Week of 3/9-3/13

This week we tried to have as much fun as possible, as we later found out we would be away from each other for awhile. We finished our math and science units (what perfect timing for that!). We played Jeopardy review, acted out the Earth’s orbit, and even ate the phases of the moon! We ended the week with Career Day and many students told me this was “the beset one yet!”.

Stay safe and well everyone!!

Week of 3/2-3/6

It did not feel like a 4 day week this week! We did a full week of learning in room 209! We are continuing to go through our huge fractions unit! We are so close to the end. We also started learning about poetry. This will be something we will go back to a lot from now to the end of the year.

Next week:

reading- literary fiction

math- fractions (Unit test Thursday)

science- moons and tides (natural cycles test Friday)

Week of 2/24-2/28

This week was wrapped up with an AMAZING International Day!! I will get pictures loaded soon so be sure to keep a look out on the Class Photos page. We were in costumes, played in the Olympics, and ate food from many different countries! What. A. Blast!!!!!

Next week:

reading- poetry comprehension

math- fractions

science- cycles in nature (water cycles, moon phases, and tides)

Week of 2/17-2/21

Someone in Henrico County made Mother Nature mad! We were all really hoping to see some snow today. That’s ok though- let’s hope for March! This week we went to the Science Museum and the kids had so much fun. Look over at some of the pictures from our visit.

Next week:

reading- author’s purpose

math: fractions (models quiz Wednesday)

Social studies: Mali (quiz Tuesday)

Friday: International Day!!!

Week of 2/10-2/14

This week we had many celebrations: the 100th day of school, Valentine’s Day, and Student Led Conference night. By far the BEST…the Student Conferences! I was beyond words proud of all of my students. They were anxious and/or excited leading up to them, but their hard work paid off. The smiles on their faces were contagious and the conversations they had were very meaningful. I cannot say enough how proud I am of them!

Next week:

reading: functional texts

math: fractions

social studies: ancient Mali

Week of 2/3-2/7

This week we have been working hard adding samples to our digital portfolio we are going to share at Student Led Conferences. Have you signed up for a time? I cannot wait to see how our students lead the way in these conferences! Stay tuned…

Next week:

reading- compare and contrast fiction

math- money (unit test Thursday)

social studies- famous Americans

Week of 1/27-1/31

The main highlight of this week was we finished our coin collection for WWF. The school raised $2,564.83!!!!! AMAZING!! I am so proud of the students’ success with this. I hope this is something they remember for years and years to come!

Next week:

reading- making inferences

math- money, making change

social studies- finish Rome; Greece and Rome test Friday

Week of 1/20-1/24

This week we wrapped up our matter unit- we even ATE  some delicious matter! We also focused on fluency of our multiplication facts. The students made flashcards and quizzed themselves. In reading we worked on main idea and we found the topic, which helped find the main idea of some passages.

We ended the week with a pep rally where 3 of our classmates got recognized as being a collaborator, a communicator, and a critical thinker. Congratulations to these friends!!!

Next week:

reading- main idea

math- money

social studies- ancient Rome

Week of 1/13-1/17

This week the students worked really hard planning, organizing, and promoting our Global Citizen project- collecting change to donate to the World Wildlife Fund for animals affected by the Australia wildfires. I am so proud of the work that they have put forth! Please send in your spare change to help. Stay tuned to see how this goes!

Next week:

reading- main idea

math- equality and multiplication fluency (facts 0,1,2,5,10)

science- matter (test Friday)

Week of 1/6-1/10

Happy New Year!!!!!! I was so happy to see everyone’s smiling (and a little tired, haha) faces return this week! We got right back in the swing of things without any hiccups. We started learning about another ancient civilization- Greece. We related some of the things we learned to other civilizations we talked about but we also learned some new interesting facts as well.

Next week:

reading- reference resources

math- elapsed time (time unit test Friday)

social studies- Ancient Greece (test Wednesday)

science- beginning Thursday- matter