Collins & Co. Room 204
Week Twelve Update
~ Brrrrrr..... it's getting cold outside! Please remember to send your students with coats, hats, and gloves. They will be going outside for Recess on most days between now and Winter Break!
~ It was a short and busy busy week! See what we've been up to below!
~ Our next Scholastic Book Order is due next Friday. The blue box below is a link to the Scholastic website. You can place your orders either online or by bringing in your order form and a check to school.
Have a great weekend!
Who thought math could be so fun! Connecting fractions to money and pizza, you can't go wrong. This week we put our great skills about least common denominators, equivalent fractions and multiples to work to help us simplify fractions, change improper fractions to mixed numbers, and then to decimals!
Put your mathematicians to the test and ask them how to say decimals as if they were "precocious"!
We will be taking our Chapter 3 test next week to get it out of the way before Thanksgiving Break!
Here you can find the virtual text book, workbook pages, and online tutorials. The log in information is on the first page of your students assignment notebook. Find more information on our classroom website by clicking the "Math in Focus" link.
This website was created as a resource for you at home to go to look for ideas to help your students.
This is one of my new favorite books!!
We continued to focus on creating well written paragraphs. We used our new tricks to continue working on introductions to our personal narratives.
Students are also working hard to organize their stories before they start typing them up. They made outlines and blocked out their lists into "main ideas" to get a sense of where and when to start new paragraphs, and when to start wrapping it up!
By Friday, we were ready to put our good paragraphing skills to work and write very interesting and loaded paragraphs about the turkeys that were decorated at home. The turkeys and paragraphs will be on display in the hallway next week to see if Greenbriar can match up the turkeys with the appropriate paragraph.
In class we read about the Energy Pyramid and talked about how each level of consumer and the producers play an important role. They then applied their knowledge by creating a diagram of the pyramid in Google Docs.
If you were out, forgot to write something down, or wanted to double check- here is the link to our Homework Webpage.
2015 Master List Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Illinois Children's Choice Award
Click here a copy of our 40 Book checklist. The number next to each genre is about how many books in that genre that your student should read to get to their goal of 40 books this year!
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Greenbriar Elementary School