This week the students took their final MAPS tests. We talked about meeting our goals and even making growth in the right direction. I was very pleased with them and working hard to be successful! We also dug into poetry this week and are starting to explore more with that. Before we know it the students will be able to start writing their own…but more on that soon ;).
reading: more poetry
math: finishing geometry and moving into polygons
science: finishing matter (vocab quiz Wednesday, unit test Friday)
The students jumped right back into work this week after returning from Spring Break. They did it without missing a beat! We ended the week with Career Day and the students learned about multiple careers that they could look into or strive to become when they grow up. Talk to you child about what they learned today.
MAPS Monday and Tuesday
reading: comprehension of poetry
math: lines, angles, rays, points, line segments
This week we completed one of my favorite activities to do; we compared/contrasted the Wonder movie and book. Look at our venn diagram!
When we get back from break we will be writing to persuade others to either read the book or watch the movie- whichever was your child’s favorite.
Also, today we took a class trip to the library to stock up on books for break. READ, READ, READ!!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break!!
This week the students tried something new in reading, they had contracts they had to complete! Talk to your child about these contracts and their feelings on them. Also, talk to them about their plans to do even better with it next week! We also wrapped up fractions in math. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early but making shamrock fractions. The students shamROCKED making these! Take a look at their amazing work!
reading: autobiographies and biographies
math: multiplication (2 by 1 digit)
science: continuing simple machines
This week we finished our Natural Cycles unit. We had a little fun to help us learn, the students were given 2 Oreos and had to make the four phases of the moon we had learned about. Look at their creativity!
Reading- Summarizing fiction (cold read Friday)
Math- fractions (unit test Thursday)
Science- simple machines
This week learned/review about author’s purpose. The students made a poster using something they were interested in to persuade, inform, or entertain their classmates. Many students chose to persuade others, and were very convincing! I was very please with how well the students did on this project.
Reading- summarizing nonfiction
Math- continuing fractions (quiz Tuesday on all we have learned so far)
Science- finishing our natural cycles unit (test on Friday)
Mrs Schaeffer is BACK!!!! And what a warm welcome back it has been! The students have been so loving and excited all week, though I think I was more excited to see them. Thank you to all of the kind words and welcomes from the parents I saw at Multicultural Night as well! Speaking of… Multicultural Night was a a hit! The students wrote about traditions they celebrated with their families. I loved reading these and they loved reading each others as well. Great job students!!
Reading- authors purpose (comprehension check Friday)
Science- natural cycles (vocabulary quiz Friday)
Today is my last day with you all. We had a great 2 months, but we are all very excited for Mrs. Schaeffer to return. We had a great trip to see the play The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Many of the kids are ready to check out the books by Mark Twain. In Math we continue to work on money and getting change back when buying something. We are also finishing up our lesson on Ancient Mali. Ask the kids how they traded in Mali. They know some fun facts about the country.
What a great group of kids! I will miss them all.
What a great week of weather we had this week. The children enjoyed getting out on the playground all week during recess. We ended our week we a fun lesson from Young Scientists. Ask your students what they learned and have them show you what they brought home. We wrapped up the lessons on Greece and Rome and next week we will start a fun lesson on Mali. In Math we are working on how much change you may get back when buying an item. I told he kids this is something they could work on at home a lot. It’s great practice.
Multicultural Museum night will be held on the evening of February 21st. We will begin our writing next week about something that is significant to your child.
We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday and we have a field trip on Friday.
Hope you all have a good weekend.