## Dress Down Day

As part of our Jump Rope for Heart activities, we are having a dress down day Friday. Students may dress down for a \$1 donation and they may wear black and blue colors to support the Carolina Panthers football team who are on their way to the Super Bowl! GO PANTHERS!!!!! The Rowan Salisbury School dress code policy must be followed and tennis shoes must be worn.

## Book Fair!

We will have a book fair in the media center February 8-12th. This is a great opportunity to purchase books for your home library, and even great gifts for friends and family!

## Supply Needs

This is the time of year, we run very low on supplies. We have very few pencils, erasers, kleenex, notebook paper, and dry erase markers left to get us through the year. We are only half way through and if you would be so kind as to donate any of the supplies that would be great! Please send these in to your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

## Earbud Donations

As you know we use individualized programs on our iPads and this requires students to listen closely to their own iPad. It presents a distraction when they do not have earbuds. If you would be willing to donate any amount of new earbuds (in original packaging) we would greatly appreciate this. You may send them to your child's homeroom teacher at any time. Thank you for your help!

## Math Topics

Standard: 4.NF.3c Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

"I Can" Statement:

I can change mixed numbers to improper fractions and use those fractions to add and subtract mixed numbers.

What will we learn?

This week, students will be using the "MAD" strategy to change mixed numbers to improper fractions. (M-Multiply, A-Add, D-Denominator) This strategy will allow students to then add and subtract mixed numbers with ease.

IXL Standards: Q.22 & R.12