Friday, November 8, 2019
Visit with a Veteran
Mr. Hart's Class ~ We are well into Module three in math. The kids are working towards mastering area and perimeter. The biggest thing that is holding them back is the understanding of using the formulas. We introduced multiplication of 10's 100's and 1,000's this week. The kids did fairly well on this concept. Next week we will begin to learn different methods of multiplication. we will begin with 2, 3, and 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers and gradually move to 2 by 2 digit numbers. This is a rather long module so, you may see some homework assignments that look very similar. I have introduced a new game to the kids. It is called Prodigy. The kids work through a kingdom while battleing different characters, but in order to cast their spells they must first answer a math question correctly. This is a highly engaging game for the kids and so far they appear to like playing it.
PAWS ~ Almost every student is finished with the first assignment! I will be busy reading and providing feedback to each student over the long weekend so we can begin #2 on Tuesday! It's a lot of work, but most of the kids really enjoy it!
Small Groups ~ Each group started a chapter book this week. I have kids reading The City of Ember, November Night, Danger on Panther Peak, and Mr. Tucket. Some kids have a little reading to do before Tuesday. I have to say that the conversations about characters and events around the table are amazing to be part of. Kids say the best things!