# Mrs. Floyd's Mon"Star" News!

## News

*Students will be coming home with spiral homework this week.

*They will also have a spelling packet that is homework. Please note that there are 30 spelling words. From these 30, I will be selecting 18 for the test. Please study all of them.

*Scholastic book orders are due by Wednesday, November 18, 2015

*Meet the Teacher Night is Monday, November 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM- I am the only teacher doing this.

*Pajama Day is Friday, November 20, 2015 for \$1.00. All proceeds will help a family in need.

*Thanksgiving break is November 26 and 27, 2015.

We are taking a break from Journey's this week to study some economics.

## Math

In math this week, we are continuing using EnVisions. We are working on using 8 as a factor, 11 +12 as factors, and multiplying 3 numbers. Students will have a test at the end of the week on the strategies being taught. I have been teaching the students several strategies for multiplying. See examples below

8x6=___ 7x3=___ 10x2=___

4x6=24 5x3=15 any factor x10 you just add a 0 to the factor

24+24=48 2x3=6 so 10x2=20

so 8x6=48 15+6=21

so 7x3=21

*These are just a few of the strategies. We have also learned how to use repeated addition and arrays

*Please shoot me an email or call if you have any questions.

## Spelling

Students will be reading, spelling, and using words with the suffix- ed, -ing, -er, -est, and changing the y to i .

Words- thick, strangest, bigger, better, highest, tallest, richest, smarter, louder, hotter, penny, pennies, empty, emptied, parties, families, mystery, mysteries, discovery, married, liked, worried, rolling, singing, swimming, settled, talked, hurried, buying, and trying.

*I will choose 18 of these words.

## Writing

We are currently working on creating a business. Students have come up with what business they want to create and what products or services they will provide. Students will start creating the outside and inside of their buildings. Students seem to really be enjoying this task. Please talk with them about their business plans so far.

## Social Studies

We are currently working on our economics unit. This will run into next week. Around Tuesday of next week, students will be given a test on this unit. Students have written down several vocabulary words in their notebooks. We go over these each day and read all about them. Students were given a quiz last week and did very poorly. Please study these words and concepts with your student. The vocabulary words they have learned so far are:

goods, services, profit, employer, employee, consumer, producer, economy, human resources, natural resources, and capital resources. They will learn about scarcity, supply, demand, budget, income, expense, opportunity cost, and savings account this week.

## Science

Not currently being done.