March 25, 2016

Language Arts

We worked on Georgia Milestone Practice pages.  We talked about how to write a great response.  If we are writing a 2 point response, we talked about how we need at least 2 reasons from the text to support our answer.  We also talked about reading our question first so we know what we are looking for when we read.  We can then underline or circle important information within the text.  We are going to begin reading groups based on what we need to work on for the Milestone.

We read the story Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh.  We talked about making judgements, which is our opinion about a character or situation.  We talked about making educated guesses based on what the passage states and how character s behave.

Read Aloud: Hank the Cowdog: The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse

Math

This week we talked about graphs.  We talked about pictographs and bar graphs.  We learned/reviewed that you have to check for a key when you are working with a pictograph.  Sometimes each picture is worth 2, 5, or 10.  We have to pay attention to what each picture is worth.  With a bar graph we have to look at the numbers on the side to see what the scale of the graph is.  We also reviewed different questions that may go with graphs.  We reviewed that we have key words that tell us what to do.  For example, if we hear “how many more” we know we have to subtract.

We also talked about elapsed time.  This is something we have practiced through mountain math.  We reviewed and worked on using a number line to help us figure out how much time has passed.  We used mountains, hills, and rocks to help us.  Ask me how mountains, rocks and hills help with math.

Notes and News

  • Report cards went home today.  Please look over them with your child.  Then, please sign the back and return the envelop to school.
  • Please make sure you are checking your child’s agenda every night. This is where we write down our homework and upcoming tests.  I check their agenda each day to see if it is signed.  Encourage your child to be responsible and bring their agenda to you to sign; however, if you do not see it, please ask your child to see it.

   Specials Schedule

 Monday – PE

Tuesday – Discovery

Wednesday – Math

Thursday – No Special

Friday – PE

 *Students must wear athletic shoes on PE days in order to participate.

 Calendar

March 25 , 2016 – Bingo Night

March 25, 2016 – Report cards go home

March 29, 2016 – Field Day

March 31, 2016 – Vicki George Memorial  Walk

April 1 – April 10, 2016 – Spring Break

 

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