Code.org is a great way for students to start learning all about computer programming. Each student has their own "secret word" to sign on and practice with and our class URL for code is: https://studio.code.org/sections/RLPVPM. Happy coding!
Tropicana Speech has been assigned! This is a great way to introduce public speaking on a topic of the student's choice, with the speech lasting between 2 and 3 minutes. The topic is due Friday, February 17th. The outline is due Friday, February 24th. This is for a social studies homework grade. Then the students will turn in a completed speech, written in essay format. It will have a strong introduction and conclusion with at least 2 body paragraphs using main idea transitions and details with elaboration that support the main idea. Written speeches are due March 8th. Then the students will practice these essays and turn them into notecards to use for the speech. There will be a dress rehearsal on March 29th and the real Speech on March 30th. This will count as a Language Arts test grade. We need two parents to volunteer to be judges for Mrs. Barclay's class. Please let me know if you are availble in the afternoon of the 30th. Thank you so much! I look forward to reading their essays and hearing their wonderful speeches!! The winning speech will go on to compete in the 4th grade level competition on April 6th.
Our ELA focus for the week is on main idea and details. Our comprehension strategy is summarize and our vocabulary strategy is context clues. Our grammar will be on compound sentences. Our phonics skill is on words that have closed syllables, such as in words as distant, and foggy. Our spelling assessments are on Fridays, unless otherwise noted. Your child has a username and password to www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com to practice ELA strategies. In writing we are going to continue with opinion writing and continue with strong main ideas and supporting details.
Our Math focus is on Big Idea #3: Geometry. We will be start conversions in Chapter 12. Our Chapter 12 Test will be Wednesday, March 22. We will continue to practice multiplication and division and focus on fact families.
We will continue with Unit 6 in Science. This Unit focuses on different kinds of energy. Sound energy, light energy, and how we use wind and water energy. Our Science test will be in March.
In Social Studies we are studying Unit 3, which is all about Florida's early history. We will discuss the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, and pioneer life in early Florida. Our Unit 3 assessment will be Tuesday, March 7.
Our class is collecting box tops and soup can labels. Please send any you may have in with your child anytime.
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