Friday, November 4th, 2016
November Special Events
Thanksgiving - On November 21st, we'll celebrate Thanksgiving with the Feast of Favorites. For the last 15 years, my class has had a Feast of Favorites. The feast is a smorgasbord of foods that don't necessarily go together and aren't necessarily traditional Thanksgiving foods. We now we have to be a bit creative because of the new District food policy. All foods that we have as part of our feast have to be store purchased. I do have access to a microwave to warm foods. Be on the look for a Signup Genius invite to take part in this fun celebration! If your child has food allergies, I will be in direct contact with you. :)
Mr. Hart's Math Class - We have started module 3 in math. This module teaches the students multiplication and division. We began this week with revisiting area and perimeter, a skill they learned last year, but this year we introduced the formula for both to the students. We are now learning about multiplying by 10's, 100's, and 1,000's. We will begin to introduce 1 by 2 digit multiplication next week. We will use various strategies to teach multiplication. The students will be able to choose the method they are most comfortable with. As always, if your child comes home and is struggling with the night's assignment please send me note so that I can work with your child the next day.
Some of the students completed the first Continental Math League contest yesterday. As I told the kids this does not count towards their class grade in anyway, it does however, give the children practice in using problem solving strategies.
Our first writing piece will be fiction! The kids are super excited.