September 5th - September 9th
Artham and Ethin
Working with Base 10 multiplication models!
Leah and Simone
Reading all about Native American tribes!
Peter, Danyelle, Yesenia, Karen, and Alina
Practicing multiplication fluency during math workshop!
Notes from Mrs.Myers
+ Conferences: The sign up for conferences will be emailed out this week and the students will be coming home with a paper copy! Please sign up as soon as possible so that we can get to our conferences in a timely manner! You all get weekly updates, so I assure you that these conferences will be quick and easy. :)
+ Technology Homework: This will be the first week of technology homework! It will be posted tomorrow and due on Friday. The expectation for technology homework is the same as paper/pencil homework- it needs to be completed by the due date! If students are having trouble with accessing homework, please make sure they know before Friday! I have two student laptops in the room that can be used if technology is having technical difficulties! :)
+ Weekly Updates: Weekly updates will resume this week, but obviously with the 3-day weekend there will be some delays! Just know that all updates will be sent no later than next Sunday, and I will do my best to get them out in a timely manner.
+ Wednesday Afternoon: I will be out of the building Wednesday afternoon to attend a district social studies meeting. The students will have Mrs.Davis as a sub from lunch to dismissal. I like to make sure that students and parents are aware when I am absent. If you have any immediate concerns on Wednesday, please text me!
+ Class Pet: This week we will begin our process for selecting a class pet! Dr.Burnley has kindly agreed to let us have a pet in our classroom to enhance our learning this year! More information and permission slips will come home in this week's Friday Folder!
+ Journaling Homework: Journaling homework this week will be on separate paper! I will have a packet compiled for the kids that includes all of the possible pet care pages and a page for each night's journaling homework! The packet will be due on Friday! The vote for the class pet will be held on Friday as well, so it's important that this week's homework gets completed on time!
Looking forward to a great week! :)
Wanye, Cameron, Ryan, KJ, Jack, and Christopher
Sorting Native American images into categories!
Chase, Wanye, Cameron, Ryan, KJ, Jack, and Christopher
Debating where the best place to live as a Native American would be!
Karen and Danyelle
Reading about the Hopi!
Topics We Are Covering:
Grammar: Run-on's and Fragments
Writing: Unguided Narrative Writing!
Social Studies: Native Americans continued (Hopi, Seminole, Pawnee)
Read Aloud: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Mentor Text: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Math: Area Model Multiplication
Word Study: Prefixes and Suffixes continued (de-, -est, -less)
Tests and Quizzes
Tuesday: Native Americans Daily Grade #1 (Kwakiutl, Inuit, Nez Perce)
- Students will be able to identify food, home-types, climate, and life styles of each Native American tribe.
Wednesday and Thursday: Addition and Subtraction Daily Grade
- Algorithm for addition and subtraction (multi-digit)
Friday: Word Work Daily Grade
- de-, com- and col-, in- and im-, and review of third grade material
Scott, Ethin, Artham, Anh, Devin, Yash, and Carter
Having a great time reading about the differences between the Nez Perce and the Seminole!
Learning about Native American crafts!
Lily and Libby
Buddy reading books about Native American tribes!
Austin, Ethin, Chase, and Cameron
Playing multiplication war during math centers!
Yesenia and Vivian
Buddy reading Inuit folktales!
Tatiana, Sapna, Karen, Alina, Danyelle, Simone, and Leah
Discussing the information related to Native Americans as deduced from multiple maps!