Unit 6 lays the foundation for multiplication and division in Grade 3 and the idea that numbers other than 1, 10, and 100 can serve as units. Students will learn about repeated addition, making equal groups, and forming arrays to represent their thinking.
MODULE 5 FOCUS In this module, students build upon all their previous work with place value. They extend their work with addition and subtraction algorithms to numbers up to 1,000. Students continue to use drawings and models to strengthen and deepen their conceptual understanding. They also continue to work with various types of word problems with numbers up to 100.
MORE SPECIFICALLY, CHILDREN WILL LEARN HOW TO: • Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies. • Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900. • Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.
AAS will digitally “welcome” Jarrett J Krosoczka on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 2 pm – 5pm.
He is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, creator of the wildly popular Lunch Lady series, Platypus Police Squad series, and his most recent book, Hey Kiddo, a graphic memoir about growing up in a family struggling with addiction. He’ll be great with readers from Pre-K to High School.
AAS is delighted to welcome the award-winning author, illustrator and graphic novelist Jarrett J. Krosoczka (JJK) – via Zoom Webinar on Saturday, January 23rd. Here are some videos for you to tune in with his work as well as the very important Zoom Webinar link and passcode.
He has created some terrific videos about his work that will answer many of our general questions about him and about creating and publishing books.
For Grade PK-1: How JJK Got Published (18 min), Punk Farm (8 minutes), Jedi Academy (7 minutes)
For Grades 2-6: How JJK Got Published (18 min), Jedi Academy (8 minutes), Lunch Lady (10 minutes)
The students have seen some clips of the videos in library classes but not all of them. Please enjoy them as a family.
Saturday, January 23 (Live Video Sessions) 2:00 pm, Moscow time – Grades PK-1 Zoom Link; Passcode: 454762 3:00 pm, Moscow time – Grades 2-6 Zoom Link; Passcode: 454762
Don’t worry if you cannot attend the live video chat on Saturday. We will share the recording with the whole community the following week.
Additionally, JJK has a terrific youtube channel with tons of excellent videos that he made during the pandemic for ES students and parents. We thank the PTO for partnering with us to create this wonderful opportunity.
Join Maureen Carpenter, the ES curriculum coordinator on Wednesday, December 16, for a parent workshop focused on skills and tools that can help you best support your child’s reading and writing during hybrid and over the break.
On Thursday and Friday this week, November 26-27, 2020 we will be conducting Three-Way Conferences. A Three-Way Conference is when the student, teacher, and parents are present and the student shares, shows, and reflects on his/her learning journey. The student is the center of such a conference so his or her attendance is mandatory. Possible discussion points may include reviewing/updating goals, work habits, social development, sharing work samples, etc.
Conferences will be conducted from 8:00 – 16:00. Each conference will be a maximun of 20 minutes long. Please join your child’s teacher’s WEBEX on time.
We have started learning about nonfiction genres. The big idea for this unit is nonfiction readers notice, question and learn.
What is different between fiction and nonfiction text? How do we know whether a book is a non-fiction text? What do readers do before, during and after reading nonfiction? What are the genres of nonfiction? What are different features found in nonfiction text and how do they help us understand?
We are focusing on punctuation in our writing unit. The big idea of this unit is Writers use punctuation to craft their writing in order to create meaning for their reader.