**PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure your child visits some (or all) of the many multiplication and division drills, games, and practice pages that I've linked under the math section. Our next skill is worlds beyond basic drills, so it is absolutely imperative that basic facts mastery and understanding of the concepts is present in your child's learning and memory bank!**
Father Jack discussed letting our lights shine in all areas of our lives (our Faith, academics, compassion, love, talents, etc.).
LANGUAGE ARTS BLOCK:
Learning Target: I can utilize punctuation cues. 2) I can use effective pacing to make my reading sound like storytelling. 3) I can demonstrate the superlative and comparative forms of adjectives.
This afternoon, "Master Gardener" is coming during our Religion/ Math time. Thus, I had several friends needing to complete their math assessments from yesterday and needed to use our newly extended reading time to do so. While those students completed their tests (and needed silence to do so), I had the others completed reading group activities, but independently. Students completed their independent practice from yesterday (correctly conjugating adjectives into comparative or superlative form) AND had two options to choose from in completing a quick character/ book study/ activity upon their literature circle book.
HOMEWORK: Literature Circle roles and readings are due by TOMORROW. Also, if a student wishes to have a prop for Reader's Theater, tomorrow is the day to have them with you.
Students went over the upcoming chapter and materials in their new unit of study over the more recent and modern day Indians (Cherokee, Shawnee, Chickasaw, etc.)
Students went over what to study in preparation for their tests tomorrow.
HOMEWORK: Tomorrow is the SCIENCE TEST! Study, study! You know the USA chant from the World Cup this summer? "I believe. that. we. will. win"??? Well, "I believe. that. you. will. ROCK!!!"
Master Gardener came during these times for students and they got to visit and work in the garden! Please visit the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association website by clicking HERE for more information.
HOMEWORK: none to either- HOWEVER, in Math, we will be moving onto Multiplication and Division- visit some sites below to dust off that basic facts skills, knowledge, and speed!
ALSO--> Print off some of THESE sheets (click below) for some drill practice at home (give yourself 2 minutes for completion. Can you do them all?!?):
Multiplication: 12s 11s 9s 8s 7s 6s MIXED1 MIXED2 MIXED3 MIXED4 MIXED5
Division: 9s 8s 7s 6s 4s 3s MIXED 1 MIXED 2 MIXED3 MIXED4 MIXED5
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Have a thrilling Thursday evening!