Monday, September 28, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Partial Quotients

Click HERE to play a partial quotients game.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Division with Partial Quotients

Partial quotient method of division: An alternate to traditional long division

Student Led Conferences

Please remember, Student-Led Conferences are TOMORROW from 3:30 – 6:30.  Teachers will be available during those times to talk if you have any questions or concerns.  Please come in when you can. Your child will show you his/her Leadership Binder and talk about the year so far. The times you indicated on the form are NOT reserved times, but let me know what time I can expect to see you.  Conferences are on a come and go as needed basis.  I will be unavailable on Friday. If you indicated you would like to come then, we will need to reschedule for the following week.  We had a family medical issue arise, and I apologize for any inconvenience.  I look forward to seeing you and watching as your child leads the conference! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

To Do Division, You Have to Know Your Multiplication Facts

This week, we are beginning our DIVISION UNIT.  Part of being able to divide is being able to multiply.  It is important that students know their facts (memorize).

Please be working on this at home, and we will be working on it at school as well.  Flash Cards are the classic way to practice.  There are also Apps and online games that students can use as well.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Order of Operations

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally and do your math.

Accelerated Reader

AR goals for the first quarter have been set.  You can view your child's progress by having them log in to the Accelerated Reader webpage.  A few students chose their own goals, while others were set based on STAR recommendations.  All goals are obtainable.

Next week, students will bring home a note about what they can earn from AR points and AR goals.

ALL students should be reading at least 20 minutes EVERY night.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September Reading Challenge

I am so excited to announce our first reading challenge of the school year.  From now until October 1, I would like for my reading class to participate in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-a-Thon.

Students can go to to find out how to enter the official contest.

For our reading class, I am asking the class to read ALL of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and pass the AR tests over them.  If students have already taken the AR tests, I will have them do another short quiz to prove they've reread the books.

On October 2, we will have our Reading Challenge Reward Day.  All students in my reading class who read the books and pass the AR tests (80% or better), will be treated to a Wimpy Kid Movie Party.  We will watch one of the 3 Wimpy Kid movies and enjoy a snack and drink.

Oh, and everyone who participates will be entered in a drawing.  I will giveaway 1 copy of the NEW Wimpy Kid book when it comes out in November.  

Sound like fun???

Books can be checked out from me, the LES library, the Goodnight Library, or purchased on your own.  Scholastic has great prices on the Wimpy Kid series. Plus, your order helps our class earn bonus points so we can get more books for our class!

It's all a Win - Win!

If you have questions, don't hesitate to let me know.




Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Latitude and Longitude

Miss Wilson did a great lesson today with latitude and longitude.  Here's a catchy video she used.

Multiplication Masters

It is very important that students are able to recall their multiplication facts very quickly.  We will be practicing several times per week so that students are able to use them.  Today we played a card game where students laid down a card and multiplied the numbers.  The person who said the correct answer the fastest kept the set of cards.  The person with the most cards won.