# Mrs. Lyons' Class

## Week 25! February 18th-20th

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend!

We are looking at a short week!

Thank you so much for all of the Valentine sweets!

Sweet treats and sweet kids!

IOWA Prep

We will start reviewing material as well test taking skills for the IOWA test coming up in March. Some of our little ones are still having trouble with test taking procedures. We will continue to practice this in the classroom and I encourage you to talk to your child about being quiet and considerate of others who are still testing. Be sure your child is getting plenty of rest and that they are eating a healthy breakfast.

## Field Trip in April: "Our Earth, according to The Lorax"

Twin City Ballet Company presents "Our Earth, according to The Lorax"

Date and time pending confirmed reservation at time of full payment. Please be looking for the permission slip to come home on Wednesday. Sign and send a check for \$5 made out to GES with "Lorax Field Trip" in the memo line if you want your child to attend this field trip. A sack lunch will be needed on this day. We will have lunch in the park and the children will have time to play before returning to school.

Projected date: Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Show starts at 9:15

## Math Block

Unit 4 Test

Start Unit 5: Chapter 13: Time and Calendar

Excel Lessons 87-89

Iowa Test Review and Procedures

## Unit on Time and Money

We have incorporated coins in Excel lessons, but we will start a unit on money the first week of March. I would like it if each student could bring a small ziplock bag of coins labeled with their name. This can be kept in the zipper pouch in their binder and used during the upcoming unit. The plastic money in the classroom is confusing at times and real money will be more effective. Just a few nickels, dimes, quarters, and pennies will work.

## Upcoming Math Tests: Study Guide

Unit 4 Test (Wednesday, February 18th) Covers Chapter 10,11,12

Vocabulary: estimate, less than, more than

Skills: Write the tens and ones. Write the number

Write the number in different ways

Write the number that comes between two numbers.

Compare numbers with symbols <,>, =

Ordinal numbers

Skip count by 2s,5s,10s

Identify a set of objects as being even or odd.

Sample problem solving question:

Q: Kate glues 53 beads in rows. 1o beads fit in each row. How many rows does she glue?

A: 6

** The math homework and classwork pages that come home are the BEST study guides! Our tests are exactly the same format as the homework and classwork!

## Social Studies

This week we will continue our lesson on Presidents and President's Day. We will read each lesson on Presidents Washington and Lincoln and will complete a writing activity for both presidents.

## Science

No lesson this week! We will focus on our Social Studies and Math lessons as well as begin our IOWA prep.