EPIC HOUSE NOVEMBER NEWS
What have we been up to?
Achieve 3000: We have really been enjoying the Achieve 3000 program. Your child should be sharing the topics we have been working on in class. We are trying to tie the articles into our social studies and science curriculum. Currently, we are in a contest for Achieve 3000. Ask your child for details on how they can help our class be the District winners!
Spelling/Word Work: We have been busy working on spelling patterns. Please continue to help your child at home. As a reminder, here is what we do on a weekly basis: Monday - cut the words and sort, Tuesday - write the sort, Wednesday - glue the words, Thursday - study for the test on Friday.
Writing: We are getting ready to write personal narratives. We just finished a Bio-Poem. The kids also had an opportunity to draw a caricature of themselves. It was a lot of fun! We also started a monthly scrapbook. We will write about our month and learn a new form of poetry writing for each entry.
Math 1st hour: We have finished Unit 2 and have started Unit 3 which is on multiplying and dividing fractions. Your child can also visit Moby Max and Scootpad at home to reinforce their math skills.
Math 6th hour: We have finished Unit 1 and have started Unit 2 which is on decimals. Your child will need to know how to round decimals, compare decimals and add or subtract decimals. If you notice your child struggling and would like extra support, please don't hesitate to let me know. Your child can also visit Moby Max or Scootpad at home to reinforce the math lessons taught in class.
Science: We are finishing up our Microworlds Unit. We will be getting our live organisms next week. In class, we continue to use the microscopes daily to look at different microscopic objects. Students also learned that printed material is a series of dots. Each student made a pointillism project to illustrate their understanding of this concept.
Social Studies: Students were recently assessed on the Explorer Unit. Our next unit is Colonialism where students will be learning about the 13 original colonies. This unit includes a classroom simulation which will provide students with opportunities of critical thinking, collaboration and project-based learning. This is a very fun unit and I know the students will really enjoy it.
Friday, November 15th - Family Game Night at Lineville - 5:30-8:00
Wednesday, November 27th - Half Day - no lunch is served - 11:40 dismissal
Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th - No School