April 4th - 8th
Reading and Writing
For writing, we half almost half the class finished with their animal reports. I had hoped to get them finished by last Friday but with one-on-one conferences for self-corrections and the fact that students are hand writing their final reports it is taking bit longer than my estimate. We will have the finished by this Friday for the following week's writing tasks.
Devon and Landon work on a problem to equally share money.
Student pairs worked to explain their thinking and work in sharing money. Ben draws our his group's thinking while Lizzie explains.
Some groups used money to help them reach their answer.
Our LAST unit in EveryDay Math will start on Thursday. Last week students took a pretest to organize student enrichment groups. It too, is a short unit so I'll spend the last couple of weeks before school lets out going over place value, hit more story problems, and practice more complex multiplication problems.
Unit 9 is working to develop more understanding of multiplication and division as students apply basic fact knowledge to mentally solve number stories and multiply larger factors.
Week Long Absence
It is always my policy to keep things as normal as possible for the students whenever I am gone. Many of you are familiar with Mrs. Heather Davidson as a parent, but the students are familiar with her as a substitute. She has been in our room several times this year and was able to take all days of the I will be absent.
4/7: FAMILY dining out at PANERA BREAD
4/14: Civic Center
4/15: Meals for the Heartland-- Return field trip permission slip
Late Start days will be April 13 and 17th
4/29: J-Hawk Assembly with kindergarten and 3rd grade performing