Monday, December 3, 2018

Week of 12/3/18

Announcements
 
1.     Part 3 of the Simple Machines Project is due Wednesday, December 4th.
2.    Poem recitation Friday. 
 
Important Dates
 
1.     December 17th - 19th: Early Dismissal
2.     December 20th - January 4th: Winter Break
A Look in the Classroom
 
1.     ELA: In Grammar we are doing a close examination of adjectives. For writing, we are focusing on letter writing, which is a beautiful addition to our Sarah Plain and Tall unit! We will also extend our discussion on topic sentences.
2.     History: We will discuss the first Olympics! Students will be able to identify the most important battles of the Persian Wars and we will take a close look at the architecture of Athens.
3.     Science: Students will continue examine the digestive system, with a close review of each of the 5 part. 
4.     Math Objectives:
1.     Relate  division  by  2  to  multiplication  by  2. 
2.     Practice  division  facts  for  2  
3.     Solve  word  problems   
4.     Practice  multiplication  facts  for  2  and  3  and  division  facts  for  2   
 
Assessments
 
1.     Friday, December 7th: Spelling Test
2.     Monday, December 10th: Science Test (Study Guide going home Friday, December 7th)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Break and Week of 11/26/18

Our celebration today was a wonderful success. Thank you to all that contributed to the day. 

Important Dates
 
  1. November 21 - 23: No School; Thanksgiving Break
  2. December 20 - January 4: No School; Winter Break
  3. January 4 - 9: Parent/Teacher Conferences
A Look in the Classroom
 
  1. ELA: We will finish our study of adverbs. Our study of paragraph writing will continue as we focus on strong topic sentences. In connection with our Ancient Greece unit, we will read Daedalus and Icarus and continue to work on summarizing what we read. 
  2. History: Students will learn about the Greek city-state Sparta. We will take time to review in class what we have learned about Ancient Greece so far and have an assessment on Friday.
  3. Science: We will be focusing on the digestive system. Students will take a close look at each of the 5 steps of digestion.
  4. Math Objectives:
    1. Build  the  multiplication  table  for  3  
    2. Compute  unknown  facts  from  known  facts    
    3. Practice  multiplication  facts  for  3  
    4. Practice  multiplication  facts  for  2  and  3  
    5. Solve  word  problems    
 
Assessments
 
  1. Friday: Spelling Test and Ancient Greece Test
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Week of 11/13/18

Important Dates
1.     Monday November 12th: No School, Veteran's Day
2.     Thursday November 15th: Fall Concert, Higley Center
3.    November 21st - 23rd, Thanksgiving Break, No School
4.    Friday November 30th: Book Orders due by 5pm
 
A Look in the Classroom
 
1.     ELA: We will begin to practice our new poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas; we will recite on December 7th. We will have a strong adverb review in Grammar. Reading will consist of summary creation. We will be drafting paragraphs in Writing class.
2.     History: We will continue to discuss Greek gods and study the Trojan war. By the end of the week, we will learn about Athens and explore some of its beautiful architecture. 
3.     Science: Students will learn the different steps of digestion, we will be recreating the digestion process as well!
4.     Math Objectives:
1.     Multiplication Table of 2
2.     Build the multiplication table for 2 
3.     Compute unknown facts from known facts 
4.     Solve simple word problems 
5.     Relate the facts for ___x2 for 2x___
6.     Practice multiplication for 2
7.     Practice word problems (division and multiplication) 

K-2 Concert Logistics Thursday, November 15th
 
Music Notes Clip Art Black And White | Clipart library - FreeAll students arrive at 5pm
Parking Lot Assignments:     
v  K:  Lot 1              1st:  Lot 2                  2nd:  Lot 3
Kindergarteners:
v  Check In: Auditorium;   Pick Up: Little Theatre (see map)
1st Graders:
v  Check In: Little Theatre;   Pick Up: Picnic Table Area outside (see map)
2nd Graders:
v  Check In: Picnic Table Area outside;   Pick Up: Stage (see map)
Things to Remember:
v  Only students will be admitted into the building at 5pm. Doors open to audience members at 5:15pm. There will be staff members at the door and in the lobby to assist the students in reporting to their appropriate locations. 
 
v  Out of respect for all of the students, please plan on staying until the end of the K-2 concert. 
 
v  The 3rd-5th grade students will be arriving at 6:30pm. To avoid traffic jams, exit promptly once you have your student.
 
v  The concert will be professionally recorded by Esthetics in Motion. Please refrain from bringing recording devices. DVDs can be preordered for purchase here:  http://store.estheticsinmotion.com
Note to Families with Multiple Students:
·         Please keep 3-5 students with you in the audience during the K-2 concert and pick up the K-2 students before the 3-5 concert begins. 
A Note from the Higley Center:
·         Please be patient in the parking lot, and be aware of your surroundings at all times because of the high volume of traffic.
·         Cellphones should be turned off upon entering the auditorium.
·         Please wait until the end of the song to applaud.
·         Late comers will be asked to wait to enter the auditorium until the end of the current song.
·         Out of respect for the performers and the camera crew, please exit to the lobby if your small child is causing a distraction.
·         Food and drink are not allowed in the auditorium.
Picnic Table AreaLittle Theatre1stKCafeteriaStudent EntranceAudience Entrance2ndHigleyParkingMap
 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Week of 11/5/18

Important Dates
 
1.     Monday, November 12th, Veteran's Day: No School
2.     Thursday, November 15th, Fall Concert: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
3.      November 21st - 23rd, Thanksgiving Break, No School

A Look in the Classroom
 
1.     ELA: Our poetry selection, Something Told the Wild Geese, will be recited in class on November 9th. In Writing class we are constructing strong detail sentences and tying that instruction to summarization skills in Reading class. Grammar instruction will hone in on defining and using adverbs.
2.     Science: Students will be learning about body systems including: muscular, respiratory, circulatory, and digestive.
3.     History: We will review for our Ancient China Test on Monday and take the assessment on Tuesday. We will then begin to explore out Ancient Greece unit with lessons in Geography and Greek gods.
4.     Math Objectives:
1.     Solve simple word problems that involve multiplication or division 
2.     Describe a context division story with a picture/number bond
3.     Create Division and Multiplication word problems 
4.     Review
5.     Thursday Division and Multiplication assessment 
6.     Count by 2s and solve problems in the form of 2x (Friday is the start of unit 5)
Assessments
 
1.     Tuesday: Ancient China Test
2.     Thursday: Division and Multiplication Assessment
3.     Friday: Spelling Test
Have a fantastic week!

K-2 Concert Logistics Thursday, November 15th
 
Music Notes Clip Art Black And White | Clipart library - FreeAll students arrive at 5pm
Parking Lot Assignments:     
v  K:  Lot 1              1st:  Lot 2                  2nd:  Lot 3
Kindergarteners:
v  Check In: Auditorium;   Pick Up: Little Theatre (see map)
1st Graders:
v  Check In: Little Theatre;   Pick Up: Picnic Table Area outside (see map)
2nd Graders:
v  Check In: Picnic Table Area outside;   Pick Up: Stage (see map)
Things to Remember:
v  Only students will be admitted into the building at 5pm. Doors open to audience members at 5:15pm. There will be staff members at the door and in the lobby to assist the students in reporting to their appropriate locations. 
 
v  Out of respect for all of the students, please plan on staying until the end of the K-2 concert. 
 
v  The 3rd-5th grade students will be arriving at 6:30pm. To avoid traffic jams, exit promptly once you have your student.
 
v  The concert will be professionally recorded by Esthetics in Motion. Please refrain from bringing recording devices. DVDs can be preordered for purchase here:  http://store.estheticsinmotion.com
Note to Families with Multiple Students:
·         Please keep 3-5 students with you in the audience during the K-2 concert and pick up the K-2 students before the 3-5 concert begins. 
A Note from the Higley Center:
·         Please be patient in the parking lot, and be aware of your surroundings at all times because of the high volume of traffic.
·         Cellphones should be turned off upon entering the auditorium.
·         Please wait until the end of the song to applaud.
·         Late comers will be asked to wait to enter the auditorium until the end of the current song.
·         Out of respect for the performers and the camera crew, please exit to the lobby if your small child is causing a distraction.
·         Food and drink are not allowed in the auditorium.
Picnic Table AreaLittle Theatre1stKCafeteriaStudent EntranceAudience Entrance2ndHigleyParkingMap
 

Week of 11/5/18

Important Dates
 
1.     Monday, November 12th, Veteran's Day: No School
2.     Thursday, November 15th, Fall Concert: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
3.      November 21st - 23rd, Thanksgiving Break, No School
A Look in the Classroom
 
1.     ELA: Our poetry selection, Something Told the Wild Geese, will be recited in class on November 9th. In Writing class we are constructing strong detail sentences and tying that instruction to summarization skills in Reading class. Grammar instruction will hone in on defining and using adverbs.
2.     Science: Students will be learning about body systems including: muscular, respiratory, circulatory, and digestive.
3.     History: We will review for our Ancient China Test on Monday and take the assessment on Tuesday. We will then begin to explore out Ancient Greece unit with lessons in Geography and Greek gods.
4.     Math Objectives:
1.     Solve simple word problems that involve multiplication or division 
2.     Describe a context division story with a picture/number bond
3.     Create Division and Multiplication word problems 
4.     Review
5.     Thursday Division and Multiplication assessment 
6.     Count by 2s and solve problems in the form of 2x (Friday is the start of unit 5)
Assessments
 
1.     Tuesday: Ancient China Test
2.     Thursday: Division and Multiplication Assessment
3.     Friday: Spelling Test
Have a fantastic week!

K-2 Concert Logistics Thursday, November 15th
 
Music Notes Clip Art Black And White | Clipart library - FreeAll students arrive at 5pm
Parking Lot Assignments:     
v  K:  Lot 1              1st:  Lot 2                  2nd:  Lot 3
Kindergarteners:
v  Check In: Auditorium;   Pick Up: Little Theatre (see map)
1st Graders:
v  Check In: Little Theatre;   Pick Up: Picnic Table Area outside (see map)
2nd Graders:
v  Check In: Picnic Table Area outside;   Pick Up: Stage (see map)
Things to Remember:
v  Only students will be admitted into the building at 5pm. Doors open to audience members at 5:15pm. There will be staff members at the door and in the lobby to assist the students in reporting to their appropriate locations. 
 
v  Out of respect for all of the students, please plan on staying until the end of the K-2 concert. 
 
v  The 3rd-5th grade students will be arriving at 6:30pm. To avoid traffic jams, exit promptly once you have your student.
 
v  The concert will be professionally recorded by Esthetics in Motion. Please refrain from bringing recording devices. DVDs can be preordered for purchase here:  http://store.estheticsinmotion.com
Note to Families with Multiple Students:
·         Please keep 3-5 students with you in the audience during the K-2 concert and pick up the K-2 students before the 3-5 concert begins. 
A Note from the Higley Center:
·         Please be patient in the parking lot, and be aware of your surroundings at all times because of the high volume of traffic.
·         Cellphones should be turned off upon entering the auditorium.
·         Please wait until the end of the song to applaud.
·         Late comers will be asked to wait to enter the auditorium until the end of the current song.
·         Out of respect for the performers and the camera crew, please exit to the lobby if your small child is causing a distraction.
·         Food and drink are not allowed in the auditorium.
Picnic Table AreaLittle Theatre1stKCafeteriaStudent EntranceAudience Entrance2ndHigleyParkingMap
 
 

Week of 12/3/18

Announcements   1.       Part 3 of the Simple Machines Project is due Wednesday, December 4th. 2.    Poem recitation Friday.    I...