Ms. Michele Hoover - Room 54

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Ms. Michele Hoover - Room 54

Week of 11/18 
 
Score keeper needed for Monday, 11/18- 12:45-2:45!!!
 
-Please remember to sign up for a slot on 12/5 or 12/6 for mission building day.
-We need 5 volunteers for each of the slots on 12/5- and as many as possible for 12/6. 
-Search for the sign-up sheet Jodi Price shared with you a few weks ago to enter your name.
 
 
Homework:
 
 
-Binders are the communication tool between school and home. Be sure your child shows you the contents of the binder daily!
 
-More important than ever: Practice your math skills at home every day- either Reflex Math, I.M., a math game, or practicing triangle cards twice a day are all good options!
So far, only three students received puzzle pieces for having memorized the triangle card math families!!!
 
-Book Checks are happening- and most students have met and surpassed their reading goals for this trimester. Yay!
Please continue the habit of reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily. If you read longer, you will truly enjoy your book, as you will get more involved in the story!
***Keep noting how authors show the reader a scene, instead of simply telling the reader, what the story is all about. 
 
Remember to notice capitalization, punctuation, and paragraphs in your book. Then use your newfound expertise in your next personal narrative!
 
 
Math:
We are completing topic 6, and beginning topic 7 on Wednesday. We continue to learn about multiplication, and are focusing on multiplying with two-digit factors. 
 
Be sure to ask your child about this, and practice mulitplication facts! 
 
We have been playing a variety of math games that involve multiplication and other math operations.
Many games can be adapted to become mulitplication practice games- For example, write multiplication facts on Jenga pieces. You may not place the piece on top until you have answered the multiplication fact.
Play a board game with flashcards... in order to move on the game board, you have to answer the mulitplication flashcard. 
 
 
 
Please continue to ask your child to review their daily math pages with you. An outstanding way to cement what they learned is to explain the lesson to another person.
Your child knows to keep those papers until the topic test, as they contain information to help in clearing up any confusions or misconceptions. You will also see exactly what we are up to in math. 
Math Test for topic 7: Wedensday, 12/4
 
Language Arts:
 
Our ongoing project is to write a proposal for building a 22nd Mission. We have begun discussing and learning about Saint Junipero Serra and the 21 missions in California, and will use that knowledge to find a location for, and design a 22nd mission. This project involves reading, writing, and social studies, and culminates in building this imaginary mission on December 5th and 6th.
 
If you review any of our writing on Google Docs, please keep the following in mind: The idea is not to have a perfect piece of writing, but to have a better understanding of the writing process, with a focus on given lesson objectives. We are also paying close attention to punctuation, capitalization, and paragraphing in this piece.
Strong verbs and "showing - not telling" are at the forefront of our writing experience.
 
We have completed reading  Never Turn Back. This book gave us an idea of what it might have been like to establish a mission, which will be helpful in designing our own missions. Our next class novel will be about the Gold Rush, which we will begin in the winter of 2021. Yikes! This year is flying by!!!!
 
 
 
Please feel free to email me at mhoover@carmelunified.org with any questions, comments, high fives....!
 
Your Partner in Learning,
 
Michele Hoover