Mrs. Pfeifer's News and Notes
February 1-5, 2015
Here are a few things about the week ahead:
- New Words Their Way Lists came home today
- There will be two Wizard of Oz novels being read. Students have been grouped according to NWEA scores. They will either be with Mrs. Pfeifer or Mrs. Stillions for the novel study (approx. 2 weeks). If they do not finish their work in class, they will bring it home to finish for homework. Books MUST be returned to school the next day.
- NIFS Field Trip on Thursday, 2/4. Please have your child wear PE clothes and tennis shoes.
- Exciting news revealed today: Students in Mrs. Pfeifer's class will be spending this month planning and creating Urban, Suburban and Rural communities for Boxtown. Our class, however, will be using MineCraft Edu to create our "Blockstown" communities. Students have been grouped, and will each be contributing to a group of 4 to build their assigned community in creative mode. We are VERY excited for this venture, and to show off our world to you in March. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
Week at a Glance:
Wednesday~ PE and Library (shoes and books)
Thursday~ No STEM, we will be on our NIFS field trip *lunch at 12:15
Friday~ Art, Recess at 11:40, Lunch at 12:15
Wizard of Oz
Extended facts with Multiples of 10
Geometric Problem Solving
Unit 7 Test (Thursday)
Persuasive Writing (OREO)
Communities- Urban, Suburban, Rural
Minecraft "Blockstown" Planning and building
100th Day Buddies
Kiley and Katelyn (Mrs. McCune's class)
Irving Materials Incorporated visited our class on Friday and students learned about different types of rocks, and mixed materials to create concrete molds.
The class loved learning about rocks from IMI.
3rd Grade Teacher
Pleasant View Elementary School
Zionsville Community Schools