November 16th, 2015
Multiplication and Division Strategies
What are IREAD and ISTEP?
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Our Focus this Week
· Writer's Workshop: What punctuation do we need when using dialogue? How can we use compound sentences in our writing?
· Reader's Workshop: How do we take good notes when we research? What information should be included in a summary?
· Math Workshop: What strategies can we use when solving multiplication and division problems? What patterns can we find in the 1s and 0s families of multiplication and division facts? (These families are important to explore as many students develop misconceptions about these families even though it is not difficult to find the right answer.)
· Social Studies: How has Fishers changed as a community? [We will also be continuing to work on a solar system exploration project this week to improve our nonfiction reading skills.]
Math: Have you been using the multiplication and division games our students have been bringing home? These are a great way for your child to build his/her fact speeds!
Reading: We are working on researching within the solar system project. Please talk to your child about the research you do at home. Do you research new products for your house (appliances, carpet, etc.) before you buy them? If so, how do you find good information? Do you research as a part of your profession? If so, how do you track the information you find? All of these real-world skills will be very valuable for your child to learn!
Try out MobyMax by going to https://www.mobymax.com/signin and entering the log in information students brought home in the front covers of their agendas!
Volunteering in our Classroom
-Reading with Students
-Helping with a Clerical Task
-Talking to Students about your Work Skills or Hobbies
-Being an Expert who Teaches us a Lesson during a Science or Social Studies Unit
then please contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will work to find an available date for you to come in. We love learning from our volunteers!
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