This week, we are still working on multiplication and division. This week's math homework has been posted on Showbie. I've recommended a new website for practice on this assignment page, and have included a live link. I have also posted the solutions for the assignments from weeks 1 and 2 within each assignment, so that students can check their solutions and have further examples for practice on hand.
If you have been having difficulty accessing Showbie, please note the following:
-students just need to "sign in", not "sign up". They use this tool regularly in the classroom. You do not need a code to get started. If this prompt appears, click on your back arrow, or cancel and click on "sign in" at the bottom of the opening page.
-if students are working on a laptop or desktop, they will not be able to use the pen or voice tools. They can use these tools on an iPad, tablet or phone. If this type of device is not available, they can work on paper, and submit their problem the old fashioned way. We can also take a photo of the work and upload it on an iPad at school.
Reading (Grade 3)
This week and next week, we will continue to practice our responses to text using a variety of text samples and questions. This time around, I have also posted a link to the full package of questions for the next two weeks on Showbie. This allows students to teach you how they can listen to the texts and the questions on an iPad, using the iPad's integrated speech function. All students will have hard copies of the text and questions we are working on in their red reading duotang, as well. Remember, we are only doing one question each day. We will take care of the multiple choice questions in class. With this set of texts, we will also be comparing our answers to sample answers, to think about how we can improve our responses by adding specific details.
****We have a few students who are sharing their first Tweet of the Week this week. This project went so well that we have decided to do another Tweet right away, so that students can apply the feedback they were given on their first Tweet. Students are very keen to get reading again. I have been very impressed with their work on this project! Thanks for being a fabulous support system at home. For your convenience, I have attached a digital copy of the tweet materials below.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me in the agenda.