Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

December 9, 2008

Beware the luminous Chorah!

Filed under: Announcements,Homework — mrweis @ 4:33 pm


Today in class we continued our study of limericks by reading some selections from a book of limericks called The Woozlebeasts.  The book is a collection of poems written about pretend creatures. It was written by John Prentiss Benson and published in 1905.  You can see the book scanned in its entirety if you follow this link. Limericks can be pretty fun to read and are helping the children both read and write with meter and rhyme in mind.

In Mathematics we are headed right in the thick of long division.  Please take care to make sure your children are spending some time and working carefully through the homework problems. You will notice that there is generally not much space on the homework sheets, so if another paper is used to show the work, please send it in with the homework.  Having all the work helps greatly in trying to identify the origins of any mathematical triumphs or travails.  If they are having difficulty, I recommend working with the partial quotient algorithm.

Web page update: If you look to the right on this page, you will see a section of tag words.  Tags are used to identify the subjects in each post.  If you click on one of the words to the right, it will take you to the pages that I tagged with those words.  For instance, if you want to find information about the partial quotient division algorithm, look for the word algorithms in the tags section.  Click on it, and the other posts I made on it, complete with links with more details, can be found.


  1. Language Arts: Vocabulary: Pick 6 words from the sounded/ silent consonants word list and fill out all the information for them.
  2. Mathematics: Sills Link page 83 – Division with decimals.  Please attach all work.
  3. Reading: Read for 20 minutes and write in pink log.

Mr. Weis


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