I already told the 4th graders, but also wanted to let you know that I have extended the project deadline for our fur traders and explorers projects to Friday, October 19th. The research portion took a bit longer than expected, and I wanted to be sure students had adequate time to complete projects. I also didn’t want anyone going home tonight and trying to complete everything because they were worried about the original deadline. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello parents! In an effort to increase my communication with you I would like to try and send out a monthly newsletter and describing the different things that we are working in my math classes. Please know that my door is always open if you would like to come in and discuss anything beyond the content of these letters. Also, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call (970) 247-3862 ext. 3217 with any questions. The more we can get on the same page and surround our students with a common language, the more we can expect them to be successful.
Our Fourth graders are really hitting the ground running this year. So far we have been progressing quickly through the first four Topics. Currently we are jumping into Topic 5. Our students are working hard on a daily basis and are really fun to work with. Everyday we start off with a “Writing to Explain” task in which the kids need to read and respond to a question I put up on the board. They complete this task by writing their responses in their spiral/composition notebooks. I would like to encourage you to ask your child about this work and ask them to explain the process they go through as well as choose one or two tasks they are proud of to present to you anytime throughout the year.
Please know that I encourage my math students to use the Pearson Realize platform to check on the past tests our students have completed as well as practice the skills we working on in class. On the website you will be able to see games, practice sheets, and enrichment pages that you can print off and practice with your student. The Login for this is pretty easy and our students are familiar with the process. But, just in case they struggle the Login is: (lowercase) durango_s.(student’s first name and last initial). For example: durango_s.jamess. The password is (all one word) math1234.
Current Topic we are working on: Number Sense: Multiplying by 1-Digit Numbers
-Arrays and Multiplying by 10 and 100
-Multiplying by Multiples of 10 and 100
-Breaking Apart to Multiply
-Using Mental Math to Multiply
-Using Rounding to Estimate
-Problem Solving: Reasonableness