Sunday, August 28, 2016

Updates and Announcements

I loved getting to meet with parents on Curriculum Night! If you would like the information from the PowerPoint, let me know and I can send it to you.

Please join us for Grandparent’s Day Friday, September 9th from 8:00 am-10:00 am. RSVP using this link.

We are tutoring after school in math. Teachers will be available Mondays and Thursdays from 3:05-3:40 and Wednesdays from 2:05-2:40.

Spalding homework has changed. Students will write words once as dictated to them. They can then check to see which words they got right and which they missed. Students will write only the words they missed an additional 3 times. Markings are still required. The day before the test, students should have all words dictated once-no markings are necessary for this “pre-test”.

Students will be finishing their MAP tests on Monday, followed by DIBELS testing with me throughout the week.

Our week in learning

In writing and grammar this week we will be learning to diagram, identify, and label prepositions and prepositional phrases.  We will also be having a test over all of the parts of speech we have studied this year on Friday.  In Literature we are enjoying reading Voyage of the Dawn Treader and discussing how characters can change over time. We will be completing the majority of our Spalding notebook set-up and will continue to receive new words on Mondays and Tuesdays, and will take a test over those words on Thursday (this week, new words will be learned Tuesday and Wednesday with our test on Friday to accommodate the MAP test). Make sure tor keep reviewing our newest roots for the quiz on Wednesday and to work on memorizing our poem "Some Opposites". 

Students will be learning about the engineering process. We will be discovering independent and dependent variables through the engineering of a “mint mobile”. There will be a short quiz on Tuesday covering the vocabulary words hypothesis, control variable, and experimental variable.

This week in history, we will be continuing our new unit on World Lakes. Students will learn about the lakes of Africa and South America. Students will also be taking several short quizzes and creating postcards about a lake of their choosing. We will end the week with lakes of North America and no homework during our R&R Weekend!

Thank you so much to the parents who volunteered their time to get our math groups up and running.  They were a success thanks to you!  We will begin our next unit covering order of operations, mental math and the distributive property on Monday.