Here is a glance at our week!
MATH: OA1 - What is the relationship between Multiplication and Division? This week and last week we continued to explore multiplication and division, and we discussed common story problem situations that multiplication and division could be used to solve. We are working hard to make sure that we show our work , write an equation that matches the story problem, and label our answers with the correct unit. This week we will write our own story problems and practice solving them. We should be ready to assess our first multiplication and division unit NEXT Tuesday!
MULTIPLICATION FACTS --
Students should practice the multiplication facts through 10s!!!! Research shows that students learn the facts better mixed up as opposed to learning all the 2s and testing, then 3s and testing...etc. I want students to really use stratgies to take the facts they DO know to figure out the facts that are hard. For example...if 4x6 is hard. I want the children to say, "Well...I know that 4x5 is 20 so if I add 4 more it is 24!" We will try to take a timed test weekly or every other week. We will also do some practice in class. Ask your child how they are doing on their goals for learning facts!
Reading: RI 1, 2, 3, and 5 and Social Studies – Our Democratic Heritage-SS3H1, SS3G1, SS3CG1 Who is Fredrick Douglass? What influence did he have on equal rights? We will complete a book club on the Fredrick Douglass biography and discuss his influences on equal rights. We will also begin a book study on Judy Moody Declares Independence. We will review Reading Liteary standards and work on character analysis. We will also compare this book to our reading of Who Was Paul Revere.
Science - S3P2 Students will investigate magnets and how they affect other magnets and common objects. Magnet test will be on Friday. I sent home a study sheet today and posted a MAGNET REVIEW on the blog under this post!
Click here is the Student Learning Map on Magnets!!
Vocabulary Words of the Week : class/classify and significant
Spelling Pattern of the Week: short a and e - redo from last week
$100 Word - wallop
Writing: How do I write an opinion paper that includes details to support my opinion? In class they will be working on writing an independent opinion paper.
Each child will pick a character from a book they have read or they are currently reading. They will create a character analysis graphic organizer on the character. Then, the students will brainstorm a way to decorate a small pie pumpkin to represent that character. The character analysis graphic organizer and brainstorming will be done for homework NEXT WEEK. . We will decorate the pumpkin in class on Friday, October 31 from 9:40-10:30 am. If possible, please send in a small pie pumpkin. I will provide, yarn, paint, and other crafts supplies that may be needed. If your child thinks his/her character needs some special material from home to help with the character analysis, feel free to have them bring it in. For example, last year a student did “Captain Underpants.” I am sure you can guess what was brought from home!
Also, if you attended the volunteer training and would be willing to come and work with some students and help me, I would love the assistance. It can be a messy project, but the Character Pumpkins turn out so cute. When all the pumpkins are done, the children will write a Character Biography on his/her pumpkin!
If someone would be willing to donate a yummy fall snack and drink or an extra pumpkin, we would love it!