Last week before holiday break!
Class Party: (Homeroom Only)
Friday 12/20 11:15-12:00
-The only parents that may attend are the volunteers who contact Mrs. Tebbe. Please make sure you have completed the background check in order to volunteer.
-Please send in supplies outlined in letter distributed by Mrs. Tebbe.
3rd Grade Math
We have been working hard on solving two step word problems. We have been using manipulatives and slowly dissecting word problems in class as well as learning how to create expressions and equations that match what the word problem is asking.
-Interesting fact- I have observed (as have the students) that their models are almost always 100% correct while their equations and computations are almost always wrong. This means: The students know what they are doing, when they actually "do" the problems, but are having a hard time writing in math terms. The interesting part is that I almost always only see "numbers" on tests with very little evidence of models or strategies needed to find solutions.
4th Grade math:
Students were given a "review" today. I will grade it tonight- If students did very well, I am counting it as their quiz grade, if they need clarification or reteaching, I will give them a separate quiz on Wednesday- all "reviews" will be handed back tomorrow. Students will the begin their unit test on Thursday and hopefully finish Thursday or Friday. Please let me know if I can help in any way.
Students have been working on their explorer project in their ELA classes for weeks. They will finish their project this week. This will count as a test grade in Social Studies as well. We will also have a super short (test) on Friday- this one I am very confident all students will do very well in. I will post the quizlet tonight to help practice for it. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure your child is reading the books on Myon assigned in the "Project" These will count as their classwork grade. Almost all students have this completed, But there are several that do not.
-Gently used outdoor balls
Thank you for all of your support,