4B Week 5 2020
In Math we have been investigating Pentominoes. A Pentomino is a shape made by joining five squares together side-to-side. There are 12 of them.
The students used 5 coloured tiles to make all 12.
The 8 Standards for Mathematical Practices
The 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the behaviours of mathematically proficient students. The practices rest on “processes and proficiencies” of longstanding importance in mathematics education.
Unit of Inquiry
This week we unpacked the Central Idea “Earths Surface Changes over time”
We also investigated the concept of a Fair Test in Science
What is a Fair Test?
Sit with your partner
- Open 1 computer
- Check your email
Make the paper aeroplane
Test your plane
Modify your aeroplane
Try to make a few more aeroplanes
Choose your best one You have only 15 minutes to make your best aeroplane
Learning Conferences- October 1
During Learning Conference Day parents and students will be given the opportunity to attend a 15 minute scheduled Zoom meeting. Information about how to book a Zoom session will be sent home in the coming weeks from the Elementary Leadership team. This is an opportunity for your child to share their learning and goals with you.
On September 28 they will post to Seesaw their thoughts on who they are as a learner (reader/mathematician/writer/learner etc…) This will give you an opportunity to see the post before the Learning Conference. You are invited to add a comment to this reflection thread in the Seesaw post before the conference on October 1.
During the conference we will follow the format below:
- Open the Learning conference by sharing your child’s reflection from Seesaw.
- Discuss their goals and any work samples they want to share
- Engage in conferences with you and your child.
- Discuss how your child has settled into school and provide feedback on areas we will be working on.
- Give you the opportunity to ask questions or clarifications.
Where is the place for adult to adult only conversations?
This conference is not like a traditional parent teacher interview. Please feel free before and/or after the Learning Conferences to raise concerns about learning, behaviour etc. If you send me an email with a suitable time, we can schedule a Zoom or phone call to discuss your concerns.