December 14, 2014
Polar Express Day on Friday!
On Friday, December 19th our class will be reading The Polar Express. In order to have an authentic experience we will wear bathrobes, pajamas, and slippers on our “train ride to the North Pole”. (Please remember to pack shoes for the playground.) We will sip hot chocolate sweetened by peppermint sticks as we enjoy this Chris Van Allsburg holiday story.
Math Test -Tuesday
Our Unit 4 math test will be on Tues. Dec.16. We will be reviewing on Monday. I will have the kids take home their Math books tomorrow. We will be completing Home Link 4.9 in class.
Topics covered will include:
(Corresponding math journal pages, math boxes, and Home Link examples are referenced for your review. Please also refer to the information provided on Everydaymathonline.com using your child’s login)
SECURE: Basic subtraction facts (Xtra math, Beat the Computer and Fact Dash games on www.everydaymathonline.com)
DEVELOPING: Ballpark estimates and Double-digit addition (pages 86 box 3, 92 box 3, 93, 97, 105, 107, 108, HLs 4.8, 4.9, Shopping Game p.95)
DEVELOPING: Addition/Subtraction number stories with diagrams (pages 81, 82, 85, 89, 90, 97, 98 boxes 2 & 3, 106 boxes 2 & 3, HLs 4.1, 4.2, 4.6)
SECURE: Showing and telling time to the quarter-hour (pages 84 box 2, 88 box 2, 94 box 4, 98 box 4, 104 box 4, 106 box 4, 109, 110 box 4 )
DEVELOPING: Reading Thermometers and Marking Temperature (pages 90, 91, 94 box 2, 104 box 2, 110 box 2, HLs 4.3, 4.4)
More Math-Partial Sums Method
Last week we started our Map unit. If your child hasn't sent their Flat Stanley pieces please remember to do so.
This week we will be learning about Holidays Around the World. We will learn about how different countries celebrate their holidays. We will be learning about the following countries: Israel, Italy, Mexico and Sweden.