We had a great last week of quarter 1! In reading and science, we continued working on main idea and relevant details as we learned how to classify vertebrates and invertebrates. To earn a “4” on our learning scale, students were given an opportunity to create their own vertebrate or invertebrate and identify its name, characteristics, habitat, and adaptations for survival. They created some amazing animals and really showed off what they learned! In math, we completed the first topic in module 2 with a focus on time, measuring weight with grams and kilograms, and measuring capacity with milliliters and liters. The primary focus of those measurement lessons included problem solving using those units and the four operations. This involved a lot of two step problems. Finally, we completed all of our quarterly assessments! It was a very busy week!
English/Language Arts/Science: This is the final week of our module on main idea and details! To end our module, we will be integrating the scientific idea of classifying organisms beyond the plant and animal kingdoms. We will be reading the text Let’s Classify Organisms. As we progress through this week, we will maintain a focus on finding relevant details that connect to a main idea.
Math: We will begin topic C in our math module 2! Our focus will be on rounding to the nearest ten and nearest hundred. Also, we will continue working on our multiplication fluency and math problem solving in math journals.
Social Studies: This week, students will take an overview style regions “tour” of the United States by reading about various important landmarks and places around the US. They will then have to map them on a US map and write about the places they visited.
Homework: On Friday, students received their spelling and math log homework! They should also read nightly and record their minutes in their reading calendar. Both the calendar and the planner should be signed nightly! This Friday, students will receive information regarding the start of their STEM Fair project. More information will come home later this week via email before we send the folder home on Friday. 🙂
Boosterthon: Students had a great time at their Boosterthon Fun Run! It is now money collection time! The goal is to have it all collected by Thursday, October 19th. Thank you for your support of the kids and our school in this event!
Red Ribbon Week: This awesome week is next week! Stay tuned for more information.
Report Cards: These will come home on Monday, October 23rd. Please be sure to read about Pasco County Schools’ grading policies here. This information is also available on the back of the report card envelope!