I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, mine was fast and furious. I am in the process of moving and so did a little of that and watched my son play flag football. It was a beautiful weekend, finally starting to feel a little closer to fall.
Today was a great first Monday, I can't stop smiling. Everyone was engaged, participating, and working hard. I loved their thinking, connections, and teamwork that they put in.
Today is the first day to have homework. Your child wrote in their planner and received a worksheet for math. It is a 10 question worksheet and all multiple choice. In google classroom, there are a few videos, assignments, and online games that your child can play if they need to review for the homework. Also, on Thursday mornings, your child can come in starting at 8:10 and ask for homework help if they are stuck on a question or two. Homework, even if it is completed early, does not get turned in until FRIDAY, unless your child will be out of town. They have 4 days to complete 10 questions. I know everyone has crazy schedules with outside events, so hopefully this will give you plenty of time to work it into your schedule. I also want you to be able to see the types of questions that will be on tests and that we work through when we use our textbooks and other resources.
We will have our first assessment next Monday on place value, the homework questions will be similar to the test questions. This will also act as a study guide. We will review in class on Friday and a little on Monday before the test.
In math this week-we are focusing on decimals. We are learning the tenths and hundredths place. We are relating decimals to fractions and money, and we are reading and writing decimals.
In science this week, we are exploring physical and measurable properties of matter and we are classifying matter into different categories based off of these properties. We will have a few hands-on labs this week to grasp these concepts. A few key vocabulary words and tools: mass, volume, property, solid, liquid, gas, pan balance, grams, texture.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Hope you have a great week ahead.