I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!
Well, this will be an incredibly short week, so I will not be sending any spiraling homework. I decided that we need to really get moving on objectives, however, so we will begin multi-digit multiplication this week. I teach this skill the traditional way, so the videos are not really necessary yet. I will post the videos for two digit times two digit multiplication this weekend in preparation for next week, though, because I teach that skill a bit differently. I'm sorry if things seem to be moving quickly, but I will not get everything taught if I don't move on from place value. We will continue to review the place value skills throughout the upcoming weeks in class and on the spiraling homework.
Mid-quarter grades are going home Wednesday, and I will be sending a note home explaining the breakdown of the grades with the report. The main point is that I will eventually be dropping the lowest test and lowest homework grades before report cards go out at the end of the nine weeks. However, these grades have not been dropped for the mid-quarter reports because I want you to really understand how your child's grades are looking for me. Some of you should be very proud of the hard work that is being shown in my class. Unfortunately, I think some other students need to take homework a bit more seriously. Just don't forget to check your child's work every night as more than half of their math grades can be improved by simply going over homework. More on this topic in the note I'm sending home. I know many of you are working hard with them at home, and I really appreciate your help and support. Let me know if you need anything from me :)