Sunday, September 27, 2015
Mrs. Close's Class ~ We are more than halfway through Module 1. This week the kids have had a quick review of addition and subtraction. They've also worked on modeling their thinking using tape diagrams. Though the work may seem simplistic, the students are focusing on using their work space appropriately. The plan is to finish Module 1 next week. Be sure to check out the Tips for Parents sheet!
Mr. Philipp's Math ~
This week the students continued to review all of the previous lessons – multiplying and dividing by 10’s, reading and writing large numbers, and writing numbers in various forms.
As for the new content that was presented to them, they compared large numbers into the millions by looking at greater than and less than symbols. Ask your child how he/she can remember how to use the correct symbol! The other concept we discussed this week was adding and subtracting one thousand, ten thousand, and a hundred thousand from a given number.Many of the concepts learned over the last couple of weeks are intertwined in our new lessons so it provides the students with even more review/practice. Please remember that your child is accountable for completing all assignments to the best of his/her ability. Many questions have multiple steps. Each child should show an attempt to complete each problem. However, if they are still confused please place your initials on the difficult question/problem or write a note either on the top of the assignment or in your child’s agenda. Please share with your child, as I have, that they have more ability than they think and sometimes show.
You will be receiving Exit Tickets in your child’s Friday Folder. These Exit Tickets can be corrected and turned in to be re-graded. Corrections should be placed on a separate sheet and paper and stapled with the Exit Ticket.