Monday, September 10, 2018

September 10-September 14

Hello Parents!

Last week our class was visited by Cool 2 Code. They are a group that teaches students about coding and robotics. We were able to program micro bits and one of our lucky students was able to take one home!
Cool 2 Code after school program kickoff will be held October 10th from 6-8:00 PM. You can come and check out different robotic and coding programs/learning tools that students can learn to use at our after school program starting the week after the kickoff. You can also sign your child up for the program that night. I would love for your children to join this free program. I will have more details as the date approaches! Watch for fliers to come home.

Here's what's happening in:

MATH
We will start chapter 2 this week. This chapter deals with division of whole numbers, two-digit divisors, and partial quotients, also known as "hang-man division."

CKLA
We will start Unit 2 this week. Students will be learning about ancient civilizations in North and South America. Students will also be finishing their personal narratives. They will be putting them on Utah Compose. They can log in at home and show you their papers at any time!

SCIENCE
We will continue our unit on Heredity. Students will learn about adaptations and punnet squares.

HISTORY
Students will be working on their Patriot Awards this week and learning about our Founding Fathers. We will also discuss 9/11.

Upcoming Events:
Picture Day is September 25
October 1-4 SEP Week **School will dismiss daily at 2:30, including Wednesday**

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 4-September 7

Hello Parents!
I'm hoping you had a great Labor Day weekend. We have a busy, short week this week.
Here's what's happening in:

MATH:
We will complete chapter 1 on Wednesday and review for our test Thursday. Students will be bringing home a little homework, which is their chapter 1 test/review from their book. They will complete this at home and may use it to help them with their test on Thursday.

Students who do not pass the chapter 1 test will go to the library during lunch recess to get extra help on this chapter. Our school has been given the privilege of hiring a math tutor to help those struggling with vital concepts.

CKLA:
We are reading Reverend Abbott and Those Bloodshot Eyes. We are also working on writing a personal narrative that includes figurative language. Students are also working on parts of speech and identifying each part of speech in a story.

SCIENCE:
We are talking about heredity. Students will be learning about species, adaptations, and environment this week. We will also talk about inherited traits and non-inherited traits.

HISTORY:
We will be working toward earning a Patriot Award. By the end of the year, students will need to identify each continent, name each state and capital, list the presidents of the united states, write the preamble to the Constitution in neat cursive, and recite, by memory, the presidential oath of office. We will work on these as a class. Students who earn the Patriot Award will have their picture put in the newspaper and will earn a party with me!

Thank you for reading at home with your children. I am so impressed with their reading ability! You are the driving force of your child's education. I appreciate you all so much!

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Monday, August 27, 2018

August 27- August 31

Hello Parents and Students!
We have had a great two weeks getting into a routine. I am getting to know each of your students and am loving having them in my class. They are smart, funny, and super entertaining.

Here's what's happening in...

MATH:
We will be completing math lessons 1.7-1.11. We will finish this chapter next week our test will probably be next Wednesday or Thursday. Students seem to be understanding the concepts being taught well and are really hard workers.

CKLA:
We are close reading Pegasus for a Summer. Students are also writing a personal narrative.

SCIENCE:
We will begin our unit on Heredity this week. Students will be working with heredity for four weeks. They will learn about genetics, physical traits, what traits can be passed through genes, and much more!

HISTORY:
We will be learning about our judicial system this week.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
No School September 3: Labor Day
September 25: Fall Pictures
October 1-5 SEP Conference

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