Due Date: 5/31/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
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Due Date: 9/30/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for the week of September 15, 2014
Dear Parents,
Thank you for all of your support and encouragement at home!
This week we have our first BENCHMARK test on Thursday. Remember the benchmark test counts 50% of your child’s grade. Review the study guide each night. Remember we have multiplication drills each week. The highest score for the 9 weeks will be recorded once. Many of the students have already mastered the 2,3, and 4 facts with 100%. Practice makes perfect!
Monday Sept 15 Choosing Categories Students decide how to classify the new data from other classrooms and begin to develop representations of the data.
Homework: Back of this hello letter STUDY GUIDE
Tuesday Sept 16 Comparing Groups Students complete their representations, write statements that describe the data, and compare these data with the data from their own classroom.
Homework: Study page 19 REVIEW study GUIDE for benchmark
Wednesday Sept 17
How Many Years in This School? Students are introduced to a line plot for representing numerical data. They create a line plot and describe a data set showing how many years a class of fifth graders has been at their school.
Homework: Complete Journal questions and study for BENCHMARK
Thursday Sept 18 Students complete the Benchmark on Standard 18. During:How Many Apples? Students represent and describe a set of data about the number of apples in a basket. They use the data to answer the question “About how many apples are in a basket?” Homework: p. 31 A Study your multiplication cards Drills FRIDAY
Friday Sept 19 Multiplication drills on the 2,3,4, and 5 facts. Next week we will begin the 6 facts in order. What Is the Question? After brainstorming questions, each small group develops and revises a survey question so that it will yield ordered, numerical data. ***Start studying your 6 multiplication cards. We will do these next week in order.
Student’s name___________________Parent’s signature______________________
Graph Quiz_______Highest % for this 9 weeks on the 2______3______4______5____


Youth League Football in Luverne Saturday at 4:30 Good Luck Boys and Girls!
Don’t forget to get on Stride Academy. Login to Stride kcc10242
There are some awesome Math websites to help your child with his or her multiplication facts and skills. Check the highlandhomeschooinsites.com (school website) click classroom assignments, then find my name. THANKS!


Due Date: 9/29/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for the week of September 22
Dear Parents,
THANK you for all of your guidance at home! This hello letter, multiplication tips, and websites can be found on the school website (highlandhomeschoolinistes.com)
Click on classroom assignments, and then scroll down until you see my name.
Stride Academy is an awesome tool that we are using this year. 1st Google login to Stride Academy, 2nd then the state capital will appear type in kcc10242 on this screen 3rdscroll down until you see your name click on it 4thtype in your password (It is usually your child’s lunch number.) If you have any problems, then please send me an email mphillips@crenshawschools.org. THANKS again for all of your assistance at home. TOGETHER we will make this year SUCCESSFUL!
Monday: Is Your Foot a Foot Long? Students review what they know about measurements of length, particularly an inch and a foot. They measure the length of their feet and describe the data shown on a line plot. They also record how far they can blow a pattern block.
Homework: STUDY guide on the back
Tuesday: Why Are Our Measurements Different? Students measure in several real contexts, using feet and inches. The class compares their measurements for a distance across the classroom and discusses guidelines for accuracy in measuring a length longer than their measuring tool.
Homework: Finish questions and study guide
Wednesday: Feet and Inches Students continue collecting data by measuring in feet and inches, and review correct notation for recording their measurements. They consider the question, "About how far can a Grade 3 student jump?" based on their data.
Homework: STUDY guide and review questions
Thursday: Quarter of an Inch BENCHMARK (STUDY the guide on the back of this sheet each night.) Describing the Pattern Block Data Students discuss whether their second measurements of the length of the classroom were more accurate. They represent and describe the class data for blowing a pattern block.
Homework: Study your X for the drills tomorrow
Friday: Multiplication Drills on the sets that have not been mastered yet. Please see your child’s highest score for the 9 weeks at the bottom of this Hello Letter.
EndofUnit Assessment Students are assessed on the benchmarks of this unit. First, they describe a given set of data of jump distances by writing a letter about what is most important to communicate about these data. Then they organize, represent, and describe a set of categorical data.
Student’s name______________________Parent’s signature___________________________________
Graph Benchmark TEST ______Highest X grade for the 9 weeks 2______3_____4______5_____6_____
On the multiplication drills remember the highest grade is only recorded once for the 9 weeks. Each student’s should be improving each week. THANKS for all of your encouragement at home!
Due Date: 9/16/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Click on the following link to get the bar graph.
<a href="http://www.softschools.com/math/data_analysis/bar_graph/double_bar_graph_maker/">Double Bar Graph Maker</a>
1. How many more total children preferred visiting the zoo over the museum?
2. How many boys and girls liked the circus best?
3. How many few students chose the park over the zoo?
4. How many total boys’ votes are represented on this graph?
5. How many total girls’ votes are represented in this graph?
6. How many total children chose the museum?
7. How many more girls preferred the museum over the park?
8. How many more girls like the circus than boys?
Due Date: 9/10/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Third Grade Math Hello Letter for Sept. 2, 2014
Dear Parents, Thank you for all of your guidance at home! I am really enjoying teaching OUR children! Multiplication drills will be each Thursday. I keep their scores on my X drill spreadsheet. I will start placing grades in INOW this week. The highest multiplication grade for the 9 weeks will be in INOW once. Last week we did the 4 multiplication facts in order. This week we will start the 4 facts scrambled.
TuesdayAssessment: Addition Combinations Students are assessed on their fluency with addition combinations up to 10 + 10. In Math Workshop, they play games involving combinations that add to 100 or $1.00 and solve story problems. Homework: Write these problems in your Math journal 56¢ + 61¢, $0.47 + $0.48+ $0.12 and $0.32 + $0.18 + $0.64.
WednesdayStudents discuss story problem strategies. In Math Workshop, they find combinations of 100 and $1.00; add and subtract multiples of 10s and 1s; and trade 100s, 10s, and 1s. Homework: Review page 51,52, and study your 2,3, and 4 multiplication cards for the drills tomorrow. Student Activity Book pp. 51–53
ThursdayEndofUnit Assessment Students complete assessment tasks that focus on addition, combinations that make 100, and place value. Homework: Write the problem 37 + 21 + 56 in your Math Journal. 1stround each number to the nearest ten and add 2ndAdd the exact numbers, 3rd Find how far from the exact answer their estimate was.
FridayStudents discuss the equivalence of different combinations of hundreds, tens, and ones for the same number. In Math Workshop, they continue finding combinations that add to 100 and $1.00 and solve story problems that involve finding equivalencies of 100s,10s, and 1s. Homework: Write the problem 37 + 21 + 56 in your Math Journal. 1stround each number to the nearest ten and add 2ndAdd the exact numbers, 3rd Find how far from the exact answer their estimate was. Student’s name_______________________Parent’s signature____________________ Highest score on the multiplication drills (Remember it is the highest score for the 9 weeks that goes in the grade book.) The scores should improve each week. THANKS! 2 X _________3 X_________Investigation 1 Quiz________
Due Date: 8/31/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for the week of August 25, 2014
Dear Parents,
Thank you for all of your help at home. Just a few reminders:
Stride Academy Login to Stride Academy, click on student, the code is kcc10242, and your child’s password is his or her lunch number. The student should have scratch paper to work out his or her problems. Check the bottom of this hello letter for an example of a number line. THANKS!
Monday: Making Numbers with 100s, 10s, and 1s Students use the sticker context to represent 3digit numbers. They discuss equivalent combinations of stickers. Homework: page 34, study facts
Tuesday: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones QUIZStudents demonstrate the equivalence of 1 dollar to 10 dimes and 1 dime to 10 pennies. They are assessed on finding the difference between a 2digit number and 100 and on representing a 2digit number with equivalent combinations of tens and ones. Homework: Journal questions and STUDY
Wednesday: Students use knowledge of place value and known combinations with sums of 100 (20 + 80, 25 + 75, 50 + 50, etc.) to find pairs of 2digit numbers that add to 100 or close to 100. Homework: Study cards
Thursday: Multiplication DRILLS are today on the 2 and 3 facts. Students are introduced to More or Less, a TenMinute Math activity in which they estimate the sums of 2digit numbers. They continue work on finding pairs of 2digit numbers that add to 100 and discuss their strategies. Homework: pages 4748
The highest multiplication grade for the 9 weeks will be recorded in STI.
Friday: Students review coin equivalencies and find combinations of coins that equal $1.00 Homework: Study your cards Varsity Football Game in McKenzie
Saturday: Football Jamboree in Ariton GOOD LUCK boys and girls!
_____________________________________________________________________
Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:_____________________
Your child made a(n)_______on the addition and subtraction quiz last week.
_____________________________________________________________________
Due Date: 8/22/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter
August 1822, 2014
Dear Parents,
The first week of school was AWESOME! Thank you very much for your help. The hello letter will be online at our school website highlandhomeschoolinsites.com under my name. Please let me know if you do not have access to internet. We made 2 and 3 multiplication cards last week. Each child should study these each night. We will have our first drill Thursday. Please initial/sign your child’s behavior calendar each night. If you can help with Fun Friday treats to reward correct behaviors, then please let me know with a note. Working together we will have a successful year!
Monday: August 18 During: How Many More Stickers to Get 100? Students solve missing addend problems in which they find the difference between 2digit numbers and 100. They use 100 grids and number lines as tools for solving the problems and representing their strategies. AL COS 10, 11 3NBT1, 3 NBT2 for this week
Tuesday: Capture 5: Adding and Subtracting 10s and 1s Students play Capture 5, a game that provides practice in adding and subtracting 10s and 1s.
Wednesday: Assessment: Adding and Subtracting 10s Students play Collect $2.00, a game in which they collect a total of $2.00 in pennies, dimes, and dollars. Math Workshop focuses on finding the difference between 2digit numbers and 100, and adding and subtracting 10s and 1s.
Thursday: 2 and 3 multiplication drills today Strategies for Capture 5 Students discuss strategies for Capture 5. Math Workshop continues to focus on adding and subtracting 10s and 1s and finding the difference between a number and 100 or 200. Addition and Subtraction Test
Friday: Making Numbers with 100s, 10s, and 1s Students use the sticker context to represent 3digit numbers. They discuss equivalent combinations of stickers.
Football Jamboree Game at home against Red Level tonight at 7:00.
#squadronpride
_____I would like to be placed on the Fun Friday calendar to help send Fun Friday treats.
_____I will be able to view the Math Hello letter on highlandhomeschoolinsites.com.
Due Date: 5/23/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Math Hello Letter
Melissa Phillips
Dear Parents,
I have been locked out of both machines; therefore, I have not been sending home weekly hello letters. This has been an awesome school year. THANK you very much for your support in your child’s education this year. Some of the students have not mastered their multiplication facts yet. Please sign and return the bottom of this sheet. THANKS again!
Our last unit is building polyhedrons. We are describing, identifying, comparing/contrasting, and creating polyhedrons.
We will also be reviewing our skills from this year over the next couple weeks.
Please remember that you can get on Stride Academy with our class code kcc10242.
This is a wonderful way to review our skills from this year.
On the posttest if your child mastered the skill (+) not mastered (). Please review and study the not mastered skills.
Showing Time________Telling Time_____elapsed time______subtraction_____addition____
Rounding to the nearest hundred________
EVENTS
Friday May 9 Field Day Please remember to send $2 to play the games if you did not purchase a tshirt.
Monday May 12 AWARDS day Grades 13 at 8:30 Grades 46 at 9:45 Grades 711 at 1:30
Friday May 16 Senior Class Night
Monday May 19 K Graduation
Tuesday May 20 Senior Graduation
MAY 21 END OF YEAR ICE CREAM PARTY
May 22 6^{th} grade graduation
Due Date: 5/2/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Test Preparation Tips
Please review the following tips. WE will take Math on Tuesday and Reading on Wed.
Please make sure your child is here by 7:30 each morning.
Preparation for your first test should begin on the first day of class; this includes paying attention during class, taking good notes, studying, completing homework assignments and reviewing study materials on a regular basis.
Budget your time, make sure you have sufficient time to study so that you are well prepared for the test.
Go to review sessions, pay attention to hints that the instructor may give about the test. Take notes and ask questions about items you may be confused about.
Ask the instructor to specify the areas that will be emphasized on the test.
Make sure you go to the class right before the test; it's another prime time for the instructor to give out more hints or the format of the test.
Go over any material from practice tests, HW's, sample problems, review material, the textbook, class notes...
Eat before a test. Having food in your stomach will give you energy and help you focus but avoid heavy foods which can make you groggy.
Don't try to pull an all nighter. Get at least 3 hours of sleep before the test (normally 8 hours of sleep a night is recommended but if you are short on time, get at least 3 hours so that you'll be well rested enough to focus during the test).
Put the main ideas/information/formulas onto a sheet that can be quickly reviewed many times, this makes it easier to retain the key concepts that will be on the test.
Try to show up at least 5 minutes before the test will start.
Set your alarm and have a backup alarm set as well.
Go to the bathroom before walking into the exam room. You don't want to waste anytime worrying about your bodily needs during the test.
Due Date: 4/25/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter
April 21, 2014
Dear Parents,
Some of the children have been working extra hard to master his or her math skills. Thank you for the extra work at home too. I have been working with each child individually to monitor where the child is making his or her errors. Working together as a team the child will be able to succeed in mathematics. Please check for daily homework assignments in your child's Math journal. Here are some helpful websites: http://armtresources.wikispaces.com/3rd+Grade,http://www.ixl.com/math/grade3 http://www.mathgametime.com/grade/3rdgrade,http://www.coolmathgames.com/spellingmonster/thirdgrade3/
***Check out more under websites under the assignments
Monday: We will be reviewing the following skills: models for fractions and equivalent fractions, making change, and rounding. Homework: Sheet
Tuesday: We will have a quiz on the skills from Monday. The skills that we will be reviewing today are: addition and subtraction problems, solving word problems, estimating, multiplication and division. Homework: Sheet
Wednesday: Review quiz on the skills from Tuesday
We will be reviewing the following skills today: patterns with shapes and numbers, and inputoutput tables
Thursday: We will be reviewing the following skills: points, lines, rays, angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, and movements on a coordinate grid
Homework: Sheet and STUDY facts
Friday: Quiz on Wednesday and Thursday skills. We will be reviewing all skills from this week. Multiplication drills will be administered for the facts that have not been mastered yet for each child. If your child has made 100 on his or her facts, then he or she will not participate in the multiplication drills. Remember practice makes perfect!
Due Date: 4/14/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter
April 7, 2014
Student’s name______________________Time Test:_______Addition and Subtraction Test:________
Dear Parents,
Some of the children have been working extra hard to master his or her math skills. Thank you for the extra work at home too. I have been working with each child individually to monitor where the child is making his or her errors. Working together as a team the child will be able to succeed in mathematics. Please check for daily homework assignments. Here are some helpful websites: Stride Academy, http://www.ixl.com/math/grade3 http://www.mathgametime.com/grade/3rdgrade,http://www.coolmathgames.com/spellingmonster/thirdgrade3/
***Check out more under websites under the assignments
Monday: The students will complete making combinations. They will participate in the making combinations activity. Homework: Review
Due Date: 3/21/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Please review clocks and telling time with your children at home.
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for the week of March 1721
Student’s name:__________Rounding Benchmark Test____Parent’s signature____________
Mon. Categorizing Addition Strategies Students practice solving addition problems with 3digit numbers. They share and discuss their strategies, classifying them on the basis of how each strategy starts. Homework: Review time
Tues. Adding More Than Two Numbers Students consider a variety of ways to break numbers apart and recombine them when more than two numbers are added and continue to practice adding 3digit numbers. Homework: Elapsed Time
Wed. Assessment: Addition Strategies Students discuss how the order of the numbers in a problem with more than two addends affects the sum. They are assessed on their ability to add 3digit numbers accurately and efficiently. HW TIME
Thurs. Elaspsed Time Benchmark TEST Collections Compare Students play a game in which they add 2 and 3digit numbers and compare the sums, using estimation and computation strategies. Study your multiplication facts
Fri. Travel Problems Students find the difference between 3digit numbers in the context of distances traveled on a fictional journey. Multiplication Drills
Elapsed Time Review Draw a Tchart or number line on the back of this sheet.
1. Sue started walking at 8:30. She walked for 40 minutes. What time did Sue finish walking?
2. John finished studying for his test at 8:00. He studied for 50 minutes. When did he start studying for his test?
Due Date: 3/14/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for March 1014, 2014
Student’s name:______________________Fraction Benchmark Test Grade______
Dear Parents, Please sign ______________________________
Please review this hello letter for daily skills. We will have a Rounding Benchmark Thursday. Please study the bottom of this hello letter with your child. Your child should also have daily bell work in his or her math journal to review for the benchmark. THANKS again for all of your encouragement at home!
Mon.: Related Subtraction Problems Students practice estimation strategies by focusing on how many hundreds there are in answers to subtraction problems. They solve sets of related problems that involve subtracting from multiples of 100 and numbers near multiples of 100
Tues.: Assessment: Multiplication Combinations Students discuss the ways in which increasing or decreasing the numbers in a subtraction problem affects the answer. They practice solving subtraction problems and are assessed on their knowledge of multiplication combinations with products to 50.
Wed.: Assessment: Operations with Multiples of 10 and 100 Students discuss and represent the relationship between two subtraction problems that differ by multiples of 100. They are assessed on their fluency with adding and subtracting multiples of 10 and 100
Thurs.: Making an Easier Problem Students examine, represent, and discuss equivalent addition expressions, such as 96 + 145 and 100 + 141.
Fri.: Addition Starter Problems Students solve addition problems with 3digit numbers by using different first steps.
Round to the nearest ten. JUDGE 5 0 to 4 doesn’t get any more 5 to 9 go up one and shine .
1. 31 _____________ Round to the nearest hundred.
2. 45 _____________ 6. 385_______________
3. 59 _____________ 7. 241_______________
4. 19______________ 8. 555_______________
5. 23______________ 9. 617_______________
***Please check the Math journal for daily reviews.
Due Date: 3/10/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for March 3, 2014
Dear Parents,
We are working on fractions and decimals this week. Please review the study guide from last week and this week’s questions. The Fraction BENCHMARK test will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014. REMEMBER the BENCHMARK test counts 50% when averaged in your child’s grade. THANKS for your support at home.
Mon.: Sharing Money Students solve problems with items that can be split into fractional parts and ones that cannot. They discuss the meaning of the decimal notation 0.25. They solve problems involving the decimal notation for amounts of money.
Tues.: DECIMALS and Fractions Students discuss the meaning of equivalent fraction and decimal notation, using problems about dividing amounts of money (e.g., of a dollar equals 0.25).
Due Date: 2/28/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for the week of Feb. 24, 2014
Dear Parents,
Thank you very much for your help with our Sharing Brownies investigation on Friday. The children were shocked at the one twelfth fraction of the brownie compared to the one fourth. They figured out on their own that the bigger the bottom number (denominator) the smaller the piece of the brownie. Your help was truly appreciated by all! Please review the study guide on the back of this sheet. The fraction benchmark test will be Wed., March 5. THANKS for all of your encouragement and guidance at home.
Mon.: Sharing Many Things Students solve problems in which they find fractions of a group of 12 objects. Homework: Study guide questions
Tues.: Sharing Several Brownies Students solve problems about people sharing brownies. They compare equivalent fractions and fraction expressions.
Complete questions
Wed.: Assessment: Sharing Four Brownies Students solve problems about sharing groups of objects. An assessment focuses on finding equal shares that include fractional parts. REVIEW (X) facts if needed
Thurs.: Making Cookie Shares Students find ways to make one whole with combinations of halves, thirds, and sixths by using pattern blocks. They also find combinations of fractions that equal, and. They write equations for these combinations. STUDY guide Review X facts that have not been mastered
Fri.: The Fraction Cookie Game Students play a game in which they combine fractional parts to create wholes and find fraction equivalencies. Multiplication drills will be today. Multiplication Drills if you have not mastered them.
REVIEW the study guide and VOCABULARY
FRACTION BENCHMARK STUDY GUIDE
1. Partition the whole into an equal sized number of parts below.
2. How many total parts are in the following fractions:
3. What fraction of the figure is shaded?
4. Name a fraction that has 5 for a numerator. (Remember numerator is Never Under)
5. Name a fraction that has 8 for a denominator. (Remember denominator is down)
6. Shade the figure below to show twosixths.
7. Shade in the fraction below to show one whole.
8. Write out the fraction beside the equals
A. Threefifths equals _____________ B. onehalf equals_______________
9. What fraction is shown below?
10. Model at least 4 equivalent fractions to one whole.
________________ __________________ _________________ __________________
11. Show 4/4 on the number line below.
12. Compare the 2 fractions. 1^{st} draw and shade the fractions with a rectangle.
2^{nd} Which fraction is greater than, less than, or equal
Due Date: 2/21/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for Feb. 1721, 2014
Dear Parents,
We are starting a new unit on Wednesday. Our Pattern Benchmark test is tomorrow. It is important to read the daily skills below. Please continue to sign your child’s behavior calendar each night for important notes. THANKS for your encouragement at home! NOTE: Children dismiss Wednesday at 1:00.
Mon.: What Do the Graphs Show? Students continue making graphs to represent and compare pairs of marble sequences, including sequences that have different starting amounts but the same rate of change. They discuss what the graphs would look like if the change continued in the same way.
Tues.:Pattern BENCHMARK TEST EndofUnit Assessment Students work on two problem sets as an endofunit assessment. One involves describing and comparing temperature graphs. The other focuses on using information in a table to describe and compare situations with constant rates of change.
BENCHMARK TEST Please study the study guide on the back of last week’s hello letter, and the questions on the back of this hello letter.
WednesdayNEW UNITMaking Fair Shares Students divide rectangles into equal pieces. They discuss how to prove that each piece is equal and how to label an equal share as a fraction of the whole. CHILDREN DISMISS at 1:00.
Thurs.: Making Fraction Sets Students make and label fraction sets consisting of pieces that represent common unit fractions ( , , , , ) and use the sets to place these fractions in order by size. They consider whether two differently shaped sixths of the same whole are equal. Multiplication Drills are TODAY.
Fri.: More Than One Piece Sharing Brownies Students work with fractions that have a numerator larger than 1 and find different ways to combine fractions to make one whole.
***Our investigation this week is “Sharing Brownies”. If you could send a rectangle brownie to school for the children to share, then please write me a note. This investigation will be on Friday, Feb. 21. The children will have real understanding about the denominators on fractions after this fun investigation. THANKS again for your support!
Due Date: 2/14/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Dear Parents,
Please check your child’s behavior calendar daily. The students use their Math Journal daily in my class. Some of the students are out of their supplies. Please check with your child to see if he or she is running low on supplies. There will be nightly assignments to complete/study. THANKS for all of your guidance at home. STUDY the guide for our next benchmark test on the back of this hello letter.
Mon. Describing a Rule Students complete tables to show several sequences of change and develop rules that describe the relationship between two variables (the number of days and the total number of marbles).
Multiplication Quiz Study Vocabulary
Tues. Making Graphs from Tables Students develop rules for describing the relationship between two variables (number of days and total number of marbles). They use graphs to represent and compare two situations with different rates of change. Complete Table
Wed. Using Graphs to Compare VOCABULARY QUIZ Students make and use graphs to represent and compare pairs of marble sequences, including sequences that start at the same point and then diverge and sequences that intersect. Complete Pattern
Thurs. What Do the Graphs Show? Students continue making graphs to represent and compare pairs of marble sequences, including sequences that have different starting amounts but the same rate of change. They discuss what the graphs would look like if the change continued in the same way.
STUDY and finish review questions
Fri. EndofUnit Assessment Students work on two problem sets as an endofunit assessment. One involves describing and comparing temperature graphs. The other focuses on using information in a table to describe and compare situations with constant rates of change.
Due Date: 1/17/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips’s Math Hello Letter Jan. 1317, 2014
Dear Parents,
Please check the bottom of this hello letter, and your child’s study sheet that he or she completed for review questions for this week’s benchmark test on Thursday. Your child should have his or her homework for each night in the Math journal. THANKS for all of your help at home.
Multiples of10 Benchmark Test grade: _______Parent’s signature:_________________________
Monday: Array Games—Part 2 Students learn an array game and continue using arrays to learn multiplication combinations with products up to 50 and to find factors of numbers up to 50.
Tuesday Multiply or Divide? By solving story problems, students examine the difference between multiplication and division situations. Review the multiplication benchmark questions.
Wednesday Writing Story Problems Students examine the relationship between multiplication and division. They write story problems for a class multiplication and division book.
Thursday The students will complete the Multiplication Benchmark TEST
Missing Factors Students learn and play Missing Factors, a game in which they identify the missing dimension of an array when given the number of squares and one dimension.
Friday Solving Multiplication and Division Problems Students work on activities in a Math Workshop designed to develop their understanding of the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.
BENCHMARK STUDY GUIDE for Test, Thurs., Jan. 16 Complete and show work in your Math Journal.
1. What multiplication sentence does this array show? XXXX
Clue: _____groups of ______ XXXX
____ X ______ XXXX __________________________
2. What multiplication problem is represented? 4+4+4+4+4+ ___________________________
3. There were 8 dogs and 4 legs on each dog? A. How many groups were there?_________
B. How many objects were in each group?___________________
4. In your journal shade in an area of 4 X 5. (create the array)
5. What multiplication fact is shown by the areas below?
10. In your journal write a story problem where there are 8 groups and 4 in each group.
Due Date: 12/20/2013
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter
Dec. 9, 2013
Dear Parents,
This week our schedule is a little different. Please check daily assignments. Please review the Post Test study questions each night. THANKS for all you do to help your child succeed in math!
Monday: NEW UNIT Many Things Come in Groups Students make lists of things that come in groups of 2 to 12 and use the lists to create multiplication situations. They solve teacher and classgenerated multiplication problems.
Homework: STUDY guide




Understanding multiplication as combining equal groups


Writing and solving multiplication problems in context



Tues.: How Many in Several Groups? Students illustrate multiplication situations and write sentences describing the number of groups, the number in each group, and the product. They write multiplication equations to match their illustrations.
Homework: STUDY for 9 weeks test







Identifying the number of groups, the number in each group, and the product in a multiplication situation


Understanding the relationship among skip counting, repeated addition, and multiplication


Using and understanding multiplication notation



Wed.: Solving Multiplication Problems Students are introduced to the TenMinute Math activity Counting Around the Class. They solve problems about multiplication situations.
Homework: STUDY for 9 weeks test



Using and understanding multiplication notation


Writing and solving multiplication problems in context



Thurs.: Assessment: Solving Problems About Our Pictures Students illustrate multiplication situations and solve problems about their pictures as an assessment of their understanding of the meaning of multiplication.
SECOND 9 Weeks TEST
Homework: Study for the 28 X facts and 9 facts in order

Friday: The students will complete multiplication drills and Stride Academy.


Understanding the relationship among skip counting, repeated addition, and multiplication


Writing and solving multiplication problems in context


Using and understanding multiplication notation



Due Date: 11/30/2013
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for November 18November 26
Thanksgiving Break is November 27December 1
Dear Parents,
Hope that you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving! Our next benchmark test is December 5, 2013 on different quadrilaterals. See the study guide on the back of this hello letter. Please keep this paper to study with for the benchmark.
Thanks for all of your help with the Fall Festival!
11/18: Mon. Students will use squares to make shapes with an area of 4
Homework: STUDY GUIDE, study X facts
11/19: Tues. Students will find the area of partially covered rectangles Homework: STUDY
11/20: Wed. Students will find the area and perimeter of irregular shapes Homework: STUDY X
11/21: Thurs. Students will complete an assessment on finding area and perimeter of irregular shapes. Students will complete the multiplication drills. The 2,3,4,5,6,and 7 facts will be scrambled in 30 seconds. The 8 facts will be in order. Homework: Study guide and facts
11/22: Fri. Students will identify the attributes of triangles and right angles Homework: X
11/25: Mon. Students will work individually and with a partner to examine a set of shapes to determine if they are triangles or not Homework: Study guide and review sheet
11/26: Tues. Students will identify the attributes of quadrilaterals (squares and rectangles)
Students will identify a right angle as having a measure of 90 degrees. Students will compare and contrast on a T chart graphic organizer Homework: Study guide and X facts
Happy THANKSgiving!
Student’s Name:________________________Parent’s signature:______________________
Highest score on the 2x_______3x______4x_____5x_____6x_____7x_____
Area and Perimeter Benchmark Test__________
Due Date: 11/10/2013
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for the week of November 4, 2013
Dear Parents,
Don’t forget the Fall Festival is on Saturday, November 16^{th} from 4:006:00. Please help our school’s PTA by sending some homemade sweets for the sweet shop. Here are some examples of best sellers from previous years: Divinity, fudge, peanut brittle, and peanut butter fudge. Please send them in individual zip lock bags on Friday, November 15. I could also take them about 3:30 on Saturday. THANKS in advance for your help!
Our benchmark test on area and perimeter will be on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Please review the back of this hello letter, and other review skills that your child should have this week. Thanks again for your guidance at home!
Monday: Measuring Perimeter Students discuss common measurement errors and ways to avoid them. In Math Workshop they solve story problems about perimeter and are assessed as they measure the perimeter of a large shape mapped out in the classroom. Homework: Study back of sheet and X facts
Tuesday: Perimeter Problems Students discuss why different shapes can have the same perimeter. In Math Workshop, they continue the previous session's activities. They also put in order a set of shapes by perimeter. Homework: Review perimeter and area
Wednesday: Ordering Shapes by Perimeter Students compare the perimeters of shapes with different numbers of sides. They continue unfinished Math Workshop activities about perimeter from Sessions 3 and 4 and are introduced to the TenMinute Math, Quick Images: 2D. Homework: Review X facts and area
Thursday: Multiplication Drills are today. 26 multiplication facts will be scrambled this week. The 7 multiplication facts will be in order this week. Area Quiz
Friday: Perimeter and Area Activities with tiles, cubes, measurement, and internet. The students compare/contrast different perimeters with same areas.
Reminders: November 11 is Veteran’s Day. Thank you to all of our Veterans.
November 7 at 1:00 will be our school’s Veteran’s Day assembly. Please invite any Veterans that you know to be our special guests.
Student’s name_________________Parent’s signature:_____________________
Highest X scores 2X____3X_____4X_____5X_____6X_____Perimeter Quiz_________
Due Date: 10/20/2013
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter
October 14, 2013
Dear Parents,
This week we will be reviewing the 9 week post test. We will also be working on the following skills each day in class. We will have our multiplication drills on Thurs.. This week the students will practice the 2,3,4,and 5 X facts. The students will also complete the 6 facts in order this week.
Please make sure to sign the graded paper slip, and return them to school on Tuesday. THANKS for all of your hard work and encouragement at home.
Mon.Combining Collections Students combine 2 and 3digit numbers and discuss their strategies.
Homework: Complete the back of this hello letter study guide for the test
Tues. Assessment: Numbers on the 1,000 Chart Students play a variation of the game Capture 5 in which they add and subtract ones, tens, and hundreds to and from 2 and 3digit numbers. They are assessed on their understanding of 3digit numbers. Homework: Review questions
WEDNESDAY: FIRST 9 WEEKS POST TEST
Homework: STUDY your X facts
Thurs.Addition Starter Problems Students choose from among several first steps for solving addition problems and find the solution.
Fri.Solving Addition Problems Students practice solving addition problems and play addition games. They discuss Capture on the 300 Chart.







Due Date: 10/11/2013
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter
Oct. 7, 2013
Dear Parents,
Please continue to read the hello note each week, and look at your child's sheet each night. The 2,3,4, and 5 multiplication facts will be on Thursday. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. My school email is mphillips@crenshawschools.org or home sharethelightofgod@gmail.com. You can also find this hello letter on the school website which is http://www.highland.cch.schoolinsites.com/.
Monday: Go Collecting—Estimating 100s Students play Go Collecting, using their knowledge of place value and known combinations to estimate the sums of 2 and 3digit numbers and to determine the number of 100s in the sums. Homework: Back of this sheet
Tues. How Many 10s? Students begin a class collection of 1,000. In Math Workshop they find the number of tens in 3digit numbers, practice estimating and determining the number of 100s in the sums of 3digit addition problems, and find pairs of 2digit numbers that add to 100. Homework: Review back of this sheet
Wed.: How Many 100s? Students discuss how to keep track of the Class Collection. In Math Workshop they solve problems about class collections. The session ends with a discussion about strategies for estimating the sums of 2 and 3digit numbers and determining the number of 100s.
HOMEWORK: REVIEW X FACTS DRILLS on THURSDAY
Thurs. Representing How Many 10s? Multiplication DRILLS are today. Students discuss and represent strategies for determining the number of tens in 3digit numbers. In Math Workshop, they solve class collection problems and play Close to 100 and Go Collecting.
Homework: Review p. 21
Fri. How Many Stickers? Students solve addition problems in the context of stickers and money. They discuss and represent their strategies.
Please sign and return: ___________________________________________Parent’s signature
Due Date: 9/26/2013
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter
September 30, 2013
Dear Parents,
Please sign and return the attached slip with your child’s grades on it. I will be reviewing the bar graph skill with the children who made a 70 or below. There will be a retest on Friday, October 4. This week we will have a benchmark test on inches. Please review the study guide on the back of this sheet. Kids College Login Code: 10242
Monday: Students collect data by measuring in inches and feet, and review correct notation for recording measurement Homework: BACK of this sheet
Tuesday: Students discuss whether their second measurements of the length were more accurate.
Wednesday: Students will complete a practice quiz for the inches benchmark test. The students will complete measurements to the nearest inch.
HOMEWORK: Complete and review inches sheets.
Thursday: Inch Benchmark TEST Multiplication Activities
Friday: Students will combine feet and inches to get a total measurement.
Due Date: 9/20/2013
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter
September 1620, 2013
Dear Parents,
Your child made a(n) _________ on the Unit 1 Math Assessment last week. Please review the study guide pages attached to this hello letter to help your child prepare for the Graph Benchmark test. Please remember the benchmark test counts 50% of your child’s average. The graph benchmark test will be next Thurs., Sept. 26. We have been doing multiplication drills each Thursday. Please review the multiplication tips and websites on the back of this hello letter. THANKS for all of your guidance and support at home.
Mon.: Representing the Class Data The class discusses how different classifications of data allow them to answer different questions. Students organize and represent their class data about “Places Where We Like To . . .”
Homework: Graph sheet and study your X facts
Students finish organizing and describing the data for “Places Where We Like To . . .” A class discussion focuses on what the data shows about the class.
Homework: Graph homework and study your X facts
Wed.: Comparing with Bar Graphs Students review how to make and read a bar graph and then answer questions about a bar graph that compares two groups.
Homework: Study your X facts and graphs
Thurs.: Assessment: Interpreting Bar Graphs and Developing a Survey Question Students develop a survey question and collect data from other classrooms. They describe and summarize data represented on a double bar graph.
Homework: Come to PTA. Classroom visitation is at 5:30. PTA starts at 6:30.
Fri.: Describing Data Students continue collecting data from other classrooms. They learn to use phrases such as about half, more than half, and less than half to describe and summarize data represented on a double bar graph.
*** Don’t forget to send your nickels this week for PTA’s Money Mania. THANKS!
Due Date: 9/8/2013
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello letter
September 36, 2013
Dear Parents,
We are having an awesome year exploring Math. Please study the benchmark guide each night. The first test will be on Thurs., Sept. 5. Please review the study guide questions on the back of this hello letter. Please review the 2 and 3 multiplication facts with your child. THANKS for all of your guidance and support at home!
Tues.Assessment: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones Students demonstrate the equivalence of 1 dollar to 10 dimes and 1 dime to 10 pennies. They are assessed on finding the difference between a 2digit number and 100 and on representing a 2digit number with equivalent combinations of tens and ones. Homework: STUDY for the test
Wed. Addition Combinations Students review the addition combinations up to 10 + 10 and identify the combinations they do not yet know fluently. They use knowledge of combinations they know to help them learn the unknown combination
TEST is Thursday. Homework: Study for the test
Thurs.TEST on addition and subtraction word problems. Close to 100 Students use knowledge of place value and known combinations with sums of 100 (20 + 80, 25 + 75,50 + 50, etc.) to find pairs of 2digit numbers that add to 100 or close to 100.
X Drills are always on THURSDAY
Fri.More or Less Than 100? Students are introduced to More or Less, a TenMinute Math activity in which they estimate the sums of 2digit numbers. They continue work on finding pairs of 2digit numbers that add to 100 and discuss their strategies.
STUDY your X facts!
