Friday, January 25

It’s been a cold week and it looks like next week will be colder!

It was a short week but we got so much done. The students are working so hard on their informational writings and have done well with staying on topic and providing details to support their main ideas. We are going to finish comparing fractions and are going to be starting to decompose fractions next week. The science quiz will be on Tuesday and the students have their study guide for that. We will then switch back to social studies where we’ll look at Westward Expansion and the effects it had on different groups of people.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 18

Happy Friday!

It’s a long weekend, so I hope everyone has a great time, whether traveling or staying home. There is no school Monday so I’ll see the students Tuesday!

We are going to look at weather and weather conditions next week in science. Because of the shorter week the quiz won’t be next week, but a study guide will go home Thursday so they are prepared for the following Monday. We are going to compare fractions in math and continue to review equivalent fractions. In reading we are finishing up our unit on differing perspectives and we will continue to work on informational writing.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 11

Happy Friday!

It was a great week back! It’s so nice to be back in routine and working on our new goals. The students will continue working on informational writing this next week and will also continue with perspective and point of view in reading. During math we are going to finish reviewing equivalent fractions and will have a quiz Friday on fractions. Social Studies will be our content focus next week. The students will get a student guide on Wednesday and a quiz on Friday. The spelling test is also next Friday.

Report cards go home today!

Have a great weekend.

Friday, Jan 4

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a wonderful winter break.

It’ll probably be a bit of a challenge for students to get back into their routine, but I’m excited to be back in the classroom. We’re going to jump into working with fractions in math. This is always an interesting concept though it can be challenging. Equivalent fractions will be what we are specifically looking at this week. We go back to fiction stories in reading and students will work on identifying themes and looking at stories from different perspectives. This will tie into our informational writing which will look for various ways to present information and how this can differ depending on the sources. Finally in science we are going to be covering the water cycle and starting to look at weather. This is personally one of my favorite science units!

There will be no quizzes or tests this first week back, but they will start up again the following week. Spelling words and math homework will start up on Monday this week.

Have a great final weekend of break and I look forward to seeing the students Monday morning!