Mrs. Harris' Class News
April 27 - May 8
What We've Been Up TO
We are beginning to wind down new instruction and starting to review material taught throughout the year. SOLs begin for Moss-Nuckols on Friday, May 8 (third grade will begin Monday, May 11).
In math, students are learning about geometry. This includes points, rays, angles and various 3D figures. They will also be able to identify the number of faces, edges, and vertices on a given 3d figure
In history we are wrapping up instruction on our brief economics units. The science and history post-tests are this week, with Science taking place Tuesday and History on Wednesday.
In reading we are now using both fiction and nonfiction texts during our reading group time and are reviewing skills for monitoring comprehension.
In writing, with our animal powerpoints complete, we have shifted our focus to cursive writing.
Dirt and Worms
To review the layers of soil, our class made dirt cups. We used an Oreo for the bottom layer, bedrock, pudding for the subsoil, powdered golden Oreos for the clay component of subsoil, and crumbled Oreos for the topsoil! Of course, we wouldn't have humus without decomposers so we added a worm to finish it off!
We learned about how weathering is the process of rocks turning into soil. It takes many years, but we came up with a way to learn about the effects of weathering using a sugar cube, plastic egg, and whole lot of shaking!
Our class has been learning about economic specialization, which means a group of people or business focusing on being good at one thing. We made a collage using magazine cutouts that showed economic specialization.
Dirt and Worms
Monday, May 11: Reading Part 1
Tuesday, May 12: Reading Part 2
Tuesday, May 19: Math Part 1
Thursday, May 21: Math Part 2
More information will be forthcoming regarding expectations for SOLs as well as what you can do at home to prepare.
April 28: Science Post-Test (this will only occur during our content block)
April 29: History Post-Test (this will only occur during our content block)
May 1: Math test
May 4-8: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Week
May 5: 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 History test (due to time constraints I will be giving this as one test)
May 11 - 22: SOL Testing Window
May 21: PTA Meeting
May 25: Memorial Day - No School
May 27: Field Day
May 28: Last Day of School; 11 am Dismissal
- Please continue to check your student's Fox Folder every Tuesday and Thursday when they come home.
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