## THANK YOU!

I want to thank all of my students and their families for their kind words written in cards and generosity shown with gifts over the winter break. I am so incredibly appreciative of the time you took to write the cards and prepare the gifts. It is my joy to be able to teach your child this year, and I cannot thank you enough for your outpouring of gratitude.

Thank you again,

Mrs. DiFrancesco

## What did we do on Grinch Day?

Just before the winter break, students participated in Grinch-themed activities throughout all of their classes. In math, students worked on a measurement station where they were to record measurements of the different gifts by the tree. Students also worked through a SCOOT game, which allowed them to work in pairs to work through several word problems using multiplication and division. Their final station involved multi-operation problem solving in small groups. Each of the math activities was not only Grinch-themed, but also based around the concepts we have been working on in class.

## Halfway through Unit 2!

Chapter 4 has come to a close.
Throughout Chapter 4 students worked through multiple division strategies.

We learned how to:
• estimate quotients using multiples
• interpret remainders
• estimate quotients using compatible numbers
• divide using partial quotients
• divide by 1-digit numbers
• divide using repeated subtraction
• solving multistep division problems

In Chapter 5 we will learn how to:

• model factors
• find common factors (LCF, GCF)
• factors and divisibility
• factors and multiples
• prime and composite numbers
• number patterns

## Learning to Work Collaboratively

Students have been introduced to the world of Google over the past week.

In our introduction, students learned how to set up and use the following:

• Share documents
• Complete a quiz through Google Forms and receive their score instantly through email!

We will continue to utilize all of the tools that Google has to offer through Drive and Google Classroom, in hopes of creating a more tech-savvy and collaborative math classroom.

Access the link below for directions on how to access Google Drive.