Mrs. Gorman's Weekly News

Week of November 27, 2017

Classroom Activities

Math

This week, we will continue with Module 3. Module 3 is all about multiplication and division. In the first half of Module 3, the scholars learned about multiplying up to 4-digits by a 1-digit number using a variety of strategies. These strategies included the area model, using a place value chart, partial products, and the standard algorithm. They will learn to use these same strategies to multiply 2-digit by 2-digit numbers numbers towards the end of the module.


In the next few topics of Module 3, the scholars will learn about long division. Again, they will learn to use several strategies, all leading up to the use of the long division method.


One thing that often causes difficulties for the scholars isn't the steps to follow to multiply and divide, but the lack of fluency with multiplication and division facts. Please continue to practice multiplication and division facts with students at home.

Science

This week, scholars will continue to learn more about Energy. They were introduced to various forms of energy last week, and will dive into these forms throughout the next two weeks.


Scholars should continue working on their science fair projects. The deadline has been extended to December 20. I will continue to conference with students, and contact the parents of those who do not seem to have anything solid in place. Please let me know if you have any questions.