card header iconWeek of April 9, 2018

In Math, we will be finishing Chapter 8 (Understanding Fractions) and will have the chapter test by the end of the week. We are moving on from Multiplication and Division, so it will be even more important that the students are working on their facts at home. All students should have a copy of their multiplication drills at home so they can practice as much as they'd like. Please set the timer for 2 minutes and check their work when they're done. They're really working hard on passing them and doing very well overall.  We have also started a math fact program online. It is called Reflex.  Your child should have brought home a letter giving you all the information as well as the sign in information. They are welcome to practice at home also. It's a very fun program and the kids love it. We have now switched over to multiplication/division.

In Language Arts, we have a program called Wonders by McGraw-Hill. This week we are on Unit 5, Week 2. The theme of the unit is Take Action. Science and Social Studies are also embedded in the Wonders program, so they will be working on them throughout the year. Currently, we are working on the Solar System and the class is working on  their Planet Reports. They have also read a biography and are in the process of writing a report on that person. 

The homework each week is to read for at least 30 minutes per night and having a discussion with a parent about their book. Math is also assigned provided we've completed the lesson in class that day. Practicing multiplication facts is a daily homework assignment, as well. Nightly homework completion is strongly encouraged.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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card header iconVocabulary

  • gaze-to look steadily at something
  • conservation-the care of natural resources
  • discouraged-made to feel like giving up       
  • frustration-a feeling of being upset because you can't do or have something
  • jubilant-to feel very happy or joyful
  • recycling-putting objects or materials through a special process so they can be used again
  • remaining-still in a certain place
  • tinkered-made small changes to something

card header iconSpelling Words (inflectional endings -ed, -ing, -s)

names
named
naming
hopes
hoped
hoping
dances
danced
dancing
drops
dropped
dropping
wraps
wrapped
wrapping
basketball
airplane
birthday
driving
traded

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Please note that minimum days begin at 7:55 a.m. with dismissal time at 12:45 p.m.

card header iconNew Math Curriculum

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