Programing: Math: Students are currently working on their Number Sense. Students practicing daily on either, adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing. This will change based on students areas of need. As a class, we are starting to recognize math around us. Throughout these units, I encourage students to put their number sense to use. Students can start to estimate grocery bills, how many cans are there in a case of pop/juice, compare driving speeds (30km/h to 100km/hour), how many cookies does each sibling get in an oreo package ect.
We have finished our multiplication unit. Students were taught a variety of strategies to solve multi-digit multiplication problems. These methods are great at strengthening student’s number sense. Students really have to understand numbers to do well. We are building those skills. We have just started our division unit. Although division is the opposite (completely related) to multiplication, students have a harder time visualizing this procedure. Again, any application to your lives would benefit students understanding of this concept. Please feel free to write comments, concerns, or areas of math that students find troubling, in the contact slot below.
Social Studies: Our Social Studies curriculum focuses on Canada. Students have finished our ‘Physical Geography of Canada’ unit. Using this previous unit to comprehend the size and diversity of Canada, will help with understanding our next unit, “History and Stories of Canada”. Students are expected to understand many aspects of Canadian history. We will look at a variety of historic events and ponder the influences that it has on us today!
Physical Education: This month we are continuing to develop coordination in a variety of ways. We have started our dance unit. This unit will entail line dances, creating their own line dance, following free style dance moves, and two- stepping. Students will be expected to dance with other students respectfully. This is a great class. They are very competitive and could have a lot of fun if they choose to embrace new things.
We are also starting a badminton unit. We will be working on hand-eye coordination, passing, and strategies to bring to the badminton court.
In both units, students will be assessed on listening, sportsmanship, skills, and attitude.