# Weekly News

## Fractions

• Decompose unit fractions using area models to show equivalence.
• Decompose fractions using area models to show equivalence.
• Use the area model and multiplication to show the equivalence of two fractions.
• Use the area model and division to show the equivalence of two fractions.
IXL

Begin with Q.4-Q.8

Students can access these videos and practice problems through Edmodo.

## Language Arts

Spelling/Root Study: Numbers: Two, Three, Four, and Five. This is our last week of our specific roots unit. The following week will be a review and then the class spelling bee. All list can be accessed through Spelling City for review.

1. bicycle
2. biannual
3. bilingual
4. trilogy
5. trident

9. pentagon

10. pentacle

## Island of the Blue Dolphins

We continue with this classic novel by Scott O' Dell this week. It is a story of survival and self discovery. In addition to time in class, students will be required to read passages at home and come to school prepared to discuss and apply the reading into discussion and written response.

Keep up the great work! Kids in Room 207 are reading machines these days!

## Research Reports

California Native Animals: Research Report

Students completed their essays last week. I'm excited to read them! They sure worked hard.

This week they write a poem through the perspective of their animal. You could hear a pin drop as they worked on their poem organizers.

## Science

Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Students will construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction.

Students will use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses.

Students will use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information by processing the information in their brain and responding to the information in different ways.

## Synergize

We spend the next few weeks discussing, modeling, and role playing habit #6: Synergize

## Friendship Day (Feb.11)

We will have a small friendship celebration on Thursday, Feb. 11. Please have your child bring in a card for each classmate.

Students will write compliment cards for each classmate. This will be completed at school.

We will decorate bags for our cards. We are in need of stickers and special paper to fancy up our bags. If you have anything you'd like to donate, we would appreciate it. :)

Jack B.

Ben

Abby

Nina

Jace

Zane

Calyn

Rae Rae

Blake

Carter

Tanner

J.T.

Allison

Cole

Zan

Chloe L.

Beatrice

Lucas M.

Jack M.

Valentina

Ella

Emer

Chloe R.

Jenna

Kyle

Andre

Lucas V.

Bret

Greyson

Mrs. Jones

## Coming Up

Feb. 8 Art Lesson

Feb. 12-15 Presidents' Weekend

~ Mrs. Jones