Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

December 2, 2009

Fortunate for Fact Families

Filed under: Announcements,Homework — mrweis @ 8:42 pm

Every Wednesday, we do some kind of activity with the computers, and I try to integrate other subjects in creative and engaging ways with some basic technical computer skills.  This week, the students had 2 main tasks.  The first task was to use the dictionaries to finish up their vocabulary work today by using the dictionaries on the computers.  The second task was to complete a series of activities about limericks using websites listed on my delicious page.  Students read about how to write limericks, investigated poems by Edward Lear, and got to read from a variety of sources of limericks old and new.  They recorded answers on worksheets and then shared out information and poems that they found.  Tonight students will continue their work in writing some of their own limericks in their Limerick Packet.

In Mathematics we took a close look at division, including some work with fact families and with different algorithms.  Fact families connect numbers and operations and are used to help recall unknown number facts quickly.  Here is a basic game using multiplication and division fact families.

Here is a link to a page with printable fact family flash cards. There are directions for making them and using them on the site.  If your child is not totally clear on their basic division facts and the relationship between multiplication and division, these might be very helpful.


  1. Language Arts:  Limerick Packet
  2. Mathematics:  Study Link Page 77 – show all division work
  3. Vocabulary: definitions and CLOZE
  4. Social Studies: Show parent/ caretaker project description, get signature and return it.
  5. Reading: Read for 25 minutes and fill out clarification page in reading log.

Mr. Weis


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