- Room 314 will have Civics this week in our departmental rotation. Please see Ms. jack’s blog for further details.
- Book Recommendations are a new component to Reading grades this quarter. Students will write two book recommendations this quarter based on books they have read this year from our classroom library. The first book recommendation is due March 2.
- We will be adding a new weekly homework assignment: Academic Vocabulary. A packet will go home on Tuesday with five vocabulary words for students to practice with. On Friday the packet is due, and students will take a short assessment of their understanding. Academic vocabulary is being studied to help students make sense of statewide assessment language that is used.
*****Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
Reader’s Workshop– Students should be reading 35+ minutes nightly to ensure they will meet their AR goal this quarter!
This week, students will work in Guided Reading groups to read informational text and work on comprehension skills that are deficient. Students who are not meeting for Guided Reading will be working on Daily 5 activities: Read T0 Self, Work On Writing (Reader’s Letter), Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students may bring their own headphones, with parental permission, to listen to reading online. READERS’ LETTERS MUST BE COMPLETED IN CLASS— this is not homework.
Shared Reading: Students will compose a response to the prompt, “Should we continue exploring space?” based on the articles we have read in Scholastic SCOPE.
This week, students will organize our ideas in a graphic organizer and begin first drafts this week.
This week students will continue unit 7, Exponents and Negative Numbers. Students will cover 7.2-7.4-7.6 this week. Using Parentheses in Number Sentences, Order Of Operations, and Line Graphs will be covered.
This week in Social Studies, students will continue Chapter 5: The Thirteen Colonies. Students will read lesson 2 and answer review questions in class. They will complete Lesson 2 worksheet for homework on Wednesday. There will be a vocabulary quiz over lesson 1 and 2 words on Monday next week.
Science (room 312)
This week, Room 314 students will continue work in the Science unit: Microworlds. Students will be introduced to the microscope. They will practice with the microscope, drawing accurate scientific sketches.
Investigation B: Introduction to Microscopes
Investigation C: Practicing With the Microscope
I expect students to have a composition notebook for science only, and students are required to write out investigations using the 5-Step Scientific Process (Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Observations and Data, Conclusion). Students’ notebooks are graded using a Rubric. This counts for 40% of their overall grade. Science notebooks are due on Friday
|Math||Study Link 7.4||Study Link 7.5||Math Journal page 224||Study Link 7.6Checking Progress quiz|
|Writing||Work on Book Recommendation (Due March 2)||Work on Book Recommendation (Due March 2)||Work on Book Recommendation (Due March 2)||Work on Book Recommendation (Due March 2)||Work on Book Recommendation (Due March 2)|
|Social Studies||The Middle Colonies worksheet|
|Reading||Read for a minimum of 35 minutes.Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 35 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 35 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 35 minutesComplete Reading Log||Read for 45-60 minutes in your IR bookReading Log is due Monday|