The Hartmann Who! Week in Review
August 31 - September 4, 2015
Vocabulary Collections Due Tuesday, September 8th
Students should complete their first vocabulary collection by the time they return to school on Tuesday! Collections should be in their writer's notebooks and include the following two WOW (words of the week) that I gave them: adversary and trivial. Collections should also contain two .25 cent words of their choice, found from their independent reading. Collections should include the word spelled correctly, the part of speech, the definition, a "showing sentence", and an illustration! Collections should be colorful and creative!
MATH - MATH - MATH - MATH - MATH
Congratulations Emily and Thatcher!
We made it though our "Multiplication in 7 Days" with enormous success! Students took seven timed quizzes, I dropped their lowest score, averaged the rest, and entered it as a major grade. A special SHOUT OUT to Emily and Thatcher, they earned seven 100% scores!
Mean Score - 95.7
Median Score - 97.5
Mode Score - 100
Students should continue to study their facts, which can be found on the front of their fancy math folders. I'll give them notice when we will have a multiplication quiz!
Topic 4 Test on Track for Late Next Week
Topic 4: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers includes lessons in mental math (doing math in your head), estimating, adding and subtracting whole numbers, and subtracting across zeros. Yesterday and today we focused on using notebook paper, turned horizontally, and using the columns to rewrite our problems to keep our place values straight. This strategy seemed to help our kids' slow down and not rush through what they thought were easy problems.