Sunday, February 2, 2020
Mrs. Close’s Class ~ The kids have been busy adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. The newest learning was that when subtracting mixed numbers, sometimes the first mixed number in the equation needs to be renamed in order to subtract with ease. For example 4 2/5 – 2 3/5….4 2/5 can be renamed to 3 7/5. That strategy allows the student to subtract wholes and then subtract the fractions. During the coming week, line plots, rotations and iterations of angle measures, symmetry, and the February CML will be our work! If you’re wondering, “where is the long division?” Here is a snap shot of the remaining units:
Unit 6 – Division & Angles
Unit 7 – Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number & Measurement
Unit 8 – Fraction Operations & Applications
Mrs. Gleason's Class ~ Your child should have brought home their corrected module 3 test. It needs to be signed and returned to school. The children have the opportunity to make corrections, and those are due on Tuesday. I strongly encourage them to do the corrections. I am available if they need help. Yesterday we completed the first lesson of the geometry module. This module is full of new vocabulary for the children. They have already learned a few - point, line segment, line, ray, and angle. Next week they learn vertex, acute angle, right angle, obtuse angle, perpendicular lines, intersecting lines and parallel lines. See how many of those words your child can tell you about! After that we will learn how to use a protractor to measure and draw angles.
Colonial America ~ Last week we chatted a bit about the Dutch and how they were motivated by making money. I also read an article to them that explained some of the rules the early governors had for their colonists. During the coming week, the kids will take notes and build their Colonial America books. They will read generally about the roles of men, women, and kids. They'll even learn about schools!
Fun Fitness Week Permission Slip ~ The kids will be ice skating on February 11th and 13th as part of their PE class. Parents are welcome to join the class! Please return signed permission slips ASAP!
Valentine's Day List ~ I finally remembered!
Pajama Jam ~ This is a girls only event!
Band & Orchestra
February 11th & 13th - Ice Skating (11:20-12:40)
February 14th ~ Valentine's Day Party
February 17th - 21st ~ No School