Our classroom Holiday Party will be on Wednesday, December 17 from 1-2:30. Your child will create a poem based on his or her culture and present them at the beginning of the party. Then we will enjoy some foods from various countries and share our holiday traditions at the close of our celebration. Hope to see you then!
Winter Break is right around the corner! Our last day of school is on Friday, December 19. Enjoy this time with your families! See you back to school on Wednesday, January 7th!
This year Language Arts and Social Studies are connected together online under www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com. We will also take part in a Literature Circle on Thank You, Mr. Falker. The following week we will continue with Unit 6 Week 5. Our focus skill is point of view and our vocabulary strategy is using context clues to figure out words we do not know. Our comprehension strategy is figurative language and poetry. Weekly Language Art Assessments will take place on Fridays. Spelling tests will be on Fridays, unless other wise noted, and our skill this week is on words with prefixes and suffixes, such as unchanged and restate. In writing we will continue to focus on informative essay writing, which will encompass expository writing skills. Students will be able to explain why about a topic and use details to prove the main ideas about the topic. Our grammar is on producing simple, compound, and complex sentences and combining subject nouns and predicate nouns.
Math and Science are connected together on www.thinkcentral.com. In math we will continue with multiplying one-digit, two and three-digit numbers. We will also focus on dividing. Continue memorizing those multiplication facts from 0-12. Please practice these nightly. We also have timed fact practices each day, with a timed quiz on Thursdays. Your child will have fact homework Monday-Wednesday. Chapter 8 will start with multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Our Chapter 8 math test will be on Friday, January 9. Keep practicing your facts nightly!!
Science will continue with Unit 9: Plant and Animal Life Cycles. The big idea for this unit is that life cycles vary among organisms and the offspring of animals resemble their parents. We will have Unit Tests that will be posted ahead of time and also written in the agenda by your child. Our Unit 9 test will be on Tuesday, December 16. All science tests are open book.
In Social Studies we will learn and study all about Native American Tribes in Florida, Pioneer Life, and the Civil War. Our Unit 3 test will be in February.
Our class is collecting box tops and soup can labels. Please send any you may have in with your child anytime.