Hello Aurora families,
January is flying by and we are chipping away at the Ottawa trip details. Today, we applied for rooms on June 4 (Thursday) leaving on June 5 (Friday) NOTE: THIS IS A CHANGE FROM OUR PREVIOUS PLAN. It turns out the rooms cost twice as much on May 14 as they do after May 22nd. June 4 was the first date that worked out. Please let us know if you can come with us. We hope to get the price for each person down to about $125 (US funds.) This would be for adults too and cover room, breakfast on Friday, three museums and a comfortable coach bus. If too many of us want to go, we will ask parents to carpool, but we can fit about 12 parents on the bus. Thank you to those who have reached out. We are working diligently on this so that you can plan the rest of your school year out with doctor appointments, etc.
UPDATE: We have confirmation that we can have this date.
In math this week we continued our work on fractions! We revisited the idea of modeling multiplying of fractions (part to part) and also multiplying using mixed numbers (part to whole). We will continue this idea into our new learning happening next week, working on dividing fractions. We will spend the next couple of weeks looking at how to model our thinking with dividing fractions and how to decide if it is a division problem in word problems.
2-4-2's are DUE TODAY! Students who did not finish their 2-4-2 will need to show Ms. Roberge what they have done Monday morning.
MobyMax times have differed slightly this week. Due to the shortened week, 20 mins is required this week and 30 minutes are required next week (totaling 50 minutes). A reminder that ALL FACT FLUENCY needs to be at 100% by NEXT FRIDAY. That is one week away! Keep working hard Aurorians!
In science we explored the idea around inertia. Students worked through rotations that were hands on around the idea that an object in motion stays in motion and an object at rest stays at rest unless acted upon by a force. Through video notes and group activities, students seem to be getting this BIG IDEA down. Check out these rockstars working on the "FLOP!" station.
In LA and Social studies, we have been reading from text sets on our chosen topics of: Titanic, climate change, diseases or space. We have learned to write note the central idea, important main ideas and write a summary. On Monday, we will give a shot at writing a full "all about" report on the topic as a journal write.
Next week, we will investigate teen activists and apply some more report writing skill and technique. In two weeks, approximately 5th, students will decide their topics for our National History Day projects. Then we will synthesise all of our reading and writing skills. All of the topics we have investigates so far make excellent topics as does colonization which we studied with India and will look at together in social studies. The theme for NHD this year is "Breaking Barriers in History." All students will create a website. Here is my model from 2014, Encounter, Exploration and Exchange in History. Ms. Lamb
Work due next week:
(2.4.2 due today)
Friday - math menu- MATH PAGES - and math reflection - there will be time in class for all of this
Word study due Thursday
Finished three articles and summaries due Monday (for LA)