## What are we learning right now?

**Math:**- Grade 3: Money
- represent and describe the relationships between coins and bills up to $10 (e.g., there are 8 quarters in a toonie and 10 times in a loonie)
- estimate, count, and represent (using the $ symbol) the value of a collection of coins and bills with a maximum value of $10
- add and subtract money amounts, using a variety of tools (up to $10)

- Grade 4: Fractions & Decimals
- represent fractions using concrete materials, words, and standard fractional notation
- understand what the denominator and numerator are
- compare and order fractions
- compare fractions to the benchmarks of 0, 1/2, and 1 (example: 1/8 is closer to 0 than to 1/2)
- demonstrate the relationship between equivalent fractions (example: 2/4 and 1/2 are equal)
- explain the relationship between fractions and decimals
- represent, compare, and order decimal numbers to tenths
- add and subtract decimal numbers to tenths

**Language:**- Reading:
- Folktales (fables, fairytales, myths, legends)
- comparing the different types of folktales

- Fish in a Tree (class read aloud)
- Making predictions
- Making connections (text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-world)
- Making inferences (I think...because the words/pictures show...and I know that...)
- Summarizing texts (main idea of the story or chapter - NOT a retell)
- Visualizing
- Asking questions

- Folktales (fables, fairytales, myths, legends)
- Writing:
- Proper paragraphs (following the "hamburger" outline)
- Topic sentence (first line indented)
- Detail #1
- Explanation
- Detail #2
- Explanation
- Detail #3
- Explanation
- Closing sentence

- Stretching out our sentences to make them JUICY and detailed (trying to answer the 5 W's in each sentence - who, what, where, when, why)

- Proper paragraphs (following the "hamburger" outline)

Overview of topics to be covered throughout the year: