Week of August 15-August 19

What a terrific first week of school!!!

A Green Team newsletter was sent home on Friday with your student. It is a powerhouse of great information concerning our Panther Buck reward program, our 3-Strike Policy, our homework & makeup policy, details concerning detentions as well as our email addresses should you need to contact us directly. Parents, please keep this information handy for future reference, but please contact any of us should you need some clarification on a particular topic.

Textbooks will be issued on Monday. Students should keep their textbooks at home for use with homework as they have access to a classroom textbook while at school.

In explaining my classroom procedures last week, I made the analogy between practicing in preparation for a sport or instrument with preparation for excelling in math. Students can certainly understand the necessity of going to football or soccer practice several times a week in preparation for a big game. Other students identified with practicing their band instrument or piano to learn a piece of music for a recital. I told them preparing for a big math test worked the same way. No way would I simply give my students a huge test without practicing my players for several nights each week! I told each of my classes they were math players on the Green Team and we were going to do everything we could to make them successful! Hard work will get you everywhere!!!

Our topics of study for this week will include a review of review of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, multiplication facts, comparing and ordering whole numbers, rounding numbers, and estimation. I will write each night’s homework on the homework chart in my classroom. Students should make every effort to copy down their homework assignment before leaving class. If they do forget, my blog will be a mirror image of what I have written on my classroom homework chart. Just log in and check out my blog!

Monday, August 15th – finish review sheet of math operations

Tuesday, August 16th – workbook pg. 1 on comparing numbers

Wednesday, August 17th – complete worksheet on estimation by rounding numbers

Thursday, August 18th – workbook pg. 2 on estimating numbers

Friday, August 19th – Multiplication Facts quiz in class – no homework! Enjoy your weekend!

Students!! Remember to bring your math notebook to class everyday! You will always need it for Panther PowerUps.