Tuesday, October 25, 2016

That's Hollywood Tuesday

This evening at home....

  • complete the Facts and Opinion sheet. It is double sided
  • complete the first page, that's just one side, of the Reading Packet.
  • complete the HandP for 3.3
  • read

Monday, October 24, 2016

Making Estimates Monday

Today we use both rounding and compatible numbers to estimate products.   I think we are getting the hang of it!  We also discussed this week's vocabulary words, most of which are in the "film lingo" category.   This week's text, Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies  is all about techniques that film makers use to capture and keep our attention.

We also kicked off our new Social and Emotional Learning program today. It is called Second Step. We are discussing Empathy and Respect.

This evening at home...

  • complete the homework and practice for Go Math 3.2
  • in the Readers Notebook, complete pages 75 and 76
  • complete the Second Step Home Link Activity
  • read
  • don't forget that I need to approve your Book Buffet selection.

Extra Time....
  • ST Math, IXL
  • Check out the Social Studies Liberty Bell Mystery on Google Classroom. It is not ipad friendly, so we can't play  the game at school.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Book Buffet Inspiration

Hello out there! I am posting some Book Buffet ideas that I hope will be helpful. Some of them are quite elaborate, others are less so.  You food choice does not have to be related to the book topic.  Select a food that is most appealing to you!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Frightly Friday

Time flies...it is actually Saturday. I guess, that I never clicked the "publish" button yesterday.

I can't wait for you to read our Haunted House Real Estate Listings.  They are spooktacular! Next week we will make some crafty haunted houses to further entice buyers to read our listings.

This weekend...

  • Please sign the corrected SS test. It should be in the Green Folder.
  • Please read the Book Buffet packet. Please sign to acknowledge that you are aware of the due date. I will answer more questions about the project and post samples on this blog.
  • Find a book to read! I need to approve all Book Buffet selections.
  • Please see the Halloween note.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Topic Thursday

We are polishing up our Haunted House topic sentences right now! Most kids are now in the drafting stage of the writing process.

Today we...

  • took both our Social Studies AND the Math test.  Please don't do corrections on the Math test yet! I want a chance to review all of the scores.
  • epsarked!
  • read.
  • went to the Science Lab and measured Density.
  • created bar graphs to display the results
  • began drafting our Haunted House For Sale

This evening at home...
  • finish the Graph
  • finish the Invasion From Mars questions. I am providing the paper.
  • complete page 143 in the Chapter 3 Math book

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Field Trip Help

Hello Team 201 Families,

Yes, we are going to the Film Fest on November 16th. Yes, we do have our two parent volunteers for the trip.

On November 14th, we will go to the Field Museum to see the Terracotta Warriors.  It will be a busy week!

201 needs about 4 volunteers to come to the Field Museum. Please let me know if you can join us!

Both trip forms will be in the green folders soon. In order to get approval for the trip, we need the parent volunteer names first so that we can submit our paper work to the Board for review.

Email me at mport@cps.edu

Writing Wednesday

Right now kids are working on creating strong lead, or topic sentences, for their Haunted House Real Estate listing.  I can't wait to hear the results.

This evening at home...

  • study for Math and Social Studies. Kids are coming home with a study guide that they created.  For math, all kids should have the correct answers in their Math book.  The test questions will be very similar to the review questions.  Study!
  • read 
  • in the Readers Notebook, complete pages 67 and 68