Bring our MATH STUDIES home and apply them to real life by measuring at least 10 object in your home to the nearest inch.  REPLY to this POST listing your name, objects measured, and inches for each.  Don't forget to LABEL your measurements with INCHES.

Today we ROCKED OUT with a song about area and perimeter (set to the tune that MANY of you parents will most likely remember from the 90s!!!).  We spent our "Martian Math Friday" APPLYING the skills of addition and multiplication through measurement explorations with area and perimeter.  Listen/watch the song below so that you can sing along with your kids to help them remember that we ADD to find PERIMETER OUTSIDE and MULTIPLY to find AREA INSIDE!

Weekend Challenge (5 DOJO Points):  If your child listens to the song with you, have him or her COMMENT on this blog post describing the rules for PERIMETER and AREA that they learned in the song!  Any other useful information (like that area involves square units) will be additional bonus points!!!
Our BLAST OFF BANK and GALAXY MALL will "be open" next FRIDAY (12/21), so this is a great way for your astro cadet to earn extra DOJO points before then to cash in and buy goodies before our break!!
After reaching 2 million students with her Fall 2010 Live Webcast, “Read Now with Taylor Swift,” one of the world’s most successful singer-songwriters returns to Scholastic.com in a LIVE Webcast about the power of literacy. In this new 30-minute online classroom/home event, hosted by national radio personality Trey Morgan, Taylor Swift shares “where reading can take you” and how great literature has inspired her writing. Taylor will also answer questions from students and perform a song from her new CD, Red.

Click HERE or on the image above to access the webcast.

***For BONUS DOJO POINTS, watch the video above and comment on this blog post!  Tell me your FAVORITE PART and THREE reasons why you enjoyed that part of the webcast so much!***
Earn up to FIVE bonus Class DOJO points by completing this week's NEW Weekend Challenge!  Type your journal entry and save the file.  Use the assignment form below to  upload and submit a journal entry. 

Choose one of the two topic options below:
1)  Do you love fall?  If so, write an entry detailing THREE reasons why you love it.
2)  What will you be for Halloween?  Describe THREE reasons why you chose that costume.

To earn all FIVE bonus points you must have the following:
-Introduction stating the main idea and hooking your reader
-3 reasons/details explained (see prompts above)
-Edit your writing for spelling and grammar!

Upload your journal entry file here: