Week of 9/17-9/21

Hello! Our fall break is just one week away! We are just busy finishing units before the end of the nine weeks and conference week. We will continue IOWA testing Monday and Tuesday this week. The conference week sign up will go out on Tuesday for those with siblings and Thursday for everyone else. Be on the lookout for a link from me!

Reading- Finishing our book club books. Friday we will take a unit reading assessment.

Writing- We will be working on a creative writing piece this week. Vocab quiz Friday.

Math- Powers of 10. Quiz Friday.

Social Studies- Will be continuing turn of the century. They will be getting their assigned character for Ellis Island this week, so that they can prepare over the break. We still have volunteer opportunities available! The sign-up is in the post below! It is such a fun day.

I hope you all have a fun and relaxing fall break!

Week of 9/10-9/14

Iowa testing begins on Thursday. It will last until Tuesday 9/18. We earned a homework celebration, so we will have this during lunch Friday. We will also have our first writing celebration Friday. We have parents coming in tomorrow for Adventures is Art.

Reading: We will continue to work on theme. We are also going to read and analyze books about 9/11 on Tuesday. This will be a class grade.

Writing: We are publishing our first narrative and having our celebration. No vocab this week.

Math: We have our first math test over decimal place value on Tuesday. Make sure students are reviewing at home. They did the study guide last week.

Social Studies: Mrs. Vena is beginning her unit on the turn of the century. She is starting with cattle drives.

Week of 9/4-9/7

Good Afternoon! I hope everyone has enjoyed the long weekend!

Reading: We will be working on Theme this week. Students are also reading their book club book. The first meeting is Thursday. Their fiction splash is due Thursday. We will be taking a reading assessment this week that will just be used for data.

Writing: We are putting finishing touches on our first narrative. We will type them next week.

Math: We will be adding and subtracting decimals this week. They will have a math TEST next Tuesday. The study guide will go home Thursday.

Science: We will have a science test Thursday. The study guide will go home for homework tomorrow. We will review it Wednesday. Social Studies starts next week.

IOWA testing will begin on Thursday of next week. Target will stay with me in the morning Wednesday because target teachers are COGAT testing. I did ask students to bring in old Connect 4 games.


Week of 8/27-8/31

Hello! We have a busy week this week! Early release is Wednesday (12:20). We also have our first school wide STEM day Friday (this may be for Cobb STEM certification). We have a parent coming in on Tuesday to do an Earthquake lab with us! I am out at a building leadership meeting all day! WOW! We will be busy!

Math: I have decided to put a pause on morning work for a few weeks. The quizzes are doing more harm than good right now, and I realize that we need to go back and teach multiplication and division again (we will start these units in a couple weeks). We will continue to work on place value this week and will have a quiz on Thursday.

Reading: We will begin book clubs this week! It may not be until Thursday. They will have a class work grade on perspective on Monday.

Writing: We are continuing to stretch out the important parts in our narratives. They will be working on beginnings and endings this week. Vocab Quiz Friday.

Science: We are finishing up our science unit. The test will be the week after next. We are focusing on earth quakes and human interactions this week. For STEM day we are building Levees to protect a city!

I have updated ParentVue will all the grades for the semester so far. Let me know if you have any questions.


Week of 8/20-8/24

Good evening! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Reminder picture day is Wednesday. The forms will go home in Monday folders tomorrow. I will send home graded work tomorrow, and I think I will be able to update Parent Vue. I am so proud of everyone’s first reading response last week. It will go in the grade book and a copy will come home so you can see how amazing it is!

Math: Beginning place value. Word, Expanded, and standard form, value, and rounding this week. We will have a morning work quiz on Tuesday.

Reading: More writing about reading. Introducing a weekly grade tomorrow. We will then move on to characters perspective.

Writing: We flash drafted our narratives on Friday. We will be elaborating on important parts, as well as, making sure our story has conflict and emotions. Vocab Quiz Friday.

Science: Layers of the Earth, Volcanoes, and Tectonic Plates, Oh My!!

Week of 8/13-8/17

Good evening parents! Just a heads up, we are not allowed to put grades into the gradebook yet. I have recorded scores and the grades will go home tomorrow, but they will not be in Parent Vue until next week. Target starts Wednesday. From what I have heard, they will not be bell to bell, so they will start with me first thing in the morning and come back at the end of the day.

Math- Writing expressions. We will have a quiz over this Friday. Math morning work quiz on Tuesday. Make sure your child practices multiplication and division. The work problems on the morning work are on the Quiz just different numbers…Hint…

Reading- We will be learning how to write about out reading this week. Look for a post it note sheet to come home. Make sure your child is reading and writing their thinking nightly.

Writing- We will be choosing our topics for our first narrative. They will draft at the end of the week. Vocab quiz Friday.

Science- We are starting our unit on How Earth Changes. We will have a classwork grade towards the end of the week. They will have home work one night to make sure they can log in to the science book online.

Week of 8/6-8/10

Good Evening! We have a busy week ahead! Just a reminder,Open House is Thursday at 6:00. I hope to see you all!

Math- AC math begins tomorrow. In my math class, we will begin order of operations. The tentative plan is to have a quiz on Friday. I do not know the kids as math students yet, so we may have to push this back to the next week. We will begin math morning work on Wednesday with a quiz next Tuesday.

Reading- We will begin launching reading workshop. I will continue individual reading assessments. Students will begin learning how to write as they read. We check out books tomorrow.

Writing- We will continue launching writing workshop. Their writer’s notebooks are due Tuesday. We will have our first week of vocabulary homework this week. They should study the words and definitions this week. They have one homework assignment to complete with them this week. Quiz Friday.

Science/ Social Studies- I will finish our science launch unit Tuesday. Ms. Vena will launch social studies for the last half of the week.

Have a great week! See you Thursday!

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