Mrs. Smith's Updates

Issue 1

Math & Science News

Just about all of my students have been added to and they can work on that at home and it will be a part of our curriculum in class. All those who can login should have completed the Pre-Assessment. Some students were stressed about the questions, but as I told them the test is to find out what knowledge they do & do NOT have so that the activities can be more tailored to their abilities.

I still have 5 students waiting to be added to the Pearson account. I have sent emails, but unfortunately am on a waiting list. For those able to logon to the Pearson site, all assignments that I have assigned are in the classes section. if you want to look at the workbook, see teaching videos, or the other activities that students can do this is found in the programs tab. It is organized by the topics. We have just finished Topic 1 and will be starting Topic 2 on Monday. The Quickchecks that I assign for homework automatically corrects the work and shows the students what they done wrong.

All students are added to Fasttmath, unfortunately this needs to be done on a PC, at this time it isn't iPad compatible.

In science we will be exploring Mixtures and Solutions starting next week for the next 8 days. Please ask your child about the Kahoot game we played to review their knowledge of the parts of a microscope.

In Social Studies we learned about the 4 Major Regions of Texas & they completed a map of Texas. They also created a Popplet app about the Early Texan Indian tribes & learned how to Airdrop it to their teacher. Ask them to show you their Popplet & explain how they did it.

Please download the following math app, Sushi Monster. It is sponsored by Fasttmath and will test their facts knowledge in a new format.

Just a reminder that next week is Dot celebration. We have activities planned so any dot items your child has to wear please encourage it and ask about what Dot activities they did.

Picture Day is the 25th. Please have all picture money in by that day. We are having pictures taken at 9:30.