Reading makes your child smarter. Please make sure your child is reading an average of 20 minutes each night.
Units 1 & 2 Assessment on October 4th (Focus) 5th (Amick)
Students were introduced to multiplication/division strategies with a game called Circles & Stars. We used dice to choose a number to multiply. You can view an example of Circles & Stars at the folowing website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8hk0DJVKoE
We also learned about arrays (see the graphic above) an how they relate to multiplication and division, as well as strategies such as repeated addition/subtraction, and multiplication/division on a number line.
Multiplication columns will go home each Monday. Students are asked to complete one column each night. The weekly multiplication test is a 5 minute timed test at the beginning of Friday's lesson. The test is worth 5% of the Math grade. As of October 1st, your child should know the 0, 1, 2, & 5 multiplication facts without having to use a strategy such as counting on. By the end of October they should also know 10, 11, and 3 multiplication facts.
If your child is struggling with remembering the lower facts, please consider purchasing flash cards to help them memorize them. You can view a multiplication facts kahoot.it here:
Please remind students to review the unit tests before taking the DA. All unit tests should be under the correct subject tab in their binder.
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRESS
We will begin our unit on informational writing October 11th. Students will choose from a variety of topics to research, and then will write about that topic.
Students always receive grades in each of the following writing categories:
Please remind your child that spelling is important.
Joshua - 10/10
Leah - 10/15