It’s hard to believe that we’re already into our third week of the school year. Students are really beginning to get into the routine and we’re getting better and better everyday meeting the expectations. Below, please find information regarding our class learning this coming week, as well as some very pertinent information regarding the Solar Eclipse that will be taking place next Monday, 8/21/17.
Math – This week in math, we will be continuing on our standards of reading and writing multi-digit numbers, comparing numbers and rounding numbers, and place value. We have started working in math groups through a weekly rotation. I think students are really enjoying the opportunity to rotate through various activities each week. Please be sure to ask them what we’re working on each day.
Writing – This week we will begin working on our narrative writing unit. The students have been working extremely hard on their narrative stories. They have learned how to focus on the ideas and how to turn those ideas into sentences, and then sentences into paragraphs. The students have also been introduced to the writing process(prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to help manage their time.
Reading– We are reading The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davis. The students are enjoying it. This book ties into our Economics unit.
Social Studies– Our unit on Economics is coming to an end. The assessment test will be Monday, August 21st. Each student was given a study guide on August 7th. Please STUDY with your child.
Science– We will continue our science unit on the “Water Cycle.” This last week was lots of fun with being able to pretend we were water molecules and able to move around the room like the various forms of matter (solid, liquid, gas). This week, we will begin talking about how water moves – through the water cycle, and how clouds are formed. We will be creating some IAN (interactive notebook) pages using the water cycle. A Water Cycle Study Guide was given to each student on Monday. Please STUDY with your child. This should be a great week to talk to your kids about what they’re learning in Science.
Solar Eclipse Information
Monday, August 21, 20
Due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes.
The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school dismissal time. Since student safety is always our first priority we will start the day on time and delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse. Subsequently, high schools and middle schools will delay dismissal as well.
Schools will be provided with further guidance and instructional resources as appropriate. Parents are welcome to pick-up their child at the typical dismissal time if needed.
For more information regarding the solar eclipse visit the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/sgf/SolarEclipse.
Please visit the CCSD Eclipse Resource page at www.cobbk12.org/eclipse for further information and helpful links.