Lipinczyk & Edwards Updates

Week of May 9, 2016

Looking ahead...

Monday, May 9- Early release

  • Friday, May 13- 2 Reading Responses due, second payment for Animal Kingdom due

  • Thursday, May 19- International Bazaar

  • Thursday, May 26- Field Trip to Animal Kingdom
  • THANK YOU

    Thank you to all of our wonderful families for making us feel special and appreciated during Teacher Appreciation Week! We were spoiled with lots of goodies! THANK YOU!

    Congrats!

    Check out our 2016 Battle of the Books Team members from Lipinczyk/Edwards!

    ELA Instructional Focus...

    Students will...

    • Analyze primary and secondary sources.
    • Read purposefully and select and record relevant, factual information and cite sources.
    • Identify Greek and Latin roots.
    • Continue with "Typing Club" daily to increase keyboarding skills.


    HOMEWORK: 2 Reading Responses due Friday! Read every night for 30 minutes!

    Math Instructional Focus...

    Our instructional focus this week in Math will be on two dimensional shapes.

    Students will...

    • Classify two-dimensional figures based on presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size.
    • Recognize a line of symmetry fro a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts.
    • Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry
    • Sort, describe and classify triangles and quadrilaterals based on their types of lines, lengths of sides and types of angles.
    • Demonstrate understanding that some triangles and quadrilaterals can be classified in more than one way based on their attributes.


    Click the links below for Study Jams videos related to our Math topics for this week:

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/types-of-lines.htmhttp://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-angles.htm

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/lines-of-symmetry.htm

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-triangles.htm


    Myon Text related to our instructional focus this week:

    Tiling Shapes-Wonder Readers

    The Shape Families Babies-Kristin Haas

    Drawing and Learning About Cats/Dogs/Faces/Monsters Using Shapes and Lines- Amy Bailey Muehlenhardt


    HOMEWORK: FSA Warm Up days 8-11 due Monday (5/16).

    Science Instructional Focus...

    Our instructional focus this week in Science will be on the life cycles and characteristics of animals.

    Students will:


    • Explain that although characteristics of plants and animals are inherited, some characteristics can be affected by the environment.
    • Compare and contrast the major stages in the life cycles of animals, such as those that undergo incomplete and complete metamorphosis.



    Click on the links below for Study Jams video's related to our Science topics this week:

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/animals/animal-life-cycles.htm

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/animals/animal-adaptations.htm

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/ecosystems.htm


    Myon text related to our instructional focus this week:

    From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Following the Life Cycle -Suzanne Slade

    From Tadpole to Frog: Following the Life Cycle- Suzanne Slade

    From Mealworm to Beetle: Following the Life Cycle- Suzanne Slade

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