I have been having an awesome time with you, learning about fractions! Since this is the last time I will be teaching you, I thought we could have some fun with math!
Do you remember this question? Use your knowledge of fractions to solve this problem.
Colin and Sarah like to play Guitar Hero. Sarah has completed five out of eight songs on her list. Colin has completed two out of four songs on his list. 1) Who is closer to completing their list? 2) Who has completed a greater fraction of their songs?
Add a comment with your answer! Don't forget to explain how you know, and make sure your initials are on the comment!
When you are finished, check out Miss Freel's Mathematicious Links and play some fun math games!
As I snuggle up on my coach on this super cold weekend, I was thinking that maybe some of my students might be as bored as I am! If so... here are some fun sites to get you into the Christmas spirit. Have fun!
So we have just finished our unit on addition and subtraction of decimals. You guys did great! You should be really proud of all of your accomplishments and hard work in this unit. The next unit we will be starting is all about probability. Probability is all about chance, like the "probability that it will rain tomorrow."
By the end of this unit, you will be able to: 1. use probability language to describe how likely it is that an event will happen 2. design and carry out probability experiments 3. compare the probability of two outcomes
So here is your first question for this unit:
Do you think you could better predict the outcome of the roll of a 6-sided die or the flip of coin? Explain why you think so. Don't forget to sign your comment!
After you have done this, try out these probability games below:
I bet you thought Miss Freel was going to post the questions for today...guess again! It's Miss Janzen! I will be posting questions to the blog for your Math class too!
Do you remember how we have been working on subtracting numbers up to 10000? Here are some questions for you to practice your skills. (post a comment with your answers, and don't forget to sign your initials!)
Question #1: Kelsey took a trip to the Calgary Zoo with her Grade 4 Math class. She saw grizzly bears, tigers, penguins and a hippopotamus with her calf. The zookeeper said that the hippopotamus weighed 519 pounds. The hippopotamus's calf is only 3 months old, but already weighs 98 pounds!
How much more does the mother hippopotamus weigh than her calf? Explain how you got your answer.
Question #2: During summer vacation, Jimmy and Laura each took a trip with their families. Jimmy's family drove in their car from Calgary to Winnipeg. They travelled a total of 1324 km. Laura's family also travelled from Calgary and flew on a plane to Cancun, Mexico. They travelled a total of 4078 km.
How many more kilometers did Laura travel than Jimmy? How did you figure it out?
So, the quiz is over - we are moving on to a new unit in Math on Monday: decimal numbers.
Please write me a comment (don't forget to sign your initials at the bottom of your post!) and tell me one thing you know about decimal numbers, and one thing that you are wondering about decimal numbers.
After that relax, and check out Miss Freel's Grade 5 Links.
Hi Grade Fours! I hope that quiz wasn't too hard on you!
I would like you to show me what you know about numbers - you can do this by answering the question below. All you have to do to answer is press "comments." Type your answer in the box, then sign it with your initials.
Here's the big question...
Write the following number in standard form:
6000 + 300 + 3
Click on the links below to play some games that will review your knowledge of numbers to ten thousand.
So, I have been on a learning curve with this blog... but I think I am now getting the hang of it! There were some glitches with people posting comments, but I think I have figured this out. If you would like to post a comment about one of your classes, or just send me a note, that would be great.
Grade Three students, don't forget that you will be going to the Extendicare on Monday to read with residents.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Relax, and prepare for the week ahead.
Another week has started - I had forgotten how fast the days go by at school. Today the Grade 2, 4, and 5 math classes took their Homework Folders home. These will be due on Thursday. If you have any questions about an assignment, you can comment on this post. The Grade 2 and 3 classes will have spelling tests on Friday. If you would like to practice at home, don't forget to check out www.spellingcity.com/nfreel.
And don't forget... picture day on Thursday. Look your best (as you always do).
Hi there you fabulous fives! Welcome to our blog. We will be using this blog to communicate about math throughout the year. Today, I would like you to comment on this post (just click "comment" below my posting) and tell me what area of math you would like to learn more about, and what area you feel confident in. You can sign the post using your initials. Also, check out the link below. These are some fun games that are all about representing numbers to one million. Have fun! http://www.gamequarium.com/placevalue.html
Well, it's finally here. Milk River Elementary is up and running! Another 40ish weeks of new friendships, quizzes, assemblies, and recesses (which I have heard is the favourite "subject" of many students). I am so excited - and from the students I have seen biking around Milk River in the last week or so, or those buying their fresh new school supplies at Staples, I think many of the kids are too! We are so lucky at MRE to have such a great group of people to work with - staff and students alike.
So, Grade 2, 4, and 5 students are coming home with a Homework Folder today. Many of you have used this with me before, but for those new to the idea, see the info below: - folders are sent home on Mondays and due on Thursdays - if you have any questions about an assignment, you can contact me on this blog, send me an agenda message, or call me at the school.
Grade 2s and 3s also have a reading log in their agendas. When students read at home, they can record it on their log. Once a reading log is filled, that student gets a prize, and will bump up their Reading Counts points.
And Grade 2s are going to start the year off with a bang, having their first spelling test on Friday. We will be working on our "wall words" on Tuesdays during class time. To practice at home, students will have a list of their words in their Homework Folders. You can also see the word list at my spelling website: http://www.spellingcity.com/nfreel/ This site has some fun games to play that will helps students practice their words.
I think that's it for now... I hope you guys have a great first day. I know I sure will!
Well, the teachers are back at school today, working like crazy to get ready for the next school year. It's going to be exciting - new students and new teachers are joining us. We are all looking forward to seeing the kids on Monday! Enjoy your last weekend of freedom ; )
Hi there! To correspond to our new AISI project, which will incorporate technology into writing, I have decided to start a blog for my classes. Parents and students are welcome to join, read, and make comments throughout the year. Hopefully this will help us all to build a strong home-to-school relationship. See you in a couple of weeks!