Tuesday, 1/9: Math Benchmark (4 hr. test)
Thursday, 1/11: Reading Benchmark (4 hr. test)
**If your student wears glasses or contacts, PLEASE make sure they wear them on test days!! Bottled water, a healthy snack, and mints or mint gum may be brought for testing.
Thursday, 1/11: Report cards and graded work sent home
Monday, 1/15, is a school holiday.
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:
Before the Thanksgiving holidays, 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!
- Book orders are due tomorrow (Tues., Nov. 14). Remember that you may order online using a credit card, or you may send the order form with exact change back to school.
- Fundraiser items will be delivered to the school on Thursday, Nov. 16. If your child sold many items, you will need to make arrangements to pick up the items.
- The Party Bus ride/lunch will be Thursday for those students who sold at least 15 items.
Many, many thanks to the parents who came and shared their job expertise with our students! I know the day was fast and furious, but it was very informative!