The Vise Press
December 11, 2015
Monday, December 14th: Santa Hats
Tuesday, December 15th: Reindeer Wear
Wednesday, December 16th: Grinch Day (Wear Green)
Thursday, December 17th: Scarf Day
Friday, December 18th: Wear a holiday shirt
Monday: Send in 10-12 pictures for the students to share with the class.
Friday: Students will read a book aloud to the class and they may bring an item for Show and Tell.
The KC Club is organizing a toy drive to help people in our community during the holidays! We will kick off our toy drive at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 12 and will
continue collecting the following week December 14-18.
*Please bring new and unwrapped gifts
GRACE Christmas Cottage - Toy Wish List
Disney Princess, Cologne, Frozen Toys, Helmets, Infant Clothes, Bath and Body Works, Lego Sets, Dallas Cowboy Apparel, Arts and Crafts, Fishing Poles, Baby Dolls, Make-Up Sets, Marvel Toys, Ear Phones, Nerf Toys, Scooters, Doc Mcstuffins, Flannel PJ’s, Stuffed Animals, Board Games, Cars and Trucks, Slippers, Toddler Toys, Hooded Sweatshirts
Subtraction with Re-grouping
In this picture, a student has built the number 42 with cubes. Next, they broke up a ten into 10 ones. Finally, they were able to subtract 26 to show their answer.
Here a student wrote the original problem then drew a model of 42 using a quick picture. Then, as they modeled the different steps in their quick picture, they were able to write the algorithm as they worked.
Now that the student has the background knowledge and understands what the different steps represent; they are able to use the algorithm to quickly solve the problem.
*I have noticed that the headphones that have an "L" shaped jack rather than a straight jack last longer. I think it keeps the tiny wires from breaking inside. Here is a link to an example. (The bottom jack is "L" shaped vs. the straight jack on top.)
Family Field Trip
We got the opportunity to have a Google Hangout with Mr. Kyle Tiedt and learn about how his job involves coding. He creates many applications that are used on current websites. :)
The students LOVED participating in Hour of Code. You can promote their love of coding by visiting the many games at code.org. Some popular apps include Daisy the Dino, Kodable, and Hopscotch.
This week we scanned QR codes to read paragraphs that made us create an inference (what we know + what the text says). We enjoyed looking for the textual clues to support our thinking.
December 12th - Breakfast with Santa 8:00-10:00
December 15th - Vise's Class Shops at the Holiday Shop...more information coming
December 18th - Holiday Parties at 10:30 am/Early Dismissal at 11:45 am
December 21st - Winter Break
January 5th - Students return to school
January 6th - Report Cards available in Google Drive
What Will We Learn Next Week???
- Students will be able to solve multi-step problems.
Language Arts (including Social Studies):
- Students will be able to make and support inferences with strong details.
- Students will be able to write creatively.
- Students will be able to show their knowledge of how magnets cause change.
Last Minute Items:
- Make sure to follow us on Twitter @lvisegcisd and @bestexans! There have been many amazing classroom moments captured and posted on Twitter this week! You can also search for us on Twitter by using the hashtag #visewildthings
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- Don't forget that you can access our grade level homework, In a Snap words, and our curriculum anytime on our website.