Friday, March 23, 2018
KINDNESS SPIRIT WEEK
Smile and Greet Everyone You See Today!
Give as many compliments as you can to others.
Kindness Inclusion Day!
Be extra kind and include everyone you possibly can.
Cafeteria Kindness Day!
Be extra helpful in the cafeteria today.
Mr. Dittmar’s Class - At the time of writing this, we are just over the halfway point of Module 5. This week, we have learned multiple strategies on how to compare fractions. The kids have shown that they know how to pick the right strategy, whether it’s finding like denominators, finding like numerators, or even using cross multiplication, to compare fractions. Knowing different strategies, and knowing when to use, them is perhaps one of the most important skills your children can learn. During the past two days, we have been learning how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators. In these addition and subtraction problems, your children have had to decompose improper fractions into mixed numbers, as well as compose mixed numbers into improper fractions, to solve them. Starting next week, we will begin to finding fraction equivalence greater than one and compose and decompose fractions greater than one. Once we come back from Spring Break, we will continue to work on module 5 as well as incorporate practice test questions and discuss strategies for the state test.
Ms. Gleason's Class - We are working in our fractions module. Your child has learned to find equivalent fractions and compare fractions. This week we added and subtracted fractions. Next week we will convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will end the unit with multiplying fractions. This unit will take us until the end of April. After spring break we will also spend some time on test taking strategies for the state test coming up in May.
Picture Book Friday - Jack entertained us all with The Day the Crayons Quit. Definitely one of my favorites! Bella will read to us on Thursday!
The Revolutionary War - It's up next!