As of Friday (if you don’t count the four days we missed!) we are halfway through the nine weeks. As per the Accountability Report, please check grades online. There are several missing grades because of absences and other reasons. If you child has a missing grade, please discuss it with them and have them come talk to me about it if needed. I have worked to empower students to initiate conversations about their grades with me, and I’d love for you to help me with this. Many times students know that they are missing something because it’s sitting in their Classwork Folder either unfinished from an absence or another reason.
Also, this week we have a couple of exciting events- we have a Performing Arts in-school field trip with a glass harpist will come Monday- he will discuss several of our sound standards. Then we have our STEM-focus speaker on Wednesday- we will be Skyping with an astronaut!
- ABSENCES: Please send in a note (not in the agenda) when your child is out sick.
- Change in transportation: Please send these notes on a separate sheet of paper- NOT in the agenda.
- Rivers Alive T-Shirt: Please wear this shirt on Friday, Feb. 16
Math- Math 4 Today Week #23- as a reminder, please review these Thursday evening before our assessment on Friday. We spent a lot of math time last week after the mini-lesson in groups reviewing skills like perimeter, area, multiplicative comparison, and multi-step word problems. As a result, we spent a couple extra days with ordering and comparing and just began mixed numbers Friday. Because of this, I moved our SWYK to this Wednesday so I could make sure to get through the basics of mixed numbers and improper fractions. We will spend the rest of the week adding and subtracting mixed numbers and problem solving.
ELA- Reading, Writing, and Grammar-
We will continue with myths and cover tall tales. We will wrap up traditional literature after we return from Winter Break. In reading skills groups, we will look more closely at traditional literature and again work on passages with reading/ELA skills. I also will have reading conferences with students to check their progress towards their 25 book standard and
We will continue to work on our DBQ in writing: The question/topic we are working on is “Valley Forge: Would You Have Quit?” We will work on analzying documents to find evidence to support each student’s personal opinion on this topic.
Science- PBL- If the weather cooperates, we will be heading outside to our site to look more closely at the land and it’s purpose and uses for our school. For content, we will begin our study of simple machines.
Social Studies- The Colonies Map Quiz is on Monday and Colonies SWYK is on Wednesday.
2/14 Skype with an astronaut- STEM- focus speaker!
2/14 Valentine’s exchange in the morning- letter and list sent out last week
2/19-2/23 Winter Break