Buda's News

April 2016

Spring is Officially Here

I hope that you had wonderful spring break! Now that 4th quarter is here, we will be reviewing and winding down our school year. We do have some new skills to work on, but be on the lookout for review packets and notices of upcoming dates. Spring can be a bad time for allergies, so we'd love to have extra boxes of tissues for those runny noses. Let's have an exciting ending to our school year!

Math: Measurement of Elapsed Time, Mass, and Metric Capacity

We are getting ready to work on several areas of measurement in math! We are starting with time, which involves reading clocks to the nearest minute. Then we will work on finding elapsed time, using a t-chart and a number line. Below you will find a link to a site with many activities involving time.

Students will also be working on metric weight (mass) and metric capacity. For mass, students will need to know that 1,000 grams (g) = 1 kilogram (kg). For metric capacity, they will need to know that 1,000 milliliters (mL) = 1 liter (L). Students will need to use this information to be able to estimate mass and capacity and to solve word problems.

Elapsed Time Open Number Line
Elapsed Time (PINK HAIR!)
Elapsed Time Using a Clock Drawing