## 3rd Nine-weeks emails- Important dates are at the bottom!
Wednesday, March 7, 2018,Math: We worked a bit more on triangles and quadrilaterals. Science: We looked at constellations Tuesday, March 6, 2018,Math: We worked on triangles and quadrilaterals. We also took a patterns quiz. I went over patterns with them, and they chose to take it today. It surprised me a bit, but they thought it was pretty easy. Science: We reviewed the planets. Monday, March 5, 2018,Math: Took our last Case-21 assessment. It was integrated math. We will have a pattern review, then do a patterns quiz. The kids did a Geometry Powerpoint (or Keynote, the software was their choice) as well. Science: Between our guest reader, and spring pictures, science took the short end of the stick today. Thursday, March 1, 2018,Math: We worked on “Integrated math” problems. What that means is using the skills we’ve learned on real-life problems. The skills for the day were volume and the coordinate plane (graphing). This will be the last day for these: Add and subtract fractions: http://www.mathgametime.com/games/speedway-add-subtract-fractions Changing improper fractions to mixed numbers, and vice-versa: https://www.education.com/game/improper-proper-fraction-conversions/ Multiply fractions: https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_SnowSprint.html Science: We talked about the quiz tomorrow.. The kiddies have gotten review sheets over the past few days, and this quiz will cover sheets 4 through 11. They should have ALL of these sheets in their binders. I gave them a review outline to put in their notes, and I will paste it below this. Write down these topics in your Science Notebook. They will be on Friday's quiz. 1) What qualifies as a natural disaster? 2) Relationships in a food web, consumer, producer, predator, prey, first level consumer, second level consumer, third level consumer. 3) Plant vs Animal cells, what makes them the same and different? What do the organelles do? 4) Fossils and how they are formed, and what they can tell us. Wednesday, February 28, 2018,Math: We took the Case 21 Science assessment today. In math we did a little review. I will leave the following connections on my daily mails for a couple more days. Science: We looked at fossils and how they are formed and what they can show and what a run-on sentence is. They will have a review quiz Friday. They have gotten review sheets over the past few days, and this quiz will cover sheets 4 through 11. I gave them a review outline to put in their notes, and I will paste it below this. Write down these topics in your Science Notebook. They will be on Friday's quiz. 1) What qualifies as a natural disaster? 2) Relationships in a food web, consumer, producer, predator, prey, first level consumer, second level consumer, third level consumer. 3) Plant vs Animal cells, what makes them the same and different? What do the organelles do? 4) Fossils and how they are formed, and what they can tell us. Tuesday, February 27, 2018,Math: We took the Case 21 assessment today. I will leave the following connections on my daily mails for a couple more days. Science: We looked at impact on the environment. Friday, February 23, 2018,Math: We reviewed for the Case 21 assessment today. Case 21 is a TCAP-ish test that should let us figure out where the kids need work. They will have to remember how to compute with fractions soon. These are some nice practice games for fraction skills. They won’t be able to run them on their iPads because they need Adobe Flash Player, but most home computers have it, as do most phones. Science: We reviewed adaptations to the environment. Friday, February 23, 2018,Math: We reviewed for the Case 21 assessment today. Case 21 is a TCAP-ish test that should let us figure out where the kids need work. Science: We reviewed adaptations to the environment. Thursday, February 22, 2018,Math: We worked on volume of compound prisms. We also reviewed expressions today. Science: None today. Wednesday, February 21, 2018,Math: We worked on volume. We also reviewed expressions today. Science: We reviewed heredity, genes and traits. Tuesday, February 20, 2018,Math: We worked on line plots some more. Science: We reviewed symbiosis. Ask you kids to explain mutualism (something good for both organisms, like bees and plant relationship), commensalism (good for one, not good or bad for the other, like a bird’s nest, good for the bird, doesn’t affect the tree), and parasitism (Good for one, bad for the other, think about ticks on a dog, good for the tick, not so much for the dog). Thursday, February 15, 2018,Math: We worked on line plots some more. They had to remember how to add fractions, so it was a bit traumatic for many. This is a nice practice game for adding and subtracting fractions. They won’t be able to run it on their iPads because it needs Adobe Flash Player, but most home computers have it, as do most phones. http://www.mathgametime.com/games/speedway-add-subtract-fractions Science: We were all math today. Wednesday, February 14, 2018,Math: We rolled the die today. And we recorded our results on a line plot. Science: More on ecosystems and biodiversity. Tuesday, February 13, 2018,Math: Took our conversions quiz Science: Reviewed ecosystems and biodiversity. Monday, February 12, 2018,Math: Did conversions in word problems. We will quiz Tuesday! They should bring home a review sheet to study, if they didn’t, it’s attached to this email. Science: Reviewed photosynthesis. Friday, February 9, 2018,Math: Did conversions in word problems. We will quiz Tuesday! Science: Reviewed plant and animal cells. Thursday, February 8, 2018,Math: Measured and converted standard and metric units, yes even one more day! Science: Reviewed investigations, graphing, and fishing (just seeing if you’re paying attention). We did actually look at graphing and investigations. Monday, February 5, 2018,Math: Measured and converted standard and metric units, yes one more day! Science: Science investigations review. Friday, February 2, 2018,Math: Measured and converted standard and metric units. It took a while! Science: None Thursday, February 1, 2018,Math: We’re working on conversion of units. Back in the 70’s we were convinced we were going metric. Well we still haven’t gone metric, but the kiddies are still getting pieces of it. Science: We took our Chapter 2 quiz today. Thursday, January 25, 2018,Math: we worked with patterns, graphing and connect the dots. Science: Looked even more at adaptation. Looked at adaptations due to weather and climate. Wednesday, January 24, 2018,Math: We graphed patterns on the coordinate plane. Science: Your children completed designing an animal for a Yellowstone ecosystem. The Science Fair display is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 24th, from 4:30 until 6:00 in the evening. It will be held in the school cafeteria. I hope to see many of you there, the kids’ projects were pretty impressive! Tuesday, January 23, 2018,Math: We looked at patterns and found the rule that defines a pattern. Science: Your children are still designing an animal for a Yellowstone ecosystem. Monday, January 22, 2018,Math: We had our expressions, and order of operations quiz. Science: Looked even more at adaptation. Your children are designing an animal for a Yellowstone ecosystem. Thursday, January 11, 2018,Math: Worked on expressions, and order of operations. Science: Looked at adaptation. Remember, our Science Fair projects are due January 16th. Wednesday, January 10, 2018,Math: We expressed ourselves mathematically. Science: We continued looking at the genetic code. Remember, our Science Fair projects are due January 16th. Tuesday, January 9, 2018,Math: We had our dividing fractions quiz. Science: We took a look at the genetic code. Remember, our Science Fair projects are due January 16th. Monday, January 8, 2018,Math: We divided fractions again today. We will quiz tomorrow. Science: We looked at genes and traits. Remember, our Science Fair projects are due January 16th. Friday, January 5, 2018,Math: We divided fractions again today. We are looking at a division quiz next Tuesday. Science: We looked at genes and traits. Remember, our Science Fair projects are due January 16th. [Don’t mess up your checks, that is if you still write checks;),Thursday, January 4, 2018,Math: We divided fractions today. We are looking at a division quiz next Tuesday. Science: We looked at sexual and asexual reproduction. No, we’re not to “Family Life” yet, just looking at how genetic information is passed from one generation to the next. Remember, our Science Fair projects are due January 16th. March3-01 PTA mtg Founders prog First Grade Music/Art program 6:00 3-02 Dr. Seuss Week begins (this is a change) 3-05 Kid's Kan Week,3-06 Family Math Night 5:30-7:00 3-07 Birthday Wednesday 3-09 End of 3rd Q grading 3-12 Spring Break 3-19 Penny Wars PTA Fundraiser |