Munz's Weekly Update

Week of December 7th

News from Room 125

All the stools have arrived!! They have been working out beautifully in our classroom! Remember....the stools were my gift for the year :)

Please make sure you open the attachment to this e-mail to see the special menu in the cafeteria on Wednesday!

Here is the link if you would like to donate items for our Polar Express Day on the 18th!

NO homework next week!!

We have been learning cursive!

Math Homework

We have begun working on different strategies to solve double digit computation in math. It is really important that the children are not just memorizing steps (procedures) but that they understand the concepts involved in solving the equations. Page 81 in the Homelink book can give you some examples of ways we have talked about in class.

Ballpark Estimates are basically rounding numbers. In class we refer to the multiples of 10 as "decade" numbers and tell the children to estimate to the closest decade when doing these ballpark estimates.

If Homelink 4.8 is difficult for your child, please just have them do the best they can. This type of work that requires number sense is more natural for some children than others. This is a skill we will continue to work on and practice the rest of the year.

Upcoming Dates

December 9th--Body Safety Program---You only needed to return the form if you did NOT want your child to attend.

December 18th--Polar Express Day--wear PJ's!

Winter Break---December 21st-January 3rd

Have a Great Week!