# Room 9 News

## Homework Guide on our Wiki

http://wiki.sbsd.k12.ca.us/display/class/Homework+Guide

The link above will take you to our class wiki. The homework will be posted in there to refer to if necessary.

This is just a guide as to how accomplish and pace the week. Kids find their groove and coincide their work to adjust to sports and enrichment. Thank you for your assistance in this process.

## Beverly Cleary Book Report- Starts September 22 and is due October 24th!

Third Graders are starting their Beverly Cleary book report this week. We read the instructions together today, made notes along the way, and mapped out what to do and how much time we have to complete this project. The kids have one month to:

1. Choose a book- this week. The kids will show me their book on Friday, as it is part of this week's homework. (Some kids already found one in Media Center today.)

2. Read the book- 2 weeks

3. Make a book jacket- 1 week

If your child has the book chosen and is set, then they can show me their book and begin reading.

Happy choosing and reading this week.

## Division

We are climbing into division this week and learning how it is repeated subtraction, hence, the operation symbol is almost identical. They are SO excited to do division... just like multiplication!! Please support this area of learning by discussing problems wherever they appear in life.... almost everywhere! Food, sharing, money, fractions and upper level fractions, etc. Also discuss how there will always be 4 mathematical expressions for every 3 numbers in a fact family. (i.e.) 4x3=12 (4 groups of 3) and 3x4=12 (3 groups of 4) and 12 divided into 3 groups is 4 and the opposite being 12 divided into 4 groups is 3. Whew!! So many connections to be made. Thanks for your help at home. The kids really need to see more of this in their natural environment.

**Arrays were fun to learn because of their presence literally "everywhere!"