May9 2018 – Fractions, Decimals, Percent

MATH – Fractions, Decimals, Percent

We began by practising “eyeballing” or estimating  benchmark fractions — fractions that we can visualize without measuring.

When we see fractions represetedWe can compare circle graphs to the following benchmarks in order to estimate the size of a fraction/sector of a circle graph.


We were challenged to estimate how much gas is in Ms Fawcett’s car today.




April 3, 2018 – Biodiversity, 3D isometric drawings

LITERACY – Science 

We I ntroduced our biodiversity unit with a video from Bill Nye. A Jenga game or a game of Pickup Stix was used as a metaphor for biodiversity. All students have homework tonight – to reflect on today’s discussion.



We previously practiced drawings of 3-D irregular shapes on isometric dot paper.

Today Ms Fawcett put this picture of an irregular shape on the SmartBoard and we drew it on paper independently.  To follow up we used the iPad as a document camera and Ms Fawcett demonstrated how to do the 3D drawing. We also learned how to draw the  top view, side view , and front view on grid paper



Student independent designs: