The Weekly Grind in Cafe 226
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Sunday, November 15th 2015
This Week in Math...
Skills we will work on this week include:
-Simplifying the multiplication process
-Multiplying mixed numbers (most likely two days)
-Relating addition and multiplication of fractions (most likely two days)
Remember to look for corrected homework in Friday Folders! I will be correcting about 3-5 questions on each homework assignment in order to provide you and your child with feedback on how they are doing with each concept.
**Please remember that topics are subject to change depending on the pace at which we master each new concept.
"Wonder" is Underway in Reading!
Some reading strategies we will work on this week include:
-Watching for the main character to act in surprising ways and thinking about what this reveals about the character
-Think about what we can learn from objects that the main character holds close
-Using precise and exact words to describe character action
-Search for patterns in our notes to confirm theories we have about the main character
Be sure to ask your child how they are doing with their weekly letters, and ask to see their Reader's Notebook if you have not seen it lately!
*Please remember that your child should be reading for at least 30 minutes, 5 times per week. Their reading log should be filled out and signed by you frequently!
What's New in Writing?
This week in writing we will:
-Rewrite leads to reflect the importance of our stories
-Writing scenes to show time and place
-Crafting endings to relate to our story’s real message or heart and resolve the struggle
-Meeting with partners to share our story progress and receive feedback
Need Extra Math Practice? Have your child bring these pages home!
HW&R = Homework and Remember book
SAB = Student Activity Book
Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers:
SAB pgs. 59, 64, 66 (ignore the number lines) - unfinished problems
Multiplying Fractions by Fractions:
SAB pg. 69, 70 - unfinished problems