This week in math, we have finished up chapter 7 with a test over division facts and strategies. The majority of the class passed this test. The class average was an 84%. Most were in the 88% range, we had a few A's and a couple that need to retake the test to master this skill of finding equal groups. Next week, we begin our first of two chapters of fractions. Any real-world examples you could provide for your child would be of great importance and help to them and myself. Slices of pizza, dividing a pan of brownies up into equal groups so everyone gets a fair share, or even figuring out how many pieces will be left over after everyone gets their fair share would be awesome! Involve them in this process and their understanding will grow!
We finished up a fantasy story titled Wings in which a boy gets made fun of for having wings. Some made fun of him, some complained that he was a distraction in the classroom, and the narrator ends up being the only one that decides to be his friend. Next week, we will read a story titled "Fly, Eagle, Fly," which is another fantasy story about an eagle that villagers believe is a chicken. A farmer convinces the village that it is in fact an eagle. We will be focusing on plot and theme, which is being able to tell what happens at the beginning, middle, and end of a story as well as describe the "big idea" of the story.
We will begin our Kansas History lessons in social studies next week. We will be reading about various Kansas towns and researching interesting facts about these towns to fill out a booklet. Lots of provided internet links are provided for this. They will then be reporting on their findings to the class. Ozawkie and Meriden will be included in the list of towns to research history on.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Fire up the grill! It's supposed to be 50 degrees. Heat wave!
Thanks for all you do,