• Fifth Graders:

     

    Reading students are working on Santa in January due to the fact that I was absent the week before Christmas!  We'll try to wrap up those projects this week!

    Math students will be doing some Holiday Shopping with their checkbooks over the next couple of weeks.  We'll work on adding, subtracting, and multiplying decimals, as well as balancing a checkbook, calculating sales tax, and calculating percentage discounts.  It's a fun unit and the kids LOVE writing checks!  

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    Fourth Graders:

    Fourth grade reading students were hard at work before Christmas comparing and contrasting various versions of the poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas.  We discussed mood/tone, perspective, rhyme, stanzas, and lots of other literary elements of the poems. Next students will write their own version of Twas the Night Before ...  I can't wait to see their creativity and I plan to enter their poems into the Burlington Writer's Club Contest.  
     
    Math students were working on multistep word problems before break and we will continue those problems this week. They were quite challenging, but I'm proud to say they all worked through them and didn't give up!  The students were truly amazing at problem solving and talking through the problems. 
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  • Third Graders

    Third grade students are reading the novel, Bunnicula.  This is a great book with excellent vocabulary to practice inferring definitions using context clues and to discuss character traits. It's also quite entertaining and we always enjoy laughing at the antics of Harold and Chester.  

     

    In math we have been learning to play a game called Primepak.  The kids love this game and I love it because it helps them memorize multiplication facts while also learning to decompose and calculate unknown factor sets as well.

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