Lipinczyk & Edwards Updates

Week of May 16, 2016

Looking ahead...

Monday, May 16- Early release

  • Thursday, May 19- International Bazaar
  • Friday, May 20- 2 Reading Responses due

  • Thursday, May 26- Field Trip to Animal Kingdom
  • Friday, May 27- STEM Awards for Problem Solving

  • Monday, May 30- Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

  • Friday, June 3- 4th grade Field Day- 1:45-3:15
  • 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 from now to the end of the school year will be preparing for 5th grade math. This week students will:

    • Find sums of decimal amounts in dollars and cents.
    • Find differences between decimal amounts in dollars and cents.
    • Use the order of operations to find the value of expressions.


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

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/decimals-percents/add-sub-decimals.htm

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/decimals-percents/compare-money-amts.htm

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/problem-solving/psorder-of-operations.htm


    Myon Text related to our instructional focus this week:

    Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Math-Lisa M. Bolt Simmons

    Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Technology-Linda LeBoutillier

    Science Instructional Focus...

    Our instructional focus this week in Science will be on the life cycles, characteristics and interdependence 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.
    • Explain how animals-including people-obtain energy.



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

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/food-chains.htm

    http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/food-webs.htm

    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:

    Food Chains and Webs-The Web of Life Freestyle

    The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom-Liam O'Donnell

    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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