Loopy Learner News
October 8, 2015
The Year of Billy Miller - Global Read Aloud
We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our Book Fair.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/5KLKkX
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
This week in Wonders, our Essential Question is: "How can problem solving lead to new ideas?" We have learned about different inventors and vocabulary words, such as "solution". We are on day 1 of the lessons and will continue on Monday.
Every 5 lessons in Wonders, we will be taking an online assessment. We have also begun work on weekly spelling words. Students will be working on a weekly spelling words in class during word work centers within our English Language Arts block. This is not something that needs to be stressed about. I want students to focus on learning the spelling rules and not memorizing words.
Don't forget to check out Wonders online (log in information is in the "Usernames and Passwords" document that was shared with you).
The Commutative Property (Order Property) - You can add numbers in any order and the sum will still be the same.
7 + 5 = 5 + 7
The Identity Property (Zero Property) - The sum of zero and any number is that same number.
5 + 0 = 5
The Associative Property (Grouping Property) - You can group addends in any way and the sum will be the same.
(3 + 4) + 5 = 3 + (4 + 5)
Remember, to add what is inside the parentheses first!
Upcoming Envisions Topic 2 Lessons:
2-2 Subtraction Meanings
2-3 Using Mental Math to Add
2-4 Using Mental Math to Subtract
2-6 Estimating Sums
2-7 Estimating Differences
2-8 Making Sense of Addition and Subtraction Equations
2-9 Problem Solving - Reasonableness
Don't forget to keep practicing multiplication facts!
Field Trip to the Eagle River Area Fire Department
- Each bedroom should have a working smoke detector.
- Kids should sleep with their bedroom doors closed and a working flashlight next to their bed.
- Get out, stay out, and have a meeting place! If there is a fire in your home, GET OUT! Do not try to get belongings or pets. Stay out and do not go back in for anything! Have a meeting place outside of your home. Make sure that your meeting place is away from driveways.
- Have 2 ways out of every room in the house.
- Practice exit drills with your family.
Mindfulness in Education Mini-Camp
Eagle River Elementary would like to remind you of the special opportunity coming up Monday, October 12th. Christian Meier, founder of an organization titled Mindful Learning, is coming to our district for a free Mindfulness in Education Mini-Camp. Mindfulness is a way to handle stress by offering relaxation techniques that are researched and evidenced based from the Growing Minds Curriculum. This free learning/informational session is open to all families and adults, as well as students in 3rd-5th grade. Please call or email Mrs. Bornberg if planning on attending. Thanks!
The Global Cardboard Challenge is an opportunity for children to play and learn by using simple materials to build the things they imagine.
The Cardboard Challenge:
- Let children explore their interests and passions.
- Teaches valuable "21st Century" Skills like critical thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance and teamwork.
- Foster and celebrates child creativity.
- It's FUN!
We had our cardboard challenge on Thursday. The kids collaborated and cooperated amazingly! Here are videos of each child explaining what they created. More pictures are posted on FB. Great job kids!