## Tuesday, April 17, 2012

### Smile!!

We all need to remember to smile, no matter what is going on around us. The students all learned that today. Despite the other things that people are saying or doing around you, you always need to take a second to smile! :)

Morning Journal: If you could interview Thomas Jefferson, what would you ask him about?

Morning Math: Elapsed Time, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Patterns

Math: FRACTIONS!! Today we looked at comparing and ordering fractions. This time we looked at fractions when the numerator is more than one. The students struggled with this concept today, so I am going to reteach the lesson tomorrow. Today, I sent home a review of labeling the shaded parts of a fraction. We will have a quiz tomorrow on parts of a whole, recognizing fractions, and comparing fractions with the numerator as one.

Reading: This week's skills and strategies focus are: reader's purpose, details, compare and contrast, context clues. Today we looked at the vocabulary in the passage and how to figure out the meanings of words using the context clues in the text.

Report cards come home Thursday!!

AR assembly is this Friday!!