We Are... Room 304!

Miss Anderson's Weekly Scoop

May 9-13, 2016

Don't Forget...

May 9th-13th ~
  • Tiger of the Week - Chetan P.
May 10th ~
  • Watery Earth Quiz
May 11th ~
  • Spotlight on the Arts Rehearsal - Remember your recorder!
  • iRun4Life Color Run
May 12th ~
  • Spotlight on the Arts Rehearsal - Remember your recorder!

May 13th ~

  • S.A.C. Spirit Day - Tie Dye Friday
  • $1.00 due for Pretzel Fundraiser for Walk for a Cause

May 15th ~

May 16th - 19th ~

  • Tiger of the Week - Lauren S.

May 17th ~

May 19th ~

May 20th ~

  • S.A.C. Walk for a Cause to Support JDRF

Box Tops... Box Tops... Calling All Box Tops!

We are currently in 2nd place overall for the year... so keep on clippin'! This will be the last month for collection to determine a winner for the Rita's Water Ice Party. Please remember to send in your Box Tops to help our class move back into first place!

Don't forget to send in your Ziploc bag full of Box Tops by May 31, 2016.

A few quick things about this week...

Read to Self Entries will be due Friday!

Reading

This week we are wrapping up our LEAD 21 Unit - Achieving Dreams. We are researching various famous people, their goals, their challenges, and achievements to present an Inquiry presentation to the class. We will also be completing our core assessment on Thursday and Friday.


Ask me about: How do readers research and present information?

What you can do: As your child reads, ask them to practice summarizing what they read by discussing the characters goal and possible challenges their character is facing.

Writing

We are continuing to work on our informative research pieces about an interesting sea creature by revising our essays using Office 365. At this point, all students should have their written pieces drafted in Office 365.


We are also working on our multi-genre project about our sea creatures. Students are informing their readers through various genres about their sea creatures, and should have the following items completed towards their final product:

  • Graffiti
  • Instagram
  • National Geographic Explorer Magazine Cover
The next item students are working on towards their multi-genre project include:
  • Crossword Puzzle - Students will use this website to generate their puzzle.
  • Comic Strip


Ask me about: How do writers enhance their informational writing? How do you have a productive peer conference?

What you can do: Ask your child to show you their key words about their sea creature for their crossword puzzle in their Writer's Notebook and to explain why they chose those words.

Math

We will be wrapping up Unit #10 - Reflections and Symmetry this week. On Monday, we will be reviewing our problem solving strategies and how to make lists/tables to determine how many different combinations of items can be made. We will also be reviewing elements of a well-written math explanation. On Tuesday, we will be reviewing for our Unit #10 test, even though our test is scheduled for Thursday. A study guide and review sheet will be going home with your child on Monday and is also posted on our class website.


Ask me about: What are reflections, rotations, and translations? How do you add positve and negative numbers?

What you can do: Ask your child to create various patterns using reflections, rotations, and translations and to add positive and negative numbers while shopping (credits and debits).

Science ~ Watery Earth

This past week, we explored the water cycle through models and activities in class, while also observing the water cycle throughout the week outside! Students should be able to describe the water cycle using the following vocabulary words:
  • Evaporation
  • Condensation
  • Precipitation
  • Percolation
  • Collection

After we wrap up our science unit on Tuesday, students will begin exploring the state of Pennsylvania in Social Studeis.

Ask me about: What are each of the parts of the water cycle? How does the water cycle work?
What you can do: The next time it rains, ask your child to describe what is happening, where the water is going, and why.

We are... a PEANUT & TREE NUT safe classroom!

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