October Calendar & Newsletter

Saturday, September 26, 2015

I posted the October specials calendar on the Calendar page and finally posted a newsletter on the Newsletter page.  I apologize for not posting a September newsletter.  Time definitely got away from me, but I promise to not let it happen again! :)  Enjoy!

Learning to Multiply

Last week we moved from learning to identify the area of a shape with repeated addition into making arrays to learn how to multiply.  Using skip counting on a number line, students worked in pairs to identify all the multiples in a number (3.OA.1) and placing them on a 100's chart.  By digging deep into multiples, students are able to process multiplication without having to rely on memorization.


Working on Area

Thursday, September 3, 2015

We continued to work on area today, but using much larger shapes and focusing on avoiding gaps and overlaps.  I am so proud of each student for "persevering"!  That's our big word from SMP #1.   Not only did they have fun learning, but they practiced patience with working with a partner and counting up to large numbers, without losing their place!  LOL  These pictures show just how awesome they are doing learning Area! 

Learning "Area"

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

We have had so much fun learning area (CCRSM 3.MD.5)!  Students are spending a lot of time working with tiles, aka square units!  It is a lot of fun watching them apply what they have been learning!