Mrs. Lyons' Class

Week 27! March 2nd - 6th

What a week last week! I enjoyed the extra days, but missed the routine! I was happy to see those who came Friday! We picked up right where we left off and worked a full day!

This newsletter has basically the same information as last week's newsletter since we will be picking up on what would have been last Monday's lesson. If you had a conference scheduled last week, please return the the site and reschedule if you would like to do so. We still have several openings.

Field Trip in April: "Our Earth, according to The Lorax"

Permission slips have been sent out. Please sign and return with a check for \$5 as soon as possible if you would like your child to attend. We cannot confirm our spot until payment is made in full. A sack lunch will be needed on this day. We will have lunch in the park and the children will have time to play before returning to school.

Projected date: Thursday, April 23, 2015.

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Math Block

Finish / Test on Chapter 13: Time and Calendar

Telling Time, Elapsed Time, Days and Weeks, Months, Using a Table

Excel Lessons 90-94

Excel Test 8

Iowa Test Review and Procedures

Math strategies

Thursday Math Test: Study Guide

Chapter 13 Test Study Guide

Draw the minute hand on a clock

Draw the hour hand on a clock

Write 1,2,3 to show sequence of events

Identify an activity that takes about 1 minute

Write the given time two ways

Show elapsed time

Identify a date on a calendar

Problem Solving: Use a table to show elapsed time.

Ex: If soccer starts at 4:00 and lasts an hour, what time will it end?

** The math homework and classwork pages that come home are the BEST study guides! Our tests are exactly the same format as the homework and classwork! Please review these papers with your child.

Social Studies

We will work in our Maps Globes and Graphs workbook. No tests or homework for this.

We will discuss social studies skills with the IOWA prep.

Science

No lesson this week. We focus on Math and IOWA prep.

We will review and discuss science topics with the IOWA prep.

IOWA Prep

We began our IOWA prep and you may have seen the practice tests come home with test papers. I put a score on the test, but it is not a grade. The IOWA test will be read aloud so it's important that all students are using their best listening skills or they will have a difficult time keeping up. I am going to review each packet with the class to give the students an idea of what they answered compared to the right answer. We will continue to review each week until the actual test. This will be taking a chunk of our class time, so we will cut back on the big science and social studies lessons until we complete our testing phase. We will however incorporate science and social studies skills into our daily IOWA prep. We will never cut back on math as it is our main focus.