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Saturday, October 8th, 2016

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Mrs. Close's Class ~ The students took their first module test yesterday. Those have been corrected and returned. Please sign and return the test on Tuesday. We will be beginning Module 2 on Tuesday! Its a short unit that uses length, mass and capacity in the metric system to convert between units using place value knowledge. Students recognize patterns of converting units on the place value chart, just as 1000 grams is equal 1 kilogram, 1000 ones is equal to 1 thousand. Conversions are recorded in two-column tables and number lines, and are applied in single- and multi-step word problems solved by the addition and subtraction algorithm or a special strategy.

Mr. Hart's Class- This week we have been working on using our place value understanding to add and subtract using the standard algorithms. The children have done a wonderful job, but still occasionally have a hard time when they need to borrow from the next higher place value. We have also been working on using the information we learned to solve word problems. We should wrap up the first module next week and take our module assessment the week of October 17th.


I didn't send home the mid-unit assessment yet as I have a four kids who will finish on Tuesday. The kids and I will review the assessment together on Wednesday and then they'll go home for you to review, sign, and then return to me. The students are working hard to respond appropriately to short answer questions. In most cases, the kids need to have a claim (answer the question with an inference) and two text details to support their inference. Here is an example of a short answer question and response based on our read aloud, Ruby Holler.

How does Florida feel about Mr. & Mrs. Trepid?

Florida doesn't like Mr. & Mrs. Trepid at all. (that's the claim) In the story she argues with them and is always in trouble for breaking the rules. Also, she wants Dallas to leave the orphanage with her and take the night train. (details from the text)

Look for the test on Wednesday!

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