Today my Math 6 classes learned about variables. The children really enjoyed learning how to replace the variable and solve problems. We are also getting quite good at solving problems using the order of operations. As a class they can solve 15 problems in 2 minutes. We are trying to practice and improve our record. Here's a web site to practice at home: http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol7/order_operations.html
In Math 5 today we learned how to subtract decimals. We realized the same rules for adding apply to subtracting. The children remembered the most important thing was to line up their decimals and add a 0 in the missing places.
In grammar class this week we are learning about nouns. We have talked about what a noun is, whether or not it is singular or plural and tomorrow we will discuss proper and common nouns. Ask your child about proper and common nouns at dinner tomorrow and see if they can explain it to you.