This will be a fast and furious 4 1/2 days! There is still much to learn :)
Last Friday in Math your child took a Math test on Multiplication and Division.
On Monday, I will be teaching them a strategy called "The Picture Method," to solve two digit by one digit multiplication problems. A picture is worth a thousand words so see below:
On Tuesday we will review the picture method and solve problems that end in zero. For example:
8 x 5 = 40
8 x 50 = 400
8 x 500 = 4,000
On Wednesday and Thursday we will work on another strategy called expanded method to solve two digit by one digit problems. It looks like this:
The kids will learn the regular algorithm later on in the year.
The Fast Facts test will be given on Thursday and will be for a grade.
In Science we are trucking right along learning about force, gravity, and magnetism. The kids will perform a fun Science experiment on Monday about how using the simple machine pully will help make work a lot easier. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we will continue working and studying gravity in depth. We have a fun Magic School Bus video about gravity in our future as well as great notes to write in our Science Journal.
This is our schedule on Friday:
8:10 Movie in class
9:30 Sing A Long
So Exciting! I hope to see you at the Sing-a-Long and party!