MUSTANG TIDBITS FROM ROOM 304 & 306

December 2015/January 2016

THIS MONTH WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT

Where Does It Come From?
(Geography)

Identifies how trade affects transportation, technology and global change.


What’s the Matter?
(Physical Science)

Investigates various physical and chemical changes in matter.

STANDARDS WE ARE FOCUSING ON

Reading


  • Experience grade level and age appropriate literature materials, including poems, biographies, chapter books, fiction and non fiction works, that are adapted to student reading level.
  • Answer questions and use support from text to explain the main ideas, details and inferences of a story.
  • Read and use grade level and age level appropriate informational materials, including social studies and technical texts that are adapted to student reading level.


Writing


  • Generate informative paragraphs, including a topic sentence, supporting facts or details and a concluding sentence.
  • Research and gather information from print or digital sources to answer a question or solve a problem.
  • Generate a written text to summarize information from multiple sources, cite sources.


Math


  • Understand and use +,- and = in problems. Solve addition and subtraction problems. Model and solve problems involving multiplication or division.
  • Represent a real world situation with a numeric expression.
  • Solve multi-step problems that include sequence of operations to reach a solution.



Science


  • Recognize and investigate real-world examples of physical and chemical changes to matter.
  • Identify and investigate entries in the Periodic Table of Elements in relation to real-world product uses.
  • Conduct simple scientific investigations.



Social Studies


  • Use multiple sources to create a sequence of events from a historical period.
  • Describe how social studies allows for increased participation by people of various cultures, races, and ethnicity.
  • Describe how a culture has influenced their community, state or nation.

ART CLASS

With the holiday season upon us we are currently working through our Elements of Art in a very fun and winter-y way! We are currently in progress on some holiday treats and decorations! The students are looking forward to sharing the art in progress soon.


We have been focusing on three key Elements of Art, "Texture", "Form" and "Space". We recently finished a beautiful assignment where we have been tying the three elements together to create a Landscape. Understanding and talking about foreground, middle-ground and background as well as collage gave us the information we needed to make some fantastic works of art!


Hope you enjoy these lovely Fall Landscapes! ​

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS

The students in the Adapted Physical Education class have really done a nice job this semester following the routine of warming up by walking for fitness either at the track or in the gymnasium. They have showed good sportsmanship when practicing the skills of basketball and soccer. We are very proud of the students and their participation in this class!

COOKING CLASS

The students during cooking activities have made several dishes. We made individual several holiday favorites including, Sugar Cookies, holiday cookies, individual apple turnovers, apple with caramel, and sweet potatoes.

Happy Holidays!

Students made ornaments that they distributed to staff throughout the building through the 'Art of Giving'.

Winter Break

Monday, Dec. 21st 2015 at 7am to Friday, Jan. 1st, 3pm

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