March 4 Week at a Peek

Dear students and families,

It was sure exciting to enjoy outdoor recess for a few days.  Spring can’t be far away now!

Students can be extremely proud of their accomplishments this week!  Here are just a few:

  • Almost everyone transitions quickly from inside to outside, outside to inside and subject to subject
  • Speedy, speedier and speediest ever multiplication math fact recall – students continue to improve!
  • Students show great growth in jot note writing and collaboration during “Wonders of the World” science research – click here to review our class t-chart about sentences and jot notes here:  What is the difference between sentences and jot notes
  • Math problem solving and note-book skills continue to improve!
  • Everyone learned new drama skills with games like “clap, snap, stomp” and “zip, zap, zop.”
  • Students were very excited to get outside for a few days this week and built forts with great enthusiasm and collaboration!

Keep up the great work, everyone!

See this slide show for a few scenes from this week!

Math Update

  • Multiplication daily math facts continue until April 9.
  • We will focus on division number talks starting this week.
  • There will be short multiplication tests this week on Tuesday or Wednesday.
    • Both grades need to draw arrays for multiplication questions (1-digit factors)
    • Both grades need to solve word problems (1-digit factors).  The best word problem answers include:  1) drawing a picture, 2) writing a multiplication equation and 3) writing a sentence answer that uses the words from the question.
    • Both grades need to show they know how to get a product when multiplying a number by 1 and by 0.
    • Grade 4 need to do questions using the multiplication paper and pencil algorithm with regrouping (3-digit x 1-digit).
  • Students will be asked to take math duotangs and notebooks home to review.

Spelling this Week

This week’s spelling assignments are due Thursday with tests on Thursday also.  Here is a preview for those of you who like to prepare early!

Here’s a look at week 23 . . .

Monday

  • M22/3-M25 math fact quiz
  • phys. ed. p.m.

Tuesday

  • M23/3-M26 math fact quiz
  • arts ed. a.m.
  • computers
  • phys. ed. p.m.

Wednesday

  • M24/3-M27 math fact quiz
  • “I’m the Boss of Me” class presentation (2:15 – 3:05 p.m.)

Thursday

  • M25/3-M28 math fact quiz
  • spelling assignments due and tests
  • phys. ed. and library exchange a.m.
  • rewards p.m.?

Friday

  • x7 whiz quiz (gr. 4)/3-M28 math fact quiz
  • arts ed. p.m.

What are you looking forward to at school this week?

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