Friday, October 9, 2015
The Iroquois stories continue to give us the opportunity to practice main idea, story elements, making inferences and analyzing characters.
Writing informational paragraphs continues to be part of our day. There is just so much to remember about writing paragraphs when you're a 4th grader! :)
Mr. Philipp's Class ~ This week the students took a quiz on Module 1 Topic C: Rounding Numbers. This was a challenging topic for many students. I encourage you to continue practicing rounding with your child as he/she struggled at times to round when the number is larger than the rounded place value. Rounding is incorporated in future lessons.
Students were also introduced to adding and subtracting using the traditional algorithms. They also learned to use tape diagrams to help them organize their work and determine both the number needed and the required operation. Students had a lot of confidence in adding as well as subtracting numbers without borrowing. We stressed the importance of reading the directions and the problems carefully to make sure we understand what is asked of us. Lastly, we discussed reasonableness and its importance in rounding and finding exact answers.
October 12 - No School, Columbus Day Observed
October 14 ~ Open House, 6-7:30
October 15 ~ School Picture Day
October 19 ~ Let the Longhouse building Begin!
October 30 ~ Halloween Party