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Week of 4/23/18

We are in our Data Analysis unit and our test will be on Friday, April 27.  Textbook pages that correspond to this unit are 835 - 871.  Test review pages are 873 - 876.

Week of 2/26/18

We are at the end of our measurement unit.  Our test is on Thursday and will also include multiplication and division word problems.  Students have review quizzes for all concepts in their INB.  All of Topic 12 in the textbook (615-698) are measurement review.  Area and perimeter is also included, pages 699-726. (This is the third time area and perimeter will be on a test.)  Students should be bringing home their INBs!
Picture day is Thursday, March 1st. 
Book Character Parade is on Friday, March 2nd.  
Class shirt order forms are due on Friday, March 2nd.  

Week of 2/19/18

We are currently in our measurement unit.  We have covered customary and metric length, mass and capacity.  We will spend this week covering time and area and perimeter.  
Students are also working on their Dream House Projects.  Their project will be completed at school and is due on March 2nd.  
Remember there is no school on Monday!

Friday's Math Test is Moved to Monday, 2/5/18!

As most of you are aware, ELA is giving a benchmark on Thursday and Friday.  The Math team did not realize this when we scheduled our unit test.  We do not believe it is in the best interest of our students to have them testing all day.  We will be moving the math test, which will also give our students more time to prepare!  

This Week in Math 1/29/18

This week in math we are continuing to work on comparing fractions.  Textbook pages that were posted last week still apply for this week.  We have focused on the following learning points:
  • If fractions have the same denominators, we can compare their numerators.
  • If fractions have the same numerators, we can compare their denominators, with the understanding that the larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.
  • If their numerators and denominators are different, we need to use multiplication to create two equivalent fractions with like denominators and then compare. 
Students have a math test on Friday, 2/2/18.  The test will cover the following concepts:
  • Adding/subtracting fraction with like denominators
  • Comparing fractions.
  • Expanded notation for whole numbers and decimals 
  • Comparing/ordering decimals
  • Identifying decimal/fraction equivalents
  • Adding/subtracting whole numbers and decimals
The last 4 bullet points are review concepts that are related to fractions from the 1st 9 weeks.  We have made students aware that they will be seeing those concepts on their Friday test, and they need to make sure they study those pages in their INBs.  Textbook pages from Topic 1 and 2 in Volume 1 are also good for review.  

Math and Science Night... Mark your calendars!


Come REACH FOR THE STARS at Decker Prairie's Family Math and Science Night on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  We have some exciting activities planned for you!

  • Visit a Mobile Water Lab provided by Harris County Water Authority
  • Combine materials to make something that none of the materials can do themselves: make a kazoo, kaleidoscope, lava lamp, cootie catcher and more!
  • Take and record your pulse using a toothpick and a marshmallow
  • Estimate how many things are in a jar and win it
  • Work with tangrams, math facts and snowflakes
  • Be in a drawing for some really cool Math and Science games and kits
  • Maybe even, look at the stars with an Astronomer!

Need supper?  We are providing pre-orders from Chick-Fil-A.  Papa Johns may also be on campus.  Look for those to come home in a Wednesday's folder. More details to come soon!  We hope to see you there!

Week of 1/22/18

What a crazy start to our New Year!  Our first week back we focused on review of what we were covering when we left for break.  When we came back last week after all the crazy weather we worked on adding/subtracting fractions as well as decomposing fractions.  This week we are continuing with that and adding comparing fractions.  We will continue with comparing fractions through the end of next week.  Pages in the text book that correlate are:  507-522; 529-592.  
4th Grade Awards Assembly for the second 9 weeks is this Friday from 2:00 - 2:30.
Our Family Math and Science Night is coming on February 15th.  Save the date!

This Week in Math 12/11/17

We are working on function tables and algebraic patterns in class this week.  Pages that go along with what we are learning in class are 473-506, and these are found in volume 2.  We will be testing on this material December 19th.  Function tables are review for students, as we covered these during our addition and subtraction unit.  Area and perimeter will also be on this test and has been covered throughout addition and multiplication units.  
Students are getting so excited for all the upcoming holiday activities.  Next week will be a very busy week.  Here is the schedule:
12/18 Spelling Bee and Math Vocabulary Quiz
12/19 Bilingual Spelling Bee and Unit 3 Math Test
12/20 Gingerbread House Building: If you were planning on donating but haven't, it's not too late!  Just send it with your student!  
12/21 Pajama Day and Movie Day
12/22 Class Parties and Early Release - parents are welcome to sign out their students at the end of the party without affecting attendance!

This Week in Math 12/4/17

Can you believe it is December already?!  Time is really flying, but I think I feel that way every year now.
I moved our multiplication/division unit test from last Friday to Wednesday of this week.  I just felt like our students needed some extra practice time.  This week we are focusing on getting ready for that!  We will be working on patterns and algebraic expressions towards the end of the week but I will post textbook pages next week, as students will not be ready for any at home practice on those concepts.  
We are also going to be building gingerbread houses the week before Christmas break and need lots of donations for that to happen!  All kinds of candy is much appreciated!  We need graham crackers and icing as well.  Things like:   
Nerds    Dots    Hot Tamales     Skittles    Gum Drops    Peppermints (red and green)   Pretzel Sticks   Marshmallows (mini)   M&Ms   Mike and Ikes    Sprees   Sweet tarts    Licorice    Candy Canes    Cupcake Sprinkles 
Colorful Cereals 
Anything related to any of those is great!  You can start sending it in anytime!  Thank you in advance!

This Week in Math, 11/27/17

Welcome Back!
This week in math we will be continuing to practice long division with a focus on interpreting remainders.  Text book pages are 385 - 398.  
We will have a test over multiplication and division on Friday this week.  Good review pages are pg. 361 - 362 and 401 -402. Also, look for students to be bringing home their INBs on Wednesday and Thursday and studying their review quizzes.  
New vocabulary is posted as well.  The test won't be until right before break because I want students to have plenty of time hearing and using all the words.