Friday, December 7th, 2018
2018 Ornament Workshop
Ms. Gleason's Class ~ We have been working hard on multiplication. We are multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit numbers. Everyone has a strategy that they feel successful with. Next week we begin division. This can be difficult for kids at first, but eventually they will be dividing pros! We will be using the traditional/standard long division algorithm. I encourage the students to study their math facts every night. They can now use Xtra Math online to help with that. There is a letter in your child's Friday Folder that explains the program and how to enroll at home. Please let me know if you are having difficulty with that website.
Mr. Hart's Class ~ We have continued our work on multiplication. This week we moved from multi digit by one digit multiplication to two by two digit multiplication. We started this by introducing two digits by a two digit multiple of ten, and then added a digit to the ones place. We used a couple of different methods, the first one was using an area model for solving. This method then naturally took us to finding partial products to help us solve the problems. Next week we will learn the traditional way of solving two by two digit problems. During parent conferences we have talked a lot about math. As I said then if your child is really struggling to finish homework, please have them stop after 20 solid minutes of work and write me a note, so that I can help them at school the next day.
Explorer Work ~ Almost all of the kids completed the mini books where they read through short text to determine where the explorers were from, who they sailed for, what was the mission, and the actual discovery.
PAWS ~ The kids had this week off! Though they all enjoyed the break and worked on writing fiction! The upcoming week will be the last PAWS of 2018.
Picture Book Friday ~ Logan did a great job today reading to the class. The opportunity allows for a form of public speaking and fluency practice. We even came up with three solid themes supported by Peanut Butter & Cupcake. Tara is up for next Friday!
Instruments & Sneakers
Student Government Spirit Week
Monday, December 10th
Candy Cane Day
Dress in Red and White!
Tuesday, December 11th
Dress Your Wintery Best Day
Dress Your Best!
Wednesday, December 12th
Wednesday Wintery Bad Hair Day
Let your hair go…and show off a bad hair day!!
Thursday, December 13th
Winter Ugly Sweater or Shirt Day
Wear your ugliest shirt or sweater!
Friday, December 14th
Comfy cozy Day
Wear your most comfy cozy clothes or pajamas!