Week of April 9

 Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends over our break.

I told the kids before the break that everyone would have a chance to share what they did over break.  I mentioned that if you sent in a few pictures of something they did I would share them with the class and they could talk about them. If you can please send in 2-5 pictures for your child to share with their classmates of whatever you did over our break. If you don’t have any special pictures, that’s fine too! Your child will still be able to share. 🙂

Miscellaneous:

  • Hurray!  Someone picked Villanova to win the March Madness tournament. We will be having a pizza party for the class, on me! Watch the blog for more details.
  • Thursday, April 12 is Jet’s Pizza night. Tell them you are from our class when ordering your meal to earn the opportunity for a pizza party.
  • Early release is on Friday, April 13, dismissal is at 12:15.

Writing:

  • Beginning our second informational writing unit

Reading:

  • Homework-Read 20 minutes five times a week
  • No Study Island until after M-step
  • Continuing to read biographies

Spelling:

  • No weekly spelling tests for the remainder of the school year. We will be focusing on spelling features with word sorts and other activities based on our class needs. Progress will be tracked by assessments done in class.

Math:

  • Homework-MobyMax is still required Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes unless your child is in the Fabulous Fact Fluency Finishers.
  • Unit # 7- Explore Fractions

Social Studies:

  • Review for the unit test coming home on Tuesday
  • Final assessment on Government will be Monday, April 17

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Final Four!

We are in our final four school days before our spring break. Your kids have been working extremely hard to wrap up a couple of units of study by staying focused and doing their best. I am so proud of them. 🙂

A couple of weeks ago I had a student that was VERY persistent about wanting our class being able to fill out brackets for the college March Madness basketball tournament.

I listened and thought…..

SURE…we can do this. We can do this if we do it for OUR CLASS.  Not to compete against each other, but rather have a common goal to bring us together. So…this is what we did. Each student was allowed to fill out a bracket. Some kids had help from others and some filled out their brackets by themselves. WE had a COMMON GOAL.

If ANY of the kids picked the winner of the tournament then we would have a pizza party, on me!  ALSO, whoever picked the most wins in the tournament would get to pick 3 boys & 3 girls for extra recess.

We are UNITED!!!

Currently, Haleigh has the most tournament wins with 3 games to be played and we have THREE teams still in the tournament that if ANY of them win we will have our PIZZA PARTY! 

So here are the teams that your child should be watching to win on Monday, April 2 so our class can have a PIZZA PARTY!

 

 

So, all I have to say now is…

 

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Week of March 26

Four short, but busy days this week and then we’re off for a week. The kids have been buzzing about their spring break plans!  I hope you all have so much fun!! Whether you are traveling or staying home, be safe and enjoy this time with your children.

HomeworkI will not be having the kids do a Study Island Homework until further notice. Please have your child continue to practice facts on Mobymax every day for 5 minutes. 

 

We are watching and talking about the March Madness tournament. We took the time last week to fill out brackets. I told the kids if ANYONE picked the winner of the tournament that I would treat them to a pizza party. We are all rooting for one of these three teams to win.

Math: We will be testing on unit 6 on Tuesday. This unit consisted of geometry concepts as well as area and perimeter. 

Writing: We are finishing up our literary essay unit. The kids will also be reading an opinion article and writing an opinion piece for a test grade this week.

Social Studies We will be wrapping up our unit on Michigan government. When we return from our break we will review and have a unit test.

Reading: We have started our biography unit. 

 

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Update Week of 3/12

Miscellaneous: 

  • Book Fair all Week- We shopped yesterday and are scheduled to buy today. The book fair will also be open this evening during conferences for your convenience.
  • If your child needs to shop on Thursday, they are welcome to bring in their money and shop then too!
  • Friday will be P.J. Day for our class. We will be celebrating a long stretch of very hard, hard work!

Writing: Literary Essays

Reading:

  • Homework-Read 20 minutes five times a week
  • Homework- Study Island Assignment Due each Friday
  • Beginning Biographies this Week or Early Next

Spelling: No weekly spelling tests for the remainder of the school year. We will be focusing on spelling features with word sorts and other activities based on our class needs. Progress will be tracked by assessments done in class.

Math:

  • Homework-MobyMax is still required Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes unless your child is in the Fabulous Fact Fluency Finishers.
  • Polygons, Perimeter & Area

Social Studies: Michigan Government

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