Archive for December 2011

Parents,

Please check the Homework Chart for updates on tonight’s homework assignments. We FINALLY got in the Science lab and performed experiments today on our water clocks!!!!!
Tomorrow will be a Division Drill that counts for a grade, as well as a checking progress quiz over long division. Finally, at around 1:30 we will break for a movie and popcorn event. The kids have earned it.¬† ūüôā

Sorry for the delay! Ray’s website was down over the weekend and I couldn’t update anything!
Parents and families of Room 304: Please enjoy your holiday, celebrating however you do. We will be having a classroom winter break movie and popcorn event on Friday afternoon as our monthly birthday celebration.

In addition, students will be given one assignment to work on over break:¬†¬† Book Report.¬† Look for the Book Report packet and details inside your child’s take-home bag at the end of the week.¬† This assignment will be due when students come back from break.

 

Weekly Homework:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Division Practice worksheet  Study Link 4.3 Study Link 4.4 Study division facts!  Checking Progress Quiz today
Writing Poetic Devices Manual:Alliteration and Hyperbole poems completed and illustrated.
Poetic Devices Manual:Create an example and illustrate for Simile/Metaphor
 
  Poetic Devices  Manual:  Create an example and illustrate for Metaphor Poetic Devices Manual:  create an example and illustrate for Personification.
Social Studies/ Science   Social Studies:  Weekly Workbook page 25Study for Vocabulary Quiz (Lesson 1, 2, 3) Social Studies: Write a summary about Lesson 3 using all of Lesson 3 vocabulary.Vocabulary Quiz Science:  Investigating Sinking Water Clocks:  Five Part  Investigation due.  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark

Because of my absence yesterday, homework assignments have changed just a little bit.  Please check the Weekly Homework chart below for updates!

REPOST: Our school district (CPS) is working to update all parent information electronically. As a result, they are asking all parents to visit the link below ASAP and enter their contact information. Thank you in advance.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGsxTm5zZnZWV3hld3VfUjVJZUFScXc6MQ#gid=0

Thanks to Eli, Joi, and Camilla’s parents for assisting in the field trip.¬† We all really enjoyed seeing our classmates perform.¬† The ballet even sparked a Science lab that we are currently working on:¬† students have been assigned a piece of music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet.¬† In groups, they are using a list of variable to design pedestrian movements to the music.

 

Weekly Homework:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 3 Assessment Math Boxes 3.10   Math Journal pages 99-100 Study Link 4.1 Study Link 4.2 Math Puzzler due today.  Checking Progress Quiz today
Writing Revision:  add transitions to your paragraphs. Revision:  Proofread your Rough Draft. Final Draft:  Proofread your essay Poetic Devices  Booklet:  Create an example and illustrate for Alliteration. Published essays are due Monday, December 19.
Social Studies/ Science   Social Studies:  Weekly Workbook page 24 Social Studies: Write a summary about Lesson 2 using all of Lesson 2 vocabulary Science:  Investigating Sinking Water Clocks  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark

 

Many students have not paid for this Friday’s field trip to see the Nutcracker— please send $5 to school by tomorrow, Thursday.
In addition, tomorrow and Friday students will take the MAPS Benchmark tests in the afternoon. As a result, I have delayed the Unit 3 Math test until Monday, December 12. I will send students home with a study packet on Friday.
Cheers!

REPOST: Our school district (CPS) is working to update all parent information electronically. As a result, they are asking all parents to visit the link below ASAP and enter their contact information. Thank you in advance.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGsxTm5zZnZWV3hld3VfUjVJZUFScXc6MQ#gid=0

This week, our class will be taking a walking field trip to see the Nutcracker at Mandel Hall on the U of C campus. We will be going on Friday, December 9. We will leave in the morning, and we will be back in school to eat lunch in the cafeteria. The cost of this field trip is $5. Please send payment this week so that your child may attend. If you are sending cash, please send exact change, as I cannot make change.
Thank you!

As promised, here is a new Homework Chart that I hope will assist you in homework and assignment deadlines:

 

Weekly Homework:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Tessellation Artwork StudyLink 3.9 StudyLink 3.10 Unit 3 Study Packet and review Weekly Puzzler due
Writing Develop three supporting details for each topic sentence Work On Rough Draft-Introductory paragraph Work on Rough Draft-Introduction and Body paragraphs Work On Rough Draft-Conclusion  Rough Drafts due Friday  
Social Studies/ Science   Social Studies:  Weekly Workbook page 23 Social Studies: Write a summary about Lesson 1 using all of Lesson 1 vocabulary MAPS Testing in the afternoon  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark

 

A Few Notes ‚Äď Our school district (CPS) is working to update all parent information electronically. As a result, they are asking all parents to visit the link below ASAP and enter their contact information. Thank you in advance.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGsxTm5zZnZWV3hld3VfUjVJZUFScXc6MQ#gid=0

In addition, if you would like to order Scholastic Book orders online, please use the activations code: J6NM7
Scholastic book orders are due by Monday, December 5. Students have two catalogs to choose from. This would be a great holiday gift!

Finally, I will be implementing a new organization to my blog next week. I hope that this may clarify any questions that parents and students may have about homework assignments and due dates.

As always, things are constantly evolving and getting better and better in Room 304. Thank you for your support.

Ms. Krecik