmith, Alberta. We are so excited to be writing to Mrs. Willis' Grade 4 class this year. We can't wait to learn more about these students and their community.
- Read 20 minutes
- Book Talk (Dec. 20th)
- Toilet paper rolls
- Wrapping/Scrapbook Paper
- Tech & Trades: Done until January
- Choir: Done until January
- Guitar Club: Done until January
- Art Club: Done until January
- CG Recyclers: Day 2, Lunch/Recess
- Chess Club: Day 3, Lunch Recess
- Hot Lunches, order at christinagordon.hotlunches.net
- Winter Concert, December 14th
- Fri-yay Popcorn, Friday (bring $2)