It was wonderful to speak to all of you about your child during our Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday. I look forward to continuing our partnership throughout the year.
Our week in Review
Math: We continued to work on targeted math concepts for each students. Our targeted instruction this week included: Rounding, breaking numbers apart in different ways, applying our understanding of number into the millions place, counting forward and backwards over the thousands place.
Literacy: In writing we learned how to write a good introduction. We learned how to plan out a problem and solution to a narrative story. We continued to work on sentence structure and spelling. In reading we worked in our reading groups to choose appropriate books and improve our comprehension.
UOI: We designed an experiment that demonstrated the students understanding of the unit.
Game of the Week: Race up the Rounding ladder
Purpose: To improve at rounding to a given place value
Materials: Rounding ladder game board and number cards
Alternatively you could create a board by drawing a ladder with 20 rungs. The number cards could be replaced by rolling a dice 3 times on each turn to create a number
At parent teacher conferences several of you asked for recommendations of good Math apps. After doing some research I would recommend the following.
Website and App of the week:
Polyup is a free and open computational thinking playground where students can experiment with numbers and functions. Students will “mod”, or modify, a variety of expressions, equations, and algorithms to solve mathematical puzzles. It is available on the web and runs on any device, including Chromebooks, phones, and tablets.