January 11, 2016
We have started our mixed multiplication quizzes where students have four minutes to complete 25 mixed facts. There will not be an opportunity to retake mixed quizzes if students get a poor grade, but there is an opportunity to exempt quizzes. If students make an A for three consecutive weeks, meaning that they only miss one answer or none, then they can decide if they would like to skip taking the quiz for the next two weeks. Students may decide that they would like to take the quiz to bring up any lower quiz grades. I will let students know when they are able to exempt.
Changes to the SC Book Award Nominee Review
Our class will continue our grammar study this week as we learn about the difference between action verbs (run, jump, dance) and linking verbs (is, are, was). We will continue to talk about nouns and adjectives as well.
There will not be a spelling unit of study this week or next week, since these are both short weeks.
Social Studies Update
We will wrap up Chapter 5, Lessons 1 & 2 with a quiz on Wednesday. Then we will move on to the battles fought in South Carolina and the war heroes of South Carolina during the American Revolution in Lesson 3.
Monday, January 18 - No School, Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
Friday, January 22 - Second Quarter Report Cards Go Home