January 17-19, 2018
Good gracious! Please be patient with lessons as things are beginning to pile up just like the snow.
Please remember to join Remind in order to receive quick classroom updates and reminders. I apologize for not returning any messages. I contacted Remind because I was not receiving push notifications therefore, I was unaware of message. My apologies!
Scholastic Book Club Link
Every day we will have snack. Please be sure to send your child with a snack each day.
Students received log in cards for all of their usernames and passwords. Each student has a username and password for Raz Kids, Gmail, and now Moby Max. We will begin working with Moby Max this week! A second card will go home in case you would like to use these programs together.
Reminder: We follow Girard with respect to two-hour delays and closings. Our lessons will be adjusted on these days as well.
Spelling: Unit 17 Commonly Misspelled Words
friend, very, people, your, after, busy, other, were, should, once, would, sure, little, every, could
Wednesday: 3x’s each in cursive
Thursday: Extra Practice Sheet
Rather than a test on Friday, we will practice writing these words in sentences.
We will complete an entire review of Topics 4 and 5 this week in class prior to moving onto Distributive Property and Plane Shapes.
The students will have fact papers each night to accompany their other skill practice. It is of top priority that the students learn their math facts. It will make things easier once we move into our Division topic. I will begin sending home a multiplication practice log as I have done in previous years. Students are asked to practice 10-15 minutes each night. Someone from home will sign off on the chart stating what they practiced (iPad game, flashcards, skip couting, or a specific fact) and it will be returned the following day.
Reminder: Checkpoint Tests will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Due to our snow days, we have only gotten one day in thus far. Students are on either x2 or x3.
The tests will consist of 25 problems timed at 1 minute. Students must obtain greater than a 92% to be considered mastered. Once mastered, the students will move onto the next checkpoint. Individual charts will be kept in the students’ folders. ________________________________________________________________________
Phonics: Students will have a Phonics test this week. We will then move into the next Unit which focuses on compound words and word syllabification.
Religion: Our students are moving back into our regular chapters. We are working currently on Chapter 7. This chapter focuses on how we can show love to one another, the Ten Commandments, and God’s Greatest Commandment. Our saint will be St. Louise de Marillac.
Guided Reading: Due to the weather, our groups will resume beginning next week. New reading levels will be sent home. Thank you!
Science: Life Science
Students are moving onto pollination and onto the topic about Spores and how reproduction is different compared to a tomato plant. We will also delve into the life cycle of a frog.
Social Studies: Our focus this week will turn towards how the United States changed over time including transportation, Women’s Suffrage, and Civil Rights. This will lead us into our discussions about Martin Luther King Jr. We will complete different activities and mini-lessons about Martin Luther King Jr.
I LOVE EACH OF YOU!
♥ Mrs. Myers