This Week in Room 12
In Reading, students continued to learn about strategies that great readers can use to help better understand a story. Our class focused on highlighting to find evidence, rereading, completing stop & jots, and doing hot dots on question stems. Students enjoyed reading a story works article entitled Beauty and Disaster focusing on volcanoes in Hawaii. I am so proud of how the students identified text features, read carefully to stop and jot, and summarized the article.
In Math, students also reviewed how to order and compare fractions from least to greatest and greatest to least using the benchmarks of 0,1/2, and 1. Our class learned how to find the halves of fractions and then place less than, greater than or equal to a half. Also, students reviewed how to find equivalent fractions using pictures and also through multiplication and division. You Tube videos will be updated next week due to a new laptop & finding a new way to record.
In Writing, students learned about how to writing and transition words. Our class had a great discussion how transition words show order in writing. Also, students watched a how to video on making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to show the importance of being detailed and specific in writing steps or directions.
In VA Studies, students reviewed our unit on the American Revolution. Students reviewed about the disagreements between the British and the colonists. Also, our class reviewed about taxes and the British Parliament on SOLpass. Students played ZONK and Kahoot to test their knowledge about Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Marquis de Lafayette, and James Lafayette. Here is the study guide VS-5 to review and study what we are covering in class.
Next week in Room 12
In Reading, students will continue to focus on comprehension strategies and how students can monitor their comprehension when reading . We will review various reading concepts by reading fiction and non-fiction text and learn how to review by making a brain dump. The Reading Benchmark is now on January 30th and 31st.
In Math, students will continue to focus on fractions. Our class will review how to compare and order fractions along with finding equivalent fractions. Students will focus on using benchmarks, number lines, and pictures to solve various fraction problems. Students will have a summative math assessment next week. The Math Benchmark is now on February 6th and February 7th.
In Writing, students will continue how to use transition words in their writing. Our class will focus on a how to writing. Also, we will continue to work on editing the how to writing to complete a final draft of their writing for correct spelling, punctuation and detailed sentences.
In VA Studies, students will continue to review for their VA Studies Benchmark. Our class will complete a Race Through History for VS 2 to VS 5. Also, we will start reviewing for the VA Studies Benchmark assessment. Click here for the vs.fullguide to preview/review/study the information.
Upcoming Assessments and Projects
- Fractions Quick Check – Tuesday, January 22
- Vocabulary Test – Tuesday, January 22nd
- Math Summative Test – Thursday, January 24
- Reading Benchmark Test – Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st (two parts)
- American Revolution Research Project and Biography Bottle Project – due January 24th
- VA Studies Benchmark Test – Friday, February 1st
- Math Benchmark Test – Tuesday, February 5th and Wednesday, February 6th
- African American Achiever Project – more details to come and due in mid-February
Upcoming Happenings and Events
- Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 21st – NO SCHOOL
- SCA Spirit Week – Donate a dollar to dress up daily. All donations will go to the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. Look for Yellow Flyer in Homework for daily themes
- PAW Achievement – Friday, January 25th
- Student Holiday-Staff Clerical Day – Monday, January 28th
- Zaxby’s PTO Spirit Night – Friday, January 31st
- Mid Year Conferences – Thursday, February 7th
- Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
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- Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060 for any questions or concerns.