In the Classroom 4/23-4/27

Kindergarten:

This week in kindergarten our theme is Frogs!  Students will be learning about the Life Cycle of a Frog and learning other interesting facts about frogs.  This information will help prepare the students for their field trip next week! In math, we are beginning our unit on 3D shapes.  In writing workshop, we are preparing for our 4th quarter, on-demand piece of writing.

 

1st grade:  

Math- In math this week, we will continue working on chapter 8 of Go Math. In this chapter, students will work on adding and subtracting two-digit numbers.

 

Reading- Focuses during guided reading include using different reading strategies, hunks and chunks, and identifying the main idea and supporting details from a text. The end of fourth quarter benchmark is an instructional level J.

 

Writing-We have been focusing on opinion stories this quarter. During this unit of study, the expectations are that students will compose pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.  Students will write a final opinion story the week of April 23.

 

Social Studies-This week students will be focusing on economics.  This topic focuses on how we make economic choices in our daily lives.


 

2nd grade:

Reading: This week students will be reading fairy tales!  Students will read different versions of Cinderella. We will compare and contrast the different versions of the story and discuss different points of view.  

 

Math:   We are learning about perimeter and area!  Students will also review 3 digit addition and 3 digit subtraction.

 

Writing:  Students will be writing poetry!  They will use their poet’s glasses to look at ordinary objects and describe them in unusual ways.  We will also write list poems.

 

Second Step:  Students are learning about how they can solve problems.  They are learning to STEP.

S-Say the problem (without blame)

T- Think of solutions

E- Explore consequences

P- Pick the best solution

 

Science:    Students are learning about weather!  We will study types of clouds, types of severe weather, and the water cycle.  Meteorologist Jennifer Ketchmark will visit the 2nd grade classes this week!


 

3rd grade:

Students are continuing to work on their individualized spelling words this week as well as the pattern words. They will be sorting, writing rules, using their words in a sentence and looking for words with similar spelling patterns in print.

 

During reading mini-lessons this week, the students will be working on identifying why a selection is written which is known as the author’s purpose. Students will try to distinguish whether the author wrote the text to entertain, to persuade or to inform the reader.

 

In language, the students will be working on correctly adding commas into addresses. Students will look at different addresses and add commas into the places where they are needed.

 

During math this week, the students are working with finding the area and perimeter of plane figures. Students practice adding the side lengths and counting the sides to find the perimeter. They will use multiplication or counting to find the area of a rectangular shape.

 

The students will continue adapting fairy tales into their own narratives. The students have read classics, and then made changes to the characters, settings, motivations, and solutions. This week students will continue to create their own fairytales. Students are working on rough drafts, editing, revising, and adding dialogue and actions.

 

The students continue to focus on economics in social studies. They have been learning about budgets, producers, consumers, decisions, renewable and nonrenewable resources, human resources, and capital resources.


 

4th grade:  

Reading: Students will continue working on text skills.  Students are reading books in small groups, while focusing on important information from the texts.

 

Writing: Students will be working on literary opinion essays.  In these, students will make a claim and work to support their claim with reasons and evidence from the texts.  

 

Science:  Students are taking two tests this week.  Monday and Tuesday, they are taking their electricity and energy science test, and at the Wednesday and Thursday they are taking the Sciece MAP Test.

 

Social Studies: This week we will be delving into the Civil War! This will include learning about Ohio’s role during this event, a few of the battles, leaders in the war, and the terrible event that occurred just a few days after the Civil War. Homework until April 23 will be working on Civil War presentations. Students will have time to do the majority of the research at school. Requirements and grading rubric for this project is on their Google Classroom.

 

Math:  

Gray Savages (Mr. Gray’s Morning Math Class)

Monday-MAP Testing.   Tuesday-MAP Testing. Wednesday- Compare Decimals, homework, pages 537-538 or page 538 and Enrichment 9.7).  Thursday-Friday-Lines, Rays, and Angles (Lesson 10.1, homework-pages 553-554 or page 554 and Enrichment 10.1).).


 

Bullhawks (Mr. Gray’s Afternoon Math Class)

Monday-MAP Testing.  Tuesday-MAP Testing.

Wednesday-Thursday-Subtraction with Renaming (Lesson 7.8, homework, pages 433-434.)  Friday-Assessment: Rename Fractions and Mixed Numbers and Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers (Lessons 7.6 and 7.7).

 

Gray Savages (Mr. Kiefer’s morning math class)

Monday - MAP testing

Tuesday - Lesson 7.10, problem solving with fractions.  Homework will be pages 445-446 or lesson 7.10 PMT.

Wednesday and Thursday - Quiz over lessons 7.4-7.10, then lesson 8.1, multiples of fractions.  Homework will be pages 459-460 or lesson 8.1 PMT.

Friday - Lesson 8.2, multiples of fractions.  Homework will be pages 465-466 or lesson 8.2 PMT.

 

Redbulls (Mr. Kiefer’s afternoon math class)

Monday - MAP testing

Tuesday - Lesson 7.10, problem solving with fractions.  Homework will be pages 445-446 or lesson 7.10 PMT.

Wednesday and Thursday - Quiz over lessons 7.4-7.10, then lesson 8.1, multiples of fractions.  Homework will be pages 459-460 or lesson 8.1 PMT.

Friday - Lesson 8.2, multiples of fractions.  Homework will be pages 465-466 or lesson 8.2 PMT.

***Note, these are things we expect to complete, but are subject to change as needed.

 

Specials:

Physical Education: We are loving the sunshine in PE!  We will try and get outside any chance we can get!  This week students in third and fourth grade will focus on movement!  We will be running, dodging, capturing, and having a blast in shark attack!  Students in first and second grade will focus on throwing and accuracy in an activity called make it move it!   Field Day is scheduled for May 23! The YMCA will be running the fun stations, and parents are welcome to spend the day with their child.

 

Art: In grade one students in art are working at stations.  Students are using the photo booth program on the computer to create special effects with their photos.  Students are also drawing on the chalkboard, paintings pictures inspired by famous artists, and working on drawing papers at their tables.  Students will be learning about art history and discussing how artists’ work are alike and different.

 

Music:

1st Grade:

1st graders are working on applying all the concepts they know!  We are using rhythm and melody notes to create our own patterns in songs.  Soon we will work together to create melodies and chants to different books.  Check out the SeeSaw to see our final products in a couple weeks!

 

2nd Grade:

This month 2nd grade will be creating lots of rhythms and songs.  We are using rhythm and melody notes to create our own patterns in songs.  Soon we will work together to create melodies and chants to different books.  Check out the SeeSaw to see our final products in a couple weeks!

 

3rd Grade:

Singing, playing, and creating; we are having so much fun in the music room.  3rd grade is using all the concepts they have learned this year and applying them to all kinds of songs in the music room. We are working on learning the letters of the lines and spaces.  This skill will help us play instruments like the recorder and other band instruments in the future.

 

4th Grade:

We have begun working on our concert.  This year we will be creating songs all about Rivers!.  4th Graders will be performing their concert on Monday May 7th at 7pm at Ross High School!





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