It's the first week of conferences, and the final full week of October! Check out what's going on in Ms. Kennell's classes!
As a reminder, students should be bringing home graded papers to show you! They can complete corrections on any paper to earn up to 1/2 credit back (homework, quizzes, tests, etc.). They should also be charging their chromebooks at home on a regular basis. Try to find a specific spot and set up a routine for checking/charging those devices. We are still having a number of chromebooks dying during class, so please make it a priority to talk with your student about this.
This week in math, we are continuing Chapter 2! We are continuing to look at area, how to determine area using our Base Ten Blocks, and connecting our area to the use of a generic rectangle for multiplying multi-digit numbers (area model). Students had homework on Monday (2.2.3 Review Preview) and Wednesday (2.3.1 Review Preview). Students should also be working on any late work from last week! We are getting towards the end of our chapter, with a Chapter 2 individual and team assessments coming in approximately 2.5-3 weeks.
Struggling to help your student with homework??? Take advantage of CPM's Homework Help page! We spent time going over this a lot at the very beginning of the year, but some need a refresher! Almost all math homework assignments come from CPM, and CPM has homework help for each problem. Simply find the homework probelm (all on their textbook page!), click on the homework help link, and hints will come up for that problem. Some problems even give you a bonus hint/help! You can also access the Homework Help using the Website Links here on my website.
This week in social studies we are finishing Lesson 4. Students are exploring how geographic challenges led to the rise of Sumerian city-states. Since our social studies textbook is online (TCI), students can log in at home anytime!
Have a wonderful week!