Collins & Co. Room 204
Week 13 update: November 16th - November 20th
Many thanks to Mrs. Raymond, Mrs. Wilson, and Mrs. Wright for running our Art Adventure this week. The students had a great time learning about the impressionists and art through the ages. Our students were very excited to see new and familiar paintings and then get a chance to paint and show their own impressions. These came home in the mailboxes today for you to keep and enjoy!
Just a reminder for over the break... the students have been asked to read one of the 2016 Rebecca Caudill nominees. They picked their books last week and started reading them to get a head start. Our goal is to finish the book during break. They will be presenting their book to the class through an informal Book Talk. We will prepare this at school, so their only "homework" is to read the book. And, of course, enjoy reading!
Have a wonderful, safe, and happy Thanksgiving!
Ms. Collins and Mrs. Cucco
This week we took some time to review decimals. We discussed place value for decimals and their importance and relationship to fractions. Students are beginning to see the excitement of learning from their mistakes and the satisfaction of working hard to achieve success in math. Below is a list of the learning targets we studied this week.
- Express fractions, division expressions, and mixed numbers as decimals.
- Rename fractions and mixed numbers
- Add mixed numbers with and without renaming.
- Subtract mixed numbers with and without renaming.
This week in Reader's Workshop, the students learned about the last fiction Sign Post, Memory Moment. This is a part in a book when the author interrupts the action to tell you a memory.
When a reader identifies this, he should ask the question, "Why is this memory important?" The answers will tell us about the theme and conflict or it might be foreshadowing what will happen later. We used an excerpt from the book, Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer to help us identify this signpost.
We finished learning about each of the signposts. We will continue to discuss these all year. Today, students took a quiz through the tech tool, Thinglink that had different Disney movie clips to help them identify each of the six signposts. They really are pros now!
After break we will switch back to Social Studies and begin to learn about the United States Government.
Things to come:
- Monday, November 30th
- School Resumes
- Friday, December 4th
- Report Cards Distributed
- Tuesday, December 8th
- PTO Meeting- 8:45 am
- Friday, December 11th
- 5th Grade Winter Sing- 12pm
- Cookie Walk
- Tuesday, December 15th
- School Board Meeting- 7pm
- Friday, December 18th
- Holiday Party- 2:45pm
- Winter Break Begins
- Monday, January 4th
- School Resumes
Collins & Co.
Greenbriar Elementary School