Lights, Camera, Learning -News from Mrs. Green D Nov. 7, 2011 Wren Elementary 850-5950 [email protected] Coming Attractions Math-We have started our unit on long division. We are working on the basic concept with base 10 blocks, then we will move on to drawing a model of the division problem. Finally we will practice the familiar algorithm of long division. This can sometimes be a bit tedious, as it requires a lot of detail work. Keep encouraging your child to work carefully! We will have an MM TEST on Thursday. The students will have to use the metric staircase that is in their math journal. They will also have to complete 2 digit x2 digit problems. . Science: Separating mixtures is the theme of the week. We will use magnets to separate mixtures and we will complete several fun activities with chromotography. The science research is a set of workbook pages. There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday. Your child has all the vocabulary in his/her notebook. P Nov. 11-Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 17-Make-Up Picture Day Nov. 18-Pictures or $$ Due Nov. 19-Wren Run Division Facts We are working hard to master the basic division facts. Understanding that these are simply the inverse or opposite of the multiplication facts is key to mastering these facts. We have set a goal of November 21. By that time, your child should be able to correctly answer 93/100 basic facts in 6 minutes. Your child has a graph of his/her progress in the math journal. Check out the websites below for extra practice. From The Teacher: A HUGE than-you to our parents for making our dance a success. We had a great time and we couldn’t have done it without you! We need SKITTLES! We need (60)indivdual sized packets of SKITTLES for a science activity. Thanks in advance. Lights, Camera, Weekly Websites! www.math-drills.com has lots of practice sheets for division and multiplication sites. It’s free and you do not need to register. Also, www.funbrain.com has several division facts games to develop fluency.