Friday, 22 February 2019

Fractions Expectations

We are moving on to Fractions.  We will be exploring the following expectations and working towards our Show What You Know (SWYK) on Friday.

Fractions Learning Goals

  • I can divide whole objects into equal parts.
  • I can divide sets of objects into equal parts.
  • I can compare fractions and put them in order according to size. 
  • I can identify the parts using fractional names without using numbers (ex. two thirds, one fourth)
  • I can solve multi-step math word problems involving fractions using pictures, numbers and words.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Parent Teacher Interview Night

Click on the link to choose a time you would like to meet to discuss your child's progress.  Parent Teacher Interview Night is Thursday, February 21st, 2019. 

Booking for Interview Night

Area and Perimeter

We are halfway through our Area and Perimeter Unit.  The expectations for these measurement skills are as follows:
  •       estimate, measure, and record the perimeter of 2D shapes using standard units
  •       estimate, measure, and record area
  •       compare and order various shapes by area using congruent shapes and grid paper
  •       describe the relationship between the size of a unit of area and the number of units needed to cover a surface

You can help your child practise these skills by asking them to estimate the perimeter of their bed, their dresser, the table, and the backyard.  Ask them how many post-it notes they would need to cover a book, the kitchen floor, or front of the refrigerator.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Linear Measurement

We have now begun our unit on Measurement.  We will begin with Linear Measurement where the students must learn to do the following:
  • estimate, measure and record length, height, and distance using standard units (cm, m, km)
  • draw items using a ruler, given specific lengths in cm
  • compare standard units of length and select and justify the most appropriate unit to measure length
  • compare and order objects on the basis of linear measurements in cm and m (100 cm=1m)
Practise these skills at home by asking your child to estimate the length of an object in your home, and you give an estimate too.  After, measure it using a ruler or measuring tape and whoever is closest wins 10 points.  First person to 100 wins!  You can also choose an object and ask your child if they would measure that in cm or m.

Here is our anchor chart with benchmarks that you can review at home. 

Monday, 21 January 2019

Links for 3D Solids and Nets

You can choose a variety of 3D solids and press play to see the solid open into a net:

Here is a video to explain nets:

A cool interactive site where you choose a 3D solid, then you can move it around, and count the edges, vertices, and faces.  You can also see how it opens into a net.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Munch a Lunch Program

Session 2 of the Lunch Program is now open for orders. The final day to place orders is January 4th. No cash orders will be taken for this session. We are not accepting orders past January 4. Session 2 lunches will begin the week of January 7th.

Click here to take you to the website: