Avirett & Torres 18-19

Week of 10/15/18

Spelling Bee Change

New dates for the classroom Spelling Bee now October 24th AND school-wide Spelling Bee now November 14th.

Study words are located here.

Math Homework Change

Beginning this week, I am asking that each student complete an entire lesson in Imagine Math for math homework. An entire lesson includes the pre-assessment, lesson, and quiz. Students who don't have access to Imagine Math at home are able to work on it at school. Imagine Math can be accessed through Launchpad using the credentials found on my website.

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The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment Field Trip Oct. 31st

We are heading to The Meadows Center for Water and Environment at Texas State in San Marcos on Oct. 31st. Look for the permission slip in your child's daily folder this week. If you are interested in attending, please note that you will need to pay the entrance cost to the Meadows upon your arrival and you must provide your own transportation.

Important Dates

10/19 End of the 1st 9 weeks

10/19 Fall Family Picnic (fun begins at 5:30)

10/24 Report Cards go home

10/24 Classroom Spelling Bee

10/26 Meadows Center permission slip due

10/29 Wildflower Stomp

10/31 Field Trip to Meadows Center

11/14 School-wide Spelling Bee

Our Learning Targets

Math: We can represent the quotient of up to a four-digit whole number divided by a one-digit whole number using arrays, area models, or equations. We can use strategies to divide up to a four-digit dividend by a one-digit divisor. PACE: We can solve with proficiency for quotients of up to a four-digit dividend by a two-digit divisor using strategies.

Science: Time to "show what we know" about properties of matter!

Reading: We can identify how the author uses similes and metaphors to produce imagery in a variety of poems.

Writing: We can create images using description, similes, and metaphors.

Social Studies: We can identify and compare ways of life of Native American groups in specific Texas regions.

This week's spelling words

Spelling Words: hold, person, bald, fault, claw, hawk, proud, stalk, tower, drown, faucet, couple, allow, amount, cause

Bonus Words: minute, minuscule, miniature, microscopic, meager

Second Step

Understanding Different Perspectives

People can have different perspectives about other people, places, and situations. Perspective taking is a central component of empathy.

Students will be able to:

Identify differing perspectives in given scenarios

Generate prosocial responses to scenarios in which different perspectives could cause a conflict

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An important note from Nurse Jenny

Order your 2018-19 River Place Yearbook

Yearbooks can be ordered here

A note on grades

Students who score 60-80 on assignments are approaching grade level expectations. These students will be able to make corrections on the assignment, and the grade on the corrections will replace the original grade.

Students who score below a 60 will be retaught the skill to improve their understanding of the concept. After a reteach, students will have an additional opportunity to demonstrate their new understanding. This grade will also replace the original grade.

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