Mrs. Dickau's Classroom News
For the week of January 7 -11
SETTING PERSONAL GOALS
Take some to time to talk over school goals with your child. We will be talking about this at school and adding to the list below.
Improved spelling percentage
A P.E. goal
Improved weekly reading test scores
A music goal
Learning all the multiplication facts- cold
Always above 80% on math tests
15 minutes on IXL at least 3 times a week
Kahn Academy goal
Special Project goal
The list is endless. If you have questions about what kind of goal your child might set, feel free to contact me.
What's Happening in Math Right Now?
We are working hard on multiplication this week.
We have four main goals.
These are the ESSENTIAL LEARNING OUTCOMES (ELOs) for Math Unit 5.
ELOs are what will be on the state tests we take in spring.
1. Know how to multiply numbers like 26 * 31 or 78 * 64.
The way your child multiplies might be different from the way you learned.
Let them show you how they multiply double and triple digit numbers.
PLAY TOP IT.
2. Estimate sums like 493 + 262 is about 800.
3. Add and subtract decimals like 8.4 + 6.3 or 14.75 - 8.32.
4. Measure line segments in inches and centimeters.
You and your child are welcome to explore the site. BRAINBUSTERS is a link on our class website. If you go to Isd77.org - Schools- Kennedy - Fourth Grade - Mrs. Dickau, you will find BRAINBUSTERS. You can also click on the site above. Happy exploring!
MATH HOMEWORK & IXL.COM
Most students don’t have assigned math homework. Students should work on IXL for 15 minutes each night. Students are aiming for 75% on each of the following levels: Grade Four D.1, D.2, D.5, D.6, D.8, D.9, D.11, D.12, D.15, D.16 and D.17. I am able to track their progress on line. That way I know how to encourage their progress.
Let your child explain how IXL works and what they have accomplished so far.
Reading in Room 117
Spelling Core Words Unit 14: round, dark, past, ball, girl
Unit 3 Week 4
Reading Theme: Mystic Horse
Reading Vocabulary Words: sores, loosened, mysterious, amazement, midst, responsibility, patchwork
Dictionary: Homophones- Class Contest!
Who will win the boys or the girs?
Reading Strategy: Summarize
Reading Skills: Sequence
Grammar Skill: Linking Verbs
Writing Lesson: Scene from a Play