Week of Dec. 12-16

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-4-28-30-pmMonday, Dec. 12:  Wear a Christmas Hat!

Fundraiser Bouncy House…WEAR SOCKS!

Tuesday, Dec. 13:  Wear PJ’s!

Wednesday, Dec. 14:  Grinch/Whoville Day

Thursday, Dec. 15:  Tacky Christmas Wear

Early Release at 12:00  No lunch visitors!

Friday, Dec. 16:  Red & Green Day

Christmas Party 9:00-10:00

Early Release at 12:00  No lunch visitors!

Book Order (Homeroom Only)

Screen shot 2011-09-25 at 4.51.05 PMBook club order forms were sent home this week.  Remember there are two ways to order:  1) you may pay with a credit or debit card by ordering online–just click on the picture or this link, Scholastic Book Club, and use our class code GZBP9, or   2) return the order form to school with payment.  CASH payments must be EXACT CHANGE, and CHECKS must be payable to SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB.

ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, DEC. 2.

 

2 X 2-digit Multiplication

We are currently working hard on learning and practicing the process of multiplying up to 4 digits by 1 digit and 2 digits by 2 digits.  Just learning how to use the “old school” algorithm to solve the problem is no longer enough.  The kids have to be able to explain the process of why that “old school” algorithm works.  I’ve posted short video clips that help to show the multiplication process and what we are expecting the kids to understand and do.  Of course, it is extremely important that the kids learn and memorize their basic multiplication facts!

Multiplication with base ten blocks/area models:

 

“Grid /Window/Box” Method of multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit numbers:

Week of Nov. 14-18

Career research and projects are due on the following days:

Monday, Nov. 14:  Sidney, Cloe, Aniya, Haidyn

Tuesday, Nov. 15:  Jaxon, Ely, Abigail, Joseph, Aelina

Wednesday, Nov. 16:  Jordan, Jessica, Meredith, Lexci, Kayla, Elijah

Thursday, Nov. 17:  Ramzey, Laney, Collin, Noah, Jai

Wednesday, Nov. 16:  Picture Retakes

Thursday, Nov. 17:  X Fact Test

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS: NOV. 21-25

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The Process of Multiplication

Last week we began reviewing the process of multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.  We viewed the videos below to help us understand how we use the values of the digits to multiply.  Ask your child to teach you how to do this type of multiplication.  If he/she can teach it to you, then you  know he/she has learned it!