Month: March 2016

Monday, March 14

Happy Monday! We are beginning the 4th quarter of the school year this week.

This week, we are:

Reading: describing how characters’ thoughts, feelings, and actions contribute to the events in a story. We are continuing to examine character traits and the mood of a story. There is a homework activity called “The Name Jar” that is due on Friday. Students need to interview parents about the story behind their names. We will also complete a fun character traits activity about leprechauns!

Writing: writing opinion pieces on demand with prompts similar to milestones writing tasks.

Language Arts: writing complete sentences with subject verb agreement. There is NO spelling list this week. We are also practicing our handwriting and cursive skills in class.

Math: recognizing and categorizing shapes/quadrilaterals based on similar attributes. The word problem of the week is due on Friday!

Science: describing the four ways to produce heat. The “Thermal Energy” packet is due on Friday!

Social Studies: explaining how Thurgood Marshall expanded freedoms and rights for Americans.

Important Information:

Milestones Packet: This is due on Friday, March 18!

Wish List: #2 non mechanical pencils, copy paper, and erasers.

Class Dojo: We are now using Class Dojo instead of the Leader in Me clip chart for our classroom behavior management system! Students earn and lose points throughout the day based on their leadership choices. We are still working on technical details with this new system. Right now, students must try to earn 10 points per day in order to earn a coupon at the end of the week. Today, students will bring home an informational sheet giving directions for  checking on your student’s points throughout the day on the app or the website. We are looking forward to seeing students go above and beyond in their leadership! Thank you for being patient with us!

Peanut Free Zone: Please refrain from sending food containing nuts in snacks and lunches. We have several students with severe nut allergies in our class! Thanks so much!

Milestones Letter: Today, students are bringing home an informational sheet from the county about the Milestones test and schedule. Students will NOT have homework during those days. Be on the lookout for a sign up genius for testing snacks!

Watershed Puppet Show: On Wednesday morning, students will enjoy a puppet presentation about conservation of natural resources in our community! This supports one of our 4th quarter science standards about conservation and recycling!

 

Devices at Teasley

If your child has any information about missing devices (iPads) from school, please let us know!

Friday, March 11

Word Problem of the Week: The new word problem is due 3-18, next Friday!

Milestones Study Guide: New study guide is due 3-18!

Thermal Energy Packet: Also due 3-18!

PENCILS: We are OUT of pencils! Please donate non mechanical pencils for your students!

Monday, March 7

Good  afternoon! We  had an awesome day full of diligence and collaboration!

This week, we are:

Reading: using details from illustrations in fictional texts to gain understanding about the mood, characters, and setting. We are examining Dear Mrs. LaRue along with other fictional texts and illustrations to practice this skill.

Writing: writing informational texts with facts, definitions, and details. Students will apply their compare and contrast skills this week to write an informational piece. We may have time to practice presentation skills at the end of this week as well.

Language Arts: using commas in addresses and correct punctuation in dialogue. We will focus on grammar skills this week. There is NO spelling list for this week.

Math: solving two step word problems with all four operations and assessing reasonableness with estimation and rounding. We will assess this on Friday! Nightly assignments will be sent home throughout the week.

Science: distinguishing between the Georgia habitats, explaining plant and animal traits for survival, and discussing how plants and animals adapt if their habitats are changed. Please continue to study for Friday’s assessment with science journal notes, homework packets, and the study guide!

Social Studies (Geography): identifying the major rivers on a U.S. Map.

Health: comparing and contrasting the methods of prevention of circulatory and respiratory system illnesses. We read all about these systems last week and reviewed today. This will be assessed tomorrow!

Important Information:

PENCILS: Our class is out of pencils! Please donate to our class!

Class Wish List: White copy paper and erasers.

Publix Math Night: Tomorrow evening 4:30-6:30! Miss Nichols will be there at 4:30 for the fun math scavenger hunt!

Milestones Packet: Due THIS Friday!

Friday, March 4

Peanut Free Zone: Please do NOT send in snacks that contain nuts! We have multiple students with nut allergies in our classroom.

Milestones Prep: Due to technical difficulties, we will be sending home paper packets for Milestones prep instead of assigning online tests through GOFAR. Today, students will receive a packet that is due on Friday, March 11. Thank you for being flexible!

Math Homework: There will be NO word problem of the week. Students should focus on the math problems in the Milestones packet. There may be some nightly math assignments next week.

 

 

Wednesday, March 2

We had a wonderful Read Across America day! The crayons were awesome!

Class Wish List: #2 non mechanical pencils, erasers, copy paper

Picture Day: On Friday, we will take our class picture. Students may anything nice and do not have to wear standard attire.

Heroes Assessment: Please continue to review Social Studies resources and study guide for the heroes test on Friday!

Word Problem of the Week: Due on Friday!

Changes in Habitats: Due on Friday!

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