We had such fun at the ballet! I am very proud of how all of the students behaved. They are really growing up :)
We have just two more weeks before winter break, and we have a lot of learning jam-packed into them! Let's check it out.
We have another field trip this week! This is one of my favorites all year - we visit GMS for their winter concert! We get to listen to several of their favorite Christmas songs as well as see the middle school (if only very briefly).
This Week at a Glance
- Mon, 12/8 Math homework handed out; new skills rotation starts (for 4 weeks)
- Tues, 12/9 Red folders come home (see permission slip)
- Wed, 12/10 How-to essay due
- Thurs, 12/11 Step & Musicals performances (8:25 and 9:20); permission slips due; career lesson with Mr. Williamson
- Fri, 12/2 Conjunctions test; math homework due; field trip to GMS for winter concert
This Week in Reading
We will continue studying organizational structures this week. Students are getting used to identifying the structure of a text and putting it on a graphic organizer. (This is a review from 4th grade.) We will begin comparing the structures of two or more texts in order to write about them.
*There will only be 3 days of reading class this week due to the career lesson with Mr. Williamson and the winter concert at GMS.
This Week in Math
We are still adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Most of the students can identify a common denominator for two fractions who have different denominators. (For example, they can determine that the common denominator o4 1/4 and 1/6 is 12.) This is a great because they are mastering the first step in the process! Most of them are then able to add or subtract the fractions. We will begin throwing in mixed numerals this week to add and subtract. The work gets a little more difficult this week.
This Week in Writing
Students will continue learning about correlative conjunctions (either/or, neither/nor). They will also be finishing their How-To essays which are due on Wednesday. On Thursday, we will start writing our autobiographies! Conjunctions test on Friday (coordinate, subordinate, and correlative).
This Week in Social Studies
Students are back with me for social studies! We will begin studying the 1920s and 1930s this week! This is always a fun unit for the students. We will discover the highs and lows our country faced following WWI. We will also study what led us into WWII. This week, we'll be focusing on Langston Hughes, Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh, Louis Armstrong, and Henry Ford! On Thursday, we'll be making edible cars in a race to see if students can build the cars faster in an assembly line or in one-on-one production!
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call the school or send me an email. Have a great week!