Weekly Update

16th Week

Homeroom

ELA

  • We are almost done reading The Lemonade War! We will continue this story next week. It is a series, so if you or your student is interested, you should check out the next book: The Lemonade Crime.
  • Next week our Grammar Focus will be about using commas in a list/series, address and dialogue.
  • We will continue to write informative pieces.


Social Studies

  • We will continue our unit, "Roots of Our Democracy". Ask your students about how Ancient Greece has influenced the United States!

Math

This week we have continued to focus on two step word problems and in and out boxes. At the end of the week we introduced Area. We will continue to focus on Area next week. This week we review fact families and now we will be reviewing array models. (Area models can help student solve and understand area easier.)


Even though there is not much homework coming home, please work with your student in memorizing their multiplication facts. A game that some students play is "Multiplication War". It is just like the card game, except you use multiplication flash cards. (If you don't have flash cards you can easily make your own with index card. Please let me know if you need some and I can send some home with your student.) To play the game you first divide the stack of cards equally among the players. Players keep their cards in a stack. Players will then take the top card and flip it over face up to see the multiplication problem. Players will answer the multiplication problem. The player with the higher product (an answer to a multiplication problem) will keep both cards. Players will continue unit they have no more cards in their original stack. The player who has collected the most cards win.

Photos of the Week

Video of the Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a15cN2gBi8&feature=youtu.be

Winter Holiday Classroom Party

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 11am-12pm

5530 State Bridge Crossing

Come celebrate the Winter Holidays with us! We will be "partying with a purpose" and donating collected items to City of Refuge. There will be a letter explaining the donations sent home on Friday, December 4th.

Contact Information

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