English, Math

Math Unit 7: Family Letter

Pacing and SBAC Before Spring Break, we finished Unit 6 and our first look at fractions.  With SBAC testing around the corner, we will try to get through as much of Unit 7 (and Unit 5, which we skipped) as we can before we begin testing mid-April.  Wish us luck! Unit 7, Fractions and Decimals… Continue reading Math Unit 7: Family Letter

English, Math

Math Unit 6: Family Letter

Pacing and SBAC Last week, we finished Unit 4 and our specific focus on Equations and Word Problems.  It may seem strange that we are skipping Unit 5, but we want to make sure we cover Fractions (and Unit 7 with Decimals) before we start SBAC testing.  After Unit 7, we'll jump back and make… Continue reading Math Unit 6: Family Letter

English, Math

Math Unit 4: Family Letter

Division difficulties and moving forward This past week, we finished Unit 3 and our specific focus on division.  Students made a lot of progress over the course of the unit. While many students are now competent and capable of completing long division with one of a few strategies, some students still need more practice.  While… Continue reading Math Unit 4: Family Letter

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Math Unit 1: Family Letter 1

Dear 4th TWI families, As I mentioned in my last math post, we're learning math with the help of Math Expressions this year.  The beginning of Unit 1 reviews and reteaches place value and multidigit addition.  Math Expressions encourages children to think about "making new groups" to help them understand place values and has two… Continue reading Math Unit 1: Family Letter 1

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Math Introduction: 4th TWI 2017-2018

Dear 4th TWI families, This year, we will be using the Math Expressions curriculum in both English and Spanish to explore and learn about a variety of mathematical domains.  As 4th grade's TWI instruction follows a 50:50 model, we will be switching our language of instruction for math at the beginning of each big unit.… Continue reading Math Introduction: 4th TWI 2017-2018