Homework
This year I will only be requiring a reading log and math homework. I am not asking for anymore because I want to encourage family and outside time. Our lives are busy and the most important thing is to spend time with family and be active. I hope that this will help to ease some of the stressful schedules that we have. Enjoy your family and the outdoors!
Reading Homework
In our 3/4 classroom, we have reading homework. The reading log will be given every Monday and due Friday. Every student needs to read a minimum of 20 minutes per night. Please fill out the reading log each night and return on Friday. HAPPY READING!
Math Homework
Students in my 4th grade math class will receive math homework Monday through Thursday night. It will be due back the following morning when they receive the homework. It will be practice to keep up our skills. Your child will not receive homework that is new to them or from that day. We want homework to be relaxing and not stressful. Please encourage your child to try their best at attempting all of the problems. If they have trouble just leave me a note on the paper and I will check in with them.
Extra Math Homework
Below are a few different ways to have extra math practice that can help your child improve their math skills.
Addition & Multiplication:
These are a few items we have started using in math. There is a addition math ladder and a multiplication math ladder. With both of these, you put a number up by the x, and that is the number who either add or multiply all the way down the ladder. The goal for this ladder is to be able to get all the way through the ladder in 20 seconds or less which shows that you have mastered that multiplication table or addition strategy. My suggestion for addition would be to used numbers 120. For the multiplication ladder, I would do 1, 2, 5,10, 4, 3, 6, 8, and 9.
Visual Cluster Cards:
With these cards you can have your child write different ways to make the number shown on the card. For example if the card shows 3. The child could write 3+0=3, 2+1=3, 1+2=3, 0+3=3. You can do this for all of the numberless (visual cluster) cards. You can also cut them out and play addition, subtraction, multiplication or division war. This is another good way that helps children develop a strong number sense.
Different Types of War:
Another option to practice math skills in a fun way is to play the many different types of war. You can play addition, subtraction, multiplication or division war with a regular deck of cards or the visual cluster cards.
These are a few items we have started using in math. There is a addition math ladder and a multiplication math ladder. With both of these, you put a number up by the x, and that is the number who either add or multiply all the way down the ladder. The goal for this ladder is to be able to get all the way through the ladder in 20 seconds or less which shows that you have mastered that multiplication table or addition strategy. My suggestion for addition would be to used numbers 120. For the multiplication ladder, I would do 1, 2, 5,10, 4, 3, 6, 8, and 9.
Visual Cluster Cards:
With these cards you can have your child write different ways to make the number shown on the card. For example if the card shows 3. The child could write 3+0=3, 2+1=3, 1+2=3, 0+3=3. You can do this for all of the numberless (visual cluster) cards. You can also cut them out and play addition, subtraction, multiplication or division war. This is another good way that helps children develop a strong number sense.
Different Types of War:
Another option to practice math skills in a fun way is to play the many different types of war. You can play addition, subtraction, multiplication or division war with a regular deck of cards or the visual cluster cards.

