Week of 12-4-17
Math Facts: Students MUST practice their math facts at home. Just like students practice their spelling words weekly, the district expects them to practice their facts. This week's timed test will cover x2, x5, and x10. Please only practice these facts. I recommend pulling the twos, fives and tens out of a deck of flash cards (can be purchased at the dollar store) and practicing just those facts every night for 5-10 minutes. It can be done right after spelling practice or, at my house, we keep the cards by our dinner table and we practice them while I am making dinner or right afterward - keeping them there helps us remember!! Students do not need to learn their 11's or 12's so those can be pulled out of their practice deck. Thank you for your help!!
Math: This week we will continue to solve multiplication word problems, use models and strategies to solve for unknown facts, learn about finding the area of a rectangle and I will introduce solving 2-digit by 1-digit problems (23 x 4).
Science: Monday we will take our unit 6 test over forces and motion. On Tuesday we will begin our unit on land forms and rapid changes to the Earth's surface. Wednesday will be a review of all previously learned science topics for our district benchmark on Thursday.
Upcoming Events: Our class will lead the Rise and Shine morning assembly the week of 12-18-17. Since this is the week before break, I would love it if we could be overly festive! I am encouraging students to wear holiday colors or shirts and even Santa hats or reindeer headbands... anything fun for the holidays.
Monday 12-18: Regular day - wear holiday shirts
Tuesday 12-19: "Grinch day" so please plan to wear green!!
Wednesday 12-20:Regular day - wear holiday shirts
Thursday 12- 21: Class party in the afternoon (more details to follow)
Friday 12-22: Polar Express Day - wear pajamas. Early dismissal @ 12:50