Students chose what materials they wanted to use today as they created a structure and identified the following; 2D shapes, angles, and lines. Final pictures to come later.

A tessellation is a way to tile a plane with shapes so that there is no overlapping and no gaps. As we tried different 2D shapes, we made a list of which ones we thought could tessellate. We then found some websites that allowed us to practice with different shapes.

Today, at math time, we learned about 3D shapes. We construct a 3D shape with paper. It was hard to glue on the paper because the glue was keep coming off. We made a cylinder, a cube and a cone. From a cone, there are 2 faces, 1 edge and 0 vertices. From a cube, there are 6 faces, 12 edges and 8 vertices. From a cylinder, there are 3 faces, 2 edges and 0 vertices. It was fun, hard and interesting.

We are learning division and playing a game that will help us in learning quicker, the division game is called Left over’s! In the game Left over’s you have dived the number’s you get and then whatever is remaining is what you move as your left over! We had a lot of fun dividing and figuring out the answer.

As we began talking about arrays and how they can help us with multiplication, we noticed many arrays in the classroom! Can you tell us a multiplication equation to match these arrays?

Our current Writing Trait focus is Sentence Fluency. After we wrote about a special time we had with somebody, we read and examined the sentences in Jane Yolen's book, Owl Moon, in which she describes a special time between a young girl and her father. Yolen uses different words to start her sentences and varies the length of them as well. We then went back to our own writing and collected data on our sentences. In connection with our inquiry into Data Handling we used an online graphing tool to represent our data of the first word in each of our sentences. After revising and editing our sentences, we published a final version. Please read about our special times in the 'Student Writing' page.

Today we played a math game about getting close to a hundred. ( For example 89+11=100) You have to get the lowest score to win. We played in a group of three. This is a really fun game I think Ms. Skrtic should let us play this game a bit more often. I wish my brother would play this game at home he never has time to play with me. We really had to think in this game. Our record of lowest score was 0 points!!!! Aidan did it!