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!
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.
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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.