The students are good to go for tomorrow. Many students feel very confident about their presentations and were wanting to do some adjustments to their presentation tonight. If they would like to work on their presentation at home, they can go to Student's Corner, click on the Google Classroom tile, sign-in using their D2Apps student account, and then open the heritage inquiry assignment. Please bring any food no later than noon tomorrow. I will provide the plates, forks, spoons, and napkins. I look forward to a great day of sharing tomorrow.
Zero the Hero
The students extended their knowledge of multiplying by multiples of tens, hundreds, and thousands today by making posters showing their understanding of multiplying by multiples of ten. The students have noticed that when multiplying by a number in the tens, you add one zero because ten has a zero at the end. They also extended this understanding when multiplying by hundreds, thousands, etc. The following progression shows the how students came to this understanding.
6 x 4 = 24
6 x 40 = 240
6 x 400 = 2,400
6 x 4,000 = 24,000
We will use this strategy when multiplying multi-digit numbers by single-digit numbers and as we estimate the product of a given multiplication problem.
Journey of Fallen Rock
We continued our Journey with Fallen Rock today as he worked at getting the second item from his father's challenge. Students have really started to appreciate how Fallen Rock is tenacious, yet, he takes time to enjoy his surroundings. The assignment notebook code is for the students to identify how Fallen Rock got the eagle feather. The students should say Fallen Rock had to locate the eagle's nest, climb the tall tree, wait for a parent eagle to come back to the nest, grab the feather from the tail of the eagle, and then quickly climb back down the tree while attempting to escape from the angry eagle. The students are very excited to find out how Fallen Rock gets the next item, which is a whisker from a mountain lion. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!