Before we take a look at our day, here's an important message from Ms. Kaitlin:
Hello SJA Families,
As you know, there is an MYP play being held on May 10th for parents/guardians only as there is PG-13 material. Students will have the opportunity to attend the PG version of the play during the school day. Also, to accommodate the PYP students, there will be a dance held at the school the same night.
A Message from Gr. 6:
It's finally here! Tomorrow is the Grade 6 Exhibition! Students will have a chance to view their projects from 9:00-11:00. Parents will have a chance to view their projects during the evening session from 6:00-8:00pm. We hope to see you there!
Multiplying decimals by tenths and hundredths. Here are the strategies that we used:
Estimating quotients and products. We did this by rounding the the nearest whole number or to the nearest 10th. For example:
One football costs $14.89. About how much will 6 footballs cost?
- The key word here is about - this lets me know that I need a estimate, not an exact answer. I can calculate my estimate by rounding.
Rule: 5+ (5,6,7,8,or,9) we round up one
4- (4,3,2,1,or 0) we round down one
Lets round to the nearest whole number: 14.89 --> use the 8 in the tenths place to do this - 8 we can use to go up one so that means our new number is 15!
Then we multiply 15 x 6 - we are saying it cost $15 for 1 ball, we want 6 balls so we multiply 15x6 = 90 . So it would cost about $90 for 6 footballs.
We could also round to the nearest tenth using the same method!
14.89 --> use the 9 in the hundredths place to round the 8 in the tenths place up one spot or down one spot. We know that 9 is big enough to round our number up. So our new number would be 14.9
14.9 x 6 = 89.4 -- It would cost about $89.90 for 6 footballs.
Both estimates are okay to use.
We can do the same with division: Waldo paid $29.38 for 3 soccer balls. Estimate the cost for 1 soccer ball.
Let's round to a whole number -- 29.38 would round down to the whole number of 29 because the 3 in the tenths place is less than 5.
Then use division -- 29/3 = 9.66 (long division is helpful here)
We looked at how we relate fractions to division statements. This time we showed fractions in 3 different ways, long division, short division and then expressing these statements in picture form. The we used these strategies to solve word problems (see MMS textbook pg. 279 #9-13 for examples).
What we have covered so far:
Comparing and Ordering fractions using strips:
Grade 4 concepts:
Grade 5 concept:
1. pre - before -- preview
2. re - again or back -- refills
3. im & non - not -- imperfect
4. con - with or together -- construct
1. spin + ing = spinning
2. imagine - e + ation = imagination
**Grade 5 spellers will join either Ms. Walls' or Mrs. Khan's class for their in class competition.
A reminder from Ms. Ross - Aftercare invoices are due.
Spelling test tomorrow
Practice Spelling Bee List
UOI - Bring in device for summative, as well as any necessary materials
Bring an old t-shirt for painting
Presentations Mon. May 7th
Bring in Report Card Comments page
Monday, May 7 – Rocks and Minerals summative due
Tuesday, May 8 – Grade 1-4 Romeo and Juliet viewing – admission is canned goods
Thursday, May 10 – MYP Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet at the MiST Theater – Dance for students will be held at SJA for parents wanting to attend the evening performance.
Friday, May 11 – In-class Spelling Bee
Monday, May 14 – Math test
Tuesday, May 15 - JK-Grade 2 Spelling Bee
Wednesday, May 16 – Grade 3-8 Spelling Bee
Thursday, May 17 – JK-Grade 2 Arts’ Night
Friday, May 19 – PD Day – No School
Monday, May 21 – Victoria Day – No School
Tuesday, May 29 – Casual Day
Wednesday, May 30 – Grade 3-8 Arts’ Night
Friday, May 31 – SJA/TMA Inner School Spelling Bee Competition