**Please scroll down to the Math section and read a very important letter regarding Math Facts**
Tuesday Oct. 15- Cookie Dough Orders Due
Thursday Oct. 17- Music Program 2:45 School Performance
7:00 Parent Performance
Friday Oct 18- No School for Students
End of 1st Quarter
Monday Oct. 21- PTA Skyzone Day 3:00-9:00 Make reservations on-line
"The Daily 5 is a reading philosophy and management system that helps students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy." ~The Daily 5 Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
Your Child should be reading AT LEAST 20 min a night.
This week we are working on the Comprehension Strategy, Infering. We are also reviewing Character Traits, Retelling, Asking Questions, and Making Connections
Affix of the week:
-er: Person who
This week we will be studying Unit 3- Using Place Value to Add and SubtractWe will be completing a lesson a day with review, teach, and then practice of the concepts.
This week and next the students will be learning and reviewing:
Monday: 3-8 Subtracting 3-Digit numbers
Tuesday: 3-9 Subtracting across zero
Wednesday: Subtracting Across Zero
Thursday: 3-10 Draw a picture and write a number sentence
Friday: No school
“Scoop it Up for Math”
Riverview Elementary teachers and PTA have decided this year to create a program that promotes the importance of learning your math facts. We hope to encourage students to spend more time each day practicing their math facts. There will be an ice cream sundae party at the end of the year to incentivize students to make learning math facts a priority.
Each teacher will be given a punch card for each of their students. As a staff we have developed a quarterly goal for each grade level. At the end of each quarter the teacher will assess the students on each of the assigned goals. If the goal is met, the student will receive a punch on their card. If the goal is not met, the student will not receive a punch until they are able to pass the set goal. Practice should mostly be done at home with the use of flashcards, www.xtramath.org , or other fact practice websites or games. Please contact your classroom teacher for your child’s quarterly goals.
At the end of the year we will be having an ice cream party. Each punch on a student’s card will correlate to a scoop of ice cream or topping.
1st quarter goal met = Scoop of ice cream - 90 Addition Problems in 3 Minutes
2nd quarter goal met = 1 basic topping (sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc) 90 Subtraction problems in 3 Minutes
3rd quarter goal met = Scoop of ice cream 90 Multiplication (0-6) in 3 Minutes
4th quarter goal met = 1 deluxe topping (cookies, candy, etc) 90 Multiplication (7-12) in 3 minutes
If you have any questions about the Math Facts Program or would like to volunteer for the ice cream party please contact your classroom teacher.
*Diving In To Data*
The class will gain valuable information regarding mode, median, and range. Please review the following definitions with your child on a regular basis.
Median - when arranged from least to greatest, the middle number in a set of data: In the set 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8,the median is 4.
Maximum - the largest number in the data
Minimum - the smallest number in the data
Mode - in a set of numbers, the mode is the number that occurs the most:
Range - the difference between the greatest number and the least number in a set of data: In the set 1, 2, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, the range is 7 - 1 = 6. "If it's the range you want to know, take the high subtract the low"
Our writing block will be closely related with our reading instruction. The students will continue to follow the writing process: pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. The six traits of writing will continue to improve the students writing: ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions. We will also work on grammar rules throughout the year.
Besides our formal writing piece we will also be journaling each day using the website www.wonderopolias.com . The kids will 1st write a prediction about a topic. Then, we will read about that topic to learn more about it. Finally, we will write about what we learned after reading, and state whether or not our prediction was correct.
We working on integrating our Science and Social Studies into our Literacy block with Reading and Writing. We will being reading, writing and exploring Geography and regions of the US. This week we will take what we have learned and build our own treasure maps
Mrs. Walters Word Sort
Word Study test every Wednesday!