Term 3 Week 5

This week we have been busy starting new units and buckling down for projects. We have sports day on the 26th, no school the 29th, and a class trip coming up on the 31st. This and next week we will focus on completing our units of study so we can enjoy our schedule of fun and partake in the ABC Countdown for the last 26 days of school!

Students have started a new math unit focusing on multiplication review and basic division strategies. During this unit, students will deepen their understanding of multiplication and division concepts, as well as learn new strategies to solve problems efficiently and accurately. They will be revisiting and applying a variety of problem-solving techniques, such as using arrays, equal groups, repeated addition, and skip counting. We are also using Khan Academy math as a digital supplement allow students to stay engaged in math while other groups are with the teacher.

We have begun a new learning unit in English focusing on fiction and nonfiction texts. During this unit, students will have the opportunity to explore a range of texts and learn about the features of each genre. They will develop their comprehension skills as they learn to identify main ideas, make inferences, and draw conclusions from both fiction and nonfiction texts.

Reading Hour is running smoothly with student groups each focusing on different texts based on their reading levels. Students are taking turns with a teacher for guided reading, and using their laptops for digital grammar practice or tablet to enjoy books on the digital library.

In IPC students started their project inspired by the popular TV show Shark Tank. In this project, students are challenged to develop an innovative product or service that solves a real-world problem, and pitch their idea to a panel of judges, just like the entrepreneurs on the show. This project provides an excellent opportunity for our students to develop their creativity, critical thinking, and presentation skills. They are also learning about entrepreneurship and the process of developing a business idea from conception to launch.

Don’t forget to fill out the field trip form and I will see everyone next week!

Mrs. Leah