December 15, 2015
3rd Grade Math
-solving multi-step problems with addition and subtraction.
-solving multi-step problems with multiplication and division.
-solving multi-step problems with all operations.
-recognizing number and shape patterns.
-identifying composite and prime numbers.
-finding factor pairs for a given number.
-listing out multiples for a given number.
Our chapter 4 test will be on Thursday this week. Over the break, students can practice on TenMarks, work on multiplication facts, and enjoy their time off! :)
4th Grade Math
We will resume with Chapter 5 after break! :) Students can work on TenMarks, Symbaloo and coding to keep math skills sharp over break....and have some fun too!
This first book club is always difficult for students as it requires them to really think as they read. Many students are used to reading a book for pleasure and simply read too fast to get the understandings necessary for book clubs. I am proud of the discussions and perseverance that I've seen from the students during these meetings.
In addition to the discussions, students have created character maps of the main character and have made a journal pretending to be Mufatu. This changed the third person reading to first person writing and forced them to infer many things about the character.
After the winter break, we will go back to using our text as we have previously done. Vocabulary tests and lesson tests will resume as normal.
Long Term Substitute
I have the utmost confidence that the students will continue to learn and grow while I am gone. I have reminded them of their social contract and the expectations that are in place no matter who is teaching the class.