- Spirit Day Assembly is this coming Friday, February 1st, at 8:15 AM on the basketball court.
- The recitation for January is Wednesday. Please remember to study and bring your packet.
- The Scientist Biography and Research are due next Friday, February 8th. Please see the due dates inside the Science Project packet to help you keep up with each step of the Science Project.
Spalding - The students will enter List 20 Spelling Words and will be tested on List 19.
Language/Writing – The students will complete Grammar Lessons 58, 59 and 60 (with emphasis on comma usage and appositives). Students will have a grammar test next Monday (02/04/19). We will also be writing essays comparing and contrasting two poems.
Reading - The students will continue with identifying elements of stories and recalling main ideas. We are also beginning to practice the proper use of elements of a good book: Setting, Character, Plot, Theme, etc. We will continue reading in our book studies (Tale of Despereaux, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nymn, The BFG and Holes - the study depending on which teacher your child has). .
Math – The students will be learning geometry concepts. We will complete lesson 65 on division and we will learn different strategies for division. Students will receive study guide 12 on Thursday.
Science – The students will be reading about density this week and doing an investigation on Friday. If you have cereal and or raisins you would like to donate, please send them with your child.
Social Studies - The students will be reading Unit 3, Lesson 4, which focuses on the westward expansion.
Announcements - No school on Monday, Jan. 21st for MLK Day and Field Day on Friday from 10-11:20 a.m. Please contact Coach Hunt if you would like to volunteer.
Please make sure students are not bringing outdoor jackets to wear in the classroom. (Hooded, designs)
Science packet needs to be coming to school daily with students, and they should be working on this every night.
Next Monday 1/21 is MLK day there is no school and no tutoring.
Please sign up to help volunteer for Field day on January 25th.
Spalding: We will be entering list 18 and testing on week 17 words
Language Arts: We are going over Comparison Ajectives then will have our Grammar test 10 on Tuesday. We will be working on our benchmarks in reading and writing the rest of the week.
Reading: We will be working on our study guide and test for summary and theme which we will test on Tuesday. Then we will work on our benchmark and finish out the week with our book studies.
Math: We are working on multiplying 3 digit numbers, and displaying data using graphs. We will havea study guide for test 11 on Wednesday and test on Thursday. Then we will have a benchmark on Friday.
Science: We are going to be going over the scientific method on Monday, and form predictions on Tuesday. On Wednesday we will be in Miss Magnusen’s room where she will walk the classes through the expectations of the science fair packet for the question on pages 11-12 and answer questions students may have. On Thursday we will have a lab safety power point and end the weeo back in Miss Magnusen’s room where she will explain the Reference page and Book Report to the students.
Social Studies: We will be doing a Skills lesson on Fact and Opinion and go into lesson 3 in unit 3 of our social studies book.
Spirit Day 1/11- Students may wear Spirit Day shirts
No School 1/21 – MLK Day
Students should be having their homework folder checked nightly to see if there is material that needs to be read and signed by parents/ guardians. Also by signing the planner you are acknowledging that you have seen their completed homework and behavior logs. Please do not sign the planner without looking to see if homework is completed.
Also, please be sure to check behavior charts and sign if there has been a checkmark added because of a behavior event that day.
Spalding - The students will enter List 17 Spelling Words and will be tested on List 16 on Friday 1/11.
Language/Writing – Students will continue grammar lessons focused on nominative cases and diagraming these more complex sentences. Grammar test next week. We will also be looking at different stories and writing exercises will focus on comparing themes in different stories.
Reading - We will continue reading strategies identifying elements of stories and recalling main ideas. We are also beginning to practice the proper use of elements of a good book: Setting, Character, Plot, Theme, etc. We will continue reading in our book studies (Tale of Despereaux, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nymn, The BFG and Holes - the study depending on which teacher your child has). .
November Poem Recitations are due January 30.
No book report this quarter – see Science Fair Project for this quarter’s “report”.
Math – The students will start the week with a review of concepts learned before the break and a test on 1/9. We will continue with lessons 56 and 57 practicing comparing and using fractions.
Science –In class we will begin our studies on the elements of scientific method. The questions for the science fair projects should be submitted by 1/25 for approval from the teacher. Please do NOT start experiments until the question/concept has been approved by the student’s teacher. Students should also be reading their biography of the scientists they have chosen (see rubric for ideas/instructions).
Social Studies - We are reading Unit 3, Lesson 1. We are continuing to explore the process of western expansion and Arizona’s role in the new country.