Room 203's Weekly Newsletter
What's UP in Room 203?
On a side note, Feb. 4th-6th, I will be out for the TCEA Conference in Austin, TX. I will also be out Feb. 10th-11th for the district's Literacy Academy.
Pawsitive Panther for December: Gracie
Super Student: Molly
Next week, we will continue with our study but go more in depth. Students will learn how to place fractions on a number line, figure out equivalent fractions with pictures, and how to compare fractions with like numerators or like denominators. This is always a hard concept to grasp, so we will try a variety of activities to help them truly understand.
Keep in mind, students will continue to have daily math homework to reinforce skills learned in class as well as Daily 6 Review on Thursday nights. Also, please please please continue to work multiplication facts at home. We will continue to have quizzes Wednesday's and Friday's.
This was our first anchor chart used to introduce fractions. Here students were able to understand that fractions are EQUAL parts (I tried to relate it to fairness). Then we were able to decipher the differences between what a numerator and denominator were.
Fraction Action Part 2!
Here students were able to see the different ways they would see fractions. We started off with fractions of a whole and then moved on to fractions of a set. Students picked up pretty quickly!
Students created their very own set of fraction strips this week. This will be in preparation for our lessons next week and I have encouraged them to put them in their binder so they can use them on homework at home as well as in class daily.
Fraction Action Part 2!
Next week, we will finish up our study of poetry. Students have done a great job figuring out sensory details within poetry and have made some great jots of their own in their stories.
Below, you'll see a chart we made as a class. We had students go to their writing and practice adding sensory details to their personal narrative then we shared. This will be a resource in the classroom for students to use as needed.
*Beginning the first week of February, we will introduce the Wax Museum/Biography project! I can't wait!
Please remind your child that these words are not just to be memorized for the test on Friday's then forgotten. They need to be transferred and used in every subject, and most importantly WRITING!
*If you student is ready to start creating, make sure they bring their materials to class Friday so they are not wasting an hour. Many are choosing to do digital components, which is great, but some are needing poster board and other things. Make sure you discuss this with your child before this coming Friday.
Brayden has begun to create his board game during our Genius Hour time!
Margo started constructing her pop-ups today!
Sona started her poster to display what rabies are. She about freaked out half the class with her pictures!
News from Miss Atkinson's Class
There was an oil spill because of a pipeline burst in Wyoming! This is affective because people can not DRINK the water and have to use bottled water. Luckily no one and no animals have died yet, but tons of plants have died. This is being fixed and local residents will be able to drink their water.
This is News Reporter Jackson Dean inside UP!
Grandest Friends Day
Friday, Jan. 30th, 10:30am-12pm
3505 Amherst Avenue
GRANDest Friend's Day is a great opportunity for our children to show off their school work, art work, teachers and lockers to a grandparent, aunt, uncle, family friend, or any especially GRAND person.
Our time will be distributed like this: 10:30-10:50 Gym/10:50-11:10 Class