Room 303 Update

October 13, 2016

Wrapping up Math Unit 2 and Looking forward to Unit 3

Today students took their Unit 2 assessment on Multiplication and Division: Number Sentences and Algebra. My goal is finish correcting them tonight for students to make corrections to and then bring home tomorrow to be signed and returned. I am confident that Room 303's students did very well!

Next week we will be diving into Unit 3- Estimation and Computation with Whole Numbers. The I Can's for this unit are as follows:

  • I can use the distributive property and the base-ten structure of numbers to explain and show multiplication strategies.

  • I can model and explain multiplication using an open array and partial products.

  • I can use multiplication and division with whole numbers to solve problems.

  • I can use a number line to demonstrate my understanding of rounding whole numbers.

  • I know multiplication facts and related division facts 12 x 12.

Room 303 Welcomes a New Student!

Our classroom welcome another student, Sima, this week! Welcome, Sima! We are all looking forward to getting to know you and learning together as a community. We now have a total of 24 students!

Principal Coffee to Explore At-Home Reading

A few of you have expressed both concerns and excitement in regards to supporting reading at home. If you would like to explore this topic more, please join us for our Principal Coffee on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:45 a.m. Our librarian and literacy specialists will join Mr. LaBroad, and will share what your role at home can look like and how you can help select appropriate reading materials.

Gross & Osgood Class Gathering - Oct 16 @ Estabrook Playground

Our wonderful room parents have organized a class gathering that will be held October 16 from 12-2 at the Estabrook Playground. Families from Ms. Gross' class will also be there. You are encouraged to being a nut-free snack, as well as drinks, and any games you may want to play!

Responsive Classroom

Mrs. Taddeo and myself have the exciting opportunity to participate in a Responsive Classroom professional learning. This will require us to be out of the classroom next Monday, 10/17 and Tuesday, 10/18, as well as two other dates later in the year. Responsive Classroom is a a widely used, research-backed approach to elementary education that increases academic achievement, decreases problem behaviors, improves social skills, and leads to more high-quality instruction. To learn more about Responsive Classroom, follow this link: