October 21, 2016
Message from Mrs. Jones
What a week! The students are growing so fast! Their knowledge and understanding of the concepts we are covering is exciting.
We are working on having good transitions between classes AND during our workshop time. The expectation for this time is "Quick and Quiet." Our class is catching on to this expectation and it creates an increase in learning time. WAY TO GO!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Get outside and enjoy the fall weather.
"I can be a friend that is always kind."
"I did not like my growth, but it taught me something."
"I've grown as a student and friend."
"I am able to expand my mind more and more."
"I have grown in researching certain topics."
"I am growing as a student because I am getting better at writing."
"I am growing because I am understanding more and more of what and why we are learning about something. I'm listening and focusing."
"We are all learning and growing together."
"I am growing even more in math and writing and I am very proud of myself."
Language Arts Goals - Week of 10/24
Word study will continue and we will have an assessment on Friday 10/28.
As readers, we will use strategies to find patterns and main ideas within complex texts to support our writing.
Social Studies and Science Goals - Week of 10/24
Science will be all about genetics. We will continue our study on DNA and how genes are passed down through the generations. We will practice using Punnett Squares to predict inherited traits.
Daily Studying 15-20 minutes
Word Study is due every Friday
***Rigor and Review work: This work is graded each week and serves as a GREAT review of concepts already covered AND concepts that are currently being learned. It challenges them to look for deeper meaning. Sometimes, this process of digging deeper requires some research. I am really proud of the effort that is invested in this work each week.
ITBS Testing Dates
**During testing, there will be not classroom volunteers OR parent lunches. Thank you for your understanding and patience with this expectation.
FRI // 10/28 // Word Study Quiz
FRI // 10/26 // Genetics and Heredity Assessment
***Social Studies - Chapter 3 Study guide has been given out. Be sure to work on this as our Unit test will be here before you know it. :)