Ms. Michele Hoover - Room 54

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Ms. Michele Hoover - Room 54

Week of 10/21
 
Homework:
-Some students are doing a great job checking their binders daily. However, many of us need help remembering to get papers signed in order to return them the next day. 
**** Check your agenda and binder daily when you get home!!!
 
-Be sure to practice your math skills at home every day- either Reflex Math, I.M., a math card game, or practicing triangle cards twice a day are all good options!
So far, only one student received puzzle pieces for having memorized the triangle card math families!!!
 
-Book Checks are happening- 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, instead of simply telling the reader what is happening.
And don't forget to notice capitalization, punctuation, and paragraphs in your book. Then use your newfound expertise in your next personal narrative!
 
 
Math:
We will begin topic 5 on Thursday 10/24, which requires multiplication autmaticity, and uses rounding to estimate and check for reasonableness.
Be sure to ask your child about this, and practice those mulitplication facts! One game your child will love to play is "multiplication war" at home, which is a fun card game for the whole family.
 
We are continuing to practice basic math knowledge in five ways to begin our math lessons to teach math conceptually. Fridays we study a new piece of art each week. Our current artist is M.C. Escher, a Dutch artist who created fascinating images using tesselation and a wide variety of other math.
 
 
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 5: Monday, 11/4
 
Language Arts:
 
We have completed our imaginative narratives, and are preparing for our personal narrative on a personal seed story of choice.
 
If you review the Desk narrative on Google Docs, please keep te 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 are continuing our class novel- Island of the Blue Dolphins. Once completed, we will watch the movie that goes along with this book to note the differences between the book and the movie.
Our learning is enhanced by an ongoing STEAM project  during tech time that challenges students to use physics and other aspects of their learning to design a canoe.
 
Don't forget: NO MORE SWIMMING!
 
 
Please feel free to email me at mhoover@carmelunified.org with any questions, comments, high fives....!
 
Your Partner in Learning,
 
Michele Hoover