Math This week we took time to review our division check-ins and upload them to FreshGrade. We reflected on what we can do better in the future as well as our areas of strength. We also did daily check-ins with our classroom Olympic Bar Graph, looking at the amount of medals that were added overnight and which country is in the lead. Looking ahead: We will continue working on bar graphs and also begin our shape and space unit.
Science This week in Science we learned about electrons through a hands on group activity and the use of an energy stick. We experimented with parallel and series circuits using unique materials like tinfoil, paper clips and brass fasteners. Following this experiment we reflected upon our experience and the challenges we faced. We also began the planning phase of our City of Ember Electricity Project. Looking Ahead: Students will begin gathering and bringing in their materials for their Ember Project so they are able to begin building their projects.
We had an awesome trip the the Military Museum this past week. Please ask your child about what they did and what they learned.
Our poetry unit is finished! Some students will be bringing their unfinished poems home this weekend. Please ask if your child finished all their work or will have a bit to finish up at home this weekend. Looking Ahead: We will be catching up on our reading of the City of Ember as well as exploring the Metis culture through a kit we have in from the National Music Center.
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This week was a busy week for EXPO. On Tuesday we went to the Mount Royal University Library and the Military Museum. At Mount Royal we experimented with snap circuits and little bits to enhance our understanding of electricity. One class learned how to make buttons and received a tour of the Maker Space and the other class received a tour of the library. At the Military Museum the students took part in 3 different learning experiences: creating story robes, listening to a presentation about Famous First Nations veterans that were in the war, and listened to stories about artifacts while they were passed around the circle. On Wednesday the students spent the day swimming where they took part in the Swim to Survive program. EXPO pictures https://goo.gl/photos/FufmVRi9Ag7YJams5 please visit and download ones with your kids in them.
We spoke to students about appropriate iPad use as there have been numerous incidences of inappropriate use. We did a mass delete of apps along with pictures of memes and videos that were not directly related to school work. In addition, students are now required to email parents if they want to take their iPads home, describing what they need to work on and why they need to take it home (reason: probably not using their time wisely in class). We ask that you follow up with a conversation at home and a brief reply to these emails so that we both know that you're aware of this.