We are going to be studying about Emily Carr this month. I found this super-great video that highlights almost all of her paintings. The music that accompanies it is quite relaxing. Please bring headphones to school so that we can watch it on our laptops.
Some of the words are in French, but don’t mind that… the pictures speak any language.
It’s time for our Because of Winn-Dixie Party.
Expect egg-salad sandwiches, dog pictures, dressing up and guitar playing. Here’s a neat website for you to see all about the book and the author:
We’re at the point of the school year where we are moving from Place Value and Number Sense to Operations. That’s fancy teacher-talk for– PRACTICE YOUR MATH FACTS!
You should be able to recall all your addition and subtraction facts up to and including these strategies:
1. “Powers of 10”– Find the friendly number, Ten is your friend, How many more to make 10?
2. Doubles– You should remember all your doubles and your near doubles
3. Compensation– remember that all numbers can be moved around so that you can find the friendly number when you need it. For example: 47+33, when you use compensation, you should see that it is the same as 50+30 . Well, that makes it easy, huh?
I found some unique online games to help you practice your adding and subtraction:
Place Value Practice:
A little of everything:
Welcome to a brand-new school year!
This is a place for you to see what’s happening at Alexander Elementary and in Division 1.