In math, students are finishing up work on addition and subtraction one-step word problems. Students need to be able to write an equation that accurately represents the word problem with a variable for the unknown number. 346 + n = 467. Some students have already started multiplication and division. We are looking at the strategies for solving multiplication problems. Repeated addition 3+3+3+3 or 4 x 3 =12, Groups 4 groups of 3 = 12, Arrays
4 rows of 3 = 12, and Commutative Property 4 x 3=12 3 x 4 =12.
In literacy, students are writing a response essay to literature. We are reading biographies and examining the character traits of the person and how that affects their lives.
Social Studies and Science
We are working on our playlists for our Social Studies Weekly newspapers throughout the week with our quiz on Fridays. SS Weekly 4 focuses on the Earth's Ecosystems, SS Weekly Week 5 focuses on communities on how we change or adapt to our environment.studying maps, SS Weekly Week 6 focuses on local government.
We will continue use the 7 habits of happy kids. The 7 habits are from the book The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey. Habit 1: Be Proactive-You're in Charge, Habit 2: Begin With the End In Mind-Have a Plan, Habit 3: Put First Things First-Work First, Then Play, Habit 4: Think Win-Win-Everyone Can Win, Habit 5- Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood-Listen Before You Talk, Habit 6 Synergize-Together Is Better, Habit 7 Sharpen The Saw- Balance Feels Best.
In Science we are finishing up work on matter. We are focusing on Social Studies next. When we move back to Science we will study the major components and patterns observed in the earth/moon/sun system