Monday, 17 December 2018

Geometry Expectations

We have moved onto Geometry in math. We will explore 2D & 3D shapes,
beginning with 2D. The expectations are as follows:

  • I can identify and compare various polygons (triangles, quadrilaterals,
pentagons, hexagons, heptagons, octagons) and sort them by their geometric
properties (# of sides, side lengths, # of interior angles, # of right angles)
  • I can use a reference tool to identify right angles and to describe and
compare angles as greater than, equal to, or less than a right angle
  • I can compare and sort prisms and pyramids by their
geometric properties
  • I can construct rectangular prisms and describe
geometric properties of prisms
  • I can solve problems requiring the greatest or least number
of 2D shapes needed to compose a larger shape in a variety of ways
  • I can explain the relationships between different types
of quadrilaterals
  • I can identify and describe the 2D shapes that are
found in 3D shapes
  • I can describe and name prisms and pyramids
by the shape of their base
  • I can identify congruent 2D shapes by manipulating
and matching concrete materials

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Snowflake Sale Information

St. Bernard will be hosting it's 3rd annual Snowflake Sale. The idea behind the snowflake sale is that students bring in some gently used items from home in order to sell at school. The grade 6 students have chosen this fundraiser in order to raise money for WeSchools. All money raised with be donated to our local and global initiative- Hunger and Women’s Empowerment.

At this time, we are asking all families, if you have any gently used items that you may be donating to goodwill, if you could please send them to the school for our snowflake sale which will happen on December 20, 2018. Students can begin bringing in items. We ask that all items be at school by Wednesday December 19, 2018.

We are also looking for some parent volunteers that would be able to help set up on Wednesday December 19, 2018 starting at 2:30pm. If you are able to help out, can you please contact Ms Porcari at the school.

Some items to consider (books, toys, ornaments, crafts, knick- knacks, games, puzzles, gift ideas for mom and dad and wrapping paper, gift bags, bows and gift tags)

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Addition and Subtraction Expectations

Number Sense - Addition & Subtraction
  • I can solve problems involving addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers, using a variety of mental strategies
  • I can add and subtract 3-digit numbers 
  • I can use estimation when solving problems using addition and subtraction 
Encourage your child to go on and practise their math facts or quiz them while you are in the car on numbers that you see on license plates.  Ask them to estimate how much two items at the store will cost altogether.  When planning for Christmas get togethers, ask them how many plates, or buns, or cookies, etc, you will need altogether.  

Adding and Subtracting Games

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

November News!


As we begin our Patterning Unit here are the new learning goals:

I can identify, extend, and create a repeating pattern involving 2 attributes.
I can describe the pattern rule using the letter name (ie: AAB).
I can demonstrate an understanding that a pattern results from a repeating
action, an operation, using a transformation, or making some other repeated change
to an attribute. (An attribute can be size, shape, direction, colour)

Here are some sites to check out:

Friday, 12 October 2018

October News


As we begin our Data Management Unit - here are the new learning expectations and some
tips on how you can practice at home:

I can organize, sort, and classify objects into categories using two or more attributes.
I can collect data by conducting a simple survey
I can collect and organize and display data in charts, tables, and graphs with appropriate titles
and labels
I can read data presented in charts, tables, and graphs, then describe the data using
comparative language
I can interpret and draw conclusions from data
I can demonstrate an understanding of mode and identify the mode in a set of data

Some ways that you can practice at home:
Sort objects at home (sort fruit & veggies into the fridge after shopping, sort coins in different
ways), take surveys at home (who likes chicken more than beeft, who likes pepperoni
pizza or cheese), if you see a graph or table in a book, newspaper, magazine, social media
- ask your child to show you the labels, ask which is most popular, which is least popular,
what does the graph tell you, etc

Here are some sites to check out:

Friday, 28 September 2018

Welcome to our Class Blog

Hi everyone!  

Thanks for checking us out, and please be sure to star/bookmark this site for easy access!  I will be periodically posting on here to let you know of our learning goals, posting videos, or tips on how you can continue your learning at home!  

Our focus in math is Place Value  Here are our learning goals for this unit.
  • I can count forward (by 1,2,5,10,25, 100) and backwards (by 2, 5, 10, 100) using a variety of tools
  • I can represent, compare, and order numbers up to 1000
  • I can read and write whole numbers
  • I can identify and represent the value of a digit according to its position in the number (3 in 324 is 3 hundreds)
  • I can compose and decompose 3-digit numbers into hundreds, tens, and ones using concrete materials
  • I can round 2-digit to the nearest ten
  • I can represent and explain the relationship among the numbers 1, 10, 100, 1000

Try to help your child consolidate this learning at home by having them skip count while waiting for the light to change in the car, while waiting for their sibling to get dressed, and while waiting for commercials to be over.  When shopping and looking at prices, ask your child to round the dollar amounts to the nearest 10. When a number comes up in a book, on the tv, or in an address, ask them to tell you which digit is in the 100's column, or 10's column, or 1's column and what it's value is.

Here are some games you can try: (Click on address and link should appear)

We are also continuing working on writing a recount with interesting details and transition words.  We are learning about how to make connections when we read (text to self, text to text, and text to world connections), as well as responding to what we read using an APE answer.  

As always, please feel free to contact me with a note in the agenda if you have any questions.  

Thank you!