It was so nice to have the opportunity to sit down and talk with all of you during Parent Teacher conferences. Thank you for making the time to come in and meet with me.
In Math this week we have learned a variety of methods for multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit. Your child has blogged about one of the methods and has also created a screencast that showcases how to use the Algebraic Notation Method. Ask your child to share their screencast with you. We have begun to learn the steps for the shortcut method (this is the method that you and I know and use). We will spend more time with the shortcut method next week and we will jump into multiplying 3 digit by 1 digit and 4 digit by 1 digit!
In Writing Workshop we are working hard to wrap up our Realistic Fiction stories. We have learned how to use mentor texts to help us study leads and endings so that we too can write better leads and endings. We have also learned how to revise by reading our story with a new “lens” each time, checking for sentence structure, word choice, paragraphs and more!
In Reading Workshop we have been engrossed in studying the characters in the books we read. We are currently reading The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo. We have taken the time to study the character of Rob (the protagonist) and we have connected to our lives to help us feel empathy for Rob. This means that we can use what has happened to us in our lives to help us infer how Rob is feeling and feel empathy for him, when something similar happens in the story. We have also learned that sometimes we need to revise our images of characters. We may think that they will look and act one way, but as we read on we discover that they act differently than we first pictured.
In Science we have wrapped up our Earth and Me unit. Students completed a review sheet in class on Monday and then took the review sheet home to study for the test on Wednesday. Due to the length, content and vocabulary used in the test, I read the questions and all of the answer choices to the class and then they selected the best answer on their own.
Partial Solar Eclipse ~ Thursday, October 23rd. Viewing party at City Beach in GH at 5:30pm
Please click on the link for more information. Eclipse Viewing Party
Janie’s Cookie Order Delivery ~ Friday, October 24th 4pm at the backdoor of Holmes.
Please be sure to make arrangements to pick your child up at school on this day if they sold more than 4 items, they will be unable to transport multiple items on the bus. Plan to arrive at Holmes at 4pm, you will need to go in to the back parking lot after the buses leave. We will then have your child come out to meet you. Please be aware that there may be frozen dough in your child’s order. This will need to be delivered right a way or kept refrigerated so it does not spoil. Please do not leave frozen dough at room temperature for more than a few hours.