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Math Lesson 1.7

Math Lesson 1.7 published on

Good afternoon,

Please review math Lesson 1.7 tonight or over the weekend. The extended response question on the chapter one test is based on this skill. The test will be sometime next week. Some students get confused with the wording in the word problems in this lesson. They cannot make the connection that a bag, bundle, or box of 10 is the same as counting tens.  Similarly, that a single crayon, marker, or marble is the same as counting ones.

Counting by 10s starting from different numbers such as 4, 6, or 7 etc. would be great practice for these types of problems. Also understanding what one less or one more means will help as well. Thanks!

Corsetti Town Update

Corsetti Town Update published on

Good Afternoon,

I just thought I would bring you all up to speed with the things that have been going on in class since opening day.

For the past week and a half, the class has been diligently learning the routines that they will follow all year. This is not a quick process because if done correctly, the year will be more productive and less stressful for all. They have been learning how and what to do in ELA, and Math centers. Additionally, we have been learning what rules and responsibilities are and how they must follow them at home, in school, and in our community.  I have also been building up the classroom community by playing games and allowing the children to work together on puzzles. They already put together a 350 piece puzzle and are currently working on a 750 piece puzzle of the pre-911 Manhattan skyline.

There are currently 15 people who filled in the contact information on the classroom directory form. If you want to be on the directory, please follow this link, fill in the form, and submit it. Classroom Directory Link.

Many students have been asking about Homework and I am sure you are curious as well. I am currently building a new policy. There will be homework, but this has become a sensitive issue so I am revisiting my requirements and how I am going to track it. I hope to have it sealed down for Open House. The math practice will stay the same.

Open House is Monday September 26th. Opening remarks begin at 6:45pm in the cafeteria and my presentation in the classroom will start @ 7pm.

Thank you all. The class is really coming along and we have had a great start.

Math Practice

Math Practice published on

Hello Parents and Guardians. The Go Math book that your child has in their backpack is an optional resource you may use at home. You can use it for extra practice or a resource to check for understanding.

The book contains practice pages that correspond to the lesson I am teaching in class. I usually do a lesson a day except on Fridays. Look for a Remind message at the beginning of the week that will contain the Chapter and lesson numbers I plan on covering. You can also track the chapter and lesson number I am on by looking at the bottom left corner of the practice page that is sent home each day.

The only thing that I firmly stress is that you do not allow your son or daughter to go ahead in the practice book. You can have your child do a page a night, or review all the lessons over the weekend.  I know everyone has busy schedules so please fit in the practice when you can. 

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