Year 3: possession apostrophe carnivore herbivore omnivore scope telescope microscope periscope gyroscope
Year 4: possession apostrophe carnivore herbivore omnivore exit extend explode external export
Dear Parents and Children,
It has been another full week of online teaching and learning in the year 3-4 classroom and the students really showed their creative chops in their work this week.
In English the year 3’s learned that the meaning of the word”scope” is related to seeing as it is applied to different words and the year 4’s learned the prefix “ex” is related to “outside”. The students had fun working in pairs analyzing a fable and present it to the class. They then had to work together creating their own fables around the moral “Be kind to nature and it will be kind to you”. Their stories are wonderfully creative. We reviewed and practiced using possessive apostrophe’s in grammar. In literacy we continued with chapter 7 and 8 of Matilda, reading about Matilda starting school and meeting Miss Honey and the formidable Miss Trunchbull. The students wrote fantastic limericks about Miss Honey and reflected on what makes a good teacher and role model.
For Math this week we practiced multiplication by using partitioning to break up numbers and used that to make calculations with really big numbers. I am impressed with the students abilities to use this method to solve multiplication problems. We applied that to using different formal methods of multiplication, including the grid and ladder or vertical method of multiplication. We then used these method’s to solving tricky word problems.
In IPC we continued our exploration of “The Nature of Life” learning about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. The students also used their plans from last week to create their own plant and animal classification key. They were then tasked with researching and animal of their choosing and I look forward to seeing their presentations next week.
In P.E We had fun with dance exercises and played the freeze game. We also learned about doing exercises in a given time limit and took note of the importance of resting between sets of exercises.
Another fun week of learning has passed us by. That is all for this week. Have a wonderful weekend.