We began working on rouding. This proved quite difficult for the students so we will need MUCH additional practice. We are learning how to round to the nearest tens, hundreds, and will eventually move onto thousands. When rounding to the nearest tens, hundreds, or thousands, you first locate the place-value that is to be rounded. Then, you underline it and look at the number directly to the right of it as this number is what determines the rounding destination of the rounding value. If the number directly to the right of the number that is to be rounded is 4 or below, the number to be rounded stays the same and all number AFTER it become a ZERO. If the number directly to the right of the number that is to be rounded is 5 or above, the number to be rounded is "bumped" up by ONE.
For example, 543 rounded to the nearest tens is 540 because the 3 is directly to the right of the 4 and is 4 or below. Notice how any number after the rounded digit becomes a zero.
543 rounded to the nearest hundreds is 500. This is because the 4 in the tens place is directly to the right of the 5 in the hundreds place and is 4 or below, so the 5 stays the same. Again, notice how all numbers to the right of the rounded number (5) become zeros.
HOMEWORK: complete "WORKSHEET 4: ROUNDING PACKET" AND the "Let's Practice! Mental Math" packet. These are DUE BY TOMORROW!
With Mr. Featherston, students are working on sequencing events of a story, as well as identifying the various literary elements (aka elements of fiction or story elements) which are setting, characters, plot, problem, solution, climax, etc.
HOMEWORK: Read, "Alexander" story (pages 76-81). Also, Reading Logs: 20 minutes minimum!
I would very much appreciate a parent volunteer to come in one or two days a week and assist in making copies and helping with various tasks in the classroom. Is anyone interested or available?!? Our class would be so, so grateful as any assistance is wonderful to us! Please let me know if you are able and willing. Thank you! Again, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spelling Test is Friday, August 31st
Homework packets are due by August 31st
Packet sign sheets are due by August 31st
Picture Day is Spetember 26th
Have a terrific Tuesday evening!
Tomorrow, we get to welcome back TERRI!!!! We are so, so excited to have her back with us!