Grades 5-7 Mr. Hanson

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Matthew Hanson

Picture Day is Thursday, September 27th. 

CHALLENGE QUESTION:  What is 1/1000 of 45?

5th: Math/Science/History:  

Math:  I’ve been getting parent questions regarding homework.  If your child has math homework it is because they aren’t getting the assigned classwork completed during class.  Since this math program is new I will try to include page numbers into my daily postings.  Hopefully that will help.  Our math books will be staying at school for the most part.  It has been my experience that books sent home don’t always come back to school the next day.  Hopefully this helps ease some minds.  

Today in math students continued working on place value and worked on relating decimals to fractions.  The fractions we were using were all factors of 10, and the goal was to use fractions as easier ways to say numbers, specifically decimals.  Students worked on practice pages for lesson 3.  The big emphasis was to write a number as a fraction to help say the word.  So 45 13/100 would be forty five and thirteen hundredths, not forty five point one three.  This is having the students realize that there are 13 hundredths of something when it comes to the decimal/fraction portion.

We also worked on a math center activity that had students writing numbers in standard, expanded, and word form.  The expanded form is a challenge as the standard is to write it out with fractions:  145.76=  (1 x 100) + (4 x 10) + (5 x 1) + (7 x 1/10) + (6 x 1/100).  This poses a new challenge for the students, but practice will help.

Science:   We are exploring our five senses in an activity called Shoe Science.


Homework:   Practice math facts.  Khan Academy is a great resource for this.  I will walk students through this tomorrow.  If you don’t know what your child is missing log into Skyward.  There is a link on the school homepage.  If you need help e-mail Terry in the office.  Study math facts. 

Math Websites:

A throw back game from the 80’s and 90’s:  Number Munchers:

SBAC Practice Test Link:

A great science game website:

6th: English Language Arts:  Times I see 6th grade:  8:10-9:46 

We continued lesson #2, ‘The Color of My Words.’  We wrapped up our story, worked a bit on our story structure map.  Students also did leveled reading group activities, reading their leveled reader, robust vocab. activities, or a paired story sheet with me.


Homework:  DLR #2 (Daily Language Review) Due Friday 9/21/18.  Read 30 min every night.  

7th: Reading Writing Lab:   

We started a new story today, ‘Most Dangerous Game’ by Richard Connell.  


TREK:  Academic support TREK.

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