~Room 207~

"Education is our passport for the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." -Malcom X.-

Greetings!

Hello everybody, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and a great Valentine's Day!

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Friday 2/12/16, students were given the post-assessment for our unit on area and perimeter. Students will be given the opportunity to re-take their assessments, if they would like, and I will average the two scores together.


This week, we will begin our unit on fractions!

Science

We will wrap up our studies on landforms and bodies of water this week. Students will take a landforms post-assessment that will be graded at the end of the week.

Writing

This week we will be working on our submissions to the Mountain Express's Kids Issue for 2016. This year the theme is "Who am I?", some ideas the Mountain Express has suggested are, "Tell us about yourself and your family. Where are you coming from? What makes you different? What are your best qualities? What do you need to work on?", etc...


This is an opportunity for us to tap into our creative side and to express and celebrate who we are!

Days of the week and months of the year

During Daily 5 this week, I would like to focus on the sequence and spelling of days of the week, and months of the year during Word Work.


Months of the year: We will be reviewing the months of the year in order from January to December and students will have a quiz on Friday. I have noticed that the majority of our class cannot list the months of the year in order. If you would like to review this with your children throughout the week, I encourage you to. I believe this is very important for them to know.

MAP Test and mCLASS Results

MAP Test and mCLASS results are in! We read an article about how to read and interprete MAP Test results last week together as a class and this article will be coming home along with the results.


I would like to take the time to review the results from mCLASS and MAP tests with each student individually before sending them home. You can expect your child's scores to come home sometime this week. I will place them in an envelope together, this way they will be private and stay in a safe place.

Homework

Math packets from last week were sent home with your child on Friday. A sticker on the front page means they received full credit for effort!


Reading Logs are due each day, as usual.


Math packets this week: We will begin our studies in fractions through the Common Core aligned math and language arts program, Engage New York (NY). Each lesson is set up to have students complete a worksheet for homework each night. I will make a packet that will cover our week's content that will be sent home Monday (maybe not until Tuesday due to the delay today!) and will be due on Friday.


Students should do the homework that corresponds to each day's lesson. For example, Lesson 1's homework is labeled "Lesson 1 Homework", which should be done on Monday... There will be Lessons 1-4 Homework within the packet.


We will be going over each of the lesson's homework the following day in class first thing to make sure the content is making sense.


**Since we will be going over homework packets each day in class, please help your children get them back in their take home folders each night, and I will remind them as well!**

If you need me for any reason, please never hesitate to email me or call! I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe and healthy week.


Room phone #: (828)-350-6545~ if I do not pick up, it is because I am out of the room or in the middle of teaching, so please leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as I can, thanks!


-Sarah-