We Are... Room 304!

Miss Anderson's Weekly Scoop

January 4-8, 2016

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Don't Forget...

January 4th ~
  • School Resumes
  • Tiger of the Week - Mya F.
January 8th ~
  • Happy Birthday Ryan B.!
  • Titus Tiger Spirit Day
January 11th ~
  • Tiger of the Week - Victoria G.
January 12th ~
  • Home & School Meeting @ 7:00 PM - Titus Dining Room
January 15th ~
  • Unit #5 Math Test
January 18th ~
  • NO SCHOOL
January 26th ~
  • 1/2 Day - End of 2nd Marking Period
January 29th ~
  • Happy 1/2 Birthday Drew S.!

Box Tops... Box Tops... Calling All Box Tops!

We remain in 1st place overall for the year... so keep on clippin'!


Don't forget to send in your Ziploc bag full of Box Tops by January 28, 2016.

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A few quick things about this week...

Reading

This week we will be wrapping up our LEAD 21 Unit - "A Green Future." This week we will be focusing on demonstrating our understanding of texts through written responses and using text-evidence to support our thinking. At the conclusion of the week, students will be demonstrating the comprehension of grade-level text and use of appropriate skills and strategies by completing the Unit #2 Core Assessment.

*Students should be completing 20-Book Challenge sheets to receive credit for independent reading books. By the end of January, students are expected to have read 7-10 books this year to meet their independent reading goals. I will be checking in with students this week to let them know what they have received credit for towards our 20 Book Challenge and for them to reflect and set their own independent reading goals.

Ask me about: What are elements of an open-ended response? How do good readers show they understand the text? How do you cite evidence in an open-ended response? What are test-taking strategies you can use to show you understand the text?

Writing & Spelling

This week we will be beginning our Informative Non-Research Expository piece by choosing a teacher who has impacted our lives and informing our readers of character traits that made them a memorable teacher. We will be developing a five-paragraph written piece (introduction, three body paragraphs, & conclusion) based on our knowledge. Throughout our unit, students will be learning how to organize information to develop a written piece focused on one topic with a clear thesis statement.


Ask me about: What are elements of informational writing? How do writers generate ideas for informational writing?

Spelling Homework - Worksheet, Northeast States Quiz Friday (a map will also be included this week!)

*Each week's spelling list will be posted on our class website!

Math

We will be continuing Unit #5 - Big Numbers, Estimation, and Computation. Be on the lookout for a study guide for our Unit #5 test tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 15th! All reviews (answer keys) and study guides will be posted on our class website and homework page!


Students should be reviewing their math facts through the use of xtraMath (www.xtramath.org) in order to reach mastery of all functions!


Ask me about: How do you solve a multi-digit multiplication problem using the traditional method/algorithm? How do you read, write, and say large numbers? How do you name numbers using exponential notation? How do you round/estimate large numbers?

Social Studies - "All Aboard!" We're Taking a Train Tour of the Northeast!

We will be boarding the Social Studies train to learn more about the Northeast region as we taking a Train Tour of various sites in the Northeast! A journal project is part of our unit, so be on the lookout for more information to be coming home this week with your child after reviewing expectations in class! Information will also be posted on our class website - Social Studies page!

We are... a PEANUT & TREE NUT safe classroom!

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