October 31 Pumpkin Book Project Presentation 3pm
November 2 Spirit Day - Crazy hats and hair
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.
2. Rehearse your part for Readers Theater and fill out the practice log.
3. Complete your math homework.
As a class, we have a goal this week to have 100% of homework and reading logs turned in by Friday! If we meet our goal, students will be able to choose a celebration for the end of the day on Friday - perhaps extra recess or computer lab time!
Upcoming In and Abouts
This week, we will use our Out and About time to prepare for our Pumpkin Book Project displays. Next week, we will begin our focus on consumerism and recycling. A presenter from Metro will come to lead a project about packaging and ways to decrease waste.
Last week was a very short week due to goal setting conferences. I enjoyed meeting with Plover families on Thursday and Friday, and I hope you enjoyed hearing your child's goals. Students will make a summary sheet of their math, reading, writing and stewardship/citizenship goals later this week. They will bring home a copy of their summary sheet and any additional work for at-home practice next Monday, November 5th. This will give me a chance to review goals and create practice packets for students who need additional support.
Third Grade mathematicians will continue their study of place value this week. We will focus on money, measurement, and estimation. Students will also use tools such as the 100s chart, number line and base 10 manipulatives to solve multi-digit addition and subtraction problems.
For homework, students will complete Home Connection 7. This worksheet gives students more practice counting by 5's, 10's and 25's, which will help them add collections of coins. A 100s chart will be provided, but using actual coins may also help students figure out the patterns.
This week in Fourth Grade Math, we will focus heavily on numbers and operations by using base 10 manipulatives and working on place value up to the millions place. A complementary concept is our exploration of base 10 through the metric system. We will also continue our fluency and automaticity with 0-12 multiplication facts.
For homework this week, students are required to complete Home Connections 12. This asks that students measure various items throughout their house using centimeters. A paper ruler is provided. Questions/Comments/Concerns, 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.