# Scholarly News

## February 17, 2014

It was nice to have a 3 day weekend, but I am looking forward to doing some great lessons with my scholars. It's a crazy week with field day for grades 4th-6th and some field trips in there, as well.

If you haven't heard, our Little Free Library is now open in the school lobby. You can check out our website for more information. We hope the school district puts it in its permanent location soon!

Have a great week!

## 3rd and 4th Grade Math

This week we will continuing working on the relationship between multiplication and division through creating charts. This week's math game will be student choice. Please return it in the math game folder on Friday.

This week, we will continue chapter 2 in the math book, which is working with fractions, decimals and percents. There is no class on Friday due to field day.

On Tuesday we will read a story called "Underwater Hockey" and the students will retell the story. Due to field day we will not have class on Wednesday and Thursday they have a field trip. On Friday we will read "Who Stole King Cole" and complete some comprehension activities. Please continue working on the fluency packet. Directions are on my website. Please practice the fluency packets at least twice a week. The more your child practices this packet, the more quickly your child will progress.

On Tuesday we will read a story called "Underwater Hockey" and the students will retell the story. Due to field day we will not have class on Wednesday and Thursday they have a field trip. On Friday we will read "Who Stole King Cole" and complete some comprehension activities.

On Tuesday, we will be reading a story called "Underwater Hockey." The students will be drawing pictures to go along with the story. On Wednesday and Thursday we will be working on a story from Six Way Paragraphs called "Abe's favorite story." On Wednesday, we will discuss vocabulary from the passage. On Thursday the students will discuss their answers to questions that they completed for homework and compare their support for the answers. On Friday there is no class due to field day.

This week, we will review unit 6. This unit focuses on the adding suffix s to words. For example, dog + s = dogs. When reading a word in isolation with a suffix, we first read the baseword (dog) and then read the word with the suffix (dogs). Our goal is to be charting the studentsâ€™ fluency 2-3 times per week. Be sure to be working on the assigned probe each week. We will continue with fluency probes this quarter. We have moved on to different probes. This week's probe is 7.