The Bond Brief
Friday, April 19, 2013
Poetry Pads and Poetry Fun!
Partial-Products, Lattice, and the Old School Method (US Traditional)
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Our Week in Review
Reading: We have revisited summary writing, and students are in book clubs. In addition, we worked on reading with expression and rhythm in poetry. Mr. Hester has purchased eBooks that are on the Glengary website. Have your child show them to you...they are great! We read/listened to a story about Henry Ford titled Model T, and then we had a discussion on Today's Meet.
Science: Today we dissected fruit and veggies to observe the properties of seeds. On Monday, we will be creating mini-sprouters.
Social Studies: This week we learned about immigration into Michigan. We read books about the Underground Railroad, watched videos about the mining and lumbering, and we discussed the rise of manufacturing in Michigan. In addition, students researched different countries and their immigration stories. The BA will be next Thursday and the study guide was filled out today.
Math: The kids LOVE using lattice multiplication. Keep in mind that you can watch videos that show problems being solved using a variety of algorithms on www.everdaymathonline.com. I have also posted a Show Me video on edmodo. It is beneficial for kids to watch these videos to gain more exposure to the problem solving methods. Today we created a Show Me called "The Partial Products Party!" We had students act as factors and mingle...as all factors need to meet each other when solving a multi-digit multiplication problem. It was not cooperating when trying to upload it, so I will try and work on it over the weekend to see if I can add it to edmodo.
Responsibility: We had a class meeting today to discuss responsibility and respect. There has been a lack of care from a number of students when it comes to classroom materials. Please reinforce respect for materials at your house. Students should know manners, not stepping on items that are on the floor, picking things up that are on the floor, putting things back in their place, washing hands, etc.