Friday, January 9, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

Happy New Year! I hope that the holidays and vacation were fun and restful for all families! We are totally back in the swing of things, and your kids have been focused, hard workers this week! You should be a fly on the wall to see their amazing effort and focus!

As expected, we began learning about division this week. Students have been taught to think of division as dividing things into equal groups either through counting cubes or drawing objects and putting them into equal groups, as well as through repeated subtraction. They’ve also been taught how to use their multiplication chart to solve division problems. As students work on their division homework in the coming weeks they can use any mathematical tool or method they want that works best for them (well, not a calculator) since they are just learning their division facts. Every child should have a multiplication chart at home. If your child does have one, you can find one in the File Cabinet section of our class website.

If your child loses or forgets to bring home their reading or math facts log, not to worry! I’ve also placed copies of both logs in the FileCabinet section of our class website. If you’re not able to print at home, your child can even just write their reading or math facts information on a piece of paper and bring that to school.

New pictures from December have been added to our class photo album. Of course if you follow our class on Twitter you’ll see pics almost daily, too!

Here's what we'll be learning next week:
Reader’s Workshop: Main idea and supporting details
Writer’s Workshop: Typing Information books
Spelling: Unit 16 - Words home on Monday, test on Friday
Math: Topics 7 and 8, Division

Please remember that my door is always open if you have any questions or concerns. Together we are partners in your child’s education! 

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