**GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO MONTH 2 OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR,**

We begin this day with Mathematics. You must find last Friday’s task on solving word problems with decimals. We will definitely check this assignment and I will ask for a few volunteers to come forward to discuss their solutions on the white board (including concluding statement). We will then review how to answer word problems for all four mathematical processes (add, subtract, multiply, divide). I will refer to a web site or two and a video as well as exemplars on chart paper. We will examine the wording to help us figure out which operations are required and which numbers to deal with. The final task will be given and explained – practicing word problems in all 4 operations with decimals. It is due tomorrow. NOTE – MATH TEST THIS WEDNESDAY COVERING ALL THAT WE HAVE DONE WITH DECIMALS……STUDY!!!!!!

The middle block begins with Language Arts Writing. You have this first period of the block to work on your rough draft. I will also be explaining the need for a title page and the expectations for creating a title page. YOU MUST WRITE YOUR ROUGH DRAFT IN PENCIL AND DOUBLE SPACE FOR EDITING PURPOSES. The rough draft must be completed by Wednesday!!!! The final period of this block will be Language Arts Reading. The title of the short story is “The Magic Library Card”. We will discuss the concept of fiction vs non-fiction followed by reading partners to read and discuss the concepts. The response task is due tomorrow for marking. NOTE: READING FLUENCY TEST TOMORROW!!!

The final block of the day begins with Physical Education. Depending on the weather, we will either be going out-of-doors or to the gymnasium for co-operative games. YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO HAVE APPROPRIATE CLOTHING/FOOTWEAR AND LISTENING SKILLS. Upon your return to class, MME will meet your for Francais.

**TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS: I CAN….**

- explain and apply appropriate strategies to solve mathematics word problems involving decimals (what numbers do I deal with and do I add, subtract, multiply, or divide? What in the problem indicates my choice?)
- apply my knowledge of grammar when writing my rough draft making sure to capitalize the first word of each sentence and place the appropriate punctuation.
- read a short text and identify the main idea + supporting ideas.
- listen to instructions and act upon them the first time they are given.
- MD