Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Monday

This morning in math the children worked on solving word problems using division. We focused on the fact that division word problems provide the whole (total) in the known information. The unknown information (what the children are looking for) will either be the number of groups or the amount in each group.

I met with two small groups. One worked on identifying the third number in a fact family and then writing the four number sentences that go with that family. The other worked on solving division number sentences to find the quotient.

Tonight for homework the students are expected to complete the flashcard they were given in class (the 6's basic facts) and to memorize them. They are have a worksheet to complete. PLEASE help you child practice and memorize their basic facts...a little practice each night will pay back HUGE results!!!

In reading we read The Hare and the Tortoise and began discussing fables as folktales with morals (lessons). We identified the meaning of the moral, slow and steady wins the race and thought of examples from our own lives in which we could use the lesson. Then the students wrote about it in their RRJ.

Additionally, each reading group received a new book/story to read independently. We will meet in groups Mrs. J and I continued conferencing with students, individually, about their writing pieces.

Following lunch and indoor recess the students went to art. When they return we will go to the computer lab to do a school satisfaction survey on the computer.

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