Monday, October 15, 2018

October 15-19

"October was always the least dependable of months ... full of ghosts and shadows."

We started the week with Literacy and Language Arts. Students are about to wrap up Lesson 3 in Journey's. We have been working on character traits, feeling and motivations as well as a story's message. They enjoyed our Anchor Text titled Destiny's Gift. Tomorrow and Wednesday we will focus on their Leveled Readers. 

Students will complete a STEM project this morning when they return from Art. They will work in small groups to "Help Harry" by building the highest perch for him possible so he can see more easily around the classroom. Students will be given a bag full of materials that they can use to design and construct their perch. Students will have to evaluate their teamwork after completing the task.

Students have one more spelling assignment due before tomorrow's test. No spelling homework will be given on Tuesday. We will begin Lesson 4 with a spelling pretest on Wednesday. Students will have a Spelling Menu choice on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

We will continue with Unit 2 in math this week. Students will have a Home Link each night to complete for homework. Please see the Learning Objective on your child's homework for more information on what we learning each day.

Early Release on Wednesday!

Please sign and return Field Trip permission forms ASAP.

Have a fantastic week! :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 9-12

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.

What a glorious, short week! :) Students took their spelling pretest on Tuesday. They will have a spelling assignment each night for homework. The test will be given next Tuesday, the 16th. 

We have continued working in Unit 2 of EDM this week. Students are practicing solving multi-step problems using all four operations. Please see your child's homework each night for their daily Learning Objective. 

Students enjoyed our whole school assembly on Tuesday afternoon. The student council ran the assembly that focused on our classroom core values. Our class chose ~courtesy~ as our essential value. We have been working hard on being respectful, courteous and caring human beings. 

Have a fantastic week! :)

Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1-5

"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October."

We began our week by meeting our new student Eamon! The class was so excited to have him join our awesome community. :)

Our Anchor Text this week is a fun fantasy called The Case of Cardigan Jones. Students were introduced to many new vocabulary words related to the courtroom. We will complete this reading and spelling lesson on Wednesday. Students have a spelling homework assignment due tomorrow and Wednesday. No spelling homework on Wednesday evening though! :)The spelling pretest for Lesson 3 will be given on Thursday. Please check your child's spelling homework menu for the next spelling test date. 

We will begin Unit 2 in math this week. Students will have a math assignment each night for homework. Please check your child's Home Link each night for our daily Learning Objective. 

We will begin our Biome Unit very soon. Students will enjoy learning about the various regions of the United States and how each climate affects life in that biome. 

Have a fantastic week! :)

Monday, September 24, 2018

September 24-28

"We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost."

Happy Fall! I can't believe it's already the end of September. We've been so busy in Room 137 these past few weeks. Students have enjoyed working cooperatively on our Community PBL work. They will be presenting their Not A Box projects by the end of this week. 

We will complete our first lesson in Journey's tomorrow. Students will demonstrate their understanding of A Fine, Fine School by answering a variety of vocabulary and comprehension questions. We will begin our next Anchor Text on Wednesday. Students will also be given a spelling pretest related to the new phonetic rule. Please check the spelling homework menu for information on number of homework assignments due and the test date. No spelling homework on Monday or Tuesday.

We will complete Unit 1 in math this week. Please find the Learning Objectives posted on every Home Link to check for understanding with your child. Students will have a Home Link on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will review for the test on Thursday. Students will bring home a review packet to study at home for Friday's assessment. Please look for the Unit 2 Family Letter to go home by the end of the week. This is a great tool for assisting parents with homework and math concepts. 

We will finish up our Maps and Globes Unit this week. Students will work on map scales, legends and directions. We will continue to work on recognizing the continents and major bodies of water. 

Have a fantastic week! :)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Beginning of the year 2018-19

"By all these lovely tokens 
September days are here, 
With summer’s best of weather 
And autumn’s best of cheer." 

Welcome to my blog! I will introduce this site to parents at Open 
House! Please refer to my blog for class information concerning 
homework, special events and weekly updates. I will update it each 
Monday by the end of the day. Please contact me with any questions
or concerns regarding my blog or class related information. 

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Monday, May 21, 2018

May 21-25

"The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings."

We began our week by attending the fifth grade band and chorus concert. It was awesome! We all loved watching our amazing students perform in this musical event. 

Ms. Karen joined us for Brain Gym following the concert. It was great to get our bodies and brains moving with the kids' choice of Sun Salutations, balance boards, skull taps, finger touches and cross crawls. 

Students will work on their final presentation for their Invention PBL experience this week. Students are working on Google Slide Shows, posters and videos to share their learning and understanding. 

We will finish writing poems tomorrow. These poems will be displayed for the Celebration of Learning Night coming up next week. I hope to see families at this fun event.

Students have spelling homework tonight and Tuesday. Their test will be given on Wednesday. I will wait until the following Monday to give the new pretest. :)

We will begin Unit 9 in math this week. Students will practice multiplication facts by playing Product Pile-Up. They will solve number stories by multiplying or dividing with multiples of 10. They will also use mental math steps to multiply problems involving larger factors. We will have homework on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. I will give them Wednesday off due to the SAS testing.

Have a fantastic week!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May 14-18

"You are as welcome as the flowers in May."

The Unit 8 math test will be given tomorrow! A review packet will go home for homework tonight. Students will not have homework on Wednesday evening. We will begin Unit 9 on Thursday. Please take a moment to check out the Family Letter for the new unit. It will go home with students today. 

We had our spelling pretest today. Lesson 19 focuses on the Vowel Sounds in spoon and wood. The test will be given on next Tuesday, the 22nd. Students will have four spelling assignments due by that date.

SAVE THE DATE: Black American Wax Museum on Friday, June 8th from 1:30-2:15pm. 

SAVE THE DATE: Hansel and Gretel - Eat Right on Wednesday, June 13th from 9-10am. 

Have a fabulous week! :)