This week we’ve begun studying decimals.  Our study of decimals includes:

  • Representing decimal numbers (tenths & hundredths) using base ten blocks and money
  • Writing decimal numbers in standard, word, and expanded form
  • Comparing and ordering decimals through hundredths
  • Relating decimals to fractions (tenths & hundredths)
  • Determining decimals as points on a number line
  • Adding & subtracting decimals (including money)

Here are some links that your child can use to practice decimal skills:

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Share your career!

We’re looking for a few good people…


Do you love what you do?  Does your job involve the use of any math skills?  Are you interested in sharing some details about your career with our 4th grade students?

We’re getting ready to begin a project-based learning unit that allows our students to discover the uses of math in the real world, and we are looking for some guest speakers to share some information about their careers.   We hope to host a Career Day on October 6 to introduce the students to a variety of professions that involve the use of math.  Each guest will be given 20-30 minutes to introduce his/her occupation, discuss its relationship with math, and have a short question & answer session.

If you (or someone you know) would be willing to share your job expertise, send me an email ([email protected]no later than Wednesday, September 14.  Please include your name, student connection, career, phone #, and preferred presentation time (morning 8:30-10:00 or afternoon 1:00-2:30).  We will get in touch with you once we determine a specific schedule.  Thank you for taking an interest in our students’ futures!


Book Order (Homeroom Only)

Screen shot 2011-09-25 at 4.51.05 PMBook club order forms were sent home today.  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.



Place Value

**The X quiz that we took today over the squares & 2’s has been checked and passed back.  Please sign and return it to school tomorrow.  Our next X Quiz will be on Wednesday over the squares, 2’s & 5’s, and then Friday over the squares, 2’s, 5’s, & 3’s.


We are currently working on learning to read, write, and expand numbers up to the hundred billions.  We are using this place value rap to help us!  We will have a quiz over labeling the places in a place value chart on Friday this week.

Here are some other links that can help with place value:  

StudyJams Place Value:  

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StudyJams Expanded Form:

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Games for place value models, identifying digits & values, expanded form, and comparing & ordering:

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Practice reading & writing large numbers:

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A smorgasbord of place value lessons, videos, & games (THANK YOU MRS. LAMAR  :) !!)

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