This is the week of Fall conferences. This means we will have three full days, Monday-Wednesday, and two half days, Thursday and Friday. This does cut our instruction down a bit for the week!
In Math on Monday we will finish up strategies on how to regroup in the ones, tens, hundreds and thousands while subtracting. This is a sample from one of our kids work on Friday:
On Tuesday, we will work on subtraction over TRIPLE zeros! Here's what that looks like:
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we will work on using our newly found subtraction skills in all kinds of word problems. We will practice the very important skill of recognizing when a problem solving situation requires addition or subtraction. We will use the table below to help guide our mathematical decision to add or subtract in order to solve a problem successfully. This week we will be really focusing on Combining, Take Away, and Comparative Subtraction Word Problems.
Combine 2 or more groups of things
Compare 2 groups of things
Take some things away from a group
Find a missing part of a group
In Fast Facts we will be moving on to Addition and Subtraction combined. Because this is the first time your student has been exposed to mixed addition and subtraction in a fast fact setting, this will be just for practice! Next Fridays FF test will be recorded in the grade book. Fast Facts are worth 20% of your child's Math average.
In Science, we have completed our study on Matter. You can be looking for your child's test score in their Tuesday News-day folder this week. We have skimmed the surface on Mixtures in Science and will be diving deeper into what a mixture is and how they can be separated. Mixtures are very common. When you add two or more different types of things, you make a mixture. The parts that are combined are called ingredients. There can be two or more ingredients in a mixture such as a fruit salad.
Mrs. Ford and I look forward to seeing you this Thursday and Friday for conferences. If you are in my homeroom and have not signed up for a conference with me, please click the link below to do so. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!