The Longmore Learners

Week of May 2nd

End of the Year

We are quickly approaching the end of the year. We have 13 1/2 days left starting Monday. I am not sure how we will get everything done before the end of they year, but wish us luck. This week will be focused on the MAP test, as well as the beginning part of next week. Then I have a few days that I really have to push some Health lessons and that will leave the last 3 1/2 days. They will be filled with our normal day to day in order to salvage our classroom routine.

MAP Testing

Fourth graders will be taking the MAP test the mornings of May 4th, 5th, 9th and 10th. We are doing some talking about it, but I am trying not to stress it too much. I would love for them to get a good nights sleep and a great breakfast, but I would say that for every morning.

I would like to have students bring their headphones for the MAP test, starting Monday, May 3rd. If they must take them back and forth, I understand, but I would rather they keep their headphones here for the duration of the testing period.

Students are welcome to bring a snack of fresh fruits and vegetables to eat before the test.

Weekly Calendar

Monday, May 2nd
Day 3 - Music - don't forget your recorder and binder
BOGO Book Fair: 9-5pm

Tuesday, May 3rd
Day 1 - Art
9:30 5th Grade Assembly
MAP Test Taking Skills
Maker Space Day (not sure we will do this today because of Assembly)
BOGO Book Fair 9-5pm

Wednesday, May 4th
Day 2 - PE
9:15-11:15 MAP testing
MAP Bootcamp
May Birthday celebrations in the Cafe, please do not plan on visiting your student for lunch that day.
BOGO Book Fair 9-7pm

Thursday, May 5th
Day 3 - Music - don't forget your recorder and binder
9:15-11:15 MAP testing
BOGO Book Fair 9-5pm

Friday, May 6th

Day 1 - Art
MAP Boot camp
Update Data Binders
BOGO Book Fair 9-12pm

May 9th, 10th
9:15-11:15 MAP testing

May 12th
Parent showing of the Health Movie - 4:30pm

This Week In Math

We will start Topic 14 this week. This topic is about measurement. Math will be our main push this week. We will be working with 14-7 and 14-8, we will be reviewing long division and multiplication of 2 digit by 2 digit numbers.

Try to quiz your student on the conversions and give them examples of how you would measure different items.
14-1 - inches, feet, yards, miles
14-2 - pints, cups, quarts, gallons
14-3 - ounces, pounds, tons
14-6 - millimeters, decimeter, centimeter, meters, kilometers
14-7 - milliliter, liter
14-8 - gram, kilogram

This Week In ELA

We will continue with poetry and Health this week, focusing on poetry.

Read Aloud
We will continue to read the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Every student will read as I read aloud. The main objective of this read aloud is the comparison between written text and visual media. We will watch short snippets of the original Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as we go.

Writing & Reading
Poetry will be the main subject for reading and writing.

We will be focusing on How the body works in a little more detail than they did last year. We will add how to eat healthy and communicable diseases as well.

Small Reading Groups

We finished our non-fiction energy books this past week. Once again, these students are pretty good at non-fiction reading. This week we will start our fiction book that will probably take us through the end of the year. We will have calendars in our packets, but we will be filling them in as we go.

Purple: Pie
Red: I Survived the Nazi Invasion of 1944.
Orange: Icefall
Blue: Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe
Neon Green: Holes

Spelling Week 31

Suffix: -ate/ -ive

"ate" is a Latin suffix that represents two parts of speech; as a verb it means "to cause to be" and is pronounced /ate/.
As an adjective it means " state or quality of" and is pronounced /uht/.

"ive" is a Latin suffix meaning "tending toward an action".
In words that end with -de change the -de to s, then add ive.
In words that end with silent e drop the e, then add ive.

liberate, abbreviate, decimate, desperate, passionate, desolate, fortunately, explosive, sensitive, protective

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