The Juliano Journal
Week of December 7-11
This week the students completed the winter MAP tests. I am so proud of the students for putting forth their best effort on both of these tests. These tests involve some challenging questions and all of the students worked so hard to show what they know!
I can't believe there is just one more week until Winter Break. This year is just flying by! I am looking forward to seeing the students really get into the holiday spirit next week. :) Have a great weekend!
We also discussed opinion writing this week. Students learned that an opinion piece needs to include their opinion on a topic and reasons to support their opinion. Students practiced writing an opinion piece by describing two gifts that they should receive for the holidays this year, and explaining why they should receive the gifts. I loved reading about all of the gifts the students want to receive, and I must say, your children give some very convincing reasons!
We concluded Unit 4 with an assessment today. Next week we will begin Unit 5: Place Value in Whole Numbers and Decimals. This unit has three main areas of focus:
- to extend previous lessons on the base-ten place-value system to whole numbers through millions and to decimals through thousandths.
- to apply these concepts to reading, writing, comparing, and ordering whole numbers and decimals.
- to use whole numbers and decimals in real-life contexts.
December 15th: WPO "Which Wich" Fundraiser
December 18th: Holiday Party- 2:30
December 18th-January 3rd: Winter Break