- Report Cards: Please return your child's report card envelope. Remove the items in the envelope and sign the back of it. Thank you!
- Soil Homework: If your child forgot to bring in his/her soil today...Please have them bring it in on Tuesday! See email I sent on Tuesday for details and information.
- Science Supplies: If you signed up to purchase any of our science supplies on the Signup Genius, please have your child bring the item in by Wednesday, Jan. 18.
- Scholastic Book Orders: New Scholastic Book fliers went home yesterday in Thursday folders. It's important to keep your child reading to build stamina, fluency, accuracy and comprehension. You can place your child's book order online using our class's code NP79X Link to order: clubs.scholastic.com/ I'll place the order at the end of the month (Jan. 31st).
- Become a PTA Member: Our school needs parents like you to sign up for PTA. Critical learning tools, field trips, and resources are paid for by our wonderful PTA, but that means we need you! Please, become a PTA member today. England PTA website
- Home Access Center: Please, check weekly to stay up to date on your child's academic progress. Link to Home Access Center. Continue to discuss with your child the importance of listening to directions, staying focused on school work and doing his/her personal best on all assignments. Remember, if a student earns below a 70% on any assignment or test, the student can make corrections to earn a possible passing grade (70%) per school district policy.
- Jan 16 - No School (Martin Luther King Jr Day)
- Jan 18 - Bring in Science supplies from the Signup Genius
- Jan 19 - Math Unit Test "More Multiplication and Division" - Lilleboe & Swyers math students
- Jan 20 - Math Unit Test "Geometry" - Bae, Jones and McKenzie math students
- Jan 23 - End of the Bluebonnet Reading Program 2022 - Voting for best bluebonnet book
- Feb 2 - Economics Fair Project - Information sent home in Thursday folders
- Feb 8 - Science Unit Test "Weather, Soil and Earth's Forces - Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Landslides"
- Feb 9 - Economics Fair Project idea must be approved by Mrs. Lilleboe (last day to get approval)
What are we learning?
Writing: We have started our next writing unit, Poetry. Students will write a variety of poems using figurative language, sensory words/imagery, and feeling.
Reading: Our current unit is Reading Poetry. Students will be able to:
- The learner will create mental images and make inferences using text evidence to support their understanding while reading and writing responses to a variety of poems. (3.6DF, 3.7BC)
- The learner will describe how the poetic language in poems (imagery, literal and figurative language such as simile, and sound devices such as onomatopoeia) creates imagery for the reader. (3.9B, 3.10D)
- The learner will read a variety of poems and explain how the rhyme scheme, sound devices, and structural elements contribute to the meaning. (3.9B, 3.10D)
- The learner will compose poems using genre characteristics and revise drafts to improve word choice by adding, deleting, combining, or rearranging ideas for coherence and clarity. (3.11C, 3.12A, 3.10D)
- Swyers and Lilleboe Students: We are currently in our More Multiplication & Division unit.
- The first goal is for students to extend the fact strategies they’ve learned to help them multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. They should be encouraged to look for strategies involving mental math, partial products, area models, and/or properties of multiplication.
- The second goal is for students to know that multiplication and division is more than just computation. Students must also learn how to solve story problems related to these operations, including those involving multiplicative comparisons. They must also represent relationships in story problems and be able to explain strategies used to solve problems using concrete objects, pictorial models, and number sentences.
- Bae/Jones/McKenzie students: Math unit - Geometry. Use my "math links" and Splash Learn to help with these concepts. In this unit students will:
- Identify attributes of all quadrilaterals (squares, rectangles, rhombus, trapezoids, parallelograms)
- Identify attributes of 3 types of triangles
- Determine the perimeter of a 2D shape
- Determine the area of a 2D shape
- Describe the differences between prisms and pyramids
Science: We have started our next unit "Weather, Soils and Earth's Forces". This week we charted the weather of 2 locations for 5 days. Then, we wrote a response about the data we collected - comparing and contrasting between the 2 locations. Next week we will look at soils. Please make sure your child brings in his/her soil on Tuesday!!!
Social Studies: We will learn about how humans adapt to their living environment depending on where they live (cold region, hot desert area, on an island, etc) and begin our economics (financial literacy) unit as well. The economics (financial literacy) unit will stretch into March as we prepare for our Economics Fair on March 8th.