As I write this memo, I am watching students learn in depth about economics. Our student-teacher, Mr. Crawford, is teaching students an engaging activity titled Mini Society. Students are learning about how societies work. A name for the society was voted on titled "Mayerville!" The currency had to be designed and voted on. The money used for trade and earning for various jobs has yet to be determined. Lots of economics lessons can be learned from this by going to Secret Millionaire's Club online.
Money has been the topic in Unit 1 of our Reading Street book. This week's story was Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday. A test was given online on Friday. Please be sure to have your child read the story the night before as well as fill out the scavenger hunt worksheet. Sign off on it once you've checked it over. They also must be well-versed on the vocabulary words for the test which are located on the yellow Family Times sheet that goes home every Friday for the following week's story. Many students aren't studying their words and this is adversely affecting their test grades. If you're interested in your child's progress, my gradebook is updated daily on PowerSchool. You all should have a login and password for this.
Math has been a time of learning about rounding with Common Core standards. All things regarding Numbers in Base Ten are in chapter 1. You will notice this in the standard number on the top of each worksheet. 3.NBT.1 means "3rd Grade, Numbers in Base Ten, Standard 1. MAP testing has also been taking place in the mornings. Most students have finished up both the reading and math tests, with just a few needing to make this up.
Thanks for all you do,
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