Monday, March 23, 2015

Week 3 - Geometry (3/23 - 3/27)

We are still working in geometry. Make sure students are studying their geometry notes. Students must not only know what each shape looks like but also the characteristics of the shapes.

Q: What shape has 4 equal sides and no right angles?
A: Rhombus.

Q: What shape has 2 more sides than a triangle?
A: Pentagon.

Q: What shape has 4 sides and 1 pair of parallel sides?
A: Trapezoid.

Useful Websites: Geometry
Kangaroo Hop - Learn Shapes
Online Quadrilateral Lesson
Simple Shape Sorter
Khan Academy - Quadrilaterals

Useful Websites: Time
Giraffe Dash - Telling Time
Giraffe Pull - Practice telling time (ex. quarter till one = 12:45)


  • Option #1 - Multiples 3-12
  • Option #2 - Draw 5 polygons with their names and definitions. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Week 2 - Geometry (3/16 - 3/20)

We are now working with GEOMETRY. Students have taken notes over the many shapes and vocabulary words that they must know. Make sure that students are studying these notes to prepare for the Unit 7 test.

Geometry Notes
Quadrilateral Notes

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Week 1 - Measurement & Data (3/9 - 3/13)

We are on our final week of measurement and data. The Unit 6 test will be on Friday (3/13). Please make sure students are studying their notes on time and measurement.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Week 8 - Measurement & Data (3/2 - 3/6)

We are still working with measurement. Many students are struggling with time and metric units. Please review these skills with students. Students should know the following information:

  • How to read an analog clock
  • Half past 12 = 12:30
  • Quarter after 7 = 7:15
  • Quarter to 4 = 3:45
  • Quarter hour = 15 min
  • Half hour = 30 min
  • One hour = 60 min
  • Milliliters and Liters measure capacity. Milliliters measure small capacities (ex. a small milk carton is 236 mL). A liter measures large capacities (ex. a large milk jug is about 4 L).
  • Grams and Kilograms measure weight/mass. Grams measure small amounts of weight (ex. a paper clip weighs about 1 gram). Kilograms measure heavy amounts of weight (ex. a third grade student weights about 30 kg.)
Practice telling time throughout the day with your child. Take your child to the store and let them look at different items to see how they are measured. 

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Week 6 - Measurement and Data (2/16 - 2/20)

We are now working with measurement and data. This includes measuring: time, length (mm, cm, km), capacity (mL, L), and weight (g, kg). It also includes reading and writing data including: tables, bar graphs, pictographs, and line plots.

Homework: Students have 3 options. Students must choose 1/3 each night for homework.

  • Option 1: Multiples 3-12
  • Option 2: Write and draw 10 fractions including a model of each. 
  • Option 3: Bring in a item that would be measured in grams, kg, liters, ml, mm, or cm. Students must explain what the item is, what they are measuring, and what unit would be used. 
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Week 4 - Area & Perimeter (11/11 - 11/15)

We are now working on Unit 4, Area & Perimeter. Many students are still struggling with their basic facts.

Parents, please get your students some flash cards so that they can be successful. Please study with your students each night.


  • Get classwork signed by a parent. Parents, I have checked your child's work during class. Correct answers have a check, incorrect answers are circled. 
  • Multiples 2-12

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Week 5 (9/8 - 9/12)

The Unit 1 test will be this week. Students should be reviewing their classwork with parents daily. We will begin working with multiplication and division next week. Students should know all facts (0-9) at this point.


  • Multiples 1-9
  • Review and sign classwork