It has been BUSY at Loon Lake Elementary! We had our Lansing Field trip, a visit from Maria Dismondy, a READ-IN, a BOOK SWAP, a PBIS ASSEMBLY, & a VARIETY SHOW! Phew!
The M-STEP is fast approaching. 3rd graders only take the language arts and math tests. Our testing dates are May 8th and May 10th. Click on the link below to access MSTEP practice opportunities and sample test items:
Did you know out PTA has its own FACEBOOK page? It has reminders to all the PTA happenings! If you're on FB, be sure to "like" the page so the PTA's postings will appear in your feed!
The third graders have been working hard on book summaries. Each student had to read a book of their choosing and then work on a critique and recommendation in class.
We are almost done working in unit 5. Unit 5 covers fractions and multiplication strategies. Keep practicing those multiplication facts! You can click HERE if you would like to view the Unit 5 Parent Letter. Don't forget to visit CONNECTED to play EDM4 math games and print extra homework (if needed). Also, have your child practice math skills by playing PRODIGY!
Water is the most important substance on Earth. Water dominates the surface of our planet, changes the face of the land, and defines life. Weather is driven by the Sun and involves the movement of water over the earth through evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and runoff—the water cycle. Climate is determined in part by the amount of precipitation in a region and by temperature fluctuations. Human societies depend on water, and new technologies are being engineered to conserve and protect this natural resource, to provide for the needs of people around the world.
Students engage with these powerful pervasive ideas in the through the anchor phenomenon of weather in diverse climates. The guiding questions for the module are: how is water involved in weather, and are weather conditions the same around the world and throughout the year? Students explore the properties of water, the water cycle, and interactions between water and other earth materials. Students learn how humans use water as a natural resource. Students engage in science and engineering practices while investigating water, weather, and climate, and explore the crosscutting concepts of patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; and systems and system models. They are introduced to the nature of science, how science affects everyday life, and the influence of engineering, technology, and science on society and the natural world. (www.Foss.com)
Unit 4: The Government of Michigan
In this unit students extend their learning about civic concepts related to local government (2nd grade) to state government. They begin with an examination of the purposes of government and the ways in which Michigan’s government works to fulfill those purposes. By exploring the concept of representative government, students learn how the power of government belongs to the people. They build upon their knowledge of local government by distinguishing the roles of state government from local government and explore why state government is needed. By learning about the history of the Michigan Constitution, students are introduced to the concept of limited government and explore how the powers of government are separated among the branches in state government. They examine ways that courts resolve conflicts as they explore the judicial branch. Finally, students consider some important rights and responsibilities of citizenship including the responsibility to be informed about public issues.
1. Why Do We Need Governments?
2. What is Representative Government?
3. How Does State Government Differ From Local Government?
4. What is the Purpose of the Michigan Constitution?
5. How is the Government of Michigan Organized?
6. How Do Courts Function to Resolve Conflict?
7. What are the Rights and Responsibilities of Michigan Citizens?