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Week 5 is in the books

September5

Happy Labor Day!

Wallace hopes that everyone had a nice break and is ready to come back refreshed and ready to learn!

MATH: We continued working with comparing whole numbers. We also compared decimal numbers. We created games in our IANs to practice these skills.

MATH PREVIEW: We will be working on rounding whole numbers this week.

Our IAN games

Working together is more fun

Teams competed for the most correct combinations

Working hard!

More team members meant more combination possibilities.

SCIENCE: We completed our unit on weather and reviewed in class using our IANs. Students were given a study guide that we went over together. We also learned about weather maps and weather instruments. Our test was on Friday. You can check synergy for the grades.

SOCIAL STUDIES PREVIEW: We will continue with our map studies and look specifically at the US map and geography. Our map skills test will be on Friday, September 15th. The study guide will go home for all students but can also be found on Mrs. Poulos’ blog. We will also start our economics unit this week in preparation for our Entrepreneur Day on Friday, September 22nd.

READING: We continued to work on DRA assessments to see what progress has been made since spring.

READING PREVIEW: We will finish up the DRAs, we will do a touch stones assessment on a comprehension text piece and we will get into the Read 180 lab.

WRITING: We worked on our personal narratives using descriptive writing. The students shared their writing by choice and their peers offered glows and grows for encouragement and growth. We are also working on stamina. Many students that only wrote on the computer are now choosing to write in their journal instead. Way to go!! 🙂

WRITING PREVIEW: We will continue our writing this week with realistic fiction. We will also concentrate on incorporating thoughts and dialog within our writing to connect more with our characters. I am excited to see what they come up with!

🙂 Don’t forget to visit my symbaloo for fun optional homework activities and support videos from class. The link is on the right hand side.

🙂 Also, please be sure to check your child’s homeroom blog for any homeroom specific announcements and deadlines.

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