March 21, 2016
Continental Math Winner
Hoops for Heart Update
Field Trip to Saluda Shoals
Mark Your Calendar for Spring Standardized Testing
Save the Date - District 5 Dance Marathon on Saturday, May 14th
In Math this week, we are working on Chapter 11/Measurement. Most of this short unit is a review of measuring capacity of liquids using liters and milliliters, and measuring mass using grams and kilograms. We have covered both of those concepts during our matter unit in Science. This week, we will work on telling time to the minute and time intervals of one hour or less. Our class will also be learning about gallons, quarts, pints, and cups which is not covered in our My Math book. We will plan to take the test on this chapter during the week that we return from Spring Break.
Our class will begin a study of text structures used in non-fiction and fiction texts. Authors must decide what type of text structure they want to use in order to share information in a non-fiction text or as part of a story in a fiction text. Text structures include: description, cause and effect, sequence of events, compare and contrast, and problem and solution. We will also use these text structures in our writing.
We will continue to focus on using different ways to find context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words in a paragraph. This week, we will focus on dictionary definitions of words and decide which definition works best with the word in our paragraph.
In our grammar study, we will focus on using correct capitalization as well as commas in the correct places.
There will not be a Spelling List this week, since it is a short week.
Social Studies Update
Friday, March 25 - Friday, April 1 - Spring Break
Tuesday, April 5 - Field Trip to Saluda Shoals Park
Friday, April 8 - LMES Spring Fling 5:00 - 8:00
Thursday, April 14 - Early Release Day
April 26, 27, 28 - SC Ready Standardized Testing
Saturday, May 14 - District 5 Dance Marathon 10:30 - 12:30