Weekly Update

Mrs. Inch's Imagineers

3-21-16

Hello parents,


Spring break is just around the corner! We have a busy 4 day week! Please see reminders below.


Here is what we have going on next week:


Reminders:


  • Please sign your child's agenda nightly. Friday is Purple Out Day. Students who wish to participate will donate $1 and it is going to Relay for Life. Students can wear clothes, color their hair, wear accessories, etc that are purple.
  • Tuesday folders will have work from the last couple weeks. Please be sure to review all assignments with your child. I usually write comments that can be used to review. All graded work should be returned to school signed.
  • Please check Power School for grade updates.



Upcoming Dates:


  • EOG practice days are Monday (Reading) and Tuesday (Math).
  • March 24- Purple Out ($1)
  • March 24 (midpoint of 5th grading period)
  • March 25-April 3- Spring Break
  • April 8- Field Day (sunscreen and a change of clothes are recommended)
  • April 12- Discovery Place in-house field trip
  • April 19- Science practice EOG
  • May 2-6- Staff Appreciation Week



Social Studies/Writing: Students will continue writing a persuasive/argumentative essay on whether they should go with their family or stay in the original colonies. Students will use the information they gathered on their cyber/web quests last week to decide which direction they will go in. A rubric and directions have been given to all students to use as a guide. I will be walking them through the essay step-by-step. Due to practice EOG testing, we will probably not be finished with the final product.


Science: Students have finished their severe weather projects/presentations. Next, students will become meteorologists as they will predict the weather by looking at various types of weather maps and applying the knowledge about fronts and systems to the map they are assigned. The unit test on Weather is 3/24/16. A study guide will also be provided. The study guide is required and will be collected on Thursday. They need to come up with a creative study tool with the information provided on the study guide (not just filling it in on the paper).


Reading: We will finish reading Savvy by Ingrid Law for the fantasy unit. Thursday, students will be writing a discussion on the book that shows understanding of the elements of fantasy books. Students will recognize figurative language and interpret what the meaning is and understand the elements that make a story a fantasy. Students will analyze the character conflicts and think of events metaphorically. Students will also be relating events in the story to life lessons. They should be applying all the skills to their independent reading. Students should be reading 45 minutes a night and logging their reading in their reading logs.


Math: Students are working to add/subtract decimals. Most students are ready to move onto multiplication of decimals. Word problems that students have to interpret will be the main focus. All problems should include a smart estimate, model, equation, and solution. Doing these things regularly will help them be successful on the EOG. Due to practice EOG testing and a shorter week, there is no formal workshop this week. Journal entries are homework and are due on Thursday.


Math homework is 15 minutes of i-Ready 3 times a week and occasional supportive homework to reinforce strategies taught. I have opened Ten Marks back up so students can review previously taught concepts. This is not required, but is another tool that is aligned to our standards that students can use. Their passwords and usernames are located in their agendas.


I look forward to spring break and another great week!


Mrs. Inch