Friday, January 29, 2010

Multiplication Madness!

The Grade Five class has been working very hard on their multiplication unit. We have been learning how to represent two digit multiplication in different ways.
Below are some photos of two digit multiplication using base ten blocks.


Multiplication Madness!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Haikus About Our Special Places

The Grade Three class worked on some haikus at home. Their haikus were written about some special places in their lives. You can read the haikus in the comments below.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Haikus, Haikus, Haikus!

Hi there!

Enjoy the "What Am I?" haiku below:

In a pouch I grow,
On a southern continent ---
Strange creatures I know.
What do you think it is????
If you guessed kangaroo, you are right. Think about how the author of this haiku shared imagery and details so that the reader would know the animal without hearing its name.
Now write your own "What Am I?" haiku.
Here are the rules:
1. Think of any animal.
2. Describe it in a haiku, without giving its name.
3. Remember to use the 5/7/5 pattern!
Post your haiku in a comment below - and don't forget your first name or initials!
When you have posted your haiku, check out the link below for The Children's Haiku Garden.
Have fun!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Friday to the Fives!

Hi there!

Are you excited for the weekend? I sure am! Yesterday I went to a technology seminar for teachers and it has gotten me reinvigorated (fancy word for excited) to develop some activities and lessons that will help us to learn in a fun and real way.

So today I would like you to answer the following problems in a comment.

1. 17 students raised $20 each to support the Canadian Olympic bobsled team.

a) How much money did they raise? Please explain how the halving/doubling strategy helps to solve this problem.

b) How would your answer for question A change if each student raised $50?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Good Afternoon Navy SEALS!

Oh man! You guys have really been showing off in this decimal numbers unit. I cannot believe how fast you are picking this stuff up. I am really proud of how hard you have been working on it. Great work!

So here is your question for today. Please answer in a comment below, and don't forget to put your first name or initial so I know who wrote it.

How would you explain to someone the difference between 0.2 and 0.02? Which is larger? Which is smaller? How do you know?

When you finish that, you can play Miss Freel's Grade 4 math links!