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Use Multiplication Facts

Test Review Day
 
We will be reviewing for our test. Students will bring home a study guide this weekend to practice for their test.

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Use Multiplication Facts

We will continue practicing multiplying by multiples of 10 today and working in small groups.
 
IXL: H.1 and H.2
 
 

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Use Multiplication Facts

Today we will learn how to multiply with multiples of 10. For example, solving 30 x 4. We will discuss several different strategies such as a number line, place value, and mental computation.
 
 
IXL: H. 1 and H.2

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Use Multiplication Facts

Today we will circle back to the distributive property and practice using it to solve more challenging problems with pictures. 
 
 

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Use Multiplication Facts

Today we will be learning how to find unknown numbers in a mutiplication equation in a variety of ways. We will be using a variable in place of a missing number. 
 
 
IXL: H.7
 
Homework: p. 273-274 of their math book.

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will be completing some more practice with multiplication strategies as we work to get better and faster with solving problems.
 
We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and we will see you on Nov. 29th.

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Use Multiplication Facts

Today we will practice with how to describe a pattern in a math table. We will identify a pattern and continue the pattern.
 
 
IXL: H. 4 and H.5
 
 
 

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will complete a lesson about two step problems. This is something we have seen some struggle with so we will be getting some centers and small groups in to clear up confusions!
 
IXL: O. 2   M. 14
 

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will be taking a test over our Ch. 4 lessons. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the properties of mutiplication and other skills.

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Chapter Review day!
 
Today we will be going over the homework that was sent home on Friday. We will discuss each question and clear up any confusion during this time. Our test over Ch. 4 will be tomorrow.

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will do a quick review over all of the properties of multiplication. We will be completing center activities that are focused on each property. 
 
 

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will work on a more challenging problem solving skill. We will be using tables to solve multiplication problems. A lot of this will involving finding a rule for a pattern or table, and then being able to continue a pattern.
 
IXL: H. 4 and H. 5 

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will continue practice our fact fluency by adding multiples of 9 to the mix!
 
IXL: F.10
 
Students will be bringing home homework this weekend. It will need to be returned on Monday.

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will put to use all of our different strategies so far and focus on multiplying by 8 and becoming quicker with math fact fluency. 
 
IXL: F. 9 
 
 

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will be looking at patterns on a multiplication table. We will learn how identifying these patterns can help us to build fluency.
 
 
 

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will begin learning about the associative property of multiplication. This property just gives us a the rule about "grouping" and using parenthesis to solve problems with 3 or more factors. We will also be introducing basic order of operations. Always solve problems in parenthesis first, then multiplication and division (left to right) and then addition and subtraction (left to right). 
 
Here is a video that explains more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGVGwrM-vdo
 
Practice on IXL: N. 6 and N. 9 
These will review all the properties of multiplication we have learned so far.
 
 

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will be learning about the distributive property of multiplication. This property allows us to take a larger number sentence and break it down into the sum of two smaller number sentences. 
 
Here is a video to show you more about this property: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1t8TsY9-1M
 
IXL: N.6 and N.7

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will begin working on our math fact fluency. Each day we will learn tips and tricks for becoming quicker with solving multiplication problems. Today our focus will be on multiplying by 3 and 6, using doubles and doubling the double.
 
In class, we will also be playing fact fluency games each day to practice. I would suggest getting some flash cards or making some at home to practice for about 10 minutes each night. Our goal is to become quick!
 
New vocabulary word: Multiple
We will be relating this to their skip counting skills they already know!
 
IXL Practice: Letter F check the highlighted yellow standards!

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will begin working on our math fact fluency. Each day we will learn tips and tricks for becoming quicker with solving multiplication problems. Today our focus will be on multiplying by 5 and 10.
 
In class, we will also be playing fact fluency games each day to practice. I would suggest getting some flash cards or making some at home to practice for about 10 minutes each night. Our goal is to become quick!
 
New vocabulary word: Multiple
We will be relating this to their skip counting skills they already know!
 
IXL Practice: Letter F check the highlighted yellow standards!

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Multiplication Facts and Strategies

Today we will begin working on our math fact fluency. Each day we will learn tips and tricks for becoming quicker with solving multiplication problems. Today our focus will be on multiplying by 2 and 4, using doubles and doubling the double.
 
In class, we will also be playing fact fluency games each day to practice. I would suggest getting some flash cards or making some at home to practice for about 10 minutes each night. Our goal is to become quick!
 
New vocabulary word: Multiple
We will be relating this to their skip counting skills they already know!
 
IXL Practice: Letter F check the highlighted yellow standards!

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Understand Multiplication

Since today will be our Halloween celebrations, we will practice our multiplication strategies in Halloween or Fall themed centers! 
 

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Understand Multiplication

Ch. 3 Test and test corrections

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Understand Multiplication

Today we will be doing test review. Students should bring back their homework that was sent home on Monday. We will complete centers to practice, as well. 
 
For extra practice at home your child can complete practice with letter E and P under math on IXL.

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Understand Multiplication

Today we will continue learning about properties of multiplication and how they can help us to become quicker with our fact fluency. Todasy we will focus on the Identity Property and the Zero Property. Both of these will explain how to multiply when one of your factors is a 0 or a 1.
 
New Vocabulary: Identity Property of Multiplication, Zero Property of Multiplication
 
IXL: F.1 and F.2

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Understand Multiplication

Today we will be learning about the Commutative Property of Multiplication and how it is similar to addition. This is an awesome strategy that will allow us to begin building our math fact fluency and becoming quicker with solving problems. 
 
Vocabulary: Commutative Property of Multiplication
This property tells us that no matter the order of the factors, our product will stay the same. For example, if we know that 3x2=6, then we also know that 2x3=6.
 
IXL: N.10
 
 
Students will also be bringing home a Ch. 3 study guide to complete at home. This will be due on Wednesday so that we can use them in class as we prepare for our test. 

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Understand Multiplication

Today we will begin learning how to model multiplication with arrays. We will be using different manipulatives as we are learning and experimenting with building arrays.
 
New vocabulary: Array
 
IXL: E.5, E.6, E.7
 
Instructional video for modeling with arrays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX2bByf2szQ
 
 

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Understand Multiplication

Today we will continue learning how to use bar models to help solve one and two step problems involving multiplication. These have also been called a "tape diagram". We will also be practicing how to break down a word problem and determine the steps we need to follow to solve it. 
 
Video on how to use bar models: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYNlEVdkZPo
 
 
 

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Understand Multiplication

Today we will be learning how to use bar models to help solve one and two step problems involving multiplication. These have also been called a "tape diagram". We will also be practicing how to break down a word problem and determine the steps we need to follow to solve it. This lesson will probably take two days, so we will continue practicing tomorrow as well.
 
Video on how to use bar models: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYNlEVdkZPo
 
We will also be creating array monsters in class today as we put to work what we have learned about arrays!

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Understand Multiplication

Today students will get back into multiplication! We will be modeling the relationship between multiplication and addition as a tool to help solve problems.
 
This has also been called "repeated addition".
 
New vocabulary words: multiply, factors, product
 
IXL:E.4
 

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Understand Multiplication

Today we will continue learning about multiplication. We will be relating addition to multiplication and modeling how they are the same and different as we are solving problems. This is like what they learned in 2nd grade about repeated addition.
 
I encourage you to practice skip counting and multiplication facts with your child at home.
 
IXL: E.4

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Understand Multiplication

Today we will begin learning about multiplication! This is a big concept for 3rd graders as they begin learning multiple strategies to help them understand. We will also be encouraging them to practice their multiplication facts at home, as these will be super helpful in 4th and 5th grade.
 
Today our focus will be on counting equal groups and how to correctly model it.
 
IXL: E. 1

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Represent and Interpret Data

We will be working in small groups and on test corrections as well as doing small groups for reteaching and enriching content from the first 9 weeks.

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Represent and Interpret Data

Ch. 2 Test
 
Today students will be completing their Ch. 2 test over data and graphing. 

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Represent and Interpret Data

Today we will be completing some review centers and small groups as we prepare for our Ch. 2 test. Students should be bringing back their Ch. 2 study guide from the weekend to use in groups. Feel free to make any notes of what you notice they struggled with while working with you, for when I have them in a small group.
 
 

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Represent and Interpret Data

Now that we have spent some time learning how to use and make frequency tables, tally tables, picture graphs, and bar graphs.... we will spend today just focusing on solving problems using data. We will discuss different strategies to helps us find the correct solution path and how we can check our own work.
 
IXL: Any of previous ixl strands will be super beneficial!

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Represent and Interpret Data

Today we will begin learning how to use and make line plots! We will be putting to use all of our previous learning about how to answer questions.
 
IXL: U. 9 and U.10

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Represent and Interpret Data

Continuing creating bar graphs: Now that we know how to use the data from a given bar graph, today we will be generating data and creating our own bar graphs! We will also be using this time to work on creating questions that can be answered based on the data we collect and then provide peer feedback.
 
Today we will also get to put our graphing skills to work and graph some skittles! Students will be making both a picture graph and bar graph with their own data. They will also be creating questions about their data!
 
IXL: U. 8

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Represent and Interpret Data

Now that we know how to use the data from a given bar graph, today we will be generating data and creating our own bar graphs! We will also be using this time to work on creating questions that can be answered based on the data we collect and then provide peer feedback.
 
IXL: U. 8

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Represent and Interpret Data

Today we will be learning how to use bar graphs! We will be using both horizontal and vertical bar graphs to answer word problems. 
 
IXL: U. 6 and U. 7

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Represent and Interpret Data

Now that we know how to use picture graphs, today we will get to make some in class! Students will be generating their own data, asking their own questions about their data, and then providing feedback to peers! This is always a fun lesson to do! Ask your child what their data told them!
 
 
IXL: U. 13
 

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Represent and Interpret Data

Today we will begin learning how to use picture graphs! The most important part of this skill is looking at the key carefully and finding clues in the word problems to know how to solve.
 
Attached you will find tips, practice, and a challenge activity for working with the key on a picture graph!
 
IXL Practice: U. 12

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Represent and Interpret Data

Today we will begin learning about ways of representing data in graphs! We will be learning to use and make frequency tables, bar graphs, picture graphs, and line plots over the next couple of weeks. We will be focusing on a lot of word problem solving strategies as well.
 
IXL Practice: U. 4 and U. 5
 
 

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will be making test corrections and I will be reteaching skills that I saw struggle with from test data. I want to make sure we have a strong foundation in place value, addition, and subtraction before moving on.
 
We will spend some time today discussing important vocabulary words for the next Chapter as well. These words are:
 
tally table, frequency table, line plot, picture graph or picto graph, horizontal, vertical

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Ch. 1 Test
 
Once the test is finished, we will be using the remaining time to catch up on missing work and small groups for when students have been absent.
 
Please remember to check your child's binder each night for homework and graded work. We recommend going over missed work with your child so they are able to see and make corrections. This is an awesome learning strategy, and can be really beneficial to your child's learning.

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today in class we will be reviewing for our first test!
 
Students need to bring back homework that was sent home on Thursday of last week. Even if it is not completed, they still need to bring it!
 
We will also spend some time today working on clue words to help determine how to solve a problem. For example, knowing when to add and subtract, and when to estimate or find the exact amount.

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will be going over their homework assignment that was sent home on Wednesday. Please make sure they bring it back. I will be going over how to answer each question and allow them to make corrections in class.
 
They will bring this packet home this weekend to practice for their test that they will be taking on Monday.

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will be wrapping up our first chapter in math! We have learned so much about rounding, estimating, adding, and subtraction. We will learn how to use models (bar models also known as tape diagrams) to help us in planning how to solve a problem that requires one or two steps. A lot of our focus will be on looking for clues, and turning an abstract thought into a physical diagram or picture to represent a problem.
 
 
 
 

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will continue to practice how to subtract using what we know about place value and practice following the steps from 2nd grade. We will be focusing on how to know when to estimate and when to find an exact amount by looking for clue words, such as "about".
 
We will also continue learning how to use addition to check our work as we are learning about the relationship between addition and subtraction. 
 
You can help your child practice at home on IXL D.1, D.8
 
They can also still work on addition and subtraction strategies if they are on Prodigy.
 
Your child will be bringing home a math study guide for homework. This will be due on Friday, and it is important that they bring it back on Friday as we will be using it to review for our test. They will bring the completed packet home this weekend to practice for their test.

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will be completing some center rotations to practice subtraction skills.
 
We want to really practice with fluency and becoming faster. Having a few minutes to practice with flash cards at home each night would make such a huge difference!

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will be practice how to subtract using what we know about place value and practice following the steps from 2nd grade. We will be focusing on how to know when to estimate and when to find an exact amount by looking for clue words, such as "about".
 
We will also be learning how to use addition to check our work as we are learning about the relationship between addition and subtraction. 
 
You can help your child practice at home on IXL D.1, D.8
 
They can also still work on rounding if they are on Prodigy.

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

 
 
We will continue learning how to estimate differences. We will be using the same sentence stem from last week to help with rounding:    ____ is between ____ and ____ but it is closer to ____.
 
We will also be discussing the differences between estimating and finding an exact amount.
 
 

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

We will be taking a quick quiz to see where we are with rounding and estimating sums today. 
 
We will then do a quick review of any skills where we had struggle, before we begin estimating differences. We will be using the same sentence stem from last week to help with rounding:    ____ is between ____ and ____ but it is closer to ____.
 
We will also be discussing the differences between estimating and finding an exact amount.
 
 

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will be using what we have learned about place value to add numbers with and without regrouping.
 
Our goal is to become fluent and much faster with completing single digit addition, as we are solving larger problems. We will also be using our estimating skills to determine the reasonableness of our answers.
 
Attached you will find tips, practice, and a challenge.
 
IXL Practice: C.1, C.3,C.4

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will be using the "break apart strategy" to add. This is also known as expanded form. 
 
We will be breaking numbers apart in their values and using what we learned about place value to add numbers... some with regrouping and some without. This is an excellent time to get out those place value disks from a couple weeks ago!
 
Attached you will find tips, practice, and a challenge!
 
IXL Practice: B.7, B.8, B.9

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will be practicing addition strategies while using the associative property of addition that we learned about last week. 
 
This properties allows us to group 3 or more addends in a different order and we will get the same sum. For example, 5+(2+4)= (5+2)+4
 
Attached you will find tips, practice, and a challenge!
 
IXL Practice: N.4 and N.5

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

We will be using what we know about rounding and adding to estimate sums.
 
Attached you will find some tips, practice, and a challenge you can do at home!
 
IXL Practice: P.6, P.7, P.8

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Addition and Subtraction Within 1000

Today we will be putting to work all of our new strategies for rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. Our goal is to be able to do so correctly, but to also be able to EXPLAIN our reasoning to JUSTIFY our answers.
 
Some tips/tricks are attached below, as well as some extra practice if you want to work on it at home.
 
Also, remind students to use our sentence stem:
 
____ is between ____ and _____ but it is closer to _____.

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Rounding

Today we will begin rounding two and three digit numbers to the nearest 100.  We will be using the following sentence stem:
 
_____ is between ____ and ____ but it is closer to ___.
 
For example, 263 is between 200 and 300 but it is closer to 300.
 
This would be a quick and easy way to practice while in the car or eating dinner! See if they are able to mentally name the 10's a number is between and then determine what it is closest to!

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Rounding

Today we will begin rounding two and three digit numbers to the nearest 10.  We will be using the following sentence stem:
 
_____ is between ____ and ____ but it is closer to ___.
 
For example, 13 is between 10 and 20 but it is closer to 10.
 
This would be a quick and easy way to practice while in the car or eating dinner! See if they are able to mentally name the 10's a number is between and then determine what it is closest to!

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Place Value Understanding

Today we will be learning about the different properties of addition. We will be using these properties to help us as we are learning different addition strategies over the next several weeks. 
 
Here is a link that will show you a little about the properties that we are learning about.
 
 

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Place Value Understanding

Today we will be reviewing the difference between even and odd numbers. Our goal is also to practice explaining our thinking in multiple ways!
 
We will complete a cut and paste activity together, and then apply what we havwe learned about addition and even and odd numbers to complete a Superhero activity page!
 
 

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Place Value Understanding

Today we will complete an activity called "Facing Math" where we will use our knowlege of place value for a guided drawing activity!
 
After our review, we will be learning about different websites that we will be using this year, and practicing our log in skills!

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Place Value Understanding

Today we will continue learning our math class routines and review important place value skills from previous years so that we are ready to start learning 3rd grade skills. 
We will be using place value disks to manipulate, compose numbers, and decompose numbers. We will build on what we learned yesterday by working on how to model addition and subtraction using the place value disks.
 
Math words we will be using:
place value, compose, decompose, value, standard form, expanded form, regroup
 
This video models how we will use the place value disks for show addition:
 
This video models how we will use the place value disks to show subtraction:
 
Every student should be adding a place value mat and set of disks to their "Math Tools" folder if you want to practice composing numbers at home! A picture of these tools is attached. If you want to print more at home, the downloads are also attached!
 
A copy of the assessment is attached if you want to practice at home!

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Place Value Understanding

Today we will be learning about our math class routines and review important place value skills from previous years so that we are ready to start learning 3rd grade skills. 
We will be using place value disks to manipulate, compose numbers, and decompose numbers, so ask your child about them when they come home!
 
Here is a link that briefly previews place value disks and how we can use them in class (keep in mind ours may be different colors but the same values):
 
Some of the math words we will be using:
place value, compose, decompose, value, standard form, expanded form
 
Every student should be adding a place value mat and set of disks to their "Math Tools" folder if you want to practice composing numbers at home! A picture of these tools is attached. If you want to print more at home, the downloads are also attached!
 
A copy of the assessment and challenge are attached if you want to review at home!

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Assessment

Today we will be completing benchmark testing for both reading and math to see where we are!
 
We will also be taking time to practice procedures and get to know each other better!
 
Please encourage your child to try their very best!