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Hi Wonderful Parents!
First off: Thank-You sooo much for your amazing generosity-
I love my standing desk!
It is beyond helpful.
Thank-you for helping your amazing students get a very nice charter bus for the Audience with n Astraunaut Field trip. I will try one more time to up-load all the great photos from that day.
We are going to be diving into long division soon- I absolutely love all the different ways your students do their math, thank-you for your help!
The big picture with math is not how they do their multiplication or division, it is how they apply their math skills to their academic challenges. Here is an example. Think about the different steps the students need do to solve this problem.

"There are 96 fourth graders at Small Tree Intermediate School. 43 on them are girls. On Friday, 5 fourth grade girls and 4 fourth grade boys were absent. How many fourth grade boys were at Small Tree Intermediate School on Friday?"

First, your student needs to read and comprehend what's problem is saying.
The problem is asking me to find out how many fourth grade BOYS were at school on Friday?
So, what numbers do I need to manipulate to find my answer?
I am going to circle the numbers and underline what the problem is asking me to find. 
Okay, all in all there are 96 fourth graders, that's the number I need to start with.
There are 43 girls in the 4th grade, but the problem wants to know how many boys were at school on Friday, not girls. So, I can subtracts out the girls.  96-43 = 53. So with out the girls there are 53 4th grade boys.
Okay, now i know what to do, 53- 4 boys who were absent = 49 boys.

(The Last Step)

There were 49 boys at Small Tree Elementary on Friday.

So, this may seem simple, but imagine this problem a little differently, with long division and 
multiplication.

Think about this problem:

"Dan spent half of his allowance going to the movies. He washed the family car and earned seven dollars. What is his weekly allowance if he ended with fifteen dollars ?" How would you solve it? What questions would you ask?

 The important skills your student needs to know are how to add, subtract, divide and multiply numbers, and, they need understand to look for "What is the question asking me?"














Home work...
Math : We will be finishing Go Math Chapter two
We might make it into Chapter 3 ( division)

Reading Street all grammar and spelling is for "The Stranger"
This is a wonderful, whimsical fall story.
Please listen to your student read at least two or three nights a week, ask them comprehension questions, even if your student reads smoothly, they can alway grow in comprehension.


Thank-you for all you do!
Yoda knows...

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How much you do!!!

 

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Home work...
Math : We will be finishing Go Math Chapter two
We might make it into Chapter 3 ( division)

Reading Street all grammar and spelling is for "The Stranger"
This is a wonderful, whimsical fall story.
Please listen to your student read at least two or three nights a week, ask them comprehension questions, even if your student reads smoothly, they can alway grow in comprehension.


Thank-you for all you do!
Yoda knows...

Related image
 

How much you do!!!

 

Image result for yoda
Image result for yoda


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