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Sunday, October 11th 2015
2. In order to help students with last minute questions about math concepts, I will be available on Monday morning starting at 7:55 am. This should not be considered a substitute for studying! I will be here to answer last-minute questions about things that students struggled with over the weekend when studying.
3. PTA Meeting on Monday, October 12th @ 7pm
4. This Wednesday, October 14th is a LATE START
5. Addams Fun Run is on October 16th!! This is the last week to donate! Please think about what a great legacy you will leave for future Addams students when you donate to the PTA! Assemblies, technology, the Fun Fair... all of those things and more aren't possible without the help of our PTA!
Upcoming Math Concepts!
Addition and Subtraction with Decimals!!!
I'm not sure about all of you, but I am excited to take a break from fractions and work on decimals for a while ;)
Topics we will be covering include:
-What ARE decimals?
-Reading, writing, and modeling whole and decimal numbers
-Adding and subtracting decimals
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 also know that topics are subject to change, depending on how much time it takes us to master a new concept.
What's New in Reading?
The skills and reading strategies we discuss in school should be evident in their reading letters. The Active Reader Thinking Stems chart is in your child's notebook in the event that they are struggling to get their thoughts going.
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!
Reading strategies we will be practicing this week include:
-Figure out details from earlier reading
-Using multiple reading strategies together
-Read aloud with accountable talk
*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!
Words Their Way - Spelling
Challenge words for all students:
Publishing time is around the corner in writing!
Our TENTATIVE due date is: Friday, October 16th. It is possible that this due date will be pushed back depending on the speed of our typing and the amount of final changes our writers need to make.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions!
Your child's narrative assignment can be accessed at home through Google Drive or Google Classroom after they create it in class on Monday. Please make sure you are checking in with them to make sure they're on track to finish typing in three days.
Extra math pages to study for Unit 1 Test:
Comparing Fractions: pgs. 9, 10, 11, 12
Adding and Subtracting Like Mixed Numbers: pgs. 15 and 16
Subtracting Unlike Fractions: pg. 20
Adding and Subtracting Unlike Mixed Numbers: pg. 24 (this is the toughest concept for most students)