Monday, April 8th – 8:00 – 10:00am
Tuesday, April 9th – 8:00 – 10:00am
Wednesday, April 10th – 8:00 – 10:00am
What Have We Been Up To???
We have been very busy mathematicians! We completed our 6th math unit on Geometry, and took our post test last week. Those tests will be coming home soon.
Our last math unit of the year (Unit 7) focuses on extending students' knowledge of multiplication and fractions. In this unit students will:
- Develop and use strategies for multiplying 11 and 12
- Multiply single-digit numbers by multiples of 10
- Multiply single-digit numbers by two-digit numbers
- Solve problems involving fractions
***PLEASE REMEMBER THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE PRACTICING THEIR BASIC MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION FACTS A FEW NIGHTS EACH WEEK! It is very important that students have this mastered by the end of the year.
We are finishing up our first round of student-led book clubs. I have been so impressed and inspired by the leadership skills and in-depth conversations the students are having each day. They are so excited to meet with their group and discuss the books they are reading. We will do this type of book club at least one more time before the school year ends, so students will get to enjoy another engaging text with different classmates.
Students have embraced their creative imaginations and story-telling abilities to write adapted fairy tales. They chose a fairy tale they are familiar with, and decided on one main change for the story that would lead to other changes to tie everything together. We will be typing these stories and illustrating them to create a bound book. Keep your eyes peeled for the finished product!
The last couple of weeks we have been learning about money and the economy. Students created lapbooks to showcase their learning. These came home earlier this week. Some of the concepts we learned were:
- the history of money
- supply and demand
- trade (imports and exports)
- debit cards and credit cards
- earning interest and paying interest
Next week we will begin our last science unit of the year - Structures of Life. Students will learn more about plants and animals. For this last unit, we have a couple different interactive programs planned for the kiddos! Students will be taking a field trip to the Denver Zoo to participate in a scavenger hunt about different animal adaptations. Soon after, the Denver Zoo will be bringing live animals to our school for an up-close demonstration on different animal adaptations.