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Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekly Topics ~ March 23

One more week til Spring Break! YAY!

Just a reminder that your child will need a fully disposable lunch on Wednesday, as we will be taking our field trip to the Lake County Fair Grounds for some agricultural awareness!

Here's what's going on this week:

Reading: We are working on the comprehension strategy on inferencing.  Students are learning to take what they already know, add it to clues from the text, and make an inference.

Spelling: We are working on words that end in -el, -le, -il, and -al.

Writing: We are still working on our grammar unit.  This week the focus is on pronouns and adverbs.

Math: The focus in math is capacity and weight, using both customary and metric units.  This chapter is going to continue after spring break, so we will be taking a mid-chapter quiz on Friday.

BEARS Time: We are working with our Smartgoal for subtraction.  Students have been working on subtracting across zeros.  We are working with numbers in the thousands this week.

Here are our learning goals:

Reading: I use my background knowledge and clues from the text to make an inference.

Writing: I can understand and use different parts of speech.

Math: I can estimate and measure different units of weight and capacity.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Weekly Topics ~ Week of March 9

After Monday, we will be done with ISTEP testing!! YAY! So much hard work and focus went into testing.

This week, we will be doing alot of wrapping up units that we have been working on.

Also, we will be taking our IREAD practice test on Wednesday, March 11 and taking the actual 
I-READ-3 Test Monday, March 16!

Here's what's going on this week: 

Reading - We will be wrapping up our unit on nonfiction text features by Wednesday.  Our next unit is going to be on the strategy of inferencing as we read. More information on that will follow next week.

Spelling - We WILL have a spelling unit this week! Lists went home Monday.  This week, we will be working with words that end in -er and -est.

Writing - We are going to start a grammar unit in writing.  This will cover various parts of speech (nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, etc.) and sentence structure. This is one of my personal favorites :-)

Math - We will be taking our Chapter 8 test on Tuesday. A study guide went home last week.  Our next chapter is going to cover capacity, weight and volume.

Science - We are taking our Simple Machines test on Thursday. A study guide went home Monday and discovereducation.com can be used to study the 6 different simple machines.

Here's to warmer temps this week! 3 weeks til Spring Break! We can do it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Simple Machines

Try out this BrainPop Jr game to help out with Simple Machines!


To access BrainpopJr, use USERNAME: in_tc and PASSWORD: pop

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dr. Seuss

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Check out the AWESOME Seussville Site