Thursday, September 6, 2012

Multiplication Mania

Please remember to study those multiplication facts each night! I know that everyone is so busy during this time of year. One suggestion is to practice in the car. As you are going to school, football practice, the grocery store, etc., you can quiz your child on the basic facts. By studying 10 minutes each day, you will notice drastic improvements. I am including three links below which will enable you to practice facts online. These are just a couple of many. Happy studying! 

This website has activities, and an option to print your own flashcards.
This is an interesting website that allows you to take timed multiplication tests. The timer is set, and you answer the questions, it grades your answers at the end. Remember, our goal is to be able to answer 100 questions in 5 minutes!
This is my favorite website, Math Magician. This website has many fun games that you can play while practicing your facts! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Place Value Information

Math Standards:

MCC4.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.

For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division.
MCC4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Essential Questions:
  • How can I represent numbers?
  • How do we read and write numbers using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form?

Important Vocabulary

Standard Form (Base ten numerals)

Expanded Form
1,000,000 + 700,000 + 80,000 + 9,000 + 300 + 20 + 6

Number Name
One million, seven hundred eighty-nine thousand, three hundred twenty-six
*Remember to put a hyphen between any number between 0 and 99 that is two words. (twenty-four, seventy-one, ninety-nine)

Each group of 3 digits in a number
Each period is seperated by a comma

For example, the digits 281 are in the ones period.

Extra Practice
Place Value Quiz, Place Value Practice

Welcome Back to School

Welcome back to school!

I am so excited to begin another school year! We had an excellent first week of school, and I loved having the opportunity to get to meet each of my students! I am excited to see what the school year holds!

Monday, April 9, 2012


Tomorrow is the first day of the CRCT! I am excited for the students to show what they know and to see the results of their hard work! I know they are going to do a fantastic job!

CRCT Schedule: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Reading 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012- ELA
Thursday, April 12, 2012- Math 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012- Science 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012- Social Studies 

You can help you child be more prepared by ensuring they get a good night's sleep. It is important to get plenty of rest, so they will be alert. Having a good breakfast is another great way to help you child. A full tummy helps students concentrate. Remember to encourage your child to do their best! 
They are going to ROCK IT!! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Don't forget to turn in your Six Flags Read to Succeed Form! You can earn a free ticket to Six Flags for reading 6 hours, 360 minutes. I know that every child has met their goal this year, with their nightly reading homework! These are due before February 17th.

  • Monday, January 30, 2012

    American Revolution Games and Videos

    In Social Studies, we are studying the American Revolution. The students love learning about the historical facts that helped shape our nation. I have included several interesting sites for further investigation. - The Road to Revolution Game 

    Math Anchor Charts- Geometry

     The above anchor chart is on classifying quadrilaterals. It is important for students to understand that there is more than one way to classify a quadrilateral. For example, a square is a quadrilateral because it has four sides and four angles. It is also a parallelogram because it has two pair of parallel sides. It is a rhombus because it has four right angles, two pair of parallel sides, and 4 sides of equal length. It can also be a rectangle. So, a square is a quadrilateral, parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, and a square. 

     This anchor chart is on how to graph using the coordinate system. The students learned to graph ordered pairs by "running" down the x axis, and "jumping" up the y axis. You always have to run, then jump!
    This anchor chart is on solid figures. Students need to be able to identify the number of faces, edges, and vertices in each figure. They should also be able to identify a figure by looking at a net. A net is the figure unfolded, as shown on the left hand side. 

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    Graphing in the first quadrant

    In math we are working on graphing in the first quadrant. The students have had fun learning how to plot points in the coordinate plane. If you would like some extra help, the following website offers great practice. You can help Billy Bug find his food by directing him to the appropriate spot, according to the given ordered pair.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    Welcome Back!

    Welcome back to school!
    I hope that you had a wonderful Winter Break!

    Remember to send your report card cover letters back signed as soon as possible!