Ms. Magee | Grade 4/5

Weekly Update May 6 - 10

Swimming was lots of fun this week, thank you so much to everyone that volunteered and helped us at the pool. 

In literacy we continued reading Restart. Students had to find the Main Idea of the book and find 4 examples from the text to support the main idea. We looked back at the Big Concepts and Essential Questions from our pre-reading work to support us in determining the main idea of the book. 

In math, we wrapped up our fractions and decimals unit by visiting each others' restaurants. Students were given a budget with pretend money, and had to order off the menu. They then calculated the total of the food, tax, and added a tip. Finally, students subtracted the money they spent from their budget to calculate the change they would receive. Next week we will review fractions and decimals and then write a test. 

Next week in PE we have a rugby residency, which will be lots of fun. 

Weekly Update May 1-4

Thank you so much to all the families that came to our Spring Concert last night, it was a huge success! We have worked so hard over the last few weeks and the students did an amazing job. 

In literacy, we continued reading our class read aloud Restart. We took our books and visual journals outside and drew the V.I.P (Very Important Part) of chapter 10. 

In math, we continued our work with adding and subtracting decimals by introducing money. Students are creating their own restaurant menu, next week, students will take turns being customers and servers to practice adding and subtracting money. Grade 5 students will also practice multiplying decimals by a power of 10 to calculate a tip for their server. 

In social studies, both grade 4 and 5 students finished studying artifacts in the History crate. 

Next week, we are going swimming, please have your children wear their swim suits under their clothing in the morning. 

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