Mrs. Zachary’s Class News
Parents- Please make sure your student
charges their netbook every night. We are
back to our regular schedule where we test
each Friday and we need our netbooks for
sure. Many of our netbooks are running
slow because our students are running
multiple programs at once. Please follow
directions at school when we open one
document at a time.
Math – Topic 9
The name of a fraction depends upon
the number of equal parts. The
common way to represent a fraction is
in the form a/b . The top number is
called the numerator and represents
the number of parts of interest. The
bottom number is called the
denominator and represents the total
number of equal parts. a/b can also
be used to say a ÷ b although b cannot
equal 0. Fractions can also represent
values greater than 1. 12/5 can be
changed to 2 2/5. Fractions and
decimals both represent parts of a
whole and can represent numbers
Language Arts / Reading
Greater than 1. Have your student show you our
math notes and teach you about how to convert one
form to the other.
Don’t forget to practice Times Tables. I am giving
quizzes every Friday. The entire class will be on
,4s and 5s and 6s next week.
Unit 3 Week 2 is titled “Thinking it Through”. What are some ways people use their wits to get
themselves out of tricky situations We will read about one who does just that. One skill that needs
to be learned is making sense of sequence. Chronological order of events can help us summarize
the action of a story. Look for clue words such as then, before, first, last, after, finally, when and
next. We gave a book report presented in First person. Now we will study THIRD-PERSON. A
narrator who is not in the story tells the story in Third-person. They tell the thoughts and feelings of
all characters. Finally, HOMOPHONES are two or more words that sound the same but have
different spellings and different meanings.
Have your student review on spellingcity.com all week for their spelling test on Friday.
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Things to do
Science / Social Studies
Happy Birthday to: No birthdays in January !
Things to Do (continuously)
1. Study Times Table facts and check with me
which number facts your student is on.
2. Review vocabulary.
Science We are almost done with Land Forms.
Please study the slide show and flashcards for upcoming
test. Many videos are on my website however, you may
need your home computer because some may still be
blocked on their netbooks.
3. Bring a water bottle every day to school.
4. Charge up netbooks every night.
5. Read 20 minutes every night and fill out
reading logs and return them with a parent’s
Social Studies We are learning about the
establishment of the 13 colonies and approaching the
signature on Fridays.
6. Review your goals from SEPs.
Say Cheese birthday students!
Let’s have a fabulous year.