January 31, 2014
Chinese New Year
We learned so many fascinating things about the Chinese culture this week! We wore our lucky red today, so I cannot wait to see what lies ahead in 2014!
ONW has loaned us three beautiful (and I mean beautiful) Mac computers to use for our video production. We began learning about imovie today and how to edit our video clips.
This week was definitely a conglomeration of learning. From China to Kansas...we had it covered!
Chinese New Year
Heads Up-Several important notes are going home in backpacks today!
Important Dates to Remember
Tuesday, February 4-Papa John's Pizza Night
Wednesday, February 5-Last day to turn in Major Saver orders
Thursday, February 6--Donuts with Dad
Friday, February 7-No School
Tuesday, February 11-Valentine's Day Party 2:15-3:15
Wednesday, February 12-Student Led Conferences
Thursday, February 13-Student Led Conferences
Friday, February 14-No School
Monday, February 17-No School (President's Day)
Tuesday, February 18-PTO meeting
Coming Up This Week...
Reading-To accompany our science unit on fossils, we will be reading a fun story in our Harcourt books entitled, Dinosaurs Travel. We will also be reading other informational text on fossils and dinosaurs. We will be working on how to retell a fictional piece and an informational piece. We will be working on author's purpose and using context to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
Spelling-changing from singular to plural (shelf-shelves)
Writing-In Writer's Workshop this week, we will be writing information pieces on geology. The focus will be on both sentence and paragraph development.
Science-We will be learning all about fossils. I am hoping that we will have the chance to make our very own fossils.
Math-We will be finishing up Topic 10 (Place Value to 1000) this week...ahead of schedule! The topic 10 test will be on Thursday. This test will cover writing numbers in expanded form, comparing numbers, ordering numbers, counting by 5s, 10s and 100s, problem solving by finding a pattern, and subtracting tens and hundreds mentally. I am so impressed with their ability to think and make mathematical connections when learning new concepts! They have such a wonderful number sense!
Helpful Website-Khan Academy
This is a great site for help with math (and other subjects) for students of all ages (especially for upper elementary, middle school and high school) I used it all the time with my fifth graders and my own daughters. There are great videos to help students (and parents) understand mathematical concepts. Our next topic involves adding and subtracting three digit numbers. Try this site if your child is struggling with the concept or if you just want to give your child a head start.
Thank you so much for all your support with the Olathe Foundation's Major Saver Card Campaign!
Donuts with Dad-Thursday, February 6th from 7:00-8:10 AM
Please RSVP if you are planning to attend by returning the pink Donuts with Dad sheet that was sent home with your child.
Valentine's Day Party-February 11th from 2:15-3:15
February Conferences Coming Soon! February 12th and 13th
Congratulations to our Students of the Week: Madalene Huppenthal & Mia Krannawitter
Spelling List 19
Challenge Spelling List 19