- Spirit Day tomorrow: wear orange and black and donate a $1 to support the Boys and Girls' club on Billings.
- Next week is Parent Teacher Conferences- Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are half days.
We are thinking green! I was so proud of some of the kiddos today as they chose to bring their snacks in tupperware instead of plastic bags. We read how students in a school chose to use reusable containers instead of plastic bags to decrease the amount of trash created. Their were many students today we made an effort to follow suit and reduce the trash they created. We will continue our research tomorrow in order to discover how we can make our world a better place with the theme of "How can we protect Earth's resources."
Journey of Fallen Rock
Fallen Rock made it to the Rocky Mountains and was able to collect a pinecone from an evergreen tree. Before Fallen Rock made it to the Rocky Mountains, his path crossed with Railroad Crossing, Exit, and Work Zone. These three characters are part of The Protectors of the Land and informed Fallen Rock that if he wanted to join the group, he would be welcomed. The students were not sure if Fallen Rock would be tempted to join this group, become a chief, or try to do both. The students continue to enjoy Fallen Rock's journey and appreciate his mentality towards the beauty of our nation.
Pendulums and Energy
Kinetic and potential energy, OH MY! Most students finished their pendulums today and began exploring how the height of their pendulum impacts the distance a ping-pong ball can go when struck by the arm of the pendulum. Many students started to notice the higher the arm, the farther the ball will travel. We will run an experiment to collect data to test this exploration.
Multiplying Using the Expanded Form
I love math and it has been so much fun seeing the whole class embrace being a math nerd! The students continued to use the distributive property today as multiplied multi-digit numbers. In honor of a conversation we had about being math nerds, I have included a Keep Calm poster for the kiddos. I have also included a link to a Go Math! video explaining how we decomposed numbers in order to multiply simpler parts. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to show you how they can find the product for 4 x 349. The students should realize that they need to break apart 349 into 300+40+9. Then, they can multiply (4x300)+(4x40)+(4x9)=1,396. I challenge the students to try to do this problem in their head; however, if they need to keep track of their thinking on paper they can do this as well. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!
Math on the Spot Video for chapter 2 lesson 6: Multiplying Using Expanded Form