October 5 2017

Thursday 10/5/17 – Language Arts

Digital and Information Literacy

Per. 3 (9:33-10:47)

Using Britannica School

  • Finish Apply
  • Share
  • Reflect (turn in notes sheet on Classroom)

When finished:

 

Language Arts

Per. 1 (11:36-12:50)

Please take out:

  • Things I Want to Read list
  • independent reading book
  • Chromebook

Reading Minute: It Only Looks Easy by Pamela Curtis Swallow

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to sustain attention and focus on independent reading the entire time.

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Learning Target: Students will be able to apply what they know about ACE to creating longer and more detailed responses.

Close Read: Hatchet

 

 

Homework:

  1. Read 20+ pages and log (on Biblionasium):
    1. Book title
    2. Page #s you read (p. ____ to p. ____)
    3. Big Thing that Happened (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 connection or 1 new word and how you guessed its meaning using context clues or 1 visualization
  2. Finish Conference Presentation and turn in on Classroom.
October 4 2017

Weds.-Thurs. 10/4-10/5/17 – Math

Welcome to Math!

Please take out:

  • Module 4 packet
  • spiral notebook
  • pencil
  • Chromebook

Warm-Up:

Counting by 3s & 4s

Do 4.2 Practice or Quiz on computer. (You will get 30 minutes.)

 

Lesson 4.3: Dividing Mixed Numbers

Learning Target copy

 

Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and demonstrate how to divide mixed numbers. 

Important understandings:

  • Diagrams can model mixed number division.
  • Mixed numbers should be rewritten as improper fractions (fractions greater than 1) before being divided.
  • Reciprocals are used to divide mixed numbers.
  • Area problems that have mixed number dimensions can be solved with reciprocals:
    • Ex: The area of Trista’s rectangular garden plot is 95 square feet. The length of the plot is 12 2/3 feet. What is the width? Write a division statement to represent the situation and then list the steps to solve it.

Important Vocabulary:

divisor, dividend, inverse, mixed number, numerator, denominator, fraction, improper fraction

Interactive Student Edition: UNIT – Number Operations –> Module 4 –> Lesson 4.3

Engage:

Think-Pair-Share: Suppose you have 1-3/4 lb of chocolate for making gifts. Each gift requires 1/4 lb of chocolate.

  • How many gifts can you make?
  • Draw a diagram that models the problem.

 

Explore:

  • Modeling Mixed Number Division – Explore Activity, p. 91
    • Discuss Reflect (1-3)

Explain:

  • Using Reciprocals to Divide Mixed Numbers – Example 1, p. 92
    • What is happening to the cereal? What is the question?
    • Why is 17-1/2 rewritten as 35/2?
    • What would happen if you did not simplify by using the GCF before multiplying
  • Discuss Reflect (4-5)
  • Your Turn (6), p. 93: Estimate the answer before actually solving the problem.
  • Solving Problems Involving Area – Example 2, p. 93
    • Why do you use division to find the width?
    • Suppose you had been given the width instead of the length. Could you use multiplication to find the length of the sandbox?
    • Remember: You cannot simplify in a division problem. Only once it has been changed to multiplication!
  • Discuss Reflect (7)
  • Do Your Turn (8-9) p. 94
    • Remember to include the units when reporting answers!

 

Homework:

Expected:

  1. Do all of the above and Guided Practice p. 94 (1-9).
  2. Continue working on dashboard assignments until you are caught up.

Accelerated:

  1. Do all of the above and Independent Practice p. 95-96 (odds).
  2. Continue working on dashboard assignments.

(Switch name cards for next class.)

October 4 2017

Scholastic Book Ordering – October

October book order due date: Wednesday, Oct. 11th

Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub

One-Time Class Activation Code: GZMR7

 

Dear Families, Good news!

This month’s Scholastic Reading Club flyers are ready for you to explore with your child. Children read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the flyers together. Each flyer is filled with grade-specific, affordable titles.

Place your order online at scholastic.com/readingclub or return the order form and payment to me. Ordering online is the easiest way to ensure I get your order on time. Also, there are more books to choose from as well as teacher recommendations.

Remember, for every book you order, our class earns FREE Books and supplies…and we have our eye on some new additions. Thank you for your support!

PS: Books make wonderful gifts! Please let me know if your order includes a gift, and I will contact you when it arrives.

Ordering online is fast and easy:

  •  VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
  •  ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
  •  SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •  SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  •  All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

Please submit all October book orders by Wednesday, Oct. 11th!

October 4 2017

Wednesday 10/4/17 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please take out:

  • Things I Want to Read list
  • independent reading book
  • Chromebook

Per. 2 (8:15-9:29)

Reading Minute: Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

(not just for girls)

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Learning Target: Students will be able to sustain attention and focus on their independent reading.

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Learning Target: Students will be able to apply strategies for thinking about point of view and story structure to a close reading of a text.

Close Read: Hatchet

  • ACE-ing Skills Focus Questions
  • How to answer Write Prompts by building ACE paragraphs

 

Advisory (9:33-10:21)

Bengal News

Conference Preparation

Personal Timeline project

 

 

Homework:

  1. Read 20+ pages and log on Biblionasium:
    1. Title
    2. p. ____ to p. ____
    3. Big Thing that Happened (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 Text-to-Self or Text-to-Text connection or 1 new word and how you guessed its meaning using context clues or 1 visualization
  2. Parent conference form!
October 3 2017

Tuesday 10/3/17 – Math

Welcome to Math!

Please take out:

  • Module 4 packet
  • spiral notebook
  • pencil
  • Chromebook

Warm-Up:

Counting by 9s: 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90, 99, 108

Discuss with your partner:

  • What is a reciprocal?
  • How do you find the reciprocal of a fraction?
  • If the value of a fraction is less than one, what will be true about its reciprocal?
  • Is the reciprocal of a unit fraction such as 1/8 always an integer? Justify your answer.
  • Are the two expression 1/2 ÷ 5/6 and 2 x 5/6 equivalent? Explain.
  • Which number above is the dividend? Which is the divisor? Which one gets flipped to its reciprocal?

Animated Math: Dividing Fractions Using Models

Image result for dividing fractions

Lesson 4.2: Dividing Fractions

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Learning Target: Students will be able to explain how to divide fractions.

 

Do 4.2 Independent Practice p. 89-90 (odds).

Homework:

Expected:

  1. Finish p. 89-90 (odds).
  2. Continue working on dashboard assignments until you are caught up.

Accelerated:

Do 4.2 Practice on computer.

(Switch name cards for next class.)