Week of December 4, 2017

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Week of December 4, 2017

Here is some information about our week.

Reading: Students have been busy this week! We started reading “A Wrinkle in Time.” Within that novel, we have started annotating (they are amazed that they are allowed to write in their books!), discussing cause/effect examples from chapter 1, and worked with vocabulary words for the first 2 chapters. Students have continued to work on their persuasive essays and are working on their rough drafts. Also, we discussed possessive nouns.

Science:Students have learned about different ways that they Earth’s surface can change quickly and over longer periods of time.
Math: Division! This has been a challenging week in which students really had to persevere. We learned many division strategies this week. Students did a great job asking for help when needed and also trying…. and trying some more until they got it. Please visit thinkcentral.com for extra practice. Please let me know if you do not know how to access that website. Kahnacademy.com is also a great resource.
Social Studies: Students had a great time finding out facts about early explorers. Today, they presented their information to the class. Students have also learned about early Spanish and French communities.

SEL: We are starting lessons on Mindfulness lead by Ms. Branch and Ms. Busch. On Monday, students took a survey so that the needs of the students can better be addressed.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is your favorite way to divide 475/3? We have learned several strategies to solve this problem.
  2. Name one explorer that we have studied. Where was their country of origin, what were they looking for, and what did they find?
  3. How can the Earth’s surface change slowly and quickly? (erosion/weathering and earthquake, volcano, fire, water, mud)

School News:

If you would like a CPS calendar, please let me know and I will send one home with your child.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Coleman


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