In Go Math I am finishing chapter 10 which covers elapsed time. I teach a T-Chart strategy (look it up on youtube). My kids usually do quite well with it. The book also uses a number line. I prefer the TChart. We have to cover two more chapters before state testing which takes place the end of March. UGH! I have to teach perimeter/area and geometry. Then I have to do a quick review to make sure everyone retained what we've done. I hate how we have to teach 12 chapters before state testing which is the end of March, but the end of the school year isn't until June!

I thought the PARCC last year was fraction heavy also. I've started with the fraction basics, but my math program (EDM4) hasn't covered enough skills with them yet. I may have to start weekly practice with that soon!

We are half way through module 3 which is the 2nd multiplication unit. I was just looking at our pacing calendar and I feel so far behind. We are barely going to touch on fractions before the SBAC starts. I am hoping to convince my grade level partner to skip module 4 so we can hit fractions first and then go back to 4.

We are on Winter Break but just finished elapsed time and reading thermometers. Super teacher had a lot of helpful elapsed time. Moving to multiple digit multiplication on Monday.