We are learning a great deal from charting the growth of our chickens, measuring food, and preparing their habitat. A BIG thank you to Mr. Micklow for all the work he has done for our coop and run. Thank you to Mrs. Rawls and Mrs. McConkey for their help on putting the coop together. It was very exciting for the all the students to be a part of that. We are now engaged in an Engineering Design challenge for the “poop tray” to collect the poop for the compost bin which they will use in the Victory Garden next year.
We will go to the trail on Wednesday the 7th to test the stream water and do two field surveys.
You all are welcome to join us 11:00 – 12:00
Wednesday, March 14th is the end of the 9 weeks. Each student should have their 6-7 graphic organizers. Be sure to check that you are meeting the GENRE requirements. Those that have 25 graphic organizers AND have met the genre requirement will join me in an off campus activity the last week of school.
Report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, March 21st
NEW POLICY – for this last 9 weeks, there will be no grade changes for grades below 74. I will require them to make corrections (to make sure they understand what they have missed) but NO grades will changed. We have to get ready for 5th grade as they do not have that policy. We have to be responsible for turning in our BEST work every time.
Math – We will be working on decimals and be using the Conceptua Math site on the computer. Please make sure you provide time for your child to work on this program at home when assigned. We will also be working on measurement standards through an independent study method, as we are getting the hands-on learning through our chicken project.
Reading – We will be working on figurative language and how this is found in Traditional Literature and how it makes our own writing better. We have explored the Georgia Milestone practice test online. Your child will be practicing this at home, please make sure you provide that time for them. Also, your child should be doing Read Theory regularly at home, as they are receiving an average grade for reading from this program.
Writing – We are working on writing a 5 paragraph opinion paper. Also, we are continuing to use the RACE strategy to answer constructed and extended response questions on Readworks.org. This is great practice for what they will be expected to do on the GA Milestone. Revisions on these will be done at home.
Social Studies – We will be studying the new government for our New Nation and the writing of the Constitution.
Science – We are finishing up simple machines, test this week, Wednesday or Thursday. Next we will study light and sound.
STUDENTS: Write down what is going to happen over the weekend with daylight. Place in the green basket Tuesday morning for a BLUE COIN.