Friday, October 26, 2018

Math Update!

Dear Parents,

   Over the next few weeks, you child will review methods for adding and subtracting three and four digit number. Your child will also learn how to estimate to determine the reasonableness of a computed answer. Your child will learn that there are many different ways to add and subtract numbers mentally. 

To reinforce the concepts your child is learning at school, you and your child can work on some at-home activities such as these:

- Play a game with three or four dice. Each player rolls the dice and records the greatest and least numbers that can be made fro the three of four digits. They then use the numbers to create two equations: "greatest number - least number" and "least number + greatest number." For each round, the player with the least difference and the player with the least difference and the player with the greatest sum get a point. To include 0 and numbers greater than 6, you may use number cards in place of dice.

- Examine flyers advertising furniture and electronics with prices under $1000. Tell your child to add the dollar amounts, and have them determine the totally price for two items. 

- Measure lengths in centimetres and use them to solve addition and subtraction problems. For example, your child can measure the sides of a table and calculate the perimeter or distance around. The child can measure and use subtraction to determine the difference between length and width of a room. 

- Use statistics about local sports teams to create addition and subtraction problems. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Caribou Math Contest

The first Caribou Math Test will be taking place this Wednesday, October 17th at 11:30 (lunch time).  While this test is optional, all students are encouraged to participate and all Math Enrichment students are required to participate. 

For those who want to give it a try, the interactive game on this week’s contest is ‘Lights’. Students can practice it by visiting and then clicking on the Games/History link on the left or try

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

From baking to painting nails, soccer skills to setting the Shabbat table, we have learned so much from our grandparents! If you have a chance, please stop by room 261 to see our heartwarming pieces of writing posted on our bulletin board!

FSA exam dates

The FSA exams are rapidly approaching. The school has sent out information regarding these exams and I am linking the information here for those who would like to learn more. 

Please take note of the following exam dates:

Monday, October 22nd: Reading Response
Wednesday, October 24th: Writing
Thursday, October 25th: Reading Comprehension online
Friday, October 26th: Math Problem Solving
Monday, October 29th: Math online

Please ensure that your child has had a good sleep and nutritious breakfast on those days especially.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Math Test

We will be having a short quiz on place value, rounding, and comparing numbers on Monday, October 15th. A study package will be going home today for practice. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Quick Reminder

Continents and Oceans quiz tomorrow!

Update: The students have all completed their quizzes and will be bringing them home today to show you!