Ms. Hahn’s Newsletter
Feb. 12, 2023
The students finished Unit 4 about measurement and fractions. The test will be coming home in the next few days. Unit 5 is about multiplication and division. Students are learning how multiplication and division are related. They will be solving and writing division and multiplication story problems.
Reading and Writing
During reading, I have met with small groups to read a variety of fiction books. The students learned about themes in books. I read a variety of humorous books including Bedhead, Big Bad Bubble, and The Great Fuzz Frenzy. Next week we will read a few realistic fiction books.
Reading and writing continue to be combined lessons. The students are reading two passages and answered questions about them. They are then writing a multi-paragraph response that includes information about both passages. Next week we will pause these lessons and write an opinion piece about kindness.
Science, Social Studies, and Environmental Education
During science, we almost finished our lessons about rocks and minerals. The students identified minerals based on their properties. We studied glaciers and landforms. Next week Naomi will teach the students about fossils. I will teach about the history of Illinois. We will continue learning how Illinois became a state.
On Wednesday the weather cooperated to go outside for phenology. The students noticed the buds on trees and the changes in the ground. We observed where the snow melted vs where it had not melted.
New spelling sorts are given every Friday. Please have your child bring the spelling to school every day. Students will continue to have spelling sorts this coming week. There will be no spelling this coming week.
Remind App and Communication
If you have not signed up for Remind, use this link. https://www.remind.com/join/87h6bak I often see these messages faster than an email.
Outdoor Clothing and Indoor Shoes
All students need to have indoor shoes at school. These can be your child’s PE shoes or another pair of shoes or slippers.
As the weather gets colder, please remind your child to dress for the weather. Students go outside unless it is below zero, pouring rain, or dangerous weather.
Please label all clothing and shoes with your child’s name.
- CARES Day – February 14th, Valentine’s Day party at 2:15
- Thursday, February 16, 2023 – Early Release
- Friday, February 17, 2023 – No School
- Monday, February 20, 2023 – No School – Presidents Day
- Friday, February 24, 2023-February Natural Leader Assembly
Please check out our pictures. Class Pictures
Quick links to some of our favorite Math Fact websites!
Find 24 – Great game at many levels. Can be adjusted for younger students as well.
Online quizzes that generate a set of random math problems.
ABC’ya math fact basketball – fun for all ages
Funbrain’s Math Fact Tic-Tac-Toe – you decide what operation to do and what level
Make worksheets to practice math facts or do online
You choose what activity to practice from math facts to multiple digit addition or subtraction etc.
Choose the level and play
Video Style Games to Practice Math
Check it out – fun games for Math or ELA – single player or play your friends
Practice Multiplication Facts to 12’s
Snowball fight facts up to x12’s
Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication choose the range, timed or untimed
Addition and Subtraction Facts to 10
Choose the function and the level of difficulty
Timed practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This game contains multiple skill levels and a printable results chart.
You choose the operation and the level and practice your math facts using these Flashcards.
A rainforest theme, you choose grade level and operation you wish to practice.
Snowball fight with math facts, fact families subtraction
****Alien Make 10
Click on aliens to make combinations
Addition fact families with Aliens
Arcade subtraction practice
For our younger math students
Lots of links to different math games
For our younger math students
The following four games are all by Arcademic Skill builders in the One Player Group. There are also many multi-player games by this company that are excellent! http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com
- Alien Addition
- Practice addition facts as you battle alien invasion
- Minus Mission
- Practice subtraction facts as you battle slime!
- Demolition Division
- Practice division facts as you command a tank!
- Meteor Multiplication
- Practice multiplication facts as you avoid meteors!
Timed Math Facts