Homework Assignments due On:

Students should be studying their multiplication facts everyday. Fact quizzes that aren't passed are due back the next day, with fact worksheet completed. Multiplication facts are a 3rd grade standard, so every day and week that goes by of your student not knowing them sets them further and further behind.

Homework is due on these days:
Tuesday (6/2): Any unfinished in-class work
Wednesday (6/3): Any unfinished in-class work
Thursday (6/4): Any unfinished in-class work
Friday (6/5): Any unfinished in-class work
Monday (6/8): Nothing

Friday, May 1, 2015

The End is Drawing Near...

  We are entering our final full month of this school year! The month of May should possibly be re-named Testing Month for fourth graders, as they will be taking the SBAC and Science NECAP tests all during this month. The SBAC tests will be taking place from May 4-7, and the NECAP will happen on the week of May 18. Please make sure your child has lots of rest and is well fed on these weeks. As for academics, we are completing our multiplication unit today and will begin our last unit on fractions and decimals next week. Fourth graders are expected to know and understand fractions with denominators of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 50, 100 and decimals to the hundredths place value. I am very pleased with the progress most students have made with their multiplication strategies. They should be comfortable with multiplying a one-digit number by a four-digit number as well as two-digit by two-digit using the standard algorithm. Some are still working on their understanding of the algorithm and are still using an area model to ensure accuracy. Hopefully with more practice they will become fluent in the algorithm by the end of the year. We have also just started our final science/social studies unit on Ancient Egypt, which the students always find very interesting and exciting. We will be learning about the pyramid complex at Giza, the Valley of the Kings, Thebes and the Temple of Karnak and mummification.

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