Sunday, November 13, 2011

November


This week has been a fabulous week! We have been learning about multiplication and division in math. In particular, we have learned an array is a way to represent a multiplication problem. While we worked on solving multiplication stories, we made arrays. We used counters to practice dividing items into groups and equal shares.

In reading, we continued discussing family traditions in regards to the stories we have read for the past few weeks. We have also continued to focus on identifying main ideas and details as we read. Please continue to encourage your child to use this strategy as he or she reads to you or to himself or herself.

During writing, students worked on a piece about an object that is special to them. They brainstormed questions the reader may want answered. Then, they began to write a story about their object that included answers to these questions. Students will continue to work on these at the beginning of the coming week.

Reminders for the coming week:

1.) I will be sending home book orders this week. Please return them by Monday, November 28th.

2.) If I missed you at conferences, I will be calling to set up a time that would be good for us to meet and discuss your child’s progress so far this year. 

Thank you for all that you do. Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. 

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