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    Week Seven! This week we will take our first Benchmark in math on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Skills covered will be SOL 5.1 Place Value and Rounding, SOL 5.4 Single and multi-step word problems, SOL 5.5 Decimal addition, … Continue reading

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Week 6

This week in math we will begin working on SOL 5.5 – adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.  We are inching closer to our first math benchmark, which is scheduled for next Thursday, October 19, 2017. In Language Arts this … Continue reading

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8-Step Model Drawing

Below you will find a pdf file of examples for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems (with teacher notes) using the 8-Step Model Drawing method we have been working on in school.  Your student should have the 8 Steps in … Continue reading

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Week 5

This week we will work on analyzing characters and will continue to hone the skill of making inferences (5.5i) using a selection from October’s StoryWorks. In math,  we will finish with 5.4 Word problems (using the 8 Step Strategy) and will … Continue reading

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        Friday, ALMOST all of us completed the NWEA MAP reading assessment, despite huge technical difficulties on Wednesday.  This week we will complete the NWEA MAP math diagnostic assessment on Wednesday. In reading, we will be working … Continue reading

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Week 3!

This week in math we will work on solving single and multi-step word problems in math (SOL 5.4) after working on long division. In reading, we will work on making inferences and conclusions (SOL 5.5i, 5.6g), as well as summarizing … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing homework example and this week’s notes

Here is an example of what your student’s reading and writing homework should look like after the answers have been located/noted in the passage (there will be two each week) along with an example of the written response and the … Continue reading

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