October 10 - October 14
Classroom Team Building
Attached is the schedule that started Monday, October 10th through October 21st. Please know I have a surplus of afternoon patrollers and anyone who was NOT placed on the first/second round schedule will for sure be scheduled on the next two weeks since it is a rotating schedule. Please let me know of any conflicts or scheduling issues that may arise! :)
Everyday Math - Unit 2 TEST TUESDAY!
We will be testing Unit 2 on Tuesday, October 18th. Some topics on the test include:
- adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers and decimals
- multiplying muti-digit numbers and decimals
- solving magnitude estimates
- converting between feet, yard, and inches
- solving number stories
- writing open number sentences to solve problems
Check out this helpful link for a video on how to help your child learn traditional multiplication.
On the test your child will be encouraged to complete the problems whichever way they know best (traditional or box method)- as long as it is error free and a correct answer! :)
Please know that math homework is an opportunity to practice the skill independently and should not be taking any more than 10-15 minutes. If your child struggles or needs help they are welcome to come in any morning and meet with me!
Literacy & Writer's Workshop
The kids have done a great job taking ownership of their person that they are writing a biography on in Writer's Workshop. I assigned the kids the daunting task of reading a book (gasp! The WHOLE thing!) about the person they were researching. For many of them, the content of the book gave them a solid base to start digging deeper into that person's life while also strengthening the student's understanding of HOW that person's actions/decisions may have changed the world. The theme of "change" was not something typically written in their books, so the kids had to think deeply about the impact their people have made. We are currently knee deep in the drafting process and we are focusing on putting notes into an entertaining, yet factual biography.
Social Studies TEST MONDAY!
Monster Mash - Thursday, October 27th 6:00-7:30
If you're interested in helping out with the event please feel free to send in soda, water, pre-packaged treats, pretzels or chips. Any and all donations are appreciated.
Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Scholastic Book Orders
BOOK ORDERS FOR OCTOBER due by October 24th!
Important Dates to Remember
High School Band Visit - (travel to the high school during school for a preview) - Thursday, October 20th
Band Sign-up Night - Wednesday, October 26th from 3:15-7:00 at Luther Elementary
Fall Break - Thursday 10-28 through Monday 10-31