Blue & Silver Newsletter
For the week of 11/27/17
Introducing Imagine Math
Students may access Imagine Math from home by using the link on my "Math Links" page or using this link.
Clever log-in: the first 8 letters of their last name_student ID
The password is their date of birth YYYY/MM/DD
Imagine Math's adaptive content helps students focus where they need - filling in missing skills or pushing on to new skills.
Students should be actively paying attention while they are using the Imagine Math content not just passively clicking through the program. To assist with this, I will be assigning each student a Imagine Math journal to take notes as they learn and to provide them a space for solving problems.
Students will have an opportunity to access IM at school, but they may need to also access the program from home to meet our class goal of each student completing 2-3 lessons per week.
11/30 Picture Retakes
12/1 Green Apple Deposit Day
Our Learning Targets
Writing: We can write an expository piece. The piece should be organized with a topic sentence, supporting sentences with facts, details and explanations, and a concluding statement. We can revise and edit our writing.
Social Studies: We can identify and compare ways of life of American Indian groups in specific Texas Regions.
Math: We can determine if two given fractions are equivalent using a variety of methods. We can decompose a fraction in more than one way as a sum of fractions with the same denominator.
Science: We can predict how changes in the ecosystem affect the food web. We can explore how structures and functions enable organisms to survive in their environment.
Spelling List for the week
class, piece, common, river, surface, escaped, stripped, slammed, winning, snapping, bragging, handled, begged, dimmed, spinning
Bonus Words: benevolent, beneficial, bountiful, benign, bereaved
Managing Strong Feelings
Staying in control of your emotions and actions helps you get along better with others and be successful at school.
Looking for Second Step Home Links? https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/second-step