April 3, 2017
What a week! On Monday we kicked off our new reading groups! It has been fun to change things up a bit for reading. We also have new assigned seats (to accommodate our new reading groups). Our math was new also...who knew shapes could be so fun?!?! And as if that wasn't enough, we started our new science unit on properties of matter. There was a lot of energy and excited last week...it was a great week!
STAR Homework should be pretty familiar by now. This week we will have spelling and I have included a math worksheet to practice some of our new geometry skills. Writing can be in the form of a letter, journal, story or even writing spelling sentences. We have bumped our STAR goal to over 250! So, if every student earned 11 stars each week (and turned them in on Friday), we would easily reach our goal. Remember 10 minutes of reading = 1 star!
Math- We will continue to work on geometry. We are learning to identify a shape by the number of edges, faces and vertices. We will have some hands on learning this week that will end up as art for the classroom.
Science- We will look further into the different properties of matter and how matter can change from one form to another. Have you heard of oobleck? Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? Hmmmm?!?!
Reading/Writing- Our reading groups will spend one day reading together and the next day completing a comprehension activity. It has been so fun to watch the students get into their books! The students continue to work on Lexia and iready during the week.
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