Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ben Ten Form (Not)


As we continue on with our decimal unit, we come across an interesting fact. There are many ways to write numbers.

We are going to focus on three:




Here is an example of a written number using each method:


Standard form is just how it sounds. Standard. This is how we usually write numbers when solving math problems. Pretty standard stuff.

We can also write a number out in words. When doing this, it helps to say the number aloud. Then write what you hear. If there is a decimal, you write "and." That's the only time "and" should be in the written form of the number.

This video will help explain how to read a number that includes a decimal.

Next up is Base-10 Form.

Base-10 numbers are written as products added together. Use place values to help you. Imagine collecting base-ten blocks to show the value of the number. Essentially, that's how this form breaks down.

Here's a comparison:

Now you're getting the hang of it.


Check out these helpful games and resources! 


Please make sure your math notebook is up to date before our next class! Check the archives on the left for past math lessons.

Keep up the great work!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Thoughtful Letter from 2 Past First Sisters to 2 Soon-to-Be Past First Sisters


Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush wrote a letter of advice to Sasha and Malia Obama. 

Take a listen!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Quotable Quote


Does this sound familiar?

facts, character, evidence, true, real, goal
We have used many of these words during our Class Connect lessons this year!

Do you know who wrote these words in 1947?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Editorial Assignment 2


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Let's Write to... PERSUADE!


This month in composition, we are going to learn about persuasive writing as we write an EDITORIAL. Your first job is to decide on a topic or issue that you are interested in and that you have a opinion about. 

Dogs make better pets than dogs.
The penny is obsolete.
My parents should give me an allowance.
Online school is more effective than the traditional classroom.
The playground equipment at my neighborhood park needs to be updated.

What is an issue you are passionate about?

Let's make sure we understand the key terms of this lesson...

Here is a video to help explain the assignment:

When you write an EDITORIAL, you have the chance to persuade others
and to share your opinion on an issue. If you need help finding a topic, you can…

ü Talk to your family and friends about important issues in your community and in the world.
ü Watch a television current events show or a news program to find out about topics you have an opinion on.
ü Read news magazines and websites for topics that you care about.

Here are kid-friendly websites with articles about current events. 
Check them out!
You may find a topic or issue that interests you.

When you are asked to write a paper, or even when you are writing for fun, always think about the TASK, the AUDIENCE, and your PURPOSE for writing. Here's how to TAP, TAP, TAP when writing a persuasive editorial...
TAP will help you to stay focused on WHAT you are writing, WHY you are writing it and WHO you are writing it for.

You are writing a persuasive writing editorial.
Your audience is whoever you are trying to persuade.
The purpose is to persuade those who may not agree with you.

Click the links below for lesson assignments...

The Google Assignment can also be found in the post below.

Editorial Assignment 1


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017!