Week of March 20-24

Hello students and parents!

We are starting our fourth and last quarter this week. Here is what we have planned:

Language Arts/Geography:

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We will continue with our integrated research project. Students are gathering information to complete their research guide. Hopefully children will be ready to begin their written report this week.

Literature Circles:

We have started our Literature Circle roles a few weeks ago. The students have been divided into teams, where each member gets a different role every week. The roles may be: Discussion director, Summarizer, Vocabulary Finder and Illustrator. Girls are reading The Hundred Dresses  by Eleanor Estes, while boys are reading A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan. This week the students must read independently at home and be ready to discuss the chapter.

Math:

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Students will choose from a variety of strategies for solving multiplication and division word problems.

Science:

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Our little scientists will continue experimenting with the properties of rocks and minerals. This week we will also talk about the effect of weathering in rocks.

Homework:

Monday Watch videos:

Geography: Learning about landforms

Geology:      The Rock Cycle

Tuesday Literature Circles Reading:

The Hundred Dresses (girls)

A Taste of Blackberries (boys)

Wednesday Handwriting p. 46-47
Thursday 7th module of Division Log
Friday Read-a-thon

Have a great week everyone!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Dariela

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Read-A-thon

 

READ – A- THON – Grades K – 5 will continue their annual read-a-thon! Students were giving a Reading Log (sheet) and a book mark last Monday. The student who has read the most pages in his/her class by March 27 will win a lunch off campus sponsored by our DPTO. We ask parents for their support encouraging their child(ren) to read, read, and record their reading in their logs.

 

Scholastic News: Scholastic Book Club leaflets will be given out this week. This is an optional activity offered by the school, because we know you want to motivate your child to read at home.  With your purchase, our library will accumulate points to redeem more books for the benefit of your children in our school.  The due date to purchase the books online is March 27. The books will arrive to the school in one single delivery, and we will distribute them to the students according to their orders, approximately three weeks after the purchase due date.

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Week of March 13-17

Hello students and parents!

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It is tough to believe, but this Thursday is the last day of the quarter! There are also just four weeks until Semana Santa! We have lots to accomplish still though, so let’s get to work!

Here is what we have planned for this week:

Language Arts/ Geography Unit

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This week in our integrated research unit on geography we will be finalizing our research on our countries for the final project. We will also be learning more about various land forms and which resources can be gathered from them.

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Math

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In math class this week we will continue practicing division strategies using pencil and paper, as well as reinforcing our multiplication skills as we check our work.

Geology

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In our science unit on geology this week we will be reviewing how minerals form rocks and begin classifying various types of rocks using our observations.

Homework

Monday: Watch the following videos on land forms

Types of Landforms

How Landforms are Made

Tuesday: 6th module of Division Log

Wednesday: Handwriting p. 44-45

Thursday: Watch the following video on longitude and latitude

Understanding Longitude and Latitude

and just for fun: The Continents and Oceans

Friday: Spring Break-NO SCHOOL!!

Have a great week everyone!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Dariela

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READ – A- THON – Grades K – 5 will continue their annual read-a-thon! Students were giving a Reading Log (sheet) and a book mark last Monday. The student who has read the most pages in his/her class by March 27 will win a lunch off campus sponsored by our DPTO. We ask parents for their support encouraging their child(re) to read, read, and record their reading in their logs.

 

Scholastic News: Scholastic Book Club leaflets will be given out this week. This is an optional activity offered by the school, because we know you want to motivate your child to read at home.  With your purchase, our library will accumulate points to redeem more books for the benefit of your children in our school.  The due date to purchase the books online is March 27. The books will arrive to the school in one single delivery, and we will distribute them to the students according to their orders, approximately three weeks after the purchase due date.

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Week of March 6-10

Hello parents and students!

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful weekend and are all well rested. We have another exciting week of school as we delve deeper into our geology and geography units! We will be doing lots of research over the next two weeks, so PLEASE ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO BRING THEIR ELECTRONIC DEVICES. Here is what we have planned:

Language Arts/Social Studies Unit

This week we will learn more about geography and practice appropriately using the features of text of informational texts. Students will choose the countries they wish to research this week and begin researching with their partners either in the computer lab or on their own device. Above you can see the paper slide videos that the kids made about the seven continents. 🙂

http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=254628

Math

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This week in math class we will continue to practice using the stamp game along side of pictorial methods to help us understand strategies we can use to solve division problems with paper and pencil.

Geology (Science)

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In science class this week we will continue our unit on geology. Students will continue to use their observations to classfiy rocks and minerals and understand their relationship.

Homework

Monday: Division Log (5 modules completed by the end of the week)

Tuesday:

Wednesday: Find another video about your country and add it to the class Google Doc

Thursday: Handwriting: p. 42-43

Friday: Relax! You have earned it!

Thank you everyone! Have a great week!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Dariela

 

Week of February 27th-March 3rd

Hello students and parents!

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much to everyone who came to our Mayan Museum. We are so proud of all of the work the kids did and we hope you enjoyed the experience as well. Thank you!

Happy birthday to Ms. Dariela and Laura this week! Monday we will be celebrating their birthdays at lunch. Your child only needs to bring a snack that day! 🙂

We are excited to be starting our next science unit this week as well as another integrated social studies/language arts unit. Let’s get to work!

Language Arts/Social Studies Integrated Unit

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This week we will begin our next Language Arts/Social Studies unit. We will be reviewing various social studies concepts like continents, countries, rivers and oceans this week and begin forming ideas for countries we would like to investigate more.

The Tower of Piza cropped up in our conversations about the continents. 🙂

http://www.towerofpisa.org/

Math

This week in math we will be using pictorial strategies similar to the stamp game to solve division problems.

Science

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This week we will begin our next Science unit on rocks and minerals! We will be learning about various minerals and how rocks are formed. Students will use their observations to help them classify rocks and minerals by their properties.

Homework

This week’s homework will help the students improve their usage and understanding of compound words. We will also have several math IXLs from the division log. Students should have at least the first four characters complete by the end of this week. Although this seems like a lot, you may notice that the kids are becoming very fluent at division problems based on their understanding of multiplication. We will also give time on Wednesday in the computer lab to let students work on their division log and also to monitor how easily they can finish their work independently.

**Please Note: IXL now allows us as teachers to highlight the assigned IXLs. There will now be a star next to the IXL practices the students need to complete each week. If you ever see a starred item that is not complete, please remind your child to complete this work. 🙂 Thanks parents!**

Monday: LA IXL PP.3 and QQ.2

Tuesday: Division Log

Wednesday: LA IXL RR.1, RR.2, and RR.3

Thursday: Division Log and Handwriting

Friday: Relax! You’ve earned it!

Have a great week everyone! Thank you parents for your continued support!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Dariela

Week of February 21-24

 

Hello students and parents!

We hope you all had a wonderful three-day weekend! How quickly time travels! This week will be very busy as we are preparing and presenting our Mayan Museum to students and parents. All parents are invited to attend either Wednesday or Thursday morning at 8:15 or 9:15 am. If you plan to attend, please notify us which day and time via Whatsapp so that we can plan accordingly. Hope to see you there!

Here is what else we have planned for this week:

Language Arts/Social Studies Integrated Unit

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As mentioned above, we will be practicing and presenting our Mayan Museum. We will also have an electronic quiz on Wednesday as another measure of the students knowledge about the Mayan Civilization.

Math

This week in math class we will be studying division and learning about the stamp game, a tool used in Montessori education. Using these manipulatives will help us transition to the standard algorithm for division which the students will study more of in fourth grade and also helps reinforce the basic operations of multiplication. (This video is for review if necessary.)

Homework

Tuesday: Math Videos (2); Cursive Handwriting: p. 41

Wednesday: Division Log (at least the Barbarian and Wizard should be finished)

Thursday: Edit a friend’s Creative Writing Piece (Frank)

Friday: Relax

That’s it for this week! Thank you for all of your support parents! Have a great great week!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Dariela

Week of February 13-17

Hello parents and students!

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Last week we had lots of fun starting our work for our final project for our Mayan unit. We will be creating a living museum which will include several “scenes” from the different aspects of Mayan life. This will include various exhibits, maps, artifacts, tour guides and tickets. We are super excited to soon be showing your everything we have learned!

Just a reminder: TOMORROW THE SENIORS WILL HAVE A BAKE SALE AT SNACK AND LUNCH RECESS. Also, please remember to send your child with a special gift under L100 for your child’s secret Valentine. THEY DO NOT NEED TO SEND A SNACK TO SCHOOL. We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at snack time.

Here is what we have planned for the week:

Language Arts/Social Studies

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As mentioned above, we have begun our final project for our integrated Language Arts/Social Studies unit. Our hope is that we can complete our artifacts early in the week and fine tune our presentation the rest of the week. With any luck, next week we will be sharing our presentations with you all and the rest of the elementary school.

Math

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This week in math class we will take our final multiplication quiz and begin our new unit on division.

Homework

Monday: Creativity Writing Prompt: An Odd Afternoon

Tuesday: Division Video; Cursive handwriting: 1page

Wednesday: Division Log

Thursday: LA IXL QQ.1, NN.3 and PP.2

Friday: Relax!

That’s it for now! Have a great week parents! Thank you for your support!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Dariela

Here are some reminders from the school:

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