Ms. Lenihan's Update
Week 6 and 7
October is FLYING by!!
I brought in clay for the students this week and gave them a chance to make their very own fossil. We learned that the oldest fossils are deep down in the earth and the youngest ones would be near the top!
Since I went to the beach this past weekend, I brought home one thing for each student in our class. I wanted them to know that I am always thinking about them! They could pick from the bag whether it was a shell, feather, or even a shark egg!
The classifications continue as we looked deeper at even MORE Metamorphic, Igneous, and Sedimentary rocks.
Upcoming in the Classroom
*Please note, as we move through these units rather quickly I highly encourage students to master the content with 100% accuracy. Therefore, re-takes are available and I ask that you discuss with your child if they have been using the re-take opportunities. I have been sending home half-sheets of paper that you as the parent must sign in order for a student to complete a re-take. Please let me know if you have no gotten one, but see that your child still have a failing grade on an assessment.
In SCIENCE we are continued our Changing Earth Unit and worked more with:
1. Classification of rocks, specifically: Metamorphic, Igneous, and Sedimentary Rocks
2. The Rock Cycle
4. Layers of the Earth
5. Layers of the Earth
6. Plate Tectonics
Your child can look all of these topics up on our "Discovery" Online Techbook found on their LCPSGO homepage. There are videos, games, interactives and more!
In READING we finished our Building a Reader's Life unit and have been working on two different but smaller units: Figurative Language and Word Resources (Dictionary skills, thesaurus, etc.). Next week we will be starting our....NONFICTION UNIT!!
In Word Study we had Sort #4 and will be starting Sort #5 next week. Please make sure your child is doing 1 activity (Monday-Thursday) and studying for the tests which are always on Fridays.
2. Phoenix Parent Night is also Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-7:30 for how to use ParentVue.
3. We need glue sticks!! If your child has any extra can you bring some in?
4. Bus appreciation week is next week, if your child rides the bus please ask them to thank their bus driver :)
5. Future Phoenix Night is Friday October 21st at 5:45pm.