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Mrs. McLeod's Homeroom Schedule

7:45-9:30 Math

9:30-10:25 Science

10:30-11:20 Specials
11:20-12:07 Reading

12:07-12:37 Lunch

12:37-12:57 Recess

12:57-1:40 Reading

1:40-2:10 Social Studies

2:10-2:45 Writing


Monday, November 3, 2014

November News

Math 
This month we will continue to work with the fours and eights multiplication facts. We will be solving problems involving multiplication and division, and learn a “Think Multiplication” strategy for division problems. We will also use place value and number lines to represent, compare, and order numbers up to 9,999. Students will use concrete models, strip diagrams, number lines, and pictorial models to represent fractions.


Science 
In science, we will wrap up our unit on mixtures and changes in states of matter. We will then discuss the Earth's surface. Students will be able to compare different land forms, as well as know how soil is formed. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October News

Math
In math this month, your child will continue to practice solving multiple-step addition and subtraction problems using a variety of different strategies. We will also review reading time on an analogue and digital clock as well as reading and writing times to the nearest minute. Your child will also practice counting collections of coins and bills in problem solving situations. We will also introduce the twos, fours, and eights multiplication facts as well as the tens and fives division facts.

Science
In science we will begin a study on matter and its properties. Students will be able to categorize items into solids, liquids, and gases. We will also learn about mixtures and how they are created when two or more materials are combined.

Monday, September 1, 2014

September News

Math 
Students will be reviewing multiplication that they began learning in second grade. The focus will be working on various multiplication strategies to solve different types of real world situations using x5 and x10. They will then move on to place value by breaking down and building numbers in many different ways up to 1,200. They will apply what they learned using addition and subtraction word problems, and learning to round and estimate numbers up to 1,200.

Science
Students will be demonstrating safe practices in science, including getting familiar with tools used in science investigations. They will learn about different science careers and how different scientists have contributed to society. They will also be looking at motion, force, and different forms of energy.