Sunday, May 12

Wow, it’s our last full week of school. This week we are going to review some of the key math and reading standards from this school year. We are also going to finish up our last science unit on forces in motion. There will be a test on Friday to wrap up the final unit.

I can’t believe the end is almost here. It’s been an amazing year, we’re going to finish it strong!

Friday, May 3

Only two more days of testing!

We take the Math Milestones Monday and Tuesday and then we are finished testing! Next week is a busy week with Cultural Arts Day on May 8th and Field Day on May 10th. Information about field day has been sent home but please let me know if you have any questions. We could also still use volunteers!

We will focus more on Social Studies next week and complete our last unit. The students will take a test on Friday and that will be it for that subject! We’ll then focus on Science. In the last couple of weeks we are going to be reviewing reading, math, and writing skills that still need some practice. This might look different for each student depending on what we focus on.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, April 26

Only 3 1/2 weeks left in the school year! I don’t know where the time went.

Next week our biggest focus is going to be on Milestone. Students will test on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in ELA. We will then spend Thursday and Friday reviewing for the math tests the following week.

Please make sure students are here on time the days of testing. If they are not here when we start testing they will not be able to start testing with our class.

The students should get lots of rest Sunday night and be prepared for day 1!! I know they can do it!

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, April 20

Happy Weekend everyone! I hope it’s been a good start so far.

This coming week is our last week before Milestones. They are fast approaching! On top of reviewing some of the older skill’s we’ve covered, we are going to be looking at theme in reading as well as how to make inferences based on information from the text. In math we are going to spend a bit more time on line plots and converting measurement and we will have a quick quiz on this Friday. We are also going to be working on how to use information from multiple sources in writing.

We start social studies again this week and will be going over the Civil War main events, battles, and historical figures. There is a lot of content in this unit. The students will have a quiz on Friday with a study guide going home Wednesday.

Friday will also be the spelling test.

I hope everyone has a good rest of the weekend!

Friday, April 12

Only two weeks left until Milestones begin!

At this time we are spending a good percentage of our time reviewing the ELA and math standards we have covered. In addition to this we are still working on geometry and measurement in math. Next week we will look further into line plots and lines of symmetry. In reading we are covering themes and how to identify them. Science continues our exploration into sound; the students will have a test on Friday.

We will continue to work on how to use texts to spark ideas in writing.

Re-enrollment cards have been sent home with students, please fill these out and return them to school along with an envelope for the end of the year report cards.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, April 7

I hope everyone had a great Spring Break!

This coming week is going to be very busy! We are looking back at measurement in math. This is typically a difficult week so it’s important students are in attendance! We are going to be looking at converting measurements using smaller and larger units.

Reading and writing will continue the skills we were working on before break. In science we are going to be looking at sound: what it is and how it works. There will be a quiz on this Friday.

We are getting closer and closer to Milestone testing. Information has been sent home with students, as well as practice test and testing tips. Please let me know if you have any more questions about these!

 

Friday, March 22

Only one week left until Spring Break!

This coming week we are going to continue the skills we have started. In math we are going to work on geometry and finding angles using protractors. There will be a test on Friday. The students will also have a social studies test on the causes of the Civil War. In reading we are going to be working on constructed response answers and using evidence from the text. This is an important skill, especially with the Milestones around the corner. In writing we will continue reviewing narrative, informational, and opinion essays. Looking ahead, the students should be practicing typing whenever they can.

On Friday the 29th students will be having a relay recess. This is a 90 minute event that costs $2 for the student to participate in. The funds raised go towards Relay for Life. Students can bring additional money for an ice pop or bottled water (each $1).

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 17

I hope it’s been a good weekend.

We’re back to a normal week and are going to start looking at our 4th and final quarter! In math we are switching to geometry and 2-Dimensional shapes. This is a fun standard and something always love exploring. In reading we are going to finish up our look into different perspectives and how they shape what is written. We are looking more at researching in writing and will continue to practice typing. This is an important skill that students need to learn. We are starting out look at the American Civil War by looking into differences in the economies and politics of the Northern and Southern states at the time.

Report cards will be sent home Friday, March 22.

I hope the rest of the weekend is relaxing!

Friday, March 8

Good afternoon!

What a great week of learning we’ve had! We covered so much about light and decimals. It’s been so much fun to explore these topics with the students.

Next week we are switching gears and looking at social studies. We will finish up Westward Expansion and have a short quiz on Friday. In reading we will be reading to shape our opinions, specifically looking at the Revolutionary War and the information available to the Colonists. After this we will focus on Word Problems in math. Two step word problems are often a challenge so we’ll be looking at strategies to help identify these. In writing we will have our last week focusing on informational writing.

Please note that Wednesday, March 13, is an early release day. We will be doing STEM work all morning and the students will dismiss two hours earlier than normal.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 1

It was a great week with both Read Across America and our field trip to the Cobb  County Safety Village!

Next week is a normal schedule. Students will be working on informational writing still and we are going to be reading more about dramas and how they are structured. In math we will continue decimal work with a quiz at the end of the week. In science we will continue learning about light and its properties. There will be a test at the end of the week, a study guide will go home on Wednesday.

There will be a book fair all of next week! A flier has gone home with students about this.

Have a great weekend and Happy March!