We were pretty busy this week, working hard on completing some projects, getting reading for the winter break.
In language arts we worked on adding details and using descriptive words to our writing. The students were shown pictures of food, and had to write about it using their senses. We wrote about crispy greasy bacon, warm and soft chocolate chip cookies, cold and depressing milk, and crunchy and sweet cereal. Next week we will be writing from other’s points of views.
In math we worked on double digit multiplication, with numbers ending in 0. So 20×70, or 400×60. We moved the 0s over to the answer, and multiplied the numbers left over. Most did very well on the quiz on Friday. Next week we will be finishing up multiplication by looking at double digit multiplication of harder numbers, so 37×72. We will be using the box method to work through our problem.
On science we experimented with inclined planes, wedges, and screws. We learned that an inclined plane requires less force to pull an object up to a certain higher, that just lifting the object. We also learned that the force needed to lift an object is determined by the level of steepness an inclined plane is; so a steeper inclined plane needs more force. With our wedges, we learned that having a sharp pointed end really does help cut things better, than a rounded end. With our screws, we learned that the threads on the screw hold and secure objects together. Try as hard as they could, the students could not pry the screws out of the wood, like they could with the nails. Next week we will learn about pulleys and wheels.
I’m social studies we learned about the positives and negatives of both the forestry industry and the aquaculture industry. For forestry we discussed clear cutting and deforestation. For fish farming we discussed the effect fish farms have on wild salmon. Most students have finished off their mini projects for each resource, and next week we will.be putting together a booklet of our work.
In art we have been working on our artwork for the winter music concert. Our class was given the ’12 days of Christmas’s, so we drew pictures of ourselves, giving out each gift. The music video should be completed for next weekend. Here is a sneak peak of our class’s part
I have also altered our class schedule for the last two weeks. I have made it so we finish up all our curriculum by next Friday, and have the last week as a review and more fun activities. If families were wanting to self isolate the extra week before Christmas, their child would not be missing anything important from Dec 14 to 18.
Have a good weekend, and see you Monday.