Mrs. Foulk's News

10/24/14

This Week:

Math: Students continued to develop their understanding of multiplication and division and the relationship between the two operations.


Reading and Science: Our Universe unit is coming to a close. We are combining what we have learned about nonfiction text and what we have learned as scientists to create class question and answer books.


Baseball Fun: Our class has added to our schema information about baseball. We even learned about the history of Kaufmann Stadium. Students looked for the states that the two World Series Teams are located in.

Important Dates:

Week of October 27th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 30th and 31st: No School

Multiplication and Division Support

Did you know?....

Our third graders are bloggers! Over the past two weeks they have been responding to different articles and posting about their JR books through our class blog. We are getting better at it every time. We have had several conversations about what a "meaningful" post is. I want students to have as many opportunities as possible to write about their reading as possible and this is another outlet for them to do so. On Thursday morning when we had the tablets in our classroom a student said, "We are getting on Kidsblog? Yessss!" .

Here are some more opinions about our blogging:

-I like to go on and write about what you read and what you did, it's easier than going across the room to tell someone about what you read.

-"I like that you can talk to people. It's kind of like a phone, like when you text on the phone."

-"I like that you can talk to each other about what you are reading in your book and to see what they're reading about."

Division

At this point the students have learned that division is taking a number and dividing it into equal groups. We have used colored tiles to model this. The other conversation we have had as mathematicians is that multiplication and division are related. If students know that 5X4=20, then they know that 20/5=4. This would be an example of a fact family.
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Exploring the Moon Phases

Red Ribbon Week:

Next week is Red Ribbon Week. Have students participate to promote being Drug and Bully Free!!

Monday: Wear "comfy" clothes

Tuesday: Wear mismatched clothes

Wednesday: Wear red or CME spiritwear