In Math today we continued working on our Measurement unit. Today we began working on perimeter and area. Students were challenged to build as many rectangles as they could with a perimeter of 22 m, using congruent square tiles. Students were able to make a variety of rectangles. What is interesting is that multiple rectangles can have a perimeter of 22 m, but that does not mean that they will all have the same area. We will continue looking at perimeter and area in upcoming classes.
In Language Arts today, we looked at what writer's can use to "hook" their readers from the beginning of their story. In fact, the first sentence of a story can be a good hook. Students were asked to create a first sentence for a story that they have been planning. They were asked to use one of the following formats:
- action (eg. She burst into the room and bounded up the stairs.)
- dialogue (eg. "Watch out!" her mother shouted as she hurriedly ran up the stairs.)
- setting (eg. Alex dashed inside and bounded up the stairs of her house to escape the pouring rain outside.)
- sound (eg. "Crash!" The lightning flashed outside the house as she darted quickly inside.)
We will be sharing our sentences tomorrow and choosing what we think is the best to continue writing our stories.
In Science today, students looked at mixing liquids. Today students mixed molasses, oil, rubbing alcohol, and water. What they found was that these liquids didn't mix! Instead, the liquids layered themselves in the following order (from bottom to top): molasses, water, oil, rubbing alcohol. The reason that this occurs is that liquids can be of a different density. In this case, molasses is the most dense so it remains at the bottom. Water is less dense than molasses, so it is able to float on top of the molasses. Oil is less dense than water, so it is able to float on top of the water. Finally, rubbing alcohol is the least dense of the liquids, so it floats on the very top. Many students think about density in terms of weight, but it is actually more accurate to think of it in terms of particles. Liquids with a higher density (eg. molasses) have more particles that are packed closer together. With the liquids listed above, it is possible to separate these liquids from one another. You can use a process called decanting, where you pour one liquid out. Or you can use a tool such as an eye dropper. We will continue with mixtures and separating mixtures tomorrow.
- Read 20 minutes
- Poetry Project (May 2nd)
- Book Orders (April 28th)
- Practice 7x, or 11x tables
- PEAK Basketball (Friday)
- Canada Games Class Code: e14812 (see links)
- WBRSF (April 29th @ Shell Place at MacDonald Island)
Tech & Trades Academy - Mondays, Tuesdays (3:00-4:00 pm)
Grade 5/6 Guitar Club - Thursdays (2:45-3:45 pm)
CG Recyclers - Day 1 (lunch recess) and Day 4 (lunch)
Girls' Club - Day 2 (lunch recess/lunch)
Snack Shack - Friday ($2)
Yearbooks - On Sale Now (see poster below)
CG Registration Forms - due ASAP
Multicultural Family Night - April 27th (see poster below)
Picture Day - May 4th