Miss. Meisner &Mrs. Bitz's News
December 4th, 2015
We also started our short traditional literature unit this week. Traditional Literature includes stories that have been passed down and were traditionally told orally. These include fables, fairy tales, and folk tales. We discussed the elements of these stories which include: Simple Plots, Themes of Good Vs. Evil, Characters that are not human, they May contain Magic, a lesson learned, and happy endings. Students were given the opportunity to look through several traditional literature stories to find these elements. I have also read the stories of The Lion and The Mouse and Town Mouse and Country Mouse to them to model. Below I have a link to a list of popular traditional literature stories. These are great to read at home! Next week we will continue working with these types of stories.
We learned about body movements from Soul Street thanks to our awesome PTO!
Dancing and Hula Hooping
Their dance skills were amazing!
We definitely enjoyed this entertaining group!
The first step to making popcorn salad is to pop the popcorn. To do this put the bag of popcorn into the microwave. Following the directions on the box set the timer to the correct amount of time and hit start. BEEP, when the popcorn is done carefully take it out and pour it into a bowl so it can cool down.
This is the extent of detail your son/ daughter is working on with their very own How-To's. Please take the time at home to talk about possible How-To's they can write, and possibly even brainstorm the steps they would need to include.
Spelling Week 6- 12/11
Unit 2 Science test- 12/9
Math DPM Test- 12/10 AND 12/11
In Math this week, we started 2-dimensional shapes. Students need to know how many sides and vertices each shape has. In class, students constructed different 2-D shapes with marshmallows and clay. Here are the name of the shapes that we covered this week:
pentagon, hexagon ("sixagon"), heptagon, octagon (think octapus), nonagon (think 9), and decagon. A trick to remembering that a pentagon has five sides is that I tell the kids it takes 5 fingers to hold a "pen". Daily Math homework (DMH) has started again. DMH #13 is due next Friday, December 11th.
Next week in Math we will discuss 3-dimensional shapes. We will cover rectangular prism, triangular prism, cube, cylinder, cone , and square prism. 3-D shapes have faces, edges, and vertices. After 3-D shapes, we will review for the Math DPM test which is on Thursday and Friday.
In Science this week, we discussed conservation, reduce, reuse, and recyle. We also discussed pollution and the three different kinds which are: land, air, and water. We will review for the Unit 2 Science test. We have already started our next unit for Science which is weather and the water cycle. This week students have started tracking the high and low temperature each day and recording this information in our weather booklets. I hope everyone enjoys the beautiful cool weather .