Mrs. Swartout's Newsletter
Each day students will be receiving a word problem to solve in their math notebooks. There are three sets of numbers that students are able to pick from to solve the problem. These word problems for this month will focus on addition and subtraction. Students will learn the keywords that will help them decide the type of problem that is being asked.
Chapter 1: Place Value
We have started our first unit of the year which will focus on place value. Inside of your child's 13-pocket folder in the math section is vocabulary flashcards, please be studying these words every night. Also, on the back side of the flashcards are questions to practice the skill. If students complete the questions prior to the test and turn it in they will be able to receive an extra credit point which will be credited towards their math test.
We worked on four lessons this week. The first lesson focused on how place value helps represent the value of numbers. The next lesson worked on reading and writing multi-digit numbers (standard form, expanded form, and word form). The third lesson worked on comparing numbers using greater than, less than, and equal to. The last lesson of the week was on ordering numbers from greatest to least or least to greatest. We finished up our week by taking a quick check my progress quiz.
Our first chapter test will be on Thursday, Sept. 22nd before we leave for the Mass.
The first religion test on chapter one will be on Tuesday, September 20th.
Reading selection tests will be given every Thursday unless otherwise stated.
The chapter 10 quiz will be on Monday, Sept. 19th (this will be an open book and notes test)
The chapter 11 quiz will be on Friday, Sept. 23rd.
We will have our first spelling test on Friday, Sept. 23rd.