Mr. Aleman's Monday Mail

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Quote of the Week

"Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom." -Nelson Mandela

Week of September 15, 2014


Now that we can read, write, and say numbers up to the billions place, we focus on COMPOSING and DECOMPOSING them. We will practice ADDING and SUBTRACTING numbers. The most difficult part of this unit is REGROUPING when necessary. There are four strategies we will use to add and subtract. I don't care which strategy they use as long as it works. Practice practice practice! Take a look in the Math Journal for help.
Math Antics - Multi-Digit Addition
Math Antics - Multi-Digit Subtraction


We will finish up Unit 1 this week with a discussion on the SCIENTIFIC METHOD. We will go through each of the steps and understand that all scientists use the Scientific Method in each of their experiments. To put the method into practice, we will do a SKITTLES LAB this week. Please make sure that your child has returned his or her signed lab safety contract so we can all participate. We will have a UNIT 1 TEST this week that covers lab safety and the three areas of Science.
The Scientific Method Rap


  • Homework for the week is pages 119-120 in the MOTIVATION MATH workbook. Please make sure your child is HI-LIGHTING the question and CIRCLING important information for each problem on the homework. As always, homework is due FRIDAY.
  • We will have our first MULTIPLICATION FACT QUIZ on Friday. Please study 2's Times Tables for homework. You may use flash cards, pencil and paper, or
  • Don't forget to BRING IN THOSE BOXTOPS! Each box top is money for CLE!

PTA First Official Playdate

Thursday, Sep. 18th, 9am

1680 Anna Lee Dr

New Braunfels, TX

At-home moms & dads bring the kiddos out, have some FUN, and meet other parents from CLE!

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Congrats to Jane B. for winning last week's Monday Mail Contest! Come see me for your reward! All students who participated will receive Bonus Bucks!

Check out her picture and number:

Standard = 1,712,452,116
Expanded = 1,000,000,000 + 700,000,000 + 10,000,000 + 2,000,000 + 400,000 + 50,000 + 2,000 + 100 + 10 + 6
Word = one billion, seven hundred twelve million, four hundred fifty two thousand, one hundred sixteen

This week: Look up the populations of five Texas cities. Log in to Edmodo and find the Texas Populations assignment. Follow the instructions to submit your work by Friday for Bonus Buck$!

Mr. Kimo Aleman

4th Grade Math & Science

My conference period is 11:40a - 12:25p.