It was lovely to meet so many parents this week for Parent Teacher Conferences and find out more about the children in my care. I look forward to continuing to work with you to support and guide your child’s learning this school year.
This morning saw a number of 3D parents attend the Grade 3 Maths Coffee Morning – and have FUN! Here are some of the maths games 3D have been playing in class. Each can be adapted to make the game easier or harder.
- Salute Need: 3 people & pack of cards (no picture cards needed). 2 players pick up a card each without looking. “Captain” calls “SALUTE” and players place card on forehead so others can see. “Captain” calls total amount. First player to say value of own card wins BOTH cards. Overall winner = player at end with most cards (or highest value of cards)
- Number Battle Need: 2 people & pack of cards. Picture cards=12. Shuffle pack. Decide if highest or lowest value wins. Each player takes 2 cards: “1,2,3 SHOW!” Players turn over cards and add (or subtract) their own. Overall winner = player at end with most or least cards (or highest/lowest value of all cards)
- Target Number: Group of 2, 3 or 4 players. Decide on TARGET number (12, 18, 24). Take turns rolling four 1 to 10 dice or flipping over 4 cards from a pack. All players try to make the TARGET number from results of the four dice or cards. First person to make it shouts TARGET! Then must explain their calculation.
In literacy time 3D have continued working on writing a procedure and also had a go at collectively dictating one. Check out the videos here.
Another maker challenge this week was to create a pulley.
For the end of this unit, students will be working in groups to design and create something using at least 2 simple machines. They will need to explain the forces involved and their design process. Most started today with some designing and testing of possible materials.
If you need some inspiration of what to do with your child over Fall break check out THIS! And please send me a video if you do one yourselves. Have fun!