Our schedule has been very interrupted this past week and will be again during this coming week. Due to the water heater break, snow day, delayed opening, and half day schedules, our math classes have not met consistently. The fifth graders have begun their Unit 2 Posttest but need another day to complete them. Hopefully this will happen Monday morning. During our two final classes this week students will be looking at ways to find Least Common Multiples (LCM's) and Lowest Common Denominators (LCD's). This language may sound familiar to you as these are the methods that most of us learned when we were working with fractions with unlike denominators.
Upon returning to school after the break, we will finish up a final fraction review and then begin our Unit 3 study of place value and decimals. This unit naturally follows our unit on fractions helping students further understand the relationship of parts to whole and the relationship of fractions to decimals.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break filled with joy, family and friends!