We will be looking at money amounts. We will investigate how to add up and subtract various money amounts. Grade 2’s will be expected to know how to add money amounts to 100 cents by the end of this strand and Grade 3’s are expected to know how to add money amounts up to $10. I will be having a discussion around the idea of setting up some “shops” in our classroom environment so students can practice “purchasing” various products and exchanging money amounts and giving the correct amount of change back to “customers”. The students will direct what kinds of “shops” we will create in our classroom. I will be in touch if we need anything from home that could help out!
We are continuing to do Number Talks on a daily basis in our classroom. We are striving to become more flexible when working with numbers. We are also working on measurement in the classroom and we are linking our number talks to our learning throughout this strand. The students will be learning about the various different units of measurement and how to measure perimeter and area of a variety of shapes.
During our first week back, we have been welcoming Mrs. Smith into our classroom during part of our morning block for “Number Talks.” During this time, the students are actively participating in discussing their math thinking and the strategies they use when solving math equations. We are happy to have Mrs. Smith and we thank her for coming in and working with our classroom friends! This month, we will be exploring 2D shapes and 3D figures and we will continue to practice QKMA problem solving questions in our math journals.