This Week In Room 411
Week of May 9, 2016
SPECIALS SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
End-of-Year Awards in our classroom this Friday at 11:30 am.
Monday, May 9th
- M-Day: PE/Music
Tuesday, May 10th
- E-Day: Art
Wednesday, May 11th
- T-Day: Library/Counselor
- Last Day for Band
- Bring in item for This Is Mine Poetry
- C-Day: PE/Music
Friday, May 13th
- No Specials due to Field Day
- Field Day 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
- Field Day Tug of War at 3pm
- Classroom Awards at 11:30am in our classroom
- 50 cent Friday
Monday, May 16th
WHAT WE'RE LEARNING THIS WEEK
This week we devote a great deal of time to designing and building a package that will allow an egg to be dropped without cracking. Students will be allowed to bring materials from home. However, I have final approval on materials. No ready made containers will be allowed. Students will design, test, redesign, and retest their container. We test shoulder height, step ladder height, and then a tall ladder height. The final drop is when we drop them off the roof next week. This is a great project in which they learn to work more closely as a team and the importance of testing a design and then making adjustments based on the results.
This week our focus is on:
- learn and understand how to draw line plots, interpret points, and recognize outliers
- collect and record data in frequency tables and line plots, interpret data
- make a line plot from data in a frequency table
- use information in a line plot to solve problems involving the data
Most days students will be able to finish their math practice in class. However, at home they could work on math facts, either through flashcards or www.xtramath.org. In addition, spend ten to fifteen minutes on www.frontrowed.com to practice our current concepts. If your child has mastered the ones for Numbers Base Ten, then move on to geometry as this is often one that interests students and one they can accomplish independently. Any time your child is requesting more math opportunities, direct them to this site. They are familiar with it.
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