Saturday, September 7, 2013

Welcome to Room 505!

Our first two days together went very well!  We have 22 students in our class, with 14 boys and 8 girls.  Monday will be the start of our first full week together.  We will have two items of homework each night; math and spelling.  Please check your child's Home Folder and sign the Homework Planner every night.

Math Unit 1 begins with place value, comparing numbers, and reading/writing numbers into the hundred-thousands.  Check out the MacMillan website to explore Chapter 1 and beyond.  You will find readiness quizzes, virtual tutors, test practice, games etc. to support the skills we will be learning in class.  Each chapter this year will include 1-2 quizzes as well as an end-of-chapter test.

Rocket Math will also be a part of our daily routine.  We will begin in the Addition Phase, moving on to Subtraction before too long.  Multiplication will start after Thanksgiving.  You will see links in the right sidebar here for Rocket Math goodies.  You can access the tests, save your own copy, and print for practice at home!  Please make studying the basic facts a part of your routine each night.

We will have a spelling pretest on Monday.  Each child will have a list of ten words.  These lists are differentiated, or custom made for each child.  The homework routine will be as follows:

Monday- 3x each
Tuesday- ABC/Reverse ABC order
Wednesday- Spelling Sentences
Thursday- Handout/study for test
Friday- Spelling test in class

I hope to see all our parents at Open House/Back to School Night, Thursday September 12th at 6:30pm.  We will be meeting in the cafetorium, with classroom presentations to follow.  I am looking forward to a great year together!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for Ms. Stanton!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for Ms. Stanton! was from Eva

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