# Week of 10/7/19

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Our Day:

Brainteaser: Pascal’s Bats -looking for patterns on the bats

Algebraic Thinking: Flying Bat Facts – working on subtraction without grouping

STEM: WebQuest- we went to the Laptop Lounge to finish our WebQuest, then we discussed all answers as a  class.

Research: Discussed how to complete a story board and save pictures for Slides 1-4.

R & C: Book Jacket project to wrap up the Truth About Bats. Today we worked on the Front cover (New picture, author and your name as the illustrator )and the Back cover (Summary of the story and how many stars out of 5 you would give it and why.)

Homework:

1. Finish story board for slides 1-4 and save pictures for slides 1-4 on flash drive. (You need at least 1 picture per slide – name the pictures for the slide where you want to use them in the slide show) Example Title slide pic or Title slide 2.
2. Get step 5 signed on the Long Range Planner.
3. Finish rough draft of Front Cover and Back Cover of Book Jacket. Front cover (New picture, author and your name as the illustrator )and the Back cover (Summary of the story and how many stars out of 5 you would give it and why.)
4. Get Behavior Chart signed

Our Day:

Brainteaser: How many words can you make from the letters in Amelia Earhart? Mae won with 9 points! 😊

Algebraic Thinking: 3 number puzzles -we worked on the 3 number puzzles as a group.

Relationships and Connections: To wrap up our book, More than a Flier, we worked on a rough draft of a book jacket project.

STEM: The Longest Flight – First we made paper airplanes, then we flew the planes 3 times and measured them each time we flew them. Then we figured out the longest and shortest flight, then subtracted the distance. We also discussed why they didn’t all fly the same length.

Divergent: Together we wrote a poem about Amelia Earhart, students will type or write their final draft for homework and add illustrations or pictures.

Homework:

1. Finish Rough Draft of Book Jacket report. All writing parts should be done, The inside cover should be done – the 4 main characters Amelia Earhart, Anita Snook, Fred Noonan and George Putnam with a sentence explaining their part in the story. The back inside cover – describe what part of the story is your important part. The back cover – a summary of the book (5 sentences.) Also, the last sentence should tell how many stars you would give the book out of 5 stars and why.
2. Final Draft of Amelia Earhart Poem – Either in your best handwriting write the poem or you may type it. Once your done writing the poem illustrate it with color pictures.

# Week of 9/16/19

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Our Day:

Brainteaser: Endangered Bats Logic

Evaluative: Brushing up on Bats – taken for a grade

R& C: Read Chapter 7 & 8 and answer the questions in complete sentences.

STEM: Sort Micro & Mega bat pictures based on their facial features.

Affective: Read the book, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, then we discussed the story & why it’s ok to make mistakes. Then students illustrated a mistake they made and what they learned from their mistake.

Homework:

1.) Finish Chp. 7 & 8 questions from the Truth about Bats, remember to write complete sentences for all circled questions.

2.) Complete Notecard 3 (Food and Drink) and Notecard 4 (Predators)

3.) In-school Field trip information, due by Oct. 3rd

4.) Enjoy Fall Break! 😊

5.) Get your Behavior Chart signed.

***Please try to help your child complete their homework prior to Fall Break so you all don’t have to do it during the break. ***

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Put the Planes in order

STEM: Timelines- Amelia Earhart, then create a time line for Amelia

R& C: Read Chapter 4 in More than a Flier Algebraic Thinking: Number Puzzles

Evaluative: Word search & sentences

Homework:

1.) Finish word search & sentences

2.) Have a great fall break!

3.) Get your Behavior Chart signed. (Please sign twice to catch us up, we missed Labor Day but I forgot to mark that week out on the B.C.)

# Week of 9/9/19

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Our Day:

Brainteaser: Bat Scouting Clues Logic

Research: Media Center – lesson and research time

Algebraic Thinking: Patterns – Is it a Pattern?, Name the Pattern, Color the Pattern

Homework:

1. Finish Notecard 1 & 2 ( Description of Bat, and Habitat of Bat.)
2. Get Step 2 signed on Long Range Planner
3. Finish Chp. 5 & 6 questions on Truth About Bats (Some students finished this in class) Remember to write in complete sentences and color your picture.
4. Get your Behavior Chart Signed.

Project: We went to the Media Center today to help us learn how to research our bats. Here are some helpful sights to help you and your child:

If your child is having a hard time finding information on their bat, please email me and I will try to find you all some info. Or suggest a different bat that isn’t so hard to locate information on. 😊

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Cryptogram – Amelia Earhart quote

Divergent: Share timelines the students created about themselves.

STEM: Label a world map with the 7 continents, 5 oceans, Prime Meridian and the Equator

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 3 in More than a Flier and completed a chapter summary, telling about the who?, What? & Where? In the chapter.

Evaluative: Roll a Map Game, to review the continents and oceans on the map. Kashin won today!

Talent Development: We worked on learning and/or practicing how to play Boggle.

Homework:

1. Finish Chapter Summary for Chap. 3. Don’t forget to draw the most important scene from the chapter and tell why you think it was the most important scene on the back of your paper. The picture should be colored as well.
2. Read the Amelia Worksheet and answer the question at the end, then do the page about Amelia Earhart.
3. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

# Week of 9/2/19

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Our Day:

Brainteaser: Looking for Bats Logic

STEM: Discuss Bat Project

Algebraic Thinking: Patterns –what is a repeating pattern, how to name a pattern, how to find the unit pattern

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 3 & 4 of our novel, The Truth about Bats.

Affective: The Big Mistake, why is it ok to make mistakes?

Evaluative Thinking: SET

Homework:

1. Finish Chap. 3 & 4 Questions – Remember all circled questions need to be answered in a complete sentence, also complete sentences do NOT begin with because.
2. Select 3 bats you would like to study for your Bat project have parents signed project sheet, have Step 1 signed on your Long Range Planner.
3. Bat Field Trip Info. was sent home last week, money and permission slips need to be returned by Wed. 10/23.
4. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

# Week of 8/26/19

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Our Day:

Brainteaser: Back to School Logic Puzzles (2).

STEM: Complete the Bat Flip Book from last week. (Tuesday Class Only)

Algebraic Thinking: Bat Math 2.

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 1 & 2 of our novel, The Truth about Bats

STEM: Bat-Natomy – we labeled pictures of bat anatomy.

Evaluative Thinking: Completed a Venn diagram comparing a bat wing with a human hand.

Homework:

1. Finish Chap. 1 & 2 Questions – (Chp. 1 – # 1, 2 & 4 need to be answered in complete sentences. Chap. 2 – # 1, 2, 5 & 6 needs to be answered in complete sentences.)
2. Off the Bat Part 2 – answer questions in complete sentences. (Remember complete sentences don’t begin with “because.”)
3. Bat Field Trip Info. was sent home today, money and permission slips need to be returned by Wed. 10/23.
4. Get your Behavior Chart signed.
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Our Day:

Brainteaser: Sleds- put the 5 sleds in order based on the clues given

STEM: Map Skills – We watched BrainPop Jr. on reading maps then took the hard quiz over the movie. After the movie we worked on Map Scale some more then we used the globe and map to find names of places for all the letters in the alphabet.

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 2 in our book, More than a Flier and also discussed creating a personal time line for ourselves.

Talent Development: We worked on Non-Verbal skills today and played an analogy game.

Homework:

1. Finish chapter 2 questions, remember to color your picture.
2. Create your own timeline. One event for each year you’ve been alive. (6-7 years depending on how old your child is)
3. Get your Behavior Chart Signed.