Wednesday---Write Spelling Sentences
Thursday----Language or Math Worksheet
Friday---Enjoy the weekend!
16 - Fossil Park Field Trip
18, 19, 22 - No School - Easter Break
26 - Muffins With Mom @6:45
26 - Early Release/Teacher In-Service
17 - Petting Zoo
23 - Last Day of School
26 - Graduation
Our whole group reading instruction each week will focus on a story from our reading books. With this story, we work on spelling words, vocabulary, language skills and writing. You will find the week's story title at the top of your child's word list that comes home on Mondays.
This year we will also be using ideas from The Daily Five and CAFE for small group and one-on-one reading instruction. Click on the website below for more information!
Scholastic Reading Counts is a web-based quiz program that we will be using to increase comprehension. Books from our classroom and the elementary library are labeled based on a points system. Each quarter, the children will be given a goal of a certain amount of reading counts points to earn. They can earn these points by reading books and passing quizzes on the school computers. See the website below for a list of books and their point values.
For Book Flix, use the username: vanburen and the password: knights
One of the things parents can do at home to help their child with Math is to practice addition and subtraction facts. Below are some links your child can use to practice.
Below is the link for the Sumdog Math games. Your child will need to use his username and password in order to log in and play.
Be sure to practice the words each week. They come home on Mondays as spelling homework. If you want further practice, try the link below. The lists for the week are also below.
Big Ideas: Economics: goods and services, trade, consumers and producers, want and needs, income, opportunity cost, saving and spending, financial institution, barter, supply and demand
Universal Concepts: consumers and producers, supply and demand
Project Objective: Students will think about what consumers need and identify public issues in the local community that influence the daily lives of others and come up with a plan to help solve the problem.
Standards: English Language Arts:
Speaking and Listening AS1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Writing AS 7: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
General Questions: What are consumers? What are producers?
Specific Questions: What is the relationship between consumers and producers? What is the difference between a consumer and a producer?
Elaborate Questions: Why do consumers and producers need each other? What would happen if there were more consumers than producers or more producers than consumers?
Sourcing Questions: How will you find out the answers to these questions? How will you know that your information is correct?
Understand: Students will explain to classmates what a consumer and producer is and tell how they need each other. Students need to understand what a consumer and producer is before completing any type of research for the end product.
Analyze: Students will talk with community members to figure out if there is a need in community to provide food, time, odd jobs. I think students will really understand the needs that are out there in our community if they are talking to people in are businesses and/or community members.
Create: Students will plan and create a poster, a brochure, a prezi presentation, etc., to show what need they are going to help the community with. By creating something about what they will be providing , students will learn and understand different needs in a community.