Miss Branchick's Newsletter
November 30- December 4
Monday, November 30th- Math from 1:15-2:15pm
Friday, December 4th- Reading from 7:50-8:55am
Friday, December 11th- Language Arts from 8:38-9:23am
Music Program Dates
Classes of of Stegemoller, Branchick, and Wegner on Thursday December 10th at 7:00pm.
Students should dress up like they are going out to dinner and may also wear a
favorite Christmas hat.
The program will be held in the South gymnasium. Students should arrive to our classroom by 6:45pm so we can line up and calm our jitters!
If students do not get their Rocket Math turned in tomorrow then we will have normal homework packets to complete (one packet with both math and reading since there would be a shorter completion time- thanks to the copier eating my packets this morning!)
For those students who have passed the Mixed facts in Math Fact Mastery, I gave them eight 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication to work on. This will continue until Christmas Break.
KKids Canned Food Drive
Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
This week in room 506
Miss Branchick's Math Class-
Unit 10- Perimeter and Area
Monday- Vocabulary and 16-1 Understanding Perimeter
Tuesday- 16-2 Perimeter of Common Shapes
Wednesday- 16-3 Different Shapes with Same Perimeter and 16-5 Understanding Area
Thursday- Real World Story Problems and Review
On Friday I will also be introducing a fun Real World project for students to work on about perimeter and area - They will create their own layout for a zoo!
3.M.5- I can find the area of a rectangle using learned strategies.
3.M.6- I can multiply side lengths to find the area in real-world problems.
3.M.7- I can find perimeters of polygons.
Friday November 20 until Thanksgiving Break will be review. We will be starting Unit 10 after break.
We are starting Chapter 3
We have started our Informational Writing Unit. Everyone picked an Endangered Animal to research. We have started writing our rough drafts! When we are finished writing, we will rewrite them in our best handwriting. I was hoping to type them but the computer labs have been booked until break due to Acuity testing.
We are also teaming up with Miss Sweet in art class. She has graciously allowed us to incorporate our Endangered Animals into their Landscape portraits! I can't wait to see the finished products!
Unit 3 Week 1-
- Comprehension Strategy: Visualize
- Comprehension Skill: Problem and Solution
- Genre: Literature- Folktale
- Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms
- Phonics: r-Controlled Vowels
I will be starting a more "regular" spelling program in my reading class. Students are really struggling with applying our phonics rules to spelling words so I think it is time to take it old school and start giving pre-tests and post-tests and expect students to be working on these words both in class and at home. I will not be starting "spelling homework" until after Christmas break but wanted to share this ahead of time. These words will also be added to ScootPad for students to practice.
Spelling- r-Controlled Vowels
disbelief- When you are in disbelief, you lack belief about something.
dismay- To feel dismay is to feel shock and surprise.
fabulous- When something is fabulous, it is amazing.
features- Features are things that are noticeable about something.
offered- When you are offered something, you are presented with something that you can accept or turn down.
splendid- Something that is splendid is very beautiful or magnificent
unique- When something is unique, it is the only one of its kind.
watchful- To be watchful means “to be watching carefully.”
Scholastic Book Orders
Orders can be submitted any time you or I place an order because I have free shipping this year =)
- Tumblebooks (username northelementary / password books)
- Symbaloo (username firstname.lastname@example.org / password room506) - this website has links to kid approved websites we use at school)
- IXL - a great website for students to practice skills from any subject!
Tumblebooks is registered for grades K-4 so North and South share.