Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This may be the last post I do before the snow is over my head. If I suddenly stop, you will know why. I know the sun is out there somewhere. In literacy, we have started another narrative. First attempts were returned to the students today, please ask how they did. For the story they began today, the main character must demonstrate courage at some point. In math, we have moved on from mental calculations, to strategies for addition of numbers that we can't do in our heads. Here are some websites. Please note, the expectation for grade 3 is 2-digit addition, while for grade 4, it is 4-digit. Two Digit http://www.aaamath.com/B/add27cx1.htm Addition Machine http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/additiontest.html Addition using base ten blocks http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_154_g_2_t_1.html Millenium Bug Race http://www.mathsonline.co.uk/nonmembers/gamesroom/bugs/bugrace3.html In Health, we began a discussion on Canada's Food Guide and multicultural foods. Here is a link to Health Canada's Food Guide site, which has a ton of information. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php Have a good night!