This has been an extremely busy month in reading/language arts.
Students prepared for and took their ELA exams earlier in the month.
We are currently taking our unit test in our Scott Foresman series
and have completed our second class book, Brian's Winter by
Gary Paulsen. Students are currently using their class notes and
assignments to create a PowerPoint presentation of outlined material
for the story. Students will be graded on both the content and the
appearance of their presentations.
recently completed Unit 5, which included finding fractions with
pattern blocks, making equivalent fractions with pattern blocks,
making equivalent fractions, rounding decimals, fraction with
pattern blocks, making equivalent fractions, rounding decimals,
fraction sticks fraction addition, converting fractions, decimals,
and percents, and making bar graph and circle graphs.
are nearing the end of our Measuring Time unit. Students have
studied ancient time telling methods, made sun clock observations,
devised an individual calendar, predicted and observed moon phases,
and made the connection between the earth, moon and sun in observing
Students studied for and were quizzed on regional U.S. states
and were then given a fifty state test. We are currently studying
the geography of Canada and Mexico. Class projects will culminate
- Students need to
keep supplies of pencils, pens, loose leaf paper and notebooks.
- Our field trip
to Five Rivers will be on Tuesday, Feb. 6