Blue & Silver Newsletter
For the week of 11/13/17
Introducing Imagine Math
Students may access Imagine Math from home by using the link on my "Math Links" page or using this link.
Clever log-in: the first 8 letters of their last name_student ID
The password is their date of birth YYYY/MM/DD
Imagine Math's adaptive content helps students focus where they need - filling in missing skills or pushing on to new skills.
Students should be actively paying attention while they are using the Imagine Math content not just passively clicking through the program. To assist with this, I will be assigning each student a Imagine Math journal to take notes as they learn and to provide them a space for solving problems.
Students will have an opportunity to access IM at school, but they may need to also access the program from home to meet our class goal of each student completing 2-3 lessons per week.
11/15 Thanksgiving Luncheon @ 11:45
11/15 - 11/16 Book Fair
11/17 School-wide Spelling Bee @ 8
11/20 - 11/26 Thanksgiving Break
11/30 Picture Retakes
12/1 Green Apple Deposit Day
Our Learning Targets
Writing: We can write an expository piece. The piece should be organized with a topic sentence, supporting sentences with facts, details and explanations, and a concluding statement.
Social Studies: We can identify and compare ways of life of American Indian groups in specific Texas Regions.
Math: We can generate and recognize equivalent fractions using fraction tiles. We can explore mixed numbers and improper fractions.
Science: We can describe the flow of energy through food webs.
Spelling List for the week
matter, start, that's, stand, anything, toothbrush, goodbye, forehead, flashlight, driveway, airport, forever, somebody, nearby, haircut
Bonus Words: compatible, coordinate, complement, geography, geographic
Introducing Emotion Management
When you feel strong feelings, it’s hard to think clearly.
Unmanaged, strong emotions can lead to negative behavior and consequences.
Looking for Second Step Home Links? https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/second-step