2.7 (Wednesday): 80% AR benchmark 2.7 (Wednesday): Global Play Day 2.9 (Friday): Last day of science with current science teacher 2.12 (Monday): Art with Mrs. Caldwell returns to Bel Aire 2.14 (Wednesday): Valentine’s Day Class Parties 2.15 (Thursday): Math Centers 2.16 (Friday): 90% AR benchmark 2.16 (Friday): Math Module 4 Ends 2.19 - 2.23: Mid-Winter Break - No School 2.26 (Monday): New science classes begin with a new teacher 2.26 (Monday): Math Module 5 Begins 3.2 (Friday): 100% of AR Goals Due 3.2 (Friday): End of 2nd Trimester 3.5 (Monday): 1st Day of 3rd Trimester
Outdoor Ed. Walker Creek Update Good news! We now have enough chaperones for Walker Creek! More information will be coming home soon.
Class Dojo Homework and behavior will continue to be reflected in Class Dojo. Please be sure to check this to ensure there nothing problematic is going on in the class with your child. As of January 31st, the most points a student could have was 42.
Math This month students will complete the second half of Module 4, Lessons 13-33. Students will learn: •Multiplication of a fraction with a fraction •Multiplication with fractions and decimals •Division of fractions and decimal fractions •Interpretation of numerical expressions •Module 4 videos can be found HERE. •Module 4 Parent Tip sheet can be found HERE.
Science This month our class will study chemical reactions, focusing on the following: •Compare reactants and products before and after chemical reactions •Observe, separate, and identify the products of chemical reactions •Learn that atoms are the fundamental building blocks of matter and that all substances are composed of atoms •Learn that atoms rearrange during chemical reactions to form new substances •Use atom models and chemical formulas to represent atoms and molecules •Represent chemical reactions with chemical equations •Measure volumes of solids and liquids. .
Writing This month, students will: •Learn what persuasive/opinion essay writing is •Learn the key components of an effective opinion piece •Review and implement strategies for writing organized essays •Continue to make progress publishing their novels
Reading This month, students will finish the unit called Author’s Point of View focusing on: •Drawing inferences from the text •Comparing points of view •Identifying key events & summarizing
Next up, they will begin the unit called Conflicts That Shaped a Nation, which pairs nicely with our social studies curriculum.
Social Studies This month, students will: •Study the original 13 colonies •Focus on early leaders •Learn about early settlements •Compare & contrast the different colonies