## Wednesday, April 25, 2012

### Half Way Through!!

It's Wednesday and we are half way through the week!  It has been a productive week so far in our classroom.  We have been working hard on fractions and applying all of our reading skills and strategies.  Last night was a late night for me at school, because I attended the Respectability foundations assembly at our school.  They honored Pineville as the 2011-2012 Respectability School of the Year.  It is nice to know that everyone else thinks we are as great as I do.

Morning Journal:  What do you do in your life to show perseverance?

Morning Math:  Place Value, Addition, Measurement, Subtraction, Ordering Numbers from Least to Greatest

Math:  FRACTIONS!  Today we learned about mixed numbers.  We had a long discussion about what the word mixed means to us and then talked about whole numbers and fractions.  We looked at how we combine a whole number with a fraction to create a mixed number.  I introduced turning the mixed number into an improper fraction, but we will continue to work on this skill for the next two days.  I told them if they are confused right now, to not worry because it will be cleared up soon.  Don't forget to check out aaamath.com and studyisland.com to help your child practice their math skills.

Reading:  We practiced the following skills and strategies: main idea, inference, cause and effect, sequence, context clues, and details.  As your child reads their book tonight ask them the main idea of the story (the lock) and have them tell you the supporting details to that main idea (the keys).

EOG Schedule