December 5, 2014
AT Math 3
Students learned about inverse operations and extended their knowledge of "fact families" through the use of break apart diagrams for addition/subtraction and factor rectangles for multiplication/division.
Chapter 3 tests will be in Friday folders. Please remember to look them over and send them back to school to include in our portfolios.
4th Grade Math
We are beginning Unit 4--decimal operations. We started today by learning (or refreshing our memory) about the "shift pattern" when multiplying and dividing by powers of 10.
Reading 3 and 4
We are also working on mastering the "CERCA" format for writing an essay: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning, Counterargument, Audience. Students read an article abut family history and traditions and completed a ThinkCerca lesson about the reading. We are taking that one step further and will be writing non fiction stories about our own traditions and histories.
Due to this special project, there are no spelling words this week.
Breakfast with Santa is Saturday morning sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Come to Gower West for games, delicious pancakes and the big man himself!