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Friday, 30 January 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fantastic Friday!


Summative projects went home today along with the rubric. Students are to create their own mechanism using at least one simple machine. Students are to create something that does not already exist and needs to have a purpose/function for humans. These are to be completed at home and on February 12 students will present their mechanism to the class.

We began the day having a scientist in the class who taught us so much about simple machines!! First, scientist Daniela showed us how a lever works using Ms. Jaskolka! Sarah came up and tried to pick up Ms. Jaskolka but it was too hard. Then, Sarah and Ms. Jaskolka went on a lever to see if Sarah could pick her up, but she still could not. We then realized we needed to move the fulcrum closer to Ms. Jaskolka and then Sarah picked her up!!!


We then rotated through different centres in groups, learning about each simple machine. Here we are:




























After first recess and lunch we had French. After we practiced our poems and then said them in front of the class. Here we are:  



We are getting better and better!!! Ms. Jaskolka let us know some things that we can work on that can help us perform our poems confidently.

After second recess and lunch we practiced Read to Self.

We then had our unit 16 spelling test.

At the end of the day we had a little bit of free time since we have been working so hard!!!

Homework:

1.     Read for 20 minutes
2.     Math Test Wednesday
3.     Summative due February 12, 2015
4.     Spelling test signed 

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Terrific Thursday!!

Macbeth tickets are on sale! All the money collected will go to our SJA Science program!

Scientist in the School tomorrow!

Students, what kind of action have you been doing through out the unit?

We began the day with Math. We looked at a graph in the Big Math Book and discussed what kind of information it is showing us: the number of nickels each person has. We spoke about what we can tell from this graph: Who has the most/least nickels; how many nickels one person has than the others. Students inquired about the different ways we could show the same information: tally chart, bar graph. We reviwed the important parts of a graph: title, labels, and numbers on one side. Students then completed two pages in their Math Makes Sense where they interpreted a bar graph and tally chart.

After students had physical education with Ms. Lovan.

We then went to Ms. Dacosta’s class and continued our friction and inclined plane experiment from yesterday.  We did an experiment to see how different surfaces affect how far a toy car would be able to travel. We used sandpaper, wax paper, white paper, and aluminum foil. We also wrote our conclusion today, discussing which surfaces the car travelled the farthest (white/copy paper) and shortest (sand paper and aluminum foil) and why (because of the amounts of frictions the various surfaces have).








We then completed our stick figures and letters to Hong Kong.

After first recess and lunch we had French.

When students returned, they wrote their homework in their agendas and then did some silent reading.

After second recess and lunch students began learning how to write an explanation.  We discussed what we should have before writing an explanation: detailed sentences. To help us add detail we can ask: Who? What? Where? When? Why? And How? Students then worked in their Ontario Writing books, describing pictures with 1 detailed sentence.

At the end of the day we build stamina for Read to Self making sure we are reading “just right” books.

Homework:

1.     Read for 20 minutes
2.     Math Test Wednesday

3.     Spelling test tomorrow

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday!


Parents we need empty Kleenex boxes for an activity we are doing next week. If you have one, please recycle and bring them in for us to use. 
Bake Sale tomorrow. All the money we collect will be used for a PA system and audio books! 

Casual Day tomorrow.


Macbeth tickets are on sale! All the money collected will go to our SJA Science program!

We began the day reading the first chapter of Freckle Juice. We found out that Andrew wished he had freckles so his mother would not know when he is dirty. At the beginning of the chapter Andrew was daydreaming about Nicky’s freckles (another students in his class) and wishing he has them also. Sharon let him know that he could also have freckles by drinking freckle juice but it would cost him fifty cents. Students completed a quiz about the chapter afterwards.

We were then off to physical education with Ms. Lovan.

During UOI we learned about friction (the force that holds back the movement of a sliding object) and inclined planes (a slanting surface connecting a lower level to a higher level). We did an experiment to see how different surfaces affect how far a toy car would be able to travel. We used sandpaper, wax paper, white paper, and aluminum foil. We first made a hypothesis about which surface we think the car would travel the farthest and shortest on. We also made predictions about how far the car would travel on each surface. We then headed to Ms. DaCosta’s class and preformed our experiment in groups. We will continue tomorrow.










During math, we conducted another survey. We chose three foods and went over to another class and asked them which they liked best. We made a tally to record our information and then made a bar graph to show the results of our survey. We then discussed what we have learned about conducting surveys:

1.     Choose a question
2.     Decide how to collect your data
3.     Ask each person your question
4.     Tally the results
5.     Make a bar graph
Then we use the bar graph to explain what kind of information it is giving us.

After first recess and lunch we had French. When students returned they wrote their homework in their agendas and did some silent reading.

After second recess and lunch we finished up our letters to Hong Kong.

During art, we kept working on our stick figure portrait.



Homework:

1.     Read for 20 minutes
2.     Bake sale tomorrow
3.     Casual Day tomorrow

4.     Math Test next Wednesday