AT Times Newsletter
from Mrs. Mogle's Class
Student Progress Updates
Please encourage your child to keep working to improve right up until the end of the year!
Noetic Learning Math Contest
The math classes in the Academically Talented Program at Prairie Point Elementary School recently participated in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. The third and fourth graders had a local competition to see who could earn the best score. Fifth graders’ scores were also submitted to the Noetic Learning website to be entered in the national competition. The contest consisted of 20 problems. Students had 45 minutes to solve as many as they could. The purpose of the contest is to spark students’ interest in math, to help them further develop their problem-solving abilities, and to encourage them to set their goals high.Class winners in third grade were as follows: 1st place, Colin Brakeall, 2nd place, Charlie Snyder, and 3rd place, Chance Marlowe. In fourth grade, Kaiden Kohls placed first, Jacqueline Engdahl placed second, and Ella Schrader, Tori Segarra, and Emily Thomas tied for third. There was a tie for first place in fifth grade between Brian Stratton and Aidan Maddox. Avery Veselik placed second, and Riley Travis placed third in their fifth grade class. Students who placed in the national competition will receive their awards at the awards assembly at the end of the school year.
Third Graders Meet Yeti, Plan Party
Fourth Graders Look at Math from All Angles
Fifth Graders Look Ahead to Analysis and Algebra
Third Grade Readers Paraphrase Patriotic Documents
Fourth Grade Readers Revolutionize Writing about Reading
This quarter we have been reading informational text about the American Revolution. Students have been challenged to write main idea statements and summaries and to answer text-dependent questions. We are spending quite a bit of time on these skills to make sure the students include all of the important information from the text in their responses. Parents may notice that the midterm grades are lower, as students are learning to be more thorough in their writing. We are continuing to practice. Grades at the end of the quarter will reflect the progress students make, as the later assignments will be weighted more heavily than the early ones. This unit may continue for the rest of the quarter if students need more practice. If not, we will read one more fiction piece before the end of the year.
Rising and Pajamas in Fifth Grade
We wrapped up our unit on Esperanza Rising by applying what we learned about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the events in the novel through an essay assignment. In our next unit we will work on inference, character, and point of view as we read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.