Because of the short week this week, I will be sending out a weekly blast tonight with information for next week :). I will send this link out again on Monday as a reminder.
I hope everyone had a great long weekend and enjoyed the fall weather and some good football!
We are starting our new math units for both blue and yellow math. Check below for current skills and some resources. We are also finishing up our unit on cells and microorganisms.
I am planning a day of science labs for next Thursday, October 20th. In one of the labs we will be using microscopes to look at cells and microorganisms. In another lab, students will be creating edible cells out of candy. Please sign up to either volunteer to help in class OR to bring in something for the edible cell. The sign up link is below. If you sign up to volunteer, you need to have complete the volunteer training at least 48 hours ahead of time. The candy we need are: twizzlers, whip cream, marshmallows (large), tic-tacs, and go-gurt. If you are able to, please sign up using the link below. **Make sure you sign up for the right slot depending on if your child is in my AM or PM class.
Science- Students were given our science project last last week. It is called "Cell City". They are being asked to create a city model and relate the organelle cells to the different parts/buildings of a city and their jobs. I have found that this greatly helps them relate new vocabulary to things they already know. Today I had them write the due date of this project in their agenda as the 26th of October. THIS HAS CHANGED because of the IOWA testing that week. Instead, I am moving it up to be due next Friday, the 21st. The project should not take too much time. They can create any model of a city they want, 2D with pictures or drawings, or 3D. What ever they prefer! They then need to complete the sentences relating the organelle to the city part. After they write these sentences in the prompts, they need to either write them neatly on a piece of paper or type them up. Please let me know if there are any questions!
Blue Math- we are learning how to multiply and divide decimals. There is a very useful video and notes on my website for students to review at home. We will also be doing them in class. Our test over unit 3 will be November 2nd. Students will also be multiplying and dividing by powers of 10. We have done this before but it is difficult for them as it requires in depth place value knowledge. Please make sure they are reviewing nightly at home.
Yellow Math- we are starting out unit on volume and measurement. We will learn how to convert customary units of measurement and metric units of measurement. We will also be learning about the concept of volume and how to find the volume of a rectangular prism. There are some great customary units of measurement songs on my website. These are great ways for kids to study every night. Out test over this unit will be on November 18th.
Check back every week for a new post with information about the coming week.