Measurement

Whoa… it seems to have been a while since my last post update!! I still can’t seem to send pictures from my phone app (checked with tech support so hopefully we can get that figured out), but I figured it was time! In math, we have started looking at measurement and why/how we measure things. […]

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Attributes Competition!

We have been learning about 2D shapes and what attributes are. We have played some games sorting everyone into different groups according to various attributes (or characteristics) and today we turned things up a bit into a healthy competition! The kids were split into 3 groups and had to work together to sort their pile […]

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Math Practice

In math over the last few months, we have been learning different way to add and subtract: base 10 blocks place value chart (using base 10 blocks) flip and solve (12+4=16 is the same as 16-4=12) stack up the numbers and solve the ‘houses’ – always start with the ones house! The kids also need […]

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Quad Questions: Place Value

As I mentioned before, we have been working a lot on understanding place value and how to represent numbers in a Place Value Chart and with Base 10 Blocks. Some of you might not remember those, but they are little units (or cubes) that represent 1, rods that represent 10 (10 cubes stacked together), and […]

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Libraries: Extinct or Relevant?

Today, we were reviewing what we learned a while ago about graphs and realized that in order to put information into a graph, we need to gather the information first. In order to gather information, often people create surveys with questions about the topic or issue, then collect the answers to put into a graph. […]

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2Plett Pattern Block Creations

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Geometry – 2D & 3D Shapes

We have started to look at the various 2D and 3D shapes and their individual characteristics. We did a classroom hunt yesterday to try and find the various 3D shapes that are in our regular classroom. I wonder how many different 3D shapes you can find at home! List as many as you can find […]

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April 29/14 Update

Math On a piece of paper, answer the following question using the different strategies talked about it class: 45 + 87= hint: place value house, write the total of each side and then find the FINAL total, show using Base 10 Blocks (blow the number up first to help!). Stacking the numbers on top of […]

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Estimation Station

Yesterday, we started talking about estimating. After talking and practicing a LOT of skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s all the way to 100, we learned how important skip counting can be when estimating! I wonder what things there are to estimate at home and how you guessed the answer! Don’t forget, the key […]

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