Mrs. Dickau's Classroom News
For the week of January 21-25
Which shapes have parallel lines?
If you turned shape #2 90 degrees in a clockwise direction, what would it look like?
Which shapes have acute angles?
What are the total number of vertices on all 7 shapes?
NWEA & MCA FOCUS
SETTING PERSONAL GOALS
Ask you child what their goal is and how they are planning to achieve that goal.
I've reminded them that they are the president of their own club and that their family and their teacher will help them work toward their goal.
It's OK to help your child identify a personal goal. Discussing with your child what you expect and helping them develop a plan on how they can achieve success with their goal will be encouraging. A deeper conversation how you as a parent and I as their teacher will support them will also be encourage success.
A P.E. goal
Improved weekly reading test scores
A music goal
Learning all the multiplication facts- cold
Always above 80% on math tests
15 minutes on IXL at least 3 times a week
Kahn Academy goal
Special Project goal
3 FFT in a row
Small Group goal
Getting a "3" on question #8 on our weekly reading assessment.
If you have questions about what kind of goal your child might set, feel free to contact me.
What's Happening in Math Right Now?
We are deep into division.
Like multiplication, the way your child is learning to divide might be different than the way you were taught. Ask your child to show you how they divide a problem like 251/4.
We will also be learning how to measure angles in this chapter.
If your child says they don't have homework, they're wrong.
I realize everyone doesn't always have access to a computer at home and that most families like mine share a computer. If there isn't a computer at home, make up division problems or practice math facts. I also have some practice that I can send home.
KHAN ACADEMY is also a great and potentially more challenging site. Their user name is their google account name. Their password is: Kennedy, no space, then their google number.
Unit 3 Testing- this week
READING, SPELLING & LANGUAGE, WRITING
Spelling Core Words Unit 17:
understand, moon, animals, mind, outside
Unit 3 Assessment Week
Testing Strategy: Right There
Comprehension: Compare and Contrast, Sequence, Summarize, Author’s Purpose
Vocabulary Strategy: Thesaurus, Synonyms, Prefixes, Verb Endings, Homophones, Multiple Word endings
Study Skills: Salutation and Body Links, Foreshadowing, Imagery, Figurative Language
Grammar Skill: Verbs
Writing Lesson: Writing a Story. They'll be worth reading!