I hope everyone had a great weekend! Thank you for all of the birthday wishes and congratulations on my niece. What I thought was going to be an easy week turned out to be very eventful! I was very proud of all of the hard work the students did while I was away. I got great notes from the substitutes and other teachers about my classes behavior and hard work. To reward students for their hard work and good behavior, I will be bringing in some little treats for them on Monday. ## Fall ConferencesIf your child is in my HOMEROOM class, please sign up for a conference using the link below. If your child is in my PM class and you would also like a conference, please send me an email and we can arrange a conference time.
Curriculum Updates: Blue Math: Students are still working on completing their Unit 1 test. We will be starting Unit 2 this week as well. In this unit, students will learn about: - Decimal place values
- Comparing decimals
- Rounding
- Adding and subtracting decimals
Our test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for October 18th. Yellow Math: Students in yellow math have started working on Unit 2- Ratios and rate reasoning. In this unit, students will learn how to: - Understand the concept of ratios and use ratio language to describe relationships between two quantities. - 9/23-9/27
- Understand the concept of unit rate - 9/24
**Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems.****Make equivalent ratio tables****solve unit rate problems****find the percent of a quantity****use ratio reasoning to convert measurements given a conversion factor.**
for this unit is scheduled tentatively for testOctober 18th or 23rd depending on IOWA testing. Science: This week, we will begin our first Science Unit. This unit will cover Electricity and Magnetism. Students will learn about: - Static Electricity - 9/13
- Current electricity (human-harnessed) - 9/23
- Simple and parallel circuits - 9/24
- Energy transfer
- Simple electric current - 9/23
- Magnetic field and force
**electromagnet - We will focus on this throughout the week again.**
- Insulators and conductors of electricity. - 9/23
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I am in search of an electrical engineer to interview for a student run podcast. Students are working on an informational essay answering the question "How does electricity work and how did it impact the economy during the Turn of the Century?". A select group of students will be answering this question via a podcast as well. These students will be researching the Coca Cola Company as this company was around at the turn of the century and still is a power house today. If you or someone you know is an electrical engineer at the Coca Cola Company, I would love to reach out to them to see if they are interested in helping with this project! Important Dates: September 27th- Relay for Life spirit day: Wear purple in support of cancer research from Relay for Life. Wear purple and bring a donation for the Relay for Life team! October 2- International Parent Meeting with the new Superintendent Dr. Looney Please plan on attending this unique event with Superintendent Dr. Looney. Interpreters will be available in Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin.Intérpretes en español estarán disponibles.한국어 통역 가능中文口译员 将有空Curriculum Updates: Blue Math: Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to multiply whole numbers using the area model and the standard algorithm and reviewed place value. We have also learned how to divide whole numbers using long division. Last week, we learned about the order of operations. This week, we will work on translating expressions. We will also work on multiplying powers of ten. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. The test over this unit is THIS FRIDAY, September 27th. Yellow Math: Students in yellow math have started working on Unit 2- Ratios and rate reasoning. In this unit, students will learn how to: - Understand the concept of ratios and use ratio language to describe relationships between two quantities.
- Understand the concept of unit rate
**Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems.****Make equivalent ratio tables****solve unit rate problems****find the percent of a quantity****use ratio reasoning to convert measurements given a conversion factor.**
for this unit is scheduled tentatively for testOctober 18th or 23rd depending on IOWA testing. Science: This week, we will begin our first Science Unit. This unit will cover Electricity and Magnetism. Students will learn about: - Static Electricity - 9/13
- Current electricity (human-harnessed) - 9/23
**Simple and parallel circuits - We will focus on this throughout the week.**
- Energy transfer
- Simple electric current - 9/23
- Magnetic field and force
**electromagnet - We will focus on this throughout the week.**
- Insulators and conductors of electricity. - 9/23
Important Dates: September 19th- Author visit by Carmen Deedy Curriculum Updates: Blue Math: Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to multiply whole numbers using the area model and the standard algorithm and reviewed place value. We have also learned how to divide whole numbers using long division. Last week, we learned about the order of operations. This week, we will work on translating expressions. We will also work on multiplying powers of ten. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. The test over this unit is scheduled for September 27th. Yellow Math: Students in yellow math are working on 6th grade unit 1. This unit is coming to a close. Students have reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers as well as how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. We also reviewed fraction operations beginning by reviewing adding and subtracting fractions and multiplying and dividing fractions. Last week, we learned how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. The test over this unit is this Friday, September 20th. Science: This week, we will begin our first Science Unit. This unit will cover Electricity and Magnetism. Students will learn about: - Static Electricity - 9/13
- Current electricity (human-harnessed)
- Energy transfer
**Simple electric current - This is what we will focus on this week.**- Magnetic field and force
**Insulators and conductors of electricity. - We will also focus on this during this week.**
Important Dates: Book Fair buying all week! (My PM class will have a scheduled time on Thursday at 12 to purchase books from the book fair.) September 19th- Author visit by Carmen Deedy September 20th- SkyZone Spirit Night A BOOST FOR THE BAHAMASDolvin’s Dorian Relief Dear Dolvin Families, As you know, so many people have been severely impacted by this latest hurricane. At Dolvin our goal is for the students is to help others. To go along with our 7 Mindsets (character Ed) program, we thought it would be awesome for Dolvin students to be a part of the relief effort. Victims in the Bahamas have been especially hard-hit during the storm. They need basic necessities as the damage is widespread and heartbreaking to see, especially on Abaco Islands. Wouldn’t it be something if our Dolvin families and staff could be a part of the relief effort??? Beginning this Monday, September 9th, please consider sending in some basic supplies as listed below. Your child can give them to their homeroom teacher, but we will also have a box out in the main front hall. We will stop collecting donations on Friday, Sept. 13th to allow time to deliver the items. (These are things that could be bought at the Dollar store.) Suggested items: Tissues Toothpaste Toothbrushes Bar sop Diapers Wipes Batteries Flashlights Sponges Garbage bags Washcloths Hand towels Bandages We will be discussing this in our 7 Mindsets lesson this week. Thanks for your consideration with this important project. 😊 Items will be collected and then brought to the Bahamas Consulate of Atlanta. Curriculum Updates: Blue Math: Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to multiply whole numbers using the area model and the standard algorithm and reviewed place value. We have also learned how to divide whole numbers using long division. This week, we will be learning the order of operations. We will also work on multiplying powers of ten. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 27th. Yellow Math: Students in yellow math are working on 6th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, students have reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers as well as how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. Last week, we reviewed fraction operations beginning by reviewing adding and subtracting fractions and multiplying and dividing fractions. This covers 4 units that they learned last year while taking 5th grade math. It is a challenging unit if students have not mastered these skills last year. Please make sure you are reviewing with your child to ensure they are confident in these skills. This week, we will learn how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 20th. Social Studies: Students will take their SS test on Tuesday. We will move on to Science when we complete this unit. Science: This week, we will begin our first Science Unit. This unit will cover Electricity and Magnetism. Students will learn about: - Static Electricity
- Current electricity (human-harnessed)
- Energy transfer
- Simple electric current
- Magnetic field and force
- Insulators and conductors of electricity.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend! It is a very fitting time as we are currently learning about the Industrial Revolution when those long laboring hours started thanks to electricity...
Important upcoming dates:Book fair preview: My PM class will preview the bookfair books on Friday, September 6th and will have a chance to purchase books on Thursday, September 12th. Curriculum Updates: Blue Math: Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to multiply whole numbers using the area model and the standard algorithm and reviewed place value. We have also learned how to divide whole numbers using long division. We will continue to practice long division this week. Later in this unit, we will be learning the order of operations. We will also work on multiplying powers of ten. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 27th. Yellow Math: Students in yellow math are working on 6th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, students have reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers as well as how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. Last week, we reviewed fraction operations beginning by reviewing adding and subtracting fractions and multiplying and dividing fractions. This covers 4 units that they learned last year while taking 5th grade math. It is a challenging unit if students have not mastered these skills last year. Please make sure you are reviewing with your child to ensure they are confident in these skills. We will also learn how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 18th. Social Studies: We have started the year off with a social studies unit where we are learning about the Turn of the Century. We have learned about a second wave of westward expansion, the industrial revolution, and immigration patterns. We will also learn how America grew as a world power throughout this time period. The overarching question for this quarter will be "How did electricity influence the economy at the Turn of the Century?". Students will work on answering this question using a podcast project in groups. The test over this unit is September 6th. ** Update as of 9/5: The test will be moved to Tuesday, September 10th. |
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