# Mrs. Lyons' Class Week 16

## December 7th-11th

Our sock drive is still going on. Please send in a package of socks if you would like to help us reach our goal, but have not done so already. So far, we only have 3 packages of socks from my homeroom! Students can wear fun, silly socks to school for our pep rally on Thursday, at 2:00!

Test Schedule:

Tuesday 12/8

• Math Chapter 9

Friday 12/11:

• Excel Test 6
• Science Assessment on Lesson 2, Rocks and Soil
• Social Studies: Class activity for grade

## Homework Packet

Due on or before Friday, December 11th

Packet includes:

• Math 9.5-10.2
• Science: Let's Rock This Home Assignment
• Social Studies: Work on Seasonal Celebration Project
(See plastic folder/ 1 week to complete)
Review Excel lesson of the day and 5 minutes each night on Rainbow Facts

## Math Focus This Week:

Complete Chapter 9 on Monday: Fractions and Probability

Use a picture

Choose a Strategy / Problem Solving

Tuesday: Introduction to Unit 4 / Chapter 10: Numbers Through 100

Lessons: Count Tens, Tens and Ones, Numbers Through 50, Numbers Through 99

Vocabulary: Tens, ones, regroup, estimate, greater than, less than, skip count

Please use the link below to review / play games if your child needs extra help for these topics.

## Science

Lesson 2: Rocks and Soil (Assessment on Friday 12/11)

Rocks have different shapes, sizes, and colors because they are made of different minerals. Different kinds of soil are made of different plant, animal, and mineral parts.

Vocabulary: mineral, soil

Study Questions:

1. How are all rocks similar? They are all made of minerals.
2. What gives soil its color? Minerals and dead plants
3. Where do people find soil? Soil is the top layer of Earth.
4. Three types of rocks are: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary

## Social Studies Focus This Week:

We will continue with Unit 1 in our textbook with a lesson on families and traditions.

Vocabulary: family, celebrate, holiday

A folder will come home with your child on Monday, December 8th for a class project. Please help your child complete this project by helping with spelling and best handwriting. I have included an example photo below. This should be completed on a December holiday tradition such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. (Not camping!) This project is due on or before Monday, December 14th.

Please tape or glue copies of personal photos or print photos from the internet that details your celebration to page 2. (No drawings)

Complete this writing activity in small sections if needed for best handwriting. I should be able to easily read all responses. (Parent help is a must!) Please return all materials in the folder for the presentation.