Monday, December 12, 2016

Homework for the Week of December 12 to December 16

I usually don't do homework this way, but since this is the week before Christmas Break, this made more sense. For homework, I want students to read for at least 20 minutes each night. I also want students to practice memorizing their multiplication tables. On Friday, students will take another timed quiz. The class' goal is to show you growth in the memorization of their multiplication tables by the time Student-led Conferences come around in February.

I would focus on one number each night and have students use After students play a few games, they should go to the "Auto-scored Quizzes" tab at the top of the page ( They can do further work on memorizing their tables and get immediate feedback.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Passing of the Cans Gathering

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our Passing of the Cans gathering. I have included the short video we made of different ways to pass a can, and a link to the powerpoint presentation of our gathering. The kids did a phenomenal job at gathering. They really worked hard getting their parts correct, practicing reading their parts, and coming up with the order. We only went through our presentation twice before sharing at gathering - that's how good they were!

Now that gathering is over, we can get back to our normal schedule. Here are some of the things we will be working on:

Math - memorizing multiplication tables and multiplication strategies

Science - astronomy

Social Studies - finishing study of Jamestown

Reading - working on nonfiction

Writing - Jamestown DBQ (students have been doing really well with this so far)