- Just a reminder: There is no school on Friday, April 3. Happy Spring Break!
- A HUGE THANK YOU to Jesse’s and Chloe’s moms for chaperoning Thursday’s field trip. That mirror maze was something else!
- Room 314 will have Science this week in our departmental rotation. Please see our blog for details.
- Miss Vollmer continues to command the instruction for Room 314 and Science and is doing a remarkable job!
- Thursday marks the end of 3rd quarter. All work that is late will need to be submitted by Wednesday.
*****Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
Reader’s Workshop– Students should be reading 40+ 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.
SCOPE: Students will read an article, “Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life”, and annotate the text. Then, students will work in groups to create an informational video about the dangers of cell phones.
Students will continue Poetry Workshop. This week students will compose poems using personification.
This week students will continue Unit 8. This week students will find fractions of fractions and multiply fractions as well as mixed numbers. then, students will convert mixed numbers into pecents. Lessons 8.6-8.9 will be covered.
This week in Social Studies, students will continue Chapter 6, Lesson 2 in their Social Studies books. Students will learn about the Stamp and Townshend acts, as well as the Boston Massacre. They will have homework on Wednesday. Over break they will create a brochure for their 14th colony. I will send home an assignment guideline on Thursday.
Science (room 314)
This week, Room 314 students will begin work in the Science unit: Levers and Pulleys. Students will be introduced to the Unit, practice creating a class-1 lever, and define the parts of a lever. Then studetns will run a controlled experiment to test the advantages of levers.
Investigation A: Levers
Investigation D: Finding the Advantage
Investigation E: Finding The Advantage 2
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 8.6||Study Link 8.7||Study Link 8.8|
|Writing||Finish drafting your personi-fication poem in your notebook.||Finish publishing your personi-fication poem||BOOK RECOMMENDATION IS DUE TODAY!|
|Social Studies||Chapter 6 Lesson 2 review questions 1-4||Complete the 14th Colony project. Due on April 13. No exceptions.|
|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 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for 45-60 minutes in your IR bookReading Log is due Monday April 13|