Now Enrolling for 2017-2018 - Preschool through 8th Grade.  Call 413-532-2831 to schedule a tour.

Miss Stacey Schmutz (Grade 4)

Email: sschmutz@materdolorosaschool.org

Dear Parents, 

The enVision math website is www.pearsonrealize.com. I gave each student their username and their password is the same password they use to sign into language lab and for computer class.

They will be able to access the enVision math curriculum including the etext book and the re-teach and practice homework pages.

I encourage you to go on the website with your child and look around and get familiar with it.

If you have any questions, please email me at Stacey_schmutz@materdolorosaschool.org.

1/9/2017 *****Mrs. Rex made an announcemnet today reminding students that they should be in the building by 7:45 am. Classes start at 7:50. If students are not in the building by 7:45 they will be considered late. *****

Specials Schedule:

Monday- Music

Tuesday – None

Wednesday- Library

Thursday – Computers

                   Art (Every other week)

Friday – Gym (Sneakers required)

****Multiplication****


EnVisions teaches multiplication as repeated addition and combining equal groups. The first factor represents the number of groups or rows (when showing an array) and the second factor represents how many are in each group or row. 

Example:  3 x 5 

the first factor is 3, this means there are three groups or three rows. The second factor is 5, this mean there are 5 in each group or in each row.  The repeated addition sentence would be 5 + 5 + 5. 

Many of you probably learned multiplication the way I did, that the 5 in 3 x 5 tells me how many 3s I have. ( I look at it as 3 five times), so the repeated addition sentence is 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3.  

I explain both ways to the students as well as teach them that multiplication is commutative ( 3 x 5 = 5 x 3 ).

That being said, multiplication is also about memorizing and knowing their facts cold, just like addition and subtraction facts.  While I give homework on the lesson of the day, they should also be practicing their facts. This goes for 3rd and 4th grade. 3rd grade should know their addition and subtraction facts without using their fingers. 4th grade should know their multiplication facts without using their fingers. If asked what 9 + 6 is or 7 x 8, the answers should be given without hesitation. If anyone needs any flash cards I would be happy to print some out, just send me an email!

 4th Grade

Religion

 TBD

Math

Topic 12

TBD- Topic 12

*****4th graders should know their math facts cold (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). If they do not know these facts by heart, they need to be practicing these 10-15 minutes a night in addition to any other homework. If anyone needs flashcards, please let me know and I will print some out for you.*****

Science

 Plants and Animals/ Adaptations 

Test-5/12

Social Studies

Unit 4 The Midwest

Vocab quiz -  5/10

Test - TBD Wk of 5/15-5/19

 3rd Grade

Religion

TBD - Ch 

Math

Topic 10 - and Topic 12 (telling time)