Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Mr. Hart's Class ~ Since the last issue we have completed module 2 and the tests came home with your child last week. Last week we also began Module 3. This module teaches the kids how to multiply and divide larger numbers. This is a longer module and will take us past the holiday break. I anticipate that we will finish the module in early January. I will teach the kids a couple of different ways to multiply and divide, but will also show them the traditional method that most of us learned growing up. I will encourage the kids to use the method they feel most comfortable using. This past week we began the module by learning about area and perimeter, and how to apply the formulas to solve for the area and perimeter of rectangles.
Ms. Gleason's Class ~ We have been working on area and perimeter. The students are able to find the area and perimeter of given rectangles. It's more of a challenge when the formulas are applied to problem solving. There is a quiz in your child's Friday Folder for that part of the module. We have moved on to multiplication. The students have been multiplying by 10, 100 and 1,000. They are doing well with that. Next week we start multiplication of 2-3 digit numbers by a 1-digit number. The students will be taught a few different strategies to multiply. The first ones they learn help them understand the values of the numbers they are multiplying. Eventually they will learn the traditional method. Students may use any method that clicks for them. My goal is that when they multiply, it's mathematically sound and correct! Please set up a practice routine of multiplication facts at home. 5-10 minutes is all that is needed each night.
Band & Orchestra
November Special Events
Thanksgiving - On November 20th, we'll celebrate Thanksgiving with the Feast of Favorites. For the last 16 years, my class has had this celebration. 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 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 out next week 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. :)
November 9 ~ 1st Band/Orchestra Rehearsal
November 10 ~ Veterans Day, No School
November 22-24 ~ Thanksgiving Break, No School