STATE PROJECT. Students are continuing to work on their state projects. Everyone should have completed the state map and the first four pages of the packet (Quick State Facts, Products, Industry, and Famous People). Friday, November 4 the next three pages are due (Tourist Attractions, Landmarks, and Big Cities). By Monday, November 14 a short written report, picture, and cover will be due. The short report should have four paragraphs:
Paragraph 1–Important Facts/History
Paragraph 4–Fun and Interesting Information
Students should also provide the sources for their information.
The students have been collecting information for the written report in library. At a later date students will be creating a presentation using the green screen in the Kennedy Makerspace! Ms. Labaire and I will be working with Lesley University for this exciting project.
A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP. Students are logging when they go to bed and when they wake up to calculate the total number of hours and minutes slept each night. They are also recording their observations about how they are feeling and why they think they are feeling that way. After a week of recording their data, students will make conclusions based on their sleep record and observations. The entire packet, including the comprehension questions, is due Wednesday, November 2.
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Students need to be able to add and subtract three digit numbers using different strategies from class. Homework will continue to practice these strategies for adding and subtracting numbers. Here is an example of what I expect to see for student work on the homework assignments.
I hope everyone had a safe, restful, and enjoyable April vacation. Now that we’re back, it’s time to focus on math. We will be spending the next two weeks reviewing math concepts for our Math MCAS on May 12 and May 13. Students have learned all math topics for the test and they have been working very hard in class. They know how important it is to show ALL work, to write equations, and to write a sentence with the answer for open response questions.
Students have also learned a strategy called CUBES to help them solve word problems. CIRCLE the numbers, UNDERLINE the question, BOX in the key words, EVALUATE and draw, SOLVE and check.
Some ways parents, family, guardians, and friends can help at home:
1. Review math morning work problems with your child. You will find a daily worksheet in your child’s yellow homework folder.
2. Review math practice MCAS questions with your child. Today we reviewed data–line plots, tallies, bar graphs, and pictographs. These questions can also be found in the homework folder.
3. Review any concepts that confuse your child or that your child requires extra practice on.
Thank you for supporting our students at home! By working together each child can achieve success!