Mrs. Dickau's Classroom News
For the week of January 27
4th grades: Show your parents our Moodle site :)
(Class website link)
The newest news in our class is our Moodle site. This is an interactive site. Students can practice the Common Core strategies for the week and practice math strategies.
There is a place to chat with a friend about books or about a difficult math problem.
Moodle works kind of like a website, but it has a few more bells and whistles.
KNITTING NIGHT COMING SOON
The date hasn’t been set yet, but we will have a Knitting Night in our classroom one evening soon. If you are a knitter, or know a knitter you would like to bring along, please let me know. This has been a fun evening in the past.
What's Happening in Math Right Now?
We are deep into division.
Like multiplication, the way your child is learning to divide might be different than the way you were taught. Ask your child to show you how they divide a problem like 251/4.
Learning to divide problems like:
48/3 and 327/8
And practicing dividing in real-life problems.
IXL - 75% in E1, E2, E4
This week we will work on summarizing what we read.
If your child is reading or watching fiction, they should be able to complete the following fill-in the blank puzzle:
wanted (the problem)
but (an event)
so (another event)
then (what happened)
Here’s an example: (who)The Little Pig (wanted) to build a house , (but) the Big Bad Wolf came along and (so) tried to blow the house down. (then) The Wolf wasn’t successful.
Reading Goals for Non-fiction
Your child should be able to state the main idea or purpose of the story.
Here’s an example:
The main idea is: The Seattle Seahawks used many strategies to try and beat the Denver Broncos.
Before we start to run
Some of these pictures are a little dated, but it does remind us all that at some point there will not be snow on the ground.
Sawing at History Fest