Sunday, November 13, 2016

Week #10 in Review!

CLASSROOM NEWS
It was an exciting week because the students received their first pay!  Our bankers did a fabulous job of double checking their math and working in a timely manner.  Way to go!

We made turkeys with  our kindergarten learning buddies and had a gobbling good time!




READING
Loon Lake had a successful Scholastic Book Fair!  Mrs. Sinclair may have spent a little too much money but she did get some treasures!  



Maria Dismondy will be visiting Loon Lake on Wednesday, November 16th.  She's a fabulous local author who writes books for children to learn to embrace differences and be kind.  Take a look at her website by clicking HERE!


 The students are working on finding evidence when they read informational texts.  This is very important when reading articles for science and MI Studies.  There is a lot of information to learn and understand!


  
WRITING
The students are on week #3 of their personal narrative writing and are publishing them this week! They’ve worked very hard to bring this piece through the writing process. 
  








MATH


In math we have been focusing on problem solving, number stories, and fact extensions.  The unit 2 math test will be given on Wednesday, November 16th.  A review went home last Friday.  We will correct this in class on Monday the 14th.

Homework is given every Tuesday and Thursday.  Each home-link is a review of a concept the students have learned in class.  We encourage parents to help with the home-links as well as ask the students questions.

Don’t forget, each student received a login card in order to access the EDM4 games, home-links, and helpful videos.  This card is stapled into the front cover of the assignment notebook that is inside of the binder.  Please click HERE to access this site. 

Your child also has access to Moby Max. This is a free resource that your child has access to by using the login I gave in the beginning of the year.  This should be in the front of your child’s planner.  Click HERE to get to Moby Max.

SCIENCE

I moved the science BA back in order to explore a few more concepts and a really awesome geode brought in by Cailyn!  Thank you to her family for getting each of our students a FREE pass to Cranbrook as well as a pencil filled with rocks & minerals.  It was very thoughtful!



The science BA is scheduled for Wednesday, November 22nd.  A study guide is coming home this week.  We will be reviewing the material this week. 

The geologists learned that there are 3 main rock groups: igneous, sedimentary, & metamorphic.  Mock rocks were investigated as well as weathering, mineral hardness (the Moh’s Scale) using scratch tests, and categorizing properties of minerals. This is a vocabulary rich unit. Articles, vocab. cards, and other materials to help your child review should be in his/her science notebook and/or their science folder in the binder.


MI STUDIES
Unit 2 covers Michigan’s economy!  More to come…


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