Friday, September 30, 2016
Mrs. Close’s Class – The kids have been busy solving multi-step word problems! They have had to round to arrive at a “ballpark” answer. Then find the exact answer. The last step is to compare their ballpark with the exact number to determine if the exact answer is reasonable. Initially, these steps were challenging for the kids because of all of the work involved at each stage. They have risen to the challenge and are doing very well! The plan is to finish Module 1 next week. You’ll find two corrected topic quizzes in your child’s Friday Folder. Keep those Exit Ticket corrections coming my way!
Mr. Lawton's Class - For math we continue to work on rounding, moving up to larger numbers and trying to be more about WHY or HOW something is happening. We have spent a lot of time finding patterns and asking if something is reasonable. I continue to give them challenge questions, for which they think I am a little crazy. As I tell them though, I will never ask them to do something they cannot do. If there are ever any questions or concerns you may e-mail me any time.
Mr. Hart's Class - We have been working on place value and rounding. This concept can be difficult for some students. We are going at a slower pace than normal, but I want to make sure that the student's understand this foundational skill before I move on.
We have also been working on solving more complex math problems, using previous CML problems. I will be sending home some sort of math homework on a daily basis, please encourage your child to do their best. If they struggle and need your help please show help them any way you can. I have told the kids that you may show them a different way to solve a problem than I have taught and that, that is okay as there are different ways to solve a math problem.
I just started a new read aloud titled Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech. We'll be depending on this story as we continue to work on making inferences, characterization, story elements, and theme.
Please be sure to ask your 4th grader about the two-headed snake story!
Friday Folder Flyers
- The PTSA UPK-5 Mother/Son Night
- The Screen Free Challenge ~ Starts Monday!!!
- The PTSA Martial Arts Program
- October 5th is the International Walt to School Day!
Student Government Elections
Dates to Remember
Wednesday, October 5th ~ International Walk to School Day & Open House 6-7:30pm
Friday, October 7th ~ Evacuation Drill & Early Dismissal (11:45)