# New Math Unit: Fractions

To parents and adults at home,

Over the last few weeks, your child’s class has started a mathematics unit on fractions. Children will build upon their real-world experiences of “fair shares” to recognize a fraction as an expression that relates a part and a whole.

In this unit, your child will:

• Find fractions of a whole.
• Compare fractions with the same denominators.
• Solve fraction problems.

We use fractions every day in many different situations. Encourage your child to recognize the use of fractions in daily life, for example, when filling a glass half full, measuring ingredients for a recipe, or sharing an apple.

Here are some activities you can do with your child to help reinforce the concept of fractions.

Fraction Activities

• When you serve your child food, such as a sandwich or an orange, cut it in half (or thirds, or fourths, and so on) and challenge your child to name the fraction for each part. After some is eaten, have your child name the fraction for the parts that are left.
• Provide your child with opportunities to divide food items into equal parts. Have your child tell the fraction name for each part.
• Play a game of “fraction concentration.” On index cards, write fraction symbols, such as , 1/2 , 1/3 ,1/4 …, 1/12 . Prepare a second set of cards, on which you draw pictures to illustrate each fraction. Shuffle the cards and arrange them face down in a grid.
To play, take turns turning over two cards.
If the fraction picture matches the fraction symbol, the player keeps the cards. If not, the player replaces the cards.
Play continues until all the cards have been matched.

# Glow Bowling

On Friday morning the grade 3 classes took a bus to Eastview Bowl in Saskatoon. The students had a blast glow bowling. Thank you to Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Miller for volunteering.

# Grade 3 Fun Track Day

All of the students had a great track day and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. I took a group of boys through their events and Mrs. Wasend took the girls through theirs. Thanks to Mrs. Wasend and everyone that was able to come and watch. If anyone has some more pictures of our track day that they would like to share, please let me know and I will post them to this blog post.

# Upcoming Dates

JUNE

Friday, June 15 – Spray park in afternoon (weather permitting)

Friday, June 22 – Family Picnic

Wednesday, June 27

– Last day of classes for students

– Class auction

# A Special Guest

Yesterday, we had a local artist named Joe Atimoyoo come by our class. He spent some time teaching the students how to draw Black Panther and answered lots of questions about drawing and comics. The students did a great job following instructions and trying something new. A big thank you to Joe for coming into our class and sharing his gift with us.

# SCC Pizza Lunch

I believe this was sent out to parents in an email a while back, but here is the information again just in case you didn’t see it.

Kindergarten to Grade 4 Pizza Hut Lunch on Track and Field Days

We are going to be placing the orders through Healthy Hunger again for this hot lunch.  Please proceed to the Health Hunger website (www.healthyhunger.ca) and enter your account to place your order.   If you are new and have not created an account click the green Learn more button under Parents and then signup a free account.

When you go to order the lunches for your child(ren) please ensure that you order on the correct date that your child(rens) grade is having a hot lunch.  Any orders that are made for the incorrect date will be deleted and a refund will be made.

The Pizza Hut lunches for each grade is as follows:

June 6 – Grade 3 and Kindergarten A

June 7 – Grade 4 and Kindergarten B

Deadline to order for the above lunches is May 31, 2018.

Cost is \$6.50 per student and includes: 1 personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, a bag of chips and a juice box (*Flavours will vary).  At the end of your order there will be an additional processing fee.

If you mistakenly order a pizza for a student that is NOT on the correct day as per above your order will be deleted (and your money refunded).

Pizzas are ordered in advance, late orders cannot be accepted after May 31st.  Nutritional Guide available upon request.

All proceeds will be going to the SCC Initiative

# Bike Rodeo

The kids had their bikes and helmets checked out, learned some bike safety, road an obstacle course and had a good time at the bike rodeo yesterday. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers!

# Bike Rodeo on Monday June 14

Students in grades 1-3 will need to bring their bikes and helmets to school on May 14th to participate in the bike rodeo. Students can bring their scooters if they are unable to bring a bike. Children that are unable to bring a bike or scooter to school will still be able to participate by walking through the course.

# SCC Subway Lunch

Kindergarten A and Grade 1-4 Subway Lunch on
Wednesday, May 23rd!!

We are going to be placing the orders through Healthy Hunger again for this hot lunch.  Please proceed to the Health Hunger website (www.healthyhunger.ca) and enter your account to place your order.   If you are new and have not created an account click the green Learn more button under Parents and then signup a free account.

Cost is \$6.50 per student and includes: 1 sub from Subway, a bag of chips and a juice box (*Flavours will vary).  At the end of your order there will be an additional processing fee.

If you mistakenly order a sub for a student that is NOT in Kindergarten A or Grades 1-4, your order will be deleted (and your money refunded).

Subs are ordered in advance, late orders cannot be accepted after May 17th.  Nutritional Guide available upon request.