12/16: 1/2 Day for Students, Afternoon Conferences
12/17: Regular Day for Students, Evening Conferences
12/18: No School for Students, Morning Conferences
12/21: 1/2 Day for Students, Evening Conferences
12/23: 1/2 Day for Students
12/24-1/3: Winter Break
Just A Reminder: Conferences this year are led by the students, so please remember that students should attend the conferences with you.
Hour of Code
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Science Unit: Sound
This week 3K started our new science unit about sound! Students began our unit by brainstorming what sounds we've heard, where sounds come from, and questions about sound that we want answered during our unit.
Our first experiment this week was to listen to tuning forks. Students discovered how tuning forks are used in the real world, then students compared and contrasted the small tuning fork and the large tuning fork. Students found that the large tuning fork makes a lower pitch and longer sound and that the small tuning fork makes a higher pitch and quicker sound.
3K scientists continued to experiment how tuning forks make sound. Students explored listening through different materials such as string, aluminum foil, and a meter stick. Students keenly observed how the sound was traveling through vibrations.
3K mathematicians are learning the foundations of multiplication and division. Students learned various strategies to solving problems by using arrays, drawing pictures, using multiplication tables, and using fact triangles. Students have been using these strategies to help them solve multiplication/division word problems. Students also learned that one of the best ways to practice their facts is to write them down.
Mathematicians have learned how important it is to know their facts, because they will soon be learning more complex multiplication. Students should be practicing their facts at home, so they can have "fact power," which means that they know their facts quickly!
Resources for practicing math facts:
Multiplication/Division games on my Eboard
Moby Max Math Facts
Practicing Skip Counting