We had a fantastic first week of quarter 2! In reading, we focused on the author’s point of view and read Who Really Created Democracy?. Students then agreed or disagreed with the author’s point of view and supported it with text evidence. We wrote a SLAM to give our text evidence and support our thinking! In math, we wrapped up module 2 with a focus on subtraction and problem solving. We reviewed and conferenced so we would be ready for our test on Monday! In science, we learned about the properties of matter. Our social studies focus was on practicing the states in the Northeast region.
Map Monday: We will have our first Map Monday with our Northeast Region quiz! Students have been practicing in class but they also received a study guide and can practice with SeeSaw activities!
Report Cards: These will be released to MyStudent/Parent Portal on Tuesday!
Fall Party: On Friday, we will have our fall themed party! Thank you to everyone who sent in a $3 (or more!) donation for the party. We so appreciate it! While costumes are not allowed this year, we are encouraging students to wear orange/black or other fall colors for the day!
English/Language Arts: We will be in our final week of point of view this week! We will be reading about the founding fathers and the creation of our Constitution as we read the text A More Perfect Union. Our weekly assessment will be on Thursday this week so we can have a fall themed reading time on Friday! We are asking that students bring in a flashlight for Friday’s reading time! 🙂
Math: We will take our end of module assessment on Monday and the optional review came home with students on Thursday! We started conferencing with them on the reviews they did in class on Thursday and will finish Friday. On Tuesday, we will begin module 3 where we return to multiplication and division concepts. You can learn about this module here!
Science: Properties of matter will be our focus again this week! We will specifically be learning about properties that are observable vs. those that are measurable. Also, we will begin preparing for a scientific investigation where we build a watercraft and, paying attention to the properties of the matter we choose, build one that can hold 25 pennies and still float!
Social Studies: Our regions tour takes us to the Southeast region this week! As students pass a region, they receive a new study guide to learn the states in the next region. They do not move on until they learn the states in each region!
Homework: On Friday, students should have completed 60 minutes of math fact practice and 150 minutes of reading time for the week. This week, we were 93% on track for both math homework completion and reading minutes! Our goal is 100% on track and complete every week! 🙂