This week our focus will be on, “Did you R-A-C-E?” Here is what this means:
R-Restate the question or prompt where appropriate.
A-Answer in a complete Sentence.
C-Cite evidence to prove the answer.
E-Explain each part of the question.
There will not be any spelling words this week.
Students will work on subtractions this week. I will stress that this operation involves repeated calculations; subtract the ones, then the tens, then the hundreds, and show how regrouping is necessary. If students notice that these calculations are repeated, they can transition more easily to multiplication, which also used repeated calculations.
We will also do a graphing activity with Halloween fruit snacks!
The class will continue to test their minerals this week. Testing of light and luster will remain the focus.
Wednesday: The class has earned their 100 gumballs and will have a celebration Wednesday! Students may wear pajamas, bring in books, games, beach towels, blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, slippers, etc to enjoy our time on the floor. J Electronics are allowed as long as the student knows he/she is responsible for it at all times. The doors will be locked when students are at specials or lunch.
Thursday: Halloween party begins at 1:45 with parade to follow.
Friday: No school today -teacher inservice.