Scholarly News

September 3, 2013

This is a short week, but we have lots to accomplish. Although there are only two days of school, there is still homework. Please make sure that your child completes his/her homework.

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3rd and 4th Grade Math

We finished up our unit on place value and started our unit on comparing numbers. This week we will continue learning about comparing numbers. We are using the symbols: > < =. The students are learning the Common Core method of how to compare the numbers starting with the hundreds. You will see a homework paper come home on Tuesday that shows how this is to be done. We played a great game last Friday called Candy Roll. The scholars loved it! The math game folder is not due back until next Friday, September 13th.

Last week we finished up a unit on Factors and Greatest Common Factor. This week, we are moving on the adding and subtracting decimals.

We spent all last week working on our presentations about The Little Free Library. This week we are taking a break from that. On Tuesday we will read a story from Six Way Paragraphs called "The Lone Eagle." It is about Charles A. Lindbergh. We will focus on the vocabulary and the questions. For homework they are to read the story and answer the questions. On Wednesday they will discuss the story and their answers in a group. They need to be prepared to support their answers from the story.

We spent all last week working on our presentations about The Little Free Library. This week we are taking a break from that. On Tuesday we will read a story from Six Way Paragraphs called "The Lone Eagle." It is about Charles A. Lindbergh. We will focus on the vocabulary and the questions. For homework they are to read the story and answer the questions. On Wednesday they will discuss the story and their answers in a group. They need to be prepared to support their answers from the story.

We will continue reading Island of the Blue Dolphins this week. It is our goal to read two chapters in class each day so students will be finished in time for the Catalina trip. We will be discussing as we read and reviewing vocabulary. Every night it is expected that students have read through the appropriate chapters and written a summary of what they read. Please check your student's planner and the website for the assigned chapters. Our goal is to finish reading through chapter 27 by the end of the week.

This week we will focus on Read Naturally.