January 9-13, 2017
As we dive into a new Math unit, the students will now be learning how to solve 2 digit multiplication problems. Monday & Tuesday, we will learn how to multiply with multiples of ten using the distributive or break apart property. Wednesday & Thursday, they will practice writing equations to represent what is shown in Base 10 blocks. Friday, we will see how we can multiply by regrouping 10's and exchanging them for 100's.
Monday & Tuesday, we will practice using context clues to help us discover the meaning of unfamiliar words in the text. The rest of the week, we will be integrating our Reading and Social Studies time. The class will be listening to literature and identifying the central message.
We will kick-off 3rd Quarter with our Civil Rights Unit. We'll start by defining segregation. We will take a look at heroes of the past who stood up against racism and unfair laws.
Writing & Spelling
This week, we will discuss how to guide your reader through the text using transition words and how to tie your writing together with a powerful ending. Throughout the week, the students will also be working on writing the chapters of their informational writing piece.
In Spelling this week, we will work with blends (cl & str), digraphs (th & tch), irregular past tense verbs, and plural nouns.
We are launching our second Project Lead the Way or PLTW unit - Variation of Traits. On Monday, the students will be taking a trait survey to see what inherited traits are apparent in their physical appearance. Tuesday, we will take a look at the results of this survey and choose a trait to investigate to see how common its occurrence is among our classmates. Wednesday, the students will learn about genotype ( our genetic code) and phenotype (how our genotype is expressed). Thursday, the students will be setting up a plant experiment. Friday, they students will learn about dominant and recessive traits. They will practice solving some genotype problems using pea plant traits as examples.
- Tuesday, Jan. 10 - Kids in the Kitchen 4:10p.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 10 - CiCi's Pizza Night 4-8p.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 10 - PTA Mtg. 6:30p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 11 - Spanish Club 4:10-5:10p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 12 - PTA Skate Night 6-8p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 13 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards sent home