Week 3-4-19

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Happy Monday!!

Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  This week students are still learning about the following:
Give examples of interdependence and trade and explain the benefits of voluntary exchange.
Describe the interdependence of consumers and producers.
Describe how goods and services are allocated by price in the marketplace.
Explain that some goods are made locally, some elsewhere in the country, and some in other countries
Explain the concept of opportunity cost as it relates to making a saving or spending choice.

Math:   Students are reviewing how to determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation. Starting on Thursday we are moving into solving word problems that include all of the operations (addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication)

Here’s a video  to review finding the unknown number: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-third-grade-math/cc-3rd-mult-div-topic/modal/v/unknowns-with-multiplication-and-division

Writing: Students are finishing their final opinion paper on either a problem they want solved or an important idea they feel strongly about. They are working on giving their speeches with passion and excitement to grab the attention of their audience.


Curriculum Updates

IB Unit 4:

Transdisciplinary Theme: How we organize ourselves.

Central Idea: Available resources and motivations of communities determines economics.

Learner Profile Traits- Principled, Balanced, Thinkers

Lines of Inquiry:
• Soil has different attributes.
• Goods and services allocated depend upon location, availability, and cost.
• There are 4 types of productive resources.
• People make choices to save or spend money.
• Colonial life was affected by role/title in the community and where you lived.
• Colonies were founded for a variety of reasons.


Important Dates:-

Monday, March 4-Friday, March 8—Spring Book Fair
Thursday, March 7- Specials Night 6:30-8:00

Friday, March 8- Writing Celebration at 8:15
Wednesday, March 13- Early Release Day at 12:20
Friday, March 15- Spring Picture Day

Tuesday, March 19th- Fernbank Field Trip

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