Kali Mera Year 5!
Thank you to everyone that came to school yesterday. It was so lovely to see you all. We have missed you so much. I hope you enjoyed coming in and seeing your class, teachers and school for the last time this year. For those of you that missed the meeting, here are a few things that are important to know. In September, Salma and Emily will be your Year 6 team! They can't wait for you to start and to see how amazing your growth mindsets are! Also the blogs will end on July 17th. This is will our last day of school. On this day the Purple Mash blogs will also be closed for summer but you will still be able to use your account and do the activities. Until then, keep up the great work!
Special mentions to Sabrina and Orson for sharing work on Purple Mash. Dylan for sharing his movie production of his egg experiment. Amazing! And to Winston for sharing his Cello performance. What a talented class :)
Please keep sharing your work with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Learning Today
Lo: to proof read, edit and up-level
Today I want you to proof read through your three sections of your narrative. Don't publish it yet! We will do that tomorrow. Take your time to check if you have examples of your success criteria. Edit any mistakes. Up-level your work to make it even better. Try to use ambitious vocabulary. You can use a thesaurus to help with this. If you would like to write a new draft, then this is your chance.
I would also like you to write a self-critique. Here are your sentence starters.
I think I used ............ really well.
I think I could improve this by using more .............. .
Lo: to identify percentages and their connections to fractions
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
8,477,455 + 1,355,763
12,566,894 - 7,372,589
639 x 315
5532 ÷ 32
Today we are going to be looking at percentages and how they link to fractions. So what does percent actually mean?
So percent means out of 100. So when we have a fraction that has a denominator of 100, whatever the numerator is would be our percent.
Look at these examples quick examples:
10/100 = 10% 62/100 = 62% 39/100 = 39%
Let me break that down for you visually:
How much of this grid is shaded in percent?
Look at this visual example. I have 100 squares altogether and I have shaded in 50. That means that the fraction is 50/100.
To convert this to a percent, I just use the numerator.
50% of this grid is shaded.
Now what if you don't have a grid to look at and the fraction does not have 100 as the denominator? We have to use the strategy from yesterday. We will need to convert the fraction using our knowledge of factors of 100.
So if I say what is 2/5 as a percent?
Let's try one more. What is 1/4 as a percent?
Ok it's your turn now. Convert these fractions into percentages.
Here are your challenges. You do not need to do them all.
Lo: to examine great events
We have discovered that the two main countries in the race to get to space were the USA and USSR (Russia). They both made huge discoveries and achieved many things to get to space.
Today I would like you to do some research about this very important event in human history. Follow these links and take some detailed notes about the space race.
Have a great day. Theo :)