Bacon's Weekly Bits
Friday, January 29, 2016
Next week, we will be review informational texts as we explore Missouri Statehood. Our guiding questions for the week in SS include: What do you know about the state of Missouri? How did Missouri become a state? Students will learn that Missouri wanted to become a state, but Missouri would disrupt the balance of slave/free states. So, Clay developed a compromise that stated Maine would join as a free state and Missouri would become a slave state with the condition that all states north of 36'N would be free states. Then Missouri became a part of the United States in 1820. This will also allow us to work on our comprehension skills. We will determine the main idea, details, and review/practice drawing conclusions. Also, we will review important versus interesting details in a text.
Missouri Statehood will also introduce us to opinion/persuasive writing. Students will learn: What is the purpose opinion writing? What are the features of opinion writing? Students will get to attempt their first opinion piece writing about Missouri's capital at the time of statehood.
In addition to SS, we will be exploring Earth Science. The guiding questions in science include: What are the types of rock? How do rocks change? How does weathering and erosion affect rocks? Where do rocks come from? We will engage in a couple of small experiments and simulations to demonstrate rock formation and weathering. In fact, we are in need of a few items. If you would like to donate to our learning, please click on the link: classroom donations.
Finally, in math, we are continuing with fractions. We are working with equivalent fractions, simplest for, common denominators, and problem solving with fractions. We will be taking our mid-chapter checkpoint this week (Thursday).
Pennies for Patients
Next week (2/1-2/5) is our Pennies for Patients campaign! Each day next week, we will be collecting coins and dollars to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If you would like to donate, please send the following coins with your child next week and have them wear the following in celebration of the week…
Monday (2/1)- Midnight Monday (wear PJs) & Bring Pennies
Tuesday (2/2)- Let’s Glow Crazy (wear neon) & Bring nickels
Wednesday (2/3)- Wild Wednesday (wear animal print) & bring dimes
Thursday (2/4)- Throwback Thursday (wear past decades) & bring quarters
Friday (2/5)- Red Friday (wear KC Chiefs or red) & bring dollars
The class that brings in the most money will win a lunch provided by Olive Garden. Together we CAN make a difference! Thanks for your help.