This Week in Room 120

Week of March 31, 2014


This Thursday will be a field trip to UW-La Crosse. The students will be touring the Archaeology Center and will be watching a presentation at the Planetarium. I will be at a conference in the Dells on this day. Please talk with your child about the importance of making good choices while on a field trip, especially when the classroom teacher won't be there. Thanks so much!

The Gebhardt Spelling Bee will be held this Friday at 1:30 in the Gebhardt gym. Representing our classroom will be Abigail and Faith. William will be the alternate. It should be a great competition!

Reader's Workshop

This week we will be studying how readers MAKE CONNECTIONS to the books they are reading:

  • readers bring knowledge from personal experiences to the interpretation of characters and events
  • readers make connections between texts of various genres
  • readers specify the nature of the connections that they are making
  • readers make connections about social issues of today

Writer's Workshop

This week the students will be writing narrative stories. They will be working to plan the major events, the characters & their development, planning for tension in the plot, and describing the setting with appropriate detail.

Word Study

This week we will be studying some Greek and Latin roots.

ology = the study of

graph = to write

meter = to measure

geo = earth

Some of the words we will be studying:

geology, geography, millimeter, geocentric, kilometer, psychology


Group 1 - This group will be practicing how to multiply multi-digit numbers with and without decimals. They will also be reviewing how to divide with 1-digit divisors and then learning how to divide with 2-digit divisors.

Group 2 - This group will be working to solve expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions. This work will include work with order of operations, exponents, and graphing.