We spent the week learning a variety of ways to see and solve multiplication problems.
We all like when the occasion calls for a School House Rock video. Have a look. They easily memorize the words (and so the math) quite easily.
So, we have and will continue to practice multiplication and strategies for problem solving throughout the first quarter.
At home, I suggest practicing any items in sections E, F or H of IXL Grade 3.
As usual, the kids enjoyed morning brain-warmers.
In our class, getting answers correct will never be as important as trying to find the answers. So I loved that nearly all students used drawings to help see solutions. Brilliant!
By the way, be sure to provide paper and pencil if your child is using IXL or doing any math at home.
In fact, please provide paper and pencil since you'll be reinforcing an important problem solving strategy.
Salsa Brain Break!
One solution we discussed for Earth's ever-mounting pile of plastic trash was to use our own metal or wood utensils. Another idea was to make edible spoons, forks and knives. Seriously!
What do you think will happen when a plastic spoon and an edible (baked flour, salt and water) spoon are buried for two weeks? We're going to find out!
More on our edible solution to this one-of-many environmental concerns at our assembly in a couple weeks.
Easily, the favorite activity of these third graders is reading.
Enjoy your weekend,