• How can you use multiplication to find 5+5+5+5+5+5?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais at 10/15/2017

    How can you use multiplication to find 5+5+5+5+5+5?


    Write an explanation in 3 or more sentences.  Do not just give me the sum or product of the equation.


    (example:  First, you count..........)


    Use correct conventions (punctuation, capitalization, spelling).

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  • Should kids have recess every day?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais at 10/8/2017

    Should Kids Have Recess Every Day?

    From Scholastic News Magazine

    There’s good news for kids in Rhode Island who look forward to recess each day: It’s now required by law in that state! Starting this school year, public elementary schools in Rhode Island must give students at least 20 minutes of recess each day. Rhode Island joins two other states, Missouri and Virginia, that have similar recess laws.

    People in favor of daily recess say kids need to exercise every day. They also say students need a break from classroom work.

    “Recess provides a much-needed opportunity to recharge and play with friends,” says Tracy Ramos. She’s the director of Parents Across Rhode Island, a group that led the charge for the state’s new law.

    Few people would argue that recess doesn’t have benefits. But many school officials say having daily recess means less time for core academic subjects. According to one study, 20 percent of school districts in the U.S. cut time from recess in recent years. Many schools are using that extra time for more instruction in subjects like reading and math.   

    “I’m not opposed to the idea of recess, but it’s hard to make it our top priority,” says Steve Czerniejewski, a fifth-grade teacher in Winter Garden, Florida.

    What do you think?  Use accountable talk to have a discussion about your feelings. Write at least 3 well-written sentences with evidence to support your opinion.  
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  • Why is 3x5 the same as 5x3?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais at 10/1/2017
    3 X 5    or     5 X 3
    1.  Explain why you get the same answer when you multiply 3 X 5 or 5 X 3?
    2.  As a bonus, what is the name of the Multiplication Property that explains this?  
    3.  Use at least 3 math vocabulary words in your answer.
    Optional Math Vocabulary:  factors, product, array, rows, columns
    ( I will approve your comments as soon as most of the class finishes their answers.)
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  • How do you show respect?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais at 9/24/2017



    This month we have been learning about how to listen and show respect.  

    What are 3 ways we can listen and show respect to adults or our friends?  

    • Write a paragraph explaining the three ways you can listen and show respect.  
    • Make sure you use correct punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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  • I love to...

    Posted by Teresa Boulais at 9/17/2017

    I Love to......


    Please tell your friends something you love to do.
    Write at least 2 sentences.
    Remember your capitals and periods.

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  • What are you looking forward to the most in third grade?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais at 9/10/2017

    3rd grade rocks


    Tell the class what you are looking forward to in third grade the most!  Check back to see if your friends agree with you!

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