WOW, I can't believe how fast time is moving. I hope that everyone had a great March Break and is ready for Term 3! There is a lot happening on our classroom as we are moving into new areas in all subject areas as well as getting ready for our annual DrumFest!
Here is an update on our various subjects:
We are continuing to work on our fluency and spelling skills. In writing we are focused on how we organize our ideas and paragraphs to get a clear and interesting narrative or article. In reading, our current topic is inferencing which combines clues from the story and personal connections to help us create an inference regarding the main idea or message of the story. We are practicing our inferencing skills through pictures and short stories to help us strengthen our abilities. Be sure to ask your child what we decided "The Wretched Stone" really was!
We are gearing up to take on individual novel studies for term 3 as well as writing biographies and autobiographies so students watch for more information!
In math we are picking up where we left off in term 2 in Number Sense and Numeration with fraction skills. We are looking at where fractions are used in everyday life as well as developing the ability to determine the connection between fractions, percents and decimals.
Example: 3/4 is the same as 75% which is the same as 0.75
Also, with fractions we are looking at the difference between proper and improper fractions as well as why it is important to reduce fractions to their lowest terms.
Parents, I encourage having conversations with your child about where you encounter fractions in your daily life, from baking to the gas gauge fractions can be found everywhere!
Science and Social Studies
For science we are taking a look at flight (gr.6) and forces (gr.5).
Social studies will be a combination of Egyptian civilization (gr.5) and Early explorers to North America (gr.6). Stay tuned for more information about both of these units.
This term we are gearing up for full participation in DrumFest which will be happening at the end of June this year. We are learning about percussion and rhythm and will be creating as a class the song we will perform on the big night! Active and proper participation is a key to success in this class so students are encouraged to always be prepared and focused when needed.
So that is a quick round up for Term 3 in room 8. Be sure to check the blog often as I promise to add more questions of the week and students will be adding more of their work to the blog to share with visitors.
I am really proud of everyone's accomplishments this year so far and I look forward to a great term 3!
Remember any questions please call, write a note or email me at the school!
Thanks again !
Fishbowl Question: I want to get this Term 3 message to as many students and parents as possible so if you have read this far, answer the following question and let me know the answer and you can hit the fish bowl!!
What famous book that was turned into a movie did author Chris Van Allsburg write?
Need a hint? It rhymes with "Sumanji".