Miss Branchick's Newsletter
January 18-22, 2016
New Daily Schedule
7:25-7:50 am Morning Routine/Breakfast
7:50-8:30 am Writing
8:30-8:35 am Snack/Restroom Break
8:38-9:23 am Specials
9:25-9:30 am Restroom Break
9:30-10:30 am Math
- 9:30-11:10 Extended Math on M/W/F
10:30-11:10 am Social Sciences (only on T/Th)
11:15-11:35 am Lunch
11:35-11:55 am Recess
12:00-12:40 pm RTI/Reading Stations
12:45-2:15 pm 90-minute reading block
2:15-2:25 pm Afternoon Routine/Dismissal
After School Tutoring
I am on this list and have availability to tutor. I am currently only tutoring in math (because I love math and frankly I would teach this all day if I could). I can also recommend someone who would best fit with your child from the list.
This week in room 506
Miss Branchick's Math Class-
Unit 12 Time and Temperature
Tuesday- Time and Temperature Assessment
Wednesday- Review Measurement
Thursday- Measurement Re-assessment for any non-mastery students
Friday- Start Unit 13- Money with students who mastered both Measurement and Time/Temp
3.M.2- I can choose/use units/tools to estimate/measure length, weight, and temperature.
3.M.3- I can tell and write time to the nearest minute.
Chapter 3- Communities Build a Nation- Planning with the End in Mind.
Tuesday, Jan. 5th- Lesson 1- America's First People
Thursday, Jan 7th- Lesson 2- Early Explorers
Tuesday, Jan 12th- Lesson 3- Early Spanish Communities
Thursday, Jan 14th- Lesson 4- Early French Communities
Tuesday, Jan 19th- Lesson 5- Early English Communities
Thursday, Jan 21st- Lesson 6- Creating a New Nation
Tuesday, Jan 26th- Review
Thursday, Jan 28th- Assessment
3.3.11- Describe how Native Americans and early settlers adapted to and modified the environment.
3.1.2- Explain why and how the local community was established and identify its founders and early settlers
3.1.4- Give examples of people, events and developments that brought changes to your community and region
3.1.5- Create timelines that identify events in regions of the state
3.2.2- Know the significance of fundamental democratic principles and ideals
We will be starting our Persuasive Unit- also called Opinion or Argumentative. This unit will last for the month of January.
3.W.1- I can write routinely over a variety of time frames.
3.W.2.1- I can write neatly in print or cursive.
3.W.3.1- I can write persuasive compositions that:
-state the opinion in an intro statement/paragraph
-support the opinion with reasons in an organized way
-connect opinion and reasons using words/phrases
provide a concluding statement/paragraph
Unit 3 Week 5-
- Comprehension Strategy: Summarize
- Comprehension Skill: Sequence
- Genre: Literature- Expository Text
- Vocabulary Strategy: Suffixes
- Phonics: Dipthongs /oi/ and /ou/
3.RN.3.2- I can identify how a nonfiction text can be structured to show sequence.
3.RV.2.4- I can use knowledge of suffixes to determine the meaning of words.
Spelling will continue this week, with the exception of a pretest. Students will receive spelling words tomorrow morning, along with a spelling choice board of suggested activities they can work on. We will take a spelling test on Friday morning.
Spelling- r-Controlled Vowels
1. agreeable- To be agreeable is to be nice or pleasant
2. appreciate- To appreciate means to be grateful
3. boomed- Boomed means to have grown suddenly
4. descendants- Descendants are people who come from a particular ancestor or group of ancestors
5. emigration- Emigration is the act of leaving one's own country to live in another
6. pioneers- Pioneers are people who are among the first to explore and settle a region
7. transportation- Transportation is the means of carrying or moving something from one place to another
8. vehicles- Vehicles are a means of transporting goods
Scholastic Book Orders
Orders can be submitted any time you or I place an order because I have free shipping this year =)
- Tumblebooks (username northelementary / password books)
- Symbaloo (username firstname.lastname@example.org / password room506) - this website has links to kid approved websites we use at school)
- IXL - a great website for students to practice skills from any subject!
Tumblebooks is registered for grades K-4 so North and South share.