Mrs. Blalock's Bulletin
Class Update 12/1/14
MAP Practice Sites
These sites below are a great place to extend skills in reading and math. Try one with your child. Practice using scratch paper and discuss test taking strategies like how to eliminate answers.
Math MAP-Excellent place to sharpen math skills!
Reading MAP-Practice reading online and show what you know!
Prepdog-Take a practice test and sharpen your skills in reading and math at this site.
In Chapter 4, students are learning how to subtract two digit numbers. Students are using base ten blocks to solve problems to gain an understanding of regrouping. Students are beginning to rewrite problems vertically and show their work as they regroup.
Students can practice addition facts on Quizlet to increase fact fluency. This site has interactive flashcards and games to help students learn facts by heart.
As students read closely to answer questions about their reading, they are showing an understanding of key details. They are going back to the text to locate, confirm and cite specific evidence.
This week in spelling Lesson 26, we will study words with the suffix -ed and review words with the suffix -ing.
Spellingcity is a popular site to practice.
In the Author's Chair, students shared their opinion pieces as to whether or not they would like to attend the First Thanksgiving. Fourteen students decided that they would like to attend the First Thanksgiving and nine decided they would not like to attend. Everyone included evidence from their research to support their opinion. Very interesting! Our next opinion piece will be a Book Review.
Scholastic Book Club- Optional
If you are interested in ordering books for your child, preview the following site.
Our class code is HGT62.
We receive free books for our classroom with every order. Thank you!