Week of August 14 – 18
Math basics in review
Adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers by regrouping.
Sound difficult? Do not let the terms scare you. Basically we are adding by carrying and subtracting by borrowing 2 and 3 digit numbers.
32 2 + 9 = 11 carry the 1
+19 1 + 3 + 1 = 5
-17 You cannot subtract 4 – 7 so you have to borrow from the 6, so the 6 becomes a 5 and the 4 becomes 14
-17 Now you subtract 14- 7 = 7 and 5-1 = 4 and the answer is 47
Students are reviewing and mastering multiplication facts. This week, students are responsible for knowing their multiplication facts from 1 – 12 for their 2’s, 3’s, 4’s and 5’s.
Don’t be embarrassed if you ever have trouble with your child’s math or science homework. I will be happy to meet with you in person or over the phone to explain it so that you can help your child. I’ve got kids too and even though I am a teacher, there are times I need to relearn something also.
This there is a Solar Eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017, this week we are learning about how and why eclipses happen. This is perfect because students are also learning how to make their science journals, which are where they keep all of their class notes. The information about the eclipses provides perfect note taking and classroom procedure learning opportunity.
Your child should now be able to explain to you what a solar eclipse is, how it happens and the different types of eclipses.
Solar Eclipse – when the earth, moon and sun line up in a straight line which causes the sun to cast a shadow on the earth. This eclipse is special because it is the first totality eclipse in 99 years. Totality means complete darkness will occur for a few minutes!
Annular Eclipse - when the earth, moon and sun line up in a straight line which causes the sun to cast a shadow on the earth but complete totality does not happen.
Partial Eclipse - when the earth, moon and sun line up but not in a straight line which causes the sun to cast a smaller shadow on the earth.
Make sure you have signed the permission slip that was sent home this week so that your child may view the eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm.