# Jefferson Field Trip this Thursday

If you haven’t turned in the $10 for the Jefferson field trip on April 13, please send it as soon as possible. Also, please wear a white oak shirt on the day of the field trip.

# Report Cards Go Home Thursday!

Report Cards will be sent home this Thursday, March 23rd.

# Spring Pictures Tomorrow!

Spring Pictures are tomorrow, Wednesday March 22nd! Look your Best!!

# Important Information March 6-10

## *Math Benchmark on Tuesday, March 7th.

## *Reading Benchmark on Wednesday, March 8th.

## *My homeroom students are allowed to bring mints, goldfish, cereal, or pretzels to snack on. No gum, chocolate, anything sticky, or peanuts allowed.

## *All of my math students can bring technology and Board Games on Friday, March 10th. During my math class, students who showed their work by using their strategies will be rewarded with Free Time. Any student who did not do their best or show their strategies, will be required to go back and show strategies on their test with me instead of enjoying free time.

## *SPRING BREAK March 13-17 Enjoy your break!

# Important Information for Next Week

## No School on Monday, Feb. 20th – President’s Day

## Early Release Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 12:00

## Enjoy your three day weekend!

# Supplies Needed for Germs! FLU SEASON IS HERE!

I am in desperate need of Germ X bottles, kleenex boxes, and Lysol Wipes. If you would like to donate any of these items for our classroom, I would greatly appreciate it. These items will help prevent the viruses that are currently going around at this time. Students will receive three tickets for each item they donate to the class.

Thank you!

# Decompose Fractions Practice

Click on the links below to practice decomposing fractions!

# Math Learning Goals and Important Information for Feb 13-17

## On Friday, March 17th we will have a Multiplication Test covering all multiplication facts.

# Our Math Learning Goals:

4.3A- Represent a fraction *a/b* as a sum of fractions 1/*b*. where *a* and *b *are whole numbers and *b*>0, including when *a>b* (S)

4.3B- Decompose a fraction in more than one way into a sum of fractions with the same denominator using concrete and pictorial models and recording results with symbolic representations (S)

4.3E- Represent and solve addition and subtraction of fractions with equal denominators using objects and pictorial models that build to the number line and properties of operations. (R)

# Beware of Key Words

It is important that students comprehend the question that is being asked in a word problem. Kids can no longer rely on “key words” to know how to solve a problem. The video below shows why students need to BEWARE OF KEY WORDS!