In math this week we are working on finding the area using unit squares. We will also relate area to multiplication. When we first start to find the area of an object we count the unit squares, then we start to learn how we can multiply to find the area for many shapes. Click here for a quick lesson on area and square units!!
In writing we are finishing up our personal narratives as well as working on our news reports for science. This week we started our reply's to our pen pals in Fargo, ND and the kids were so excited to reply!!
Friday is the end of quarter 1 and Parent/Teacher conferences are the week of 11-4-13. Report cards will go home on Tuesday, November 5th. Remember that the grading on report cards is a little different this year than it has been in the past as we are now grading on a growth model. For many of the standards we are not expecting full mastery until 3rd or 4th quarter. Watch this video for a better understanding!!