Jan. 13th-17th

News from Mrs. C's Room

Tidbits From the Teacher

We've loved studying rocks and some of my budding geologists want to keep their rocks at school. That's fine. We welcome all rocks into our room!

Thank you to everyone who is or will be sending in Lysol (or other brands) wipes! We were out and we wipe down all surfaces daily in an attempt to keep our class healthy.

Things to Do/Remember:

1. Remind your child to wear our class shirt on Fridays!!

2. Read the special note under the science news bit.

Class Wish List

-antibacterial wipes for our tables (any brand)

-any books (picture or chapter) that you are no longer reading at home

Dates to Remember

Jan. 15th: Mrs. C is absent all day (working on our next PBL experience!)

Jan. 20th: MLK Jr. Holiday- no school

What We'll Be Learning...

Math: We will be continuing fractions. Students will be practicing using the words one-half, one-fourth, and one-eighth. Students will be comparing fractions to learn and use the concept of more fractional parts means less of an equal share for each portion. Students are working on the vocabulary of fractions more than focusing on the number representations.

Reading & Writing: We are continuing our Culture Studies unit this week. Our students have been researching through Culture Grams (online resource), different cultural traditions from around the world. Each day, our class will focus on one country’s customs, fill out anchor charts, read various fiction and non-fiction books and develop an All About book on a favorite culture of study.

Science: This week will be an introduction to natural resources. Students will be learning that the natural world includes Earth materials and will be able to distinguish between natural and man made resources through a variety of learning opportunities. Students will be learning that natural resources come from the Earth and include; rocks, soil, air, and water. Students will be learning that man made resources are materials made from natural resources that have been changed by humans, including; glass, plastic, fabric, lumber, and paper. At home, please continue to support your child by learning the differences between the two types of resources.

Dear Parents,

Looking ahead to future plans, students will be learning the importance of conserving and reusing by creating an in-class project. We will be collecting any rinsed containers, bottles, empty toilet/paper towel rolls, etc. for this project. We appreciate your donations.

Grammar: We'll be working on more nouns (common, proper, possessive).