Find out about:
- New Students to 3C
- Making Inferences with Riddles
- Multiplication Battle and Bingo
- Blog Post Comment of the Week
New Students to 3C
I would like to introduce the newest members of our Room 3C community, Elina and Dean.
We played a lot of games and had sharing activities during Morning Meeting that we played at the beginning of the year so we can get to know Dean and Elina and so they can get to know us. Welcome to UNIS!
Making Inferences with Riddles
We are really having fun with making inferences in our reading. Every other day or so I am introducing a new riddle to the students. When they give their response they must back up their inference with either clues, or evidence, from the riddle, and/or evidence from their personal experiences. This BrainPopJr. video helps explain more what an inference is. Be sure to check out the Library Digital Resource Page, in order to access BrainpopJr. with the school’s username and password.
Multiplication Battle and Bingo
This week we really got into our games and activities for multiplication. The connections and strategies the students were coming up with were pretty impressive.
Array Bingo, above, has the students trying to find the selected product with the arrays they have in front of them. They are not allowed to count any of the dots by one and they may be able to use more than one array to make the product. So 40 could be made with an array of 4 x 10, 10 x 4, 8 x 5 or 5 x 8. It also can be made with a 5 x 1 and a 5 x7. It all depends on what cards the kids have.
Number Battle with array cards, we discovered, can be played in many ways but the students agreed on some rules. The winner of both cards is the player who can name their array and the product (the number of dots). For example, Sam can call out, “3 X 3 is nine! He must then justify, or explain, his reasoning, in order to collect both cards. The rules can change as the game evolves but it is the discussion and sharing of how they know they are correct that makes this game so valuable.
Today in our Number Talk, the students made some very good connections. If you do not understand what the strategies written on the board mean, ask your child to explain it for you.
Blog Post Comment of the Week
This week’s Comment of the Week went to Amelie’s 2 Stars and 1 Wish comment on Ayaan’s blogpost about his Unit of Inquiry presentation.
Be sure to check out all the students’ blog posts and comments at our Easyblog site. They love giving and receiving feedback about the learning they are doing here at school.