Diving into December
This event will take place next Thursday, December 10th.
The cost is $5.00!
Tickets are available in the office!
Students have been borrowing books from our classroom library! We need to make sure we return the books too! If you have books that you would like to donate to our library we would also gladly accept them!
Thank you in advance for your help in this matter!
Late Work Reminder
Progress Reports will be sent home next week!
Reading Log Update
Students are required to read a total of 100 minutes per week- if they decide to do 20 minutes 5 days a week or if they decide to divvy it up another way it is okay! Students should log their time and summaries into the Reading-Rewards website- they should have already been working on this for several weeks now. The students reach levels for reading and logging their reading. The first 5 students to reach 2000 minutes —— If you read 2000 minutes you will earn the two Music Passes during ELA classtime reward! (not an itunes giftcard- just a paper reward for music during classtime).
Congrats to the 5 students that have earned the 1,000 minute mark as of Monday, November 30th!
Students should have about 700 minutes logged thus far for their Reading-Rewards program!
The requirements are in Learn for the written part of this project as we investigate volcano types, more plate tectonic action, as well as integrate the Social Studies and ancient civilizations some of these occurred in.
Students will begin construction of paper mache' volcanoes next week in the science lab.
We will hopefully be able to explain in Science on Thursday, the 17th and Friday, the 18th.
We will video this presentations to share with you!
THANK you to all the parents who have sent boxes and newspaper. We are still in need of some red food coloring and some DUCT Tape and or masking tape before Monday.
Buzz Math Contract 6
Dates that are written on the contract sheet are a guide to go along with what we are doing in class.
I will be doing spot checks each Monday to give students a chance to catch up on the weekend if they have busy schedules. There are recommended dates on the contract for completion. I certainly don't mind if a student wants to work ahead, but try not to fall behind.
If one-two nights are dedicated to problem solving, then at minimum, students should be spending 1.5 hours a week on Buzz math at home practicing what we learn in class. Most are doing this, but these are such big concepts, that daily practice is so important.
This week we are uncovering the topics of Ratios, Equivalent ratios, ratio tables, and graphs in class between Nov 30 and Monday,, December 7th.
Rates and Unit Rates-December 8-December 14th
Percents-December 14th-through December 18th
Conversions-January!(I will be integrating these in, but will do a few more lessons on this after the break)
-Well that is the updated plan for right now so we have some review time before EOQs, unless of course we have another power outage!!
This contract is due on Friday, December 18th, so notebooks need to be returned before the holiday.
Work for conversions and unit rate should be with ratio tables, multiplication, or division.
Ratios Problem Puzzler 13
Students may use pictures of their family members and/or pets, or hobbies for the assignment. Students may also create short video clips for the assignment. Have fun with this assignment!