• Subtraction Place Value Strategies

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/21/2020 5:00:00 PM

    We just started our unit on Subtraction with Regrouping. This week we're focusing on using Place Value strategies to subtract. The two strategies we used most in class were Base 10 models and Expanded Notation. Please watch the videos below to learn more. 

    Base 10 Model Video

    Expanded Notation Video

    In coming days, we'll connect the Place Value strategies to the Standard Algorithm. These place value strategies are more time consuming but they build value number sense and show how the algorithm works. 

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  • I-Ready and Clever

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/21/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Want to know more about I-Ready and Clever? Watch the videos below.

    What is I-Ready? video

    What is Clever? video

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  • Remote Work due 10/27 and 10/29

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/21/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 10/27 (A-K) or 10/29 (L-Z).

    The online assignments for the October 26 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Thursday, October 22. Please note that assignments are organized according to the established Monday remote day schedule. This week's assignments are organized under the heading October 26 on the Classwork page. 

    Students may complete online learning assignments any time over the weekend (if they choose) or on Monday. If your student chooses to work over the weekend, please know that I will not be able to answer questions posted in Classroom or email until Monday.

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

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  • Halloween

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/13/2020 4:15:00 PM

    We'll celebrate Halloween at school on Wednesday, October 28 (A-K students) and Friday, October 30 (L-Z students). Our celebration will be a little different this year given our need to work within certain safety and health constraints.

    Here is what students can look forward to:

    • In class that day, we'll do a STEM project to wrap-up our non-fiction study of bats. 
      • Please note, the majority of our day will be a regular school day! 
    • The Rattlesnake PTA has generously donated a healthy treat for each student, which kids will bring home at the end of the day. 
      • Please do not send any additional snacks or candy. 
    • Students may wear a costume, PJs or their regular clothes to school.

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    If your student chooses to wear a costume, please help them follow these guidelines: 

    • Come to school in costume and wear it all day (this will minimize clusters of students changing in the restroom)
    • Make sure your costume is comfortable enough to wear all day.
    • Since you'll be in costume all day, please no blow up/air filled costumes and no facepaint.
    • Please wear your cloth or paper mask all day, just like normal.
     

    Additionally the student handbook says:

    • Costumes must conform to the Rattlesnake School Dress Code.
    • Costumes may not be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality, disabilities, gender, or individual (staff or student) at the school.
    • Costumes may not cause a disruption or distraction to the school program.
    • No weapons, toy weapons, or props replicating weapons (sorry no light sabers either!) are to be brought to school.
    • No costumes are allowed that would completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. Hazmat suit, gorilla suit, "Scream" character. No facepaint. 
    •  No full face costume masks are permitted (they may not be worn OR carried)

    I'll talk about this with students the week of October 19. Free Jack O Lantern Clipart Pictures - Clipartix

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  • Remote Work due 10/20 and 10/22

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/13/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 10/20 (A-K) or 10/22 (L-Z).

    The online assignments for the October 19 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Thursday, October 15. Please note that assignments are organized according to the established Monday remote day schedule. This week's assignments are organized under the heading October 19 on the Classwork page. 

    Students may complete online learning assignments any time over the weekend (if they choose) or on Monday. If your student chooses to work over the weekend, please know that I will not be able to answer questions posted in Classroom or email until Monday.

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

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  • Remote Work due 10/13 and 10/14

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/7/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 10/13 (A-K) or 10/14 (L-Z).

    The online assignments for the October 12 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Friday, October 9. Please note that assignments are organized according to the established Monday remote day schedule. This week's assignments are organized under the heading October 12 on the Classwork page. 

    Students may complete online learning assignments any time over the weekend (if they choose) or on Monday. If your student chooses to work over the weekend, please know that I will not be able to answer questions posted in Classroom or email until Monday.

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

     

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  • What we're learning in October

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/1/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Here's what we're doing in October!

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    Math

    Assessments: Lesson 2 quiz (week of 10/6); Lesson 3 quiz (week of 10/26)

    A few notes about math… The standard algorithm is taught as students make mental connection from partial sums to regrouping in the standard algorithm. The strategies listed above build on place value and reinforce your student’s developing number sense and flexibility. Please view the resources above and recommend one of these strategies if your student is struggling. 

     English Language Arts

    • Reading: Characters
      • Understand character traits
      • Understand characters’ motivations and actions in a story
      • Describe how characters in the story solve their problems over time
    • Writing: Drafting a Mystery Narrative
      • Developing characters
      • Plotting events that lead from the problem to the solution
    • Daily 3: Building our stamina for independent reading and independent writing

    Assessments: Mystery narrative (due week of 10/26)

    Science

    • Engineering solutions
      • Bridges
      • Towers
    • Weather and Climate
      • Represent data on tables
      • Predict and describe climate in different regions around the world
      • Design a solution to reduce a weather-related hazard

    Assessments: None planned

     Social Studies

    • Montana history

    Assessments: None planned

     

    Upcoming Events:

    Mondays: Remote Learning Days


    halloween candy

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  • Remote Work due 10/6 and 10/8

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/1/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 10/6 (A-K) or 10/8 (L-Z).

    There are a handful of online assignmtns to be completed on Monday, October 5. Please see the previous post for information about logging on at home. 

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  • Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 9/23/2020 4:05:00 PM

    For the upcoming Remote Learning Day on Monday, September 28, I'd like to students to access Google Classroom at home and complete two short assignments. Below are a few helful tutorial videos for accessing Google and Google Classroom at home. Just click on the blue hyperlinks. Additionally, your child will be bringing home 2 copies of their personal MCPS log-in credentials. Please keep one copy in your child's remote folder, and please keep the other copy at home somewhere near your family's device or work space. 

    Video: How to log-in to Google at home with your MCPS credentials

    Video: How to log-in to Clever at home

    Video: Google Classroom Tour

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    Students may log in at any time on Remote Learning Days - there is no set schedule! 

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  • Remote Work due 9/29 and 10/1

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 9/23/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 9/29 (A-K) or 10/1 (L-Z).

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