**Math**

**NEW:**The students will wrap up topic 4 the week we come back from Thanksgiving break. During the Thanksgiving break, students should practice their multiplication facts.**NEW:**On Tuesday on next week (11-21-17), the students will have a 10 point multiplication quiz. The students will be solving double digit x double digit problems (34 x 62 =). The students can either use the**Expanded Algorithm**or the**Standard Algorithm**to solve the problems. All “Dog Work” will be shown on the quiz. We have been practicing these types of problems daily.**It is Imperative that all students know their basic facts.****NEW:**Students can work on lessons 7 & 8.**Lesson 4-7 is due Monday (11-20-17) and lesson 4-8 will be due on Tuesday (11-21-17)**. When we return from break, we will be having our**topic 4 test on Wednesday (11-29-30). The Topic 4 Reteach on pages 239, 240, 241, & 242 is a great study guide for the upcoming topic 4 test.**All**“ready learners”**know & understand that they can work ahead on upcoming lessons. That means that they can move onto lessons 9 &10. If a student comes to a question that they don’t understand, they can ask at home, they can simply mark the problem and when we come to that lesson then we can revisit that problem they were struggling with, or they can come to me during class when the students have time to work independently on the current lesson we are working on.**ALL students are encouraged to try the “Higher Order Thinking” problem regardless if it is even or odd.****NEW: The second timed multiplication test (100 basic facts/5 minutes) was given today (11-17-17).**The scores have been recorded into infinite campus. As the student scores change, I will change the score in infinite campus. This way parents can see their child’s score.**The third and final multiplication test will be given in 3 weeks (12-8-17).****NEW: Students should begin reviewing and practicing their division basic facts. Topic 5 (Use Strategies &Properties to Divide by 1-Digit Numbers) is about basic division facts. The students will model different ways on how to solve division problems.**- Below I have attached
**2 short videos****introducing division, 1 video explaining the use of the bar diagram for dividing**, and**1 video on dividing numbers that are multiples of 10, 100, & 1,000.**

**NEW:** The students are currently working on science notes for volcanoes and earthquakes. On Friday, (11-17-17) the students used the chrome books and viewed some short videos on convection currents and subduction. After viewing, the students illustrated, labeled, and colored what each of these forces do to the plate tectonics in regards to the movement of the Earth’s crust.** **