September 28 Garden Work Party
Homework - More details posted on the Homework Page
1. Read for at least 20 minutes per day and fill out your reading log each night. Your parents must sign your reading log this week.
2. Complete your math homework.
3. Bring in objects for your family member collage (writing and art project).
Upcoming Out and Abouts
Now that we have looked closely at our classroom and school, we will explore our neighborhood this week and make large maps. Next week, we will be going on a guided walking tour of Forest Grove. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear good walking shoes!
Please email Laura if interested
1. Tuesday, September 25 12:30 - 2:30 Out and About Chaperones needed.
2. Tuesday, October 2 1:30 - 3:00 Out and About Chaperones needed.
We had a great visit to the Forest Grove Library last week! We learned about proper library etiquette and students checked out three books each. For now, library books will stay in the classroom and can be read during Reading Workshop or Quiet Time. We will visit the library every three weeks and our next visit will be on Monday, October 8th. Students can bring their personal library cards if they would like to check out books for home.
We read My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks by Hanoch Piven. In this funny picture book, a young girl makes portraits of her family members using objects that represent personality traits. For example, her baby brother is so noisy that she creates a picture of him with whistles for eyes, a horn mouth, and a fire truck in his hand. In Writing Workshop, the students began to write similes and metaphors for their own family members using very descriptive words! In art, students will create found object family portraits to illustrate their writing. For homework this week, students should bring in objects that they can incorporate into their portraits.
In Third Grade Math, students have been reviewing addition and subtraction facts. We looked for patterns and grouped facts into categories like "facts that make 10" and "doubles." By noticing relationships between facts, students will be able to solve unknown facts and compute with larger numbers. Even when students are able to recall facts from memory, it is important for them to use a variety of strategies to double-check their answers. For homework this week, students need to complete both sides of the Addition and Subtraction Fact Practice worksheet. Students should complete at least 3 of the challenge addition and 3 of the challenge subtraction problems. The other challenge question is optional.
This week in Fourth Grade Math we will focus on beginning to develop our multiplication and area skills. These are complimentary concepts and through understanding area, students will develop strategies for solving nearly any multiplication problems. For homework this week, students need to complete Home Connections 5 which focuses on the rectangular area model of multiplication. This is an assignment that students should be able to complete independently. Please let Becky know if your Plover struggles with this assignment. Questions/Comments, please contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at email@example.com. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone, come into the classroom before or after school, or call me before 8PM at home.