Mrs. Fendt's Weekly Newsletter
For homework I would like to discourage the students from using a multiplication chart or a calculator. It is very important that they understand what multiplication and division are before they start using the quicker methods. These skills will be used throughout the rest of their education and it's important to grasp the understanding now.
A few things to also practice at home: commutative property (7x5=5x7), multiplication turning into division (5x7=35 so 35/5=7), and division turning back into multiplication (35/5=7 so 5x7=35). Some students feel frustrated with division and I remind them that they can just turn it into multiplication and use a variable. Feel free to also use variables at home, we just learned about them this week.
Check out the video below! We watched it in class to review the rock cycle. You may enjoy it too!
9/28 Book Order Due
9/29 Hearing Screening
10/8 Keys Meeting @ 6:00
10/16 Early Release @ 1:30
10/26 Lombardi Show Choir Visiting @ 2:20
10/27 Friday Schedule
10/30 No School - Happy Halloween
11/1 Daylight Saving's Ends - Turn clocks back one hour
11/20 Early Release @ 1:30
11/24 End of first trimester
11/25-11/27 NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving