I hope you all have a wonderful end to the year 2017. In the three weeks off from school I hope the children have plenty of time to play and enjoy their family. I also encourage the children to continue reading over the break. I spent the week reading with each child and giving them feedback on their reading level so that they know what books are a good level for them. If you are looking for a good book please encourage your child to check Biblionasium for their friend’s book recommendations.
In Math, we did a pre-assessment for multiplication facts. Later this year, the students will be working on three and four digit multiplication. It will be important that they have their multiplication facts up to the ten times table memorized. If your child doesn’t have their times tables memorized yet, their is no need to spend the whole break working on it but it would be good for them to play multiplication games occasionally. I recommend 10 to 15 minute multiplication games a few times a week. I have included some videos of multiplication games below. I have also printed off multiplication array cards for each child, for the times tables that they need to work on. They should bring these home tonight.
Things you can ask your child about:
- What action could you take to help children access their child rights?
- What organizations do you know of that help children?
- What is your responsibility as a student at the United Nations school?
Our Week in Review:
- What is the structure of an information report?
- Improve our writing through the use of revision checklists.
- Improve our reading comprehension.
- Improve reading fluency.
- What are the rights of the child?
- What circumstances affect children’s ability to access their rights?
- How do the UN SDG’s connect to child rights?
- What makes a good infographic?
- Improve our problem solving abilities by identifying what information we need to know and how to approach a problem.
- Improve our fluency with multiplication facts.
Here is a 3 Act Math Task that we did in class this week. Please feel free to try it at home.