Math- We are working on the Properties of Multiplication. The properties we are focusing on this week are Distributive Property and Associative Property. The properties test will be next Friday Nov 18.
www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic-home/multiply-divide/properties-of-multiplication/v/order-doesn-t-matter-when-purely-multiplying (this link has many resources for all of the properties.
Associative Property: 5 x (3 x 4) = 4 x (5 x 3) Factors can be multiplied regardless of how they are
Distributive Property: A number in a multiplication problem can be broken down or distributed to make
the multiplication problem easier to solve.
13 x 7 = (10 x 7) + (3 x 7) The 13 is broken down into 10 and 3.
13 x 7 = (70) + (21)
13 x 7 = 91
Commutative Property: The product of a multiplication problem does not change when the factors are in
a different order. For example: 6x7=42 or 7x6=42
Writing- We have chosen topics and will begin a rough draft on our personal narratives this week.
We will continue to learn about using dialogue, transitions, and descriptive language to enhance
Reading- We are Using the book Who Was Paul Revere to continue to learn to ask and answer
questions as we read informational text and to answer questions supporting our answers
with information found in the text. We will begin studying Paul Revere next week in Social
Social Studies- We kicked off our study of the branches and levels of government with the
school-wide mock election today. This week we are focusing on learning the
names of the 3 branches of government (Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and
Judicial Branch) and the levels of government (National, State, and Local).
We will build on this knowledge further in 3rd and 4th quarter. Test on Friday.
Students will only be required to know the names of the branches and levels.
I have taught for 6 years and joined the Addison family in January of last year. I was so excited to return to the school I attended for 4th and 5th grade.
Wednesday- Math Lab
Practice 4's to the tune of Frere Jacques
Practice 6's to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus