- Introducing decimal fractions: Tenths
- Locating and comparing tenths
- Some students got confused when writing tenths as a decimal fraction when expressed as a two-digit number. For example "forty-five tenths" is 45/10 but is equal to 4.5 not 0.45. We discussed how 45/10 is more than a whole so there should be a number greater than 0 in the ones place.
- Cheese activity (Fractions/Decimals)
Students worked with a slice of cheese to demonstrate tenths, hundredths and thousandths. The 10 strips represented the tenths. The 100 squares were the hundredths. The 1,000 tiny strips/teenie-tiny pieces were the thousandths (although we didn't really cut up 1,000 pieces). They were given the chance to eat their cheese according to the amount stated: "Eat twenty-three hundredths. Eat three thousandths...." Students learned how small a thousandth is. We then connected our knowledge of fractions to decimals.
- The decimal point introduced in Lesson 10.1 is used to show where the ones place is. Long ago, the ones placed was shown by putting a line above the ones digit. When numbers had to be typeset, it became difficult to type both the line and digit in the same space so a point after the ones place was introduced to solve the dilemma.
- IXL Skills: Decimals
- Level F: T1-T3
- Level F: T6-T8, T14
- Writing: Opinion writing
"Should students be required to get good grades to play sports?"
Most students in our class felt it was important for students to get good grades in order to play sports. We read three articles related to the topic to get ideas for reasons for both sides.
- Reasons grades are important to play sports:
- School is important-helpful for future
- Motivation to do well in school
- Sports take up a lot of time
- Reasons grades are not important to play sports:
- Research given that sports doesn't have a negative effect on students' grades
- Teaches responsibility
- Keeps students active and healthy
- Students learn in different ways and shouldn't be punished for bad grades
- Ahupua'a: A strip of land running from the mountain to the sea. The three sections of each ahupua'a were uka, kula and kai. Every ahupua'a included these sections because it contained all the resources they needed to survive.
- Plant research-students worked in groups to learn more about the different plants in each section and its uses long ago.
- Pie throw-as a reward for meeting the book fair goal, students witnessed selected students throw "pies" (shaving cream or whip cream) at some of the teachers and other staff.
- 3/30: No School-Good Friday
- 4/10: Report cards distributed
- 4/10-4/12: SBA-ELA
- 4/17-4/19: SBA-ELA
- 4/20: Field trip: Lo'i (forms/$1 due 3/16)
- 4/30-5/4: Book Fair
- 5/1: HSA Science-Round 2
- 5/8-5/10: SBA-Math
- 5/18: Spring Celebration
- 5/28: No School-Memorial Day
- 5/30: Schools ends at 2:10 (not 12:45)
- 5/31: Last day of school for students; School ends @