Sunday, November 20, 2016
Mr. Hart's Class ~ We have been focusing on multiplication. This week I have taught the children how to multiply using a couple of different algorithms. The first we used was the partial products method, this method is an extension of our unit on place value and taught the kids to multiply using the different places of the larger factor. I then taught the kids the traditional algorithm, this is the way that most of us were taught to multiply. I encouraged the kids to choose whichever method they feel most comfortable with. It is important that the kids know their basic multiplication facts any support you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated.
Small groups continue to meet. The students reading Hatchet have finished and will begin a new book after Thanksgiving break. The How to Steal a Dog group is just about hitting the climax of the story!
The 4C writers tackled a benchmark piece this past week. They answered this question: Should students only be allowed to buy healthy food in the cafeteria? They had 45 minutes to write their opinion and support it with at least three reasons. In the spring, the kids will write another opinion piece. I am excited to see the growth!
Our next integrated unit will be all about Colonial America!
Feast of Favorites
Dates to Remember
November 21 - Report Card Day & Feast of Favorites
November 23-25 ~ No School
November 29 - Evening Parent Conferences
December 1 - 1/2 Day for Parent Conferences
December 2 - 1/2 Day for Parent Conferences
December 7 - Evening Conferences
December 19 - Ornament Workshop