News from Room 305
January 16, 2015
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, students took their Winter I-Ready Reading Test. Students then conferenced with me about their progress.
Our test on this unit will be next Friday, Jan. 23. Please feel free to have your child take home their math book to practice extra problems. On Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, students will take their Winter I-Ready Math Test. It is best if your child has had plenty of rest and a good breakfast on these days.
In Social Studies, students learned how the Articles of Confederation created a weak national government. They used an online note taking site called Stormboard to record events that led to Shay's Rebellion. On Friday, students began a Readers' Theatre to reinact possible discussion of our forefathers during the Constitutional Convention.
In science, students learned that motion is measured using speed, velocity, and/or acceleration. They practiced using the formula for speed (distance/time) in our speed investigation. Students made ramps at varying heights and determined its effect on the marble's speed. During this investigation, students also reviewed the scientific method and how to create line graphs.
Next Week's Specials' Calendar:
Tuesday, Jan 20. - Day 1: Music
Wednesday, Jan. 21 - Day 2: PE
Thursday, Jan. 22 - Day 3: Art
Friday, Jan. 23 - Day 4: Library
1/19- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Day
1/20 & 1/21- I -Ready Math Test
1/20 PTA Meeting 7:00pm: The speaker will be Sonya Richardson-Thomas. She is a child therapist and will be talking about building your child's self-esteem in regards to learning and school related topics. She is a mother of three grown children, past LPS school board member, and has a huge heart for kids. She comes with some great information.
1/29 - Discovery Middle School counselors visit LO (8:30-9:00 am) to present enrollment information. Students will be bringing home information about electives they can sign up for.
2/3 - "In Love with Books" day - wear red, pink, purple
2/3 - Parent Information Night at Discovery Middle School
2/5 - Counselors will visit each 5th grade class to help students complete online enrollment for middle school elective classes. (8:45 am)
2/6 - Valentine's Party