Mrs. Lyons' Class - Week 4
Math, Science, Social Studies
9/8 - 9/11
Dates to Remember:
Friday 9/11: Read-a-Thon and Dress as your favorite book character!
Monday 9/14 - 9/18 Book Fair
Friday 9/18: Grandparents Day / Noon Dismissal
Wednesday 9/23 Picture Day / Open House at 5:30
* Sign & Return papers will come home on Thursday this week
Science: All Kinds of Animals Vocabulary (Draw a line from the picture to the word)
Social Studies: None
NO TESTS THIS WEEK OTHER THAN RAINBOW MATH FACTS!
Review Excel completed in class- found in binder and practice Rainbow Math. (Keep cards in backpack when not practicing. We will practice at school as well)
On Tuesday, I will introduce Guided Math. It will take about 2 weeks to get students into the routine before we can use this time effectively. This is how our Guided Math time will work once routines have been established.
We will have a whole-group lesson on the skill of the week in addition to small group learning. Learning stations are designed around that skill.
- Math Journals - Independent learning time for practicing the skill / concept of the week.
- Technology - Independent learning time on iPads for practicing math facts and skill of the week.
- Math with Teacher - Small group time with me!
- Math Games - Partner work. Students will be working in pairs to complete skill building games and activities.
Students will rotate between learning stations.
We will start by introducing Math Journals and Math Games this week.
This system allows the students to build on math skills with multiple learning styles. It is important that each student understand that this time is to be used wisely.
Use this link for math review, games, and extra practice for CHAPTER 2
Math This Week:
- Add in Any Order
- Ways to Make 7 and 8
- Add in Vertical Form
- Writing Number Sentences
Chapter 2 Vocabulary: add, part, whole, plus sign, equal sign, addition sentence, sum, zero, order, addend
Excel Lessons 11-14
UNIT B: All About Animals
Mammal: an animal with hair or fur
Bird: an animal that has 2 legs, 2 wings, and feathers
Reptile: an animal that has dry skin covered with scales
Amphibian: an animal that lives on land and water
Fish: Group of animals that live under water. Most have scales
Insects: animals that have three body parts and six legs. Most lay eggs
Parent Help Needed!! - Please help your child cut images of animals from magazines and send to school as early in the week as possible. One image from each group listed above would be fantastic, but not required. Send to school in a ziplock bag or envelope with your child's name. *Send what you find. No pressure to find all*
Lesson 1: All Kinds of Animals
Lesson 2: What Animals Need to Live
Lesson 3: How Animals Eat Food
Lesson 4: Animals Grow and Change
Activities this week for project grades:
- Classify and sorting types of animals on poster boards
- What animal am I? (Students will work together in teams to complete an unknown animal puzzle, and will then describe the animal to the class, using vocabulary terms.
- Vocabulary Booklet - My book of BIG words
Tip* Encourage your child to read books on our lesson topics. This is helpful when learning to read as well as to learn more about what we are doing in class! I LOVE to see and hear students come to class excited about the topic we are covering! National Geographic Kids books are great for this purpose! Nonfiction books are a great way to encourage a love for learning!