Thursday, October 23, 2014

Three Step Math Thursday

This evening at home.....

  • show a parent the Pumpkin Writing page.
  • select your adjective/character trait
  • write your opening statements. See the Pumpkin Writing page for details.
  • in Journeys, read the companion piece, Hoderi the Fisherman on page 158
  • complete the Go Math homework pp.111 and 112
  • study for spelling, vocabulary and grammar

We will have a Social Studies Test on Monday. Study the answers to the questions we've been working on in class. I will make extra copies to send home tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tall Tale Tuesday

Today we read Tall Tales. We also discussed Stormalong , and how to make inferences.  The kids did a great job on their Hyperbole homework last night.  Today we tried to clarify the differences between hyperbole, similes, metaphors and idioms.  The subtle differences can be tricky, but we will get it.


This evening at home....

  • Complete the Story Map for your "Pumpkin Project" book
  • Complete pages 103 and 104 in Go Math
  • Log on to Edmodo to read some more Tall Tales, if you have interned access.
  • Read and record.

Enjoy two more versions of Stormalong. What are the similarities and differences that you notice?







Monday, October 20, 2014

Multiplication Monday

Tonight at home, Team201 kids will spend of bit of time practicing the facts.  If you are already a master, and there are a few in the class, this is good practice. If you don't know them "like that,"  it is time to sharped those skills!  Highlight or mark the facts that are giving you trouble.  Use the link on last week's post to get some online practice.


This evening at home....

  • complete the multiplication facts half sheet: 1-4
  • complete Go Math homework 2.6 found on pp. 97 and 98.  
  • finish the Reader's Notebook page 51
  • complete the Hyperbole page
  • Read and record. If you are not finished with your "pumpkin project" book, read, read, read!  I will be assigning the Story Map page tomorrow, and you need to understand the book's ending to complete it. 



Notes:
  • We will finish the 2.6 math classwork tomorrow
  • Please do not do the other pages  for Stormalong in the Readers Notebook.  We will do them in class. If you want extra work , you may work on the R.N. pages for the stories we have already read

Padlet Practice

Let's see if we can get this link to work, Team201. Thanks for your patience.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekend Update

Here are a few reminders.....
Monday is Picture Day!  201 is scheduled to take pictures first period, right after breakfast. Look sharp! It is not too late to order pictures.  Bring in the money on Monday!  We can get you an extra form. 


Pumpkin Project Update
Your students are finished with phase one!
Next week, I will assign the story map and will give directions for the final paper.
If your child hasn't finished the book, make sure to do some extra reading this weekend.
If you want to get a head start, you can begin decorating and planning your pumpkin.
Remember, please do not bring in carved pumpkins. They rot quickly!

Yes, I did ask kids to finish a math review sheet for homework this weekend.  It is titled Math Quiz, but it is not a quiz. The results will help me understand where the kids need the most help. 


I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend. Enjoy this video from Bill Nye the Science Guy.




Frightful Friday

This evening at home...

  • read Stormalong in Journeys
  • finish the math review sheet. It is not a quiz!
  • Monday is Picture  Day!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Totally Complicated Thursday

Thanks Keiondre, for telling your teacher that today couldn't possible be Wacky Ways to Multiply Wednesday.  Thanks again, Keiondre, for  today's title.

Tonight at home...

  • read for 20 minutes and record.
  • finish the "inferring character" pumpkin activity
  • complete math pp91 and 92