The Weekly Grind in Cafe 226

Keep up-to-date on all the happenings in our classroom!

Congratulations to our November Homework Club Members!

A big round of applause goes to:

Amanda Blain, Sydney Derkevorkian, Carsen Troub, Zach Beckett, and Samuele Pierce for staying in Homework Club for the month of November!

These fantastic five have turned in every homework assignment on time for Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Writing, and Spelling!

Important Reminders!

1. This Wednesday, December 9th is a LATE START!

2. This Wednesday, December 9th is also our field trip to Meadowbrook to see "A Christmas Carol". We will be leaving immediately when school begins!

3. This week is the Scholastic Book Fair! Our class will shop on Thursday, December 10th from 10-10:30am.

This Week in Math...

Skills we will work on this week include:

-Determine whether solving a word problem requires multiplication or division

-Solve numerical and word problems involving all four operations with fractions

-Review for Unit 3 Test

Remember to look for corrected homework in Friday Folders! I will be correcting about 3-5 questions on each homework assignment in order to provide you and your child with feedback on how they are doing with each concept.

**Please remember that topics are subject to change depending on the pace at which we master each new concept.

"Wonder" is Underway in Reading!

We are continuing to read "Wonder" together as a class and meet with partners for our partnership books. Your child is working hard to analyze and think deeply about the main characters in the books he/she is reading!

Some reading strategies we will work on this week include:

-Paying attention to character's struggles and challenges

-Using prompts to develop complex ideas about characters

-Paying attention to recurring themes and details in stories

-Read-aloud with accountable talk

Be sure to ask your child how they are doing with their weekly letters, and ask to see their Reader's Notebook if you have not seen it lately!

*Please remember that your child should be reading for at least 30 minutes, 5 times per week. Their reading log should be filled out and signed by you frequently!

Words Their Way - Spelling

This week, your child should continue studying their spelling words. The homework packet will be collected and their test will be given on Friday, December 11th.

Challenge words for all students:

1. admit

2. adopt

3. advanced

4. advantage

5. advertise

What's New in Writing?

We are now in the publishing stage!

I anticipate that we will need about two more days of typing. Our TENTATIVE due date is: Wednesday, December 9th. It is possible that this due date will be pushed back depending on the speed of our typing and the amount of final changes our writers need to make.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions!

Your child's Realistic Fiction assignment can be accessed at home through Google Drive or Google Classroom now that they have created it. Please make sure you are checking in with them to make sure they're on track to finish typing in about another two days.

Need Extra Math Practice? Have your child bring these pages home!

HW&R = Homework and Remember book

SAB = Student Activity Book

Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers:

SAB pgs. 59, 64, 66 (ignore the number lines) - unfinished problems

Multiplying Fractions by Fractions:

SAB pg. 69, 70 - unfinished problems

Simplifying While Multiplying:

SAB pg. 71 - unfinished problems

Multiplying Mixed Numbers:

SAB pg. 74 - unfinished problems

Practice with Fraction Operations:

SAB pg. 78 - unfinished problems

HW&R pg. 59 and 60

Predicting the Size of a Product:

SAB pgs. 81, 82 - unfinished problems

Division of Fractions:

HW&R pg. 65