Monday, November 8, 2010

Rolling right along

Today had a very heavy focus on getting everyone on the same page. It has been a busy, shortened couple of weeks and I was glad to have my full class for the first time in a while (3 weeks, excluding Halloween). There was a vast amount of math review including the practice quiz, a fun project about food management and supply, and we are nearing the exciting conclusion of "The Witches".

I don't have time for a long update now, but there are a few housekeeping things to mention:
  • Congratulations to those who completed the math activity I posted over the weekend; I saw the effect in the results of your practice quizzes!
  • Tonight's question in the green "Questions" notebook is "Where does my food come from"? The students have a brainstorming list we created in class about food supply, as well as a list that outlines what they ate over the course of a day. I have encouraged the class to find out as much as they can about the origins of their food, including packaging  and additives.
  • The math test has been postponed until Wednesday to allow for some more review.
  • Please continue to review verbs and spelling nightly; there will be an activity in class Friday to review these formally.
  • New idea for a multiplication game! Roll two dice and multiply the numbers. For added difficulty, add more dice or go for double-digits. I would suggest you discuss what patterns are apparent, and predict what numbers will be most common, etc.
  • It has been suggested that students, if they belong to some organization, wear a uniform for the Remembrance Day assembly.
  • Please continue to send in School Picture order forms as they are completed.
  • Scholastic should be here by next week, they have sorted out the mistake with our order.
Please don't hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.

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