The Bond Brief
March 7, 2014
A Beautiful Day!
Also, be sure to check out the note about Splash Into Reading and the Piston's, which is at the end of this newsletter.
Business Video and Social Studies BA Next Week!
Check out our learning target chart above!
Highlights of Our Week
Science: We kicked off our Earth Materials unit this week with the study of Mock Rocks. We were able to pick apart the minerals in the rock including read and green gravel, shells, flour, and sand. Today we set up evaporation dishes to figure out what other materials may have been included in the Mock Rock ingredients.
Non-Fiction Reading: We have continued our study of non-fiction. We focused on non-fiction text features again this week and applied them to our Meet Michigan textbook. We have used a process called Text Mapping which allows students to focus on the key points of chapters. We did it as a class and students have practiced it in groups. Next week they will do it in partnerships. We are using our Meet Michigan book and focusing on the history of Michigan, which is our next unit in Social Studies. Next week will be note taking more and writing fact paragraphs.
Writing: We are going to try and finish our Nonfiction ABC book by next Friday. Many students have started to illustrate their book, so we should be able to meet our goal! If students need more time, I may have some bring it home to work on.
Social Studies: As stated above, the BA will be on Wednesday, as well as the commercial being due. Have fun with it, and keep it manageable for you. The main goals are to define the business and market the incentives offered.
Diagrams in Science
Student drew pictures of their Mock Rock vials and labeled them.
On a Roll with Cursive
We are moving right along with cursive!
Students Were Careful Today!
Today the kids had to be so careful, as the materials in their vial had settled. To avoid getting the sediment mixed in again, students had to be extra steady when traveling with their vial. They did great!
March is Reading Month: Hopefully Your Logs Are Getting Filled Out!
Splash Into Reading
Speaking of good deals, I am going to the Piston's game on Tuesday. I hope to see some of you there. I was able to get great lower bowl tickets for $19 each.