Here is what we did today.
Math: Today we talked about measuring area in cm squared. The concept is the same as Friday's lesson in which they have to write a multiplication sentence for each shape. We did some questions together and then they did some textbook work.
Spelling: Spelling is due on Thursday and the test is on Friday.
Language: They finished off their previous letter, self and peer edited and then started on their next one in which they are writing about the rules and routines of an existing game.
Gym: Please see Mr. B's blog for more information
UOI: We worked on our review package from Friday. They will be finishing it throughout the week.
Spring Fundraiser assembly: Our first prize for yesterday was an extra casual day and it was won by Noah and William in Ms. Padovan's class! The prize for today was chewing gum at school all day and that was Jasmeet in Ms. Hocevar's class. Great work!
UOI: We talked about changing the speed of a moving object. We first talked about how a parachute slows down a person falling. We watched a video in order to understand this:
Next they learned that the parachute allows for the force of the air resistance to be more than gravity which slows the person down. We also talked about the speed at which a person drops depends on the weight of a person. A sumo wrestler is going to drop faster than a small child. We also talked about a kite and the air resistance involved in keeping it up. We then talked about the aerodynamics of a sports car turning a corner and how it allows the car to go faster than a mini-van turning a corner. Finally we did an experiment with a parachute to see how to falls with different items.
Math: Today we talked about calculating the area of irregular shapes. We count them by putting different symbols in the squares. We put an X for a completely full square. We put half a circle for shapes that are half; these shapes count as half (0.5). We put a * in all the rest of the shapes. We then circled the stared (*) shapes that are more than half; these shapes count as 1 whole. They should do these one at a time and then find the total area. If they are having a hard time determining if it is more or less than half I suggested they draw a dotted line from corner to corner and then use their paper and put it up to the solid line. If they can see the dotted line then it is more than half. If you cannot see the dotted line than it is less than half. We are going to do some more work on this concept tomorrow.
Have a good night!
*Baby pictures (A copy of the original is fine) due April 20th
*Read 25 minutes
*Raz kids twice before Sunday.
*Spelling test Friday
*Spelling due Thursday
*Spelling due Thursday
*Pancake day tomorrow
SPRING FUNDRAISER!!!!! Our annual Spring Fundraiser is fast approaching. This year our Spring Fundraiser will run from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20. All of the funds raised this year will go towards improving technology for our classrooms. Each day that week, we will host a different activity. For $2 on Monday, students can dress like a ‘Pirate.’ On Tuesday, enjoy a bag of popcorn for $2. Wednesday is Pancake Breakfast. Order 1 pancake for $2 or 3 pancakes for $5. Gluten-free pancakes are also available! 1 gluten-free pancake for $2.50 or 3 for $6.00. On Thursday, enjoy an ice cream sundae for $5. Sundaes include two scoops of vanilla OR chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce. Add a banana or apple for $1. To wrap up the week we will be hosting a danceparty for $5. Order forms have been sent home and will be due no later than Thursday, April 12. For students who collect a minimum of $35, they will get to enjoy a morning or afternoon at Kidsport. Please use the pledge sheet provided and be sure to turn in on a daily basis! Daily prizesfor the most amount of money brought in are; bonus casual days, getting to sit at your teacher’s desk for a day, or shooting Mr. Foster with a Nerf gun. School wide fundraising targets will allow students the opportunity to give Mr. Rozario a makeup lesson or water balloon their teachers. So, get out there SJA, and raise some money!!!!!