Sunday, 14 January 2018

Sunday, January 14th

Our final test on elapsed time as been postponed to Tuesday, due to the "snow day" we had on Thursday.  I encourage students to continue to come prepared for this test.  
Ways to study for Tuesday's test:
-use the links provided under Time (to the right)
-go to Math Prodigy and practice with the questions I provided
-borrow a textbook from me

Our next unit will be on data management.  This unit is about building graphs, looking at the data on graphs, and writing conclusions from graphs.

-A Scholastic book order will be going home this week.  It is due by Thursday.
-We will also be going to Holy Trinity High School on January 24th.  A permission form will be going home this week to be signed.  Please return it by Thursday.

Thank you!

Monday, 18 December 2017

Monday, December 18th

In math, we have been really busy learning how to measure elapsed time.  The students are catching on quickly!  Here is a glimpse shot of some of the action:

Using number lines as a strategy
Demonstrating our thinking

There is no homework for Tuesday.  However, I did put practice questions in Math Prodigy relating to elapsed time for the week (until Friday).  

We are still collecting pyjama's for the Pyjama Patrol - our Charity drive for Christmas.

Ride the Zamboni Contest tickets are available:
2$ for one ticket or 3 for $5

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wednesday, December 13th

In math class yesterday, we wrote down all the activities of what a special day would look like.  Starting from the morning, students made a list of different activities of what their perfect day would look like and how long it would take for each.  They then went on to create a timeline to show how long each activity took.  This is how we started to learn about elapsed time.  It was a great learning experience for all!
We are going to continue to study about elapsed time until the holidays.   Students are encouraged to practice elapsed time using the links provided to the right.

-Elapsed time to the half hour and hour practice sheet due Thursday

Please sign and return the number pattern test for tomorrow.  Thank you!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wednesday, December 6th

In math, we continued our review on telling time to the half hour and to the nearest five minutes.  We will practice telling time to the nearest minute and telling time in two ways.

I would just like to let parents know that we won't be writing in our agendas in the classroom for math class starting tomorrow.  Agenda time has been taking a lot of time in the class.  I encourage students to check on the blog for important information, practice links for each math strand, and what's for homework.  If you haven't already done so, you can subscribe to my blog and get them as emails in the top corner.

The best way to contact me is by leaving me a message at school or by email.  I will send out synervoice (by email) when important information needs to go home for math.

-Prodigy math practice (on telling time) due tomorrow

Friday, 1 December 2017

Friday, December 1st

In math, we started our focus on the measurement of time yesterday.  I did a thorough review to see where the students are at.  Can they tell time to the half hour?  Nearest five minutes?  Nearest minute?  Our goal is to measure elapsed time.

In the morning class, we had the opportunity to have a guest from Gatineau Park.  She went into detail about the human effects on animal habitats.  The class were really engaged in this discussion and were able to role-play a type of animal from the park and express its needs to humans.

The Grade 6 class will be holding a fundraiser for Dec.14th.  Please pay with School Cash Online.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tuesday, November 28th

We had a very productive day today in the classroom!  Students were able to catch up on some work in math and do their final tests on number patterns.  The test will go home signed next week.  I had some students away today and some students need extra time.

Starting on Thursday, our focus in math will be about the measurement of time.  Elapsed time will be our main focus for this unit.  It's a short unit.  I am hoping that the skills they picked up in number patterns will help them to figure out the passage of time through problem solving.

There is no homework for math on Thursday.

Please ensure that your child has enough supplies, especially pencils, a pencil sharpener, and erasers for class.  There are still quite a few students who are not coming to class ready for learning.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Thursday, November 23rd

We will be having a final test on number patterns next Tuesday, November 28th.
The following are what to be expected on the test:

-Identifying, creating and extending number patterns
-Describing a pattern rule
-Find the missing term
-Using a t-chart to problem solve
-Attributes that change in a pattern (i.e., size, shape, direction)

Students can:
-practice using the links over to the right to practice (under 'Number Patterns')
-practice on Math Prodigy (I will assign some practice in there until next week)
-ask for a textbook to loan for home use

Each student is asked to write 15 questions at home - not including the ones that were done at school.  Each group is required to have a total of 50 questions.