We are back from our two week break, and jumping right back into our work.
We finished off simple machines this week in science with a scavenger hunt around the school, a quiz, and wind car race! Big wheel came first at 5.7 meters, beating mine by .3 meters.
In social studies we finished off our Natural Resource unit with a review and final test. Seems like most got the pros and cons of each resource.
In math we jumped right into long division. We started small by discussing what a remainder is, and how if you had 9 things, and broke them into 2 groups, you would have 1 remainder left over. We then looked at large division questions, and practiced the bar method of divisions, which they are starting to get a hang of.
In Language arts we started typing up our stories, and drew some pictures to go with them. I will be making a book for our class. We also started a novel study on City of Ember. So far they are intrigued by it.
Next week we will look at complex machines, and start planning to build a Rube Goldberg machine in science. In social studies we will look at fact vs opinion, and start thinking about credible sources of information. In language arts we will be adding more details to our stories, and continuing with our novel study. In math we will look at place value long division, and finish up our multiplication and division unit. In French we will be discussing our preferences, likes and dislikes, and starting to create a french ‘All about me’ poster.
Next week be on the look out for a field trip form about our class going Curling at the end of January.
Have a good weekend and see you on Monday.