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Week 11 – Oct. 28-31

October 27, 2019 by Kim Sorensen & Rebecca Farley

4th Grade Math: This past week we divided 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. This is a tricky concept that students must have a strong multiplication and subtraction base to be successful with. We used an area model to help us organize our thinking. This week we will move forward with division of 3 and 4 digit numbers using partial quotients. There is a quick video on my math video website to demonstrate how this works. Homework on Wednesday will be pg. 61 of their workbooks.

This week all 4th grade students will be expected to have passed off their multiplication fact tests to ten. If your student has not done this, I will be emailing with a plan to help get this accomplished shortly. I appreciate all the hard work so many students have put forth to get this done by the end of October.

3rd Grade Math: This week we learned all about multiplication. We talked about all the meanings of the multiplication sign and even worked with some word problems involving multiplication. This week we will discuss the concept of division and start dividing numbers! At the beginning of the year, this was a concept most students were nervous about. I’m excited to work with this class and watch how quickly they will catch on to this concept. Wednesday’s homework this week will be a worksheet.

In writing last week, I handed back the first narrative paper that your child completed. We reviewed the graded rubric and comments in addition to having class discussion about what they were successful with and what writing strategies students can improve on. Students also began their second narrative masterpiece. They brainstormed topics to narrow down from a watermelon (broad topic) to a seed (specific moment). They began drafting and will continue with this stage in the writing process on Monday. Revisions, editing, and publishing this masterpiece will continue through next week.

In projects, students finished locating physical features on their large Nevada map, completed their Nevada map rough drafts and began creating their larger group map. Supplies have been gathered and they will continue constructing next week. Your child is welcome to bring additional supplies from home to use on this project, but please don’t make a special trip to Walmart or spend more than a few dollars on this assignment. If you have questions or concerns, please let me know. 

Halloween in this Thursday! There will be a school-wide costume parade the morning of the 31st beginning at 8:45 a.m. Students may come in costume that day, but please remember that your child’s costume must cover as much skin as a school uniform – no tank tops, muscle shirts or crop tops. No obscene words or symbols. Masks may not be worn in the classroom, but can be worn for the parade that morning. For the first time ever, there will be a school-wide costume contest. Each class K-12 will vote for the best costume in their own classroom. There will be a winner in each class, and office staff/admin will choose grand champions in each section: K-4, 5-8, and high school. Our classroom party will be Thursday from 2:00-4:00. 

Reminders:

~Middle and High school student council shoe drive– through October 31

~National Junior Honor Society’s annual Coat Drive– bring donations to the front office by November 14

~Friday, November 1- Future Fest dinner and auction- many of our teachers are donating wonderful prizes (including the Fourth Grade Team) We appreciate your support!

~November 15- K-4 Parent/Teacher conferences