Grade 4/5B Weekly News
Mrs. Tomietto - Room 224
Week of: September 22-26, 2014
Reading assessments are now complete, and we are now working on building stamina with respect to independent reading. In writing, we reviewed different types of sentences (declarative, interrogative and exclamatory), and we created our own examples. Students will be continuing to apply the rules of complete sentences when working on their own compositions.
We learned how to create stem and leaf plots to help us organize our data and search form measures of central tendency. Provide your child with a variety of numbers, and ask her/him to create a stem and leaf plot to put these numbers in order. Grade 4 students learned how to determine median (middle) scores, while the Grade 5 students calculated mean (average) scores. Mode refers to the most frequent score. There will be a test on these concepts this week on Tuesday September 30. The next unit will be on Patterning.
The Grade 4 students are starting to study each province in order to make comparisons, while the Grade 5 students read about the 3 branches of the federal government (executive, legislative and judicial). With the upcoming municipal elections next month, it is a great time to discuss how local government provides important services for all of us.