MATH – Fractions
Grade 5 students…
…started working on a review of fractions from grade 4. Working in partners is a great way to share our expertise!
Grade 6 students….
…..reviewed fractions as well, by reviewing anchor charts from last year’s grade 5 blog posts.
We used a simple provocation as a “launching pad” to explore proper fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals.
“If a fraction has a numerator which is smaller than the denominator, is the fraction greater than, less than, or equal to the whole?”
We began learning the song for the annual Music Monday celebration!
This year’s celebration of music education will take place at Rousseau on Monday, May 4th in the Gymnasium. It is an initiative of the Coalition for Music Education. Classes will perform music that they have learned during Music class or Choirs (Primary Choir & Junior Choir) with Mrs. Stinson (West Wing) and Ms Fawcett (East Wing). You can read more about Music Monday here. This year’s song is called “We Are One”, and is written by 16 year old Connor Ross — he won a contest to have his song featured in this year’s Music Monday celebrations across Canada!
The Coalition for Music Education describes the singing of a common song as follows:
“In a song that captures Canada’s cultural mosaic, We Are One illuminates the purpose of this annual artistic celebration; providing an anthem that is sure to inspire Canadians of all ages to unite in recognition and celebration of the vital role music plays in our culture, our communities and in our schools.”
We had a great time with our younger buddies today! In Mr. Lee’s class, grade 6 students taught their younger buddies to sign into their Google docs accounts! Class 5/6 is full of technology experts who love to see smiling learners, and 1L is full of students eager to learn new technology! Win, win! 🙂
In Mrs. Knight’s 1/2 Class, we explores the first seven letters of the alphabet……….and ALL THE WORDS that can be made!! Amazing!! Who knew there were so many words????