Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Talking Titans Tuesday

Thank you Dhruvi, for today's title. We were going to do Mythology Monday. Then we realized that it is not Monday!  This week, we continue our study of Greek Mythology. Kids are reading myths and creating Mythology Trading Cards.   Later in the week, we will begin our Olympians Root Challenge. Get ready to earn some Olympian Brag Tags!


This evening at home...

  • Create some sample problems to prepare for tomorrow's Math Test.  I was able to meet with small groups today. I feel that we are ready for this test!
  • Complete the Dads, Greek God Style reading, questions, and crossword.
  • Read and record!

Tomorrow we will take the E. L.A. PARCC practice test. We will spend about 90 minutes on this task. Some of this time will be dedicated to reviewing.  Please arrive at school on time!  On Thursday, we will practice Math.






Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thunderous Thursday

Thanks for the title, Sam. Samantha is making an allusion to Zeus. Right now, your kids are working on creating their own Mythology Brands.  Ask them about it!

This evening at home...

  • answer the following comprehension question on the "After or During Reading" Hercules work: the entire first side of page 1, 13,15,22,24,25,28,30 and "Write an Alternate Ending." Many kids are finished with several of these questions!
  • Go Math 7.10
We should be ready for another Math test on Wednesday!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wreckage of the White Witch Wednesday

It's a Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe thing.

This evening at home...

  • Complete the TLTWATW graphic organizer. First, read The Lion and Mouse on side 1. Then, use the information from this Fable and the plot events from Chapter 15 to complete the graphic organizer. Write the examples on/around the lined spaces below or above the arrows. Write "similar" or "different" on the horizontal lines
  • Complete the hw and practice for lesson 7.9 in Go Math.
  • Read and record.
  • Finish the spelling and vocab activities in the Hercules packet that you worked on last night.

Try to get some extra rest tonight!  There is definitely a bug going around 201. We have three kids home due to the flu.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Team 201 Taclking the Terror of Mean Meaning and Mode and Range Tuesday

I don't think that your kids are actually scared right now. A few are singing, "Why you gotta be so mean.."  Well, the mean is kind of mean.  We are using calculators and Conversation  Hearts to work on this new skill.   Today is really a "math heavy" day. Not only did we work on a new lesson, we also use the Conversation Hearts to review basic math skills, GCF and LCM, Mean, Median, Mode and Range and arrays.

When we return from lunch, we will pass out Valentines and fill our beeeeeeutiful Figurative Language Bags/Boxes.

This evening at home...

  • complete the hw and practice for Lesson 7.8
  • complete the Hercules' Quest "Big Take Away" and "Story Elements" page. This front/back pages is the last in the packet.

Picture Retakes

Hello Team 201 Families-

Do you need/want picture retakes? I you do, please call the office to get a new form.  Picture retakes are today, tomorrow, and Thursday.   If you are not happy with  the first take, just bring back the entire packet.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunny Sunday

Hi Team 201 Families-


I know that many of you are working on your Figurative Language Boxes/Bags today.
Remember your box should contain one example of each: allusion, simile, metaphor, alliteration, idiom, onomatopoeia, and allusion.  You can add more for extra credit.

Please feel free to bring them in tomorrow if they are ready. We can display them on our bookshelves.  Tuesday is fine too! I can't wait to see your creations!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Freezing But Fabulous Friday

 I wish you could see the amazing creations that are going up on our wall. Each child was given a red heart, a sheet of pink paper, and a sheet of white paper.   The challenge is to create an animal with the materials given.  So far, we have a fox, a fish, several bunnies, a puppy, several insects and a tiger. There may be one alien...


This weekend at home.....

  • finish up the SW scrapbook and questions. If it is not finished, it will be in the Green Homework Folder.
  • finish up the Friendship Recipe
  • work on your Figurative Language Project/Valentine Box. Any child who does not celebrate the holiday should still do project. Simply use non-holiday themed figurative language.
  • read and record.

Report Cards and going home today! In the envelope, you will find the most recent MAPS report and an ST Math update.
 Please let me know if you would like to talk about your child's progress and goal. We can schedule an in person, phone or email communication.
Book bags are filled! Please clean them out this weekend.
Many kids need pencils! Please check out your child's pencil situation.
Are you able to donate clear packaging tape? I use it to display student work on the windows. If you can spare a roll, I will really appreciate it!