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“Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.” - Ralph Marston A Weekly Newsletter

January 31 -Febuary 4

MONDAY Converting Fractions to Decimals

TUESDAY Fractions & Decimals on a number line.

WEDNESDAY +/- Fractions with Unlike denominators

THURSDAY Add/Subtract Mixed Numbers

FRIDAY CAP Project

Homework: DSR 6-4

Homework: DSR 6-6

Homework: DSR 7-2

Homework: DSR 7-3

Homework: None, have a great weekend!

Due: Wednesday 2/2

Due: Thursday 2/3

Due: Friday 2/4

Due: Monday 2/7

Math Backpack (BP): Timmy

Math Backpack (BP): Jordan

Math Backpack (BP): Abby

Math Backpack (BP): Amber

Math Backpack (BP): (based on sign ups)

Other Notes:

Other Notes: Mastery Quiz 1Labeling Parts of An Angle

Other Notes:

Other Notes: Mastery Quiz: Student Choice

Other Notes:

Last Week I was at a technology conference for most of the week. While I was gone students worked on simplifying fractions and converting basic fractions to decimals and vice versa. When I returned we reviewed skills in the computer lab and conferenced with students about their Short Cycle results. Students really need to work on reading the questions carefully and ANSWERING WHAT IS BEING ASKED. We also started exploring some of the new technology tools I learned about (see Other Notes for details)

This Week This week we will be continuing to study fractions and decimals. This will also be the last week that I will PRINT and send out the Math Newsletter. The Newsletter will be available on our class website. If you do not have internet access and would like a paper copy, have your child ask, and I will allow them to print one during class. We will also be starting assignment sheets this week that are to be kept in the students’ take home folders or binders. Students will be required to write down ALL assignments.

Other Notes New Technology! I always come back from these conferences so motivated and excited to use new technology! I have created a class website and am working on a brand new Mespo Elementary Home Page. We will be using many new technologies in the classroom. (See pg 2 for more details and links) Parent Teacher Conferences are this week and are by appointment only. Please call the office if you wish to meet with me. I also encourage you to communicate with me via email on a regular basis concerning math class :)

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RESOURCES - Websites, Games, Videos we find that are helpful

As this is a WIKI it will be continually evolving and changing. The order of the links may change over time as may the content. This is just merely a guide to let you know the possibilities of what might be on the site.

COMPUTER SCHEDULE - I have built time into the schedule so that everyone has computer time at school during the week.

Be sure to also check out the NEW Mespo Homepage. It is currently at www.mespoelementary.weebly.com I hope to be able to link it to the new district page soon. (You can view it at www.bloomfield-mespo.org)

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP - Will contain links to how to use technology appropriately.

VIDEOS - Find class notes or other tutorial videos. May also contain videos from the web.

INDICATORS- Under this section are each of the 5 strands we must learn in 5th grade. For each individual indicator is a list of resources that students and parents can use to help them understand the concept.

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