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What We’re Learning, December 4-8, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | December 4, 2017 | No Comment |

**READING BENCHMARK IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 IN THE MORNING

Reading:  We are reading books on sequence and character/setting. We will take a comprehension test on Friday. Our word skills are digraphs and blends. In writing we are working on writing a narrative (stories) using beginning, middle, and end.

 Math: We are working on addition and subtraction facts to ten.

Science:  We are doing experiments and investigations with force and motion until winter break. We will have our assessment later this week.

Social Studies:  We are  finishing our unit on maps and globes. We will assess later this week.

NOTE:  Progress reports go home Wednesday, December 13.

To make the last 8 days before winter break exciting, we will have themed days. Be on the lookout on BLOOMZ for the theme each day. I will post pictures of our adventures!

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What We’re Learning, November 20-24, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | November 20, 2017 | No Comment |

REMEMBER:  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 IS EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:20PM.  BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. OUR LUNCH TIME WILL BE 10:50-11:10 THAT DAY. THERE IS NO SCHOOL NEITHER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 NOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. ENJOY THIS TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

Reading:  We will be reading various stories this week as well as reviewing skills. Our reading benchmark is Tuesday, December 5 in the morning. It covers all of our reading skills this year, including digraphs, short vowels, picture clues, and small passages to read.

Math: We are working on addition and subtraction. 

Science:  We are working with force and motion. A force is a push or a pull. An object changes its position based on the force used to move it.

Social Studies:  We are reading maps and learning map skills. Students need to know that we live in the state of Virginia and Richmond is the capital. We live in the United States with Washington, DC as our capital. Maps are flat and globes are round models of the earth. Symbols are a picture that stands for something else and can be found on a map legend or key. The cardinal directions are north, east, south, and west.

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What We’re Learning–November 13-17, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | November 13, 2017 | No Comment |

READING:  This week’s story is Fox and a Kit from our reading series, focusing on main idea, character/ setting. In writing we are working on narrative stories with at least three details.

MATH:  We are finishing ordinals and will begin working on addition and subtraction with part/whole relationships.

SCIENCE: We are working on our new science unit with force and motion.

SOCIAL STUDIES:  We are working on our map unit. 

**NOTES:  Friday, November 17, is early dismissal for students at 1:20. Parent/teacher conferences begin at 2PM.

 

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What We’re Learning, October 30-Nov 3, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | October 31, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading several stories in class, including Pig In A Wig from our reading series. We will take a comprehension test on Friday.  We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing. Look in the red folder for the new homework menu.

Math: We are still working on nonstandard measurement with weight and capacity (volume).

Science:  We will be reviewing for our natural resources test Wednesday and our benchmark Thursday.

Social Studies:  We will be taking our benchmark test Friday afternoon. Students should review the study guide. All concepts will be on the test. Timeline projects are due Friday, November 3.

Notes:  Remember there is no school for students November 7th or 10th. Don’t forget to vote! 

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What We’re Learning, October 23-27, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | October 23, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading various stories including Sam, Come Back! from our reading series. We will take a comprehension test on Friday. Our word skills this week are short a and ending digraph -ck. print knowledge, and titles and pictures. We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing.

Math: We are working on nonstandard measurement.

Science:  We are still working with natural resources. We will take our test early next week. Then we will review for our benchmark test on all science SOLs for Thursday, November 2.

Social Studies:  We are studying timelines, past, present, and future. We will take our assessment Tuesday, October 31. The timeline project is due November 3.  We will be reviewing 9 weeks’ topics for our test Friday, November 3.

Notes:  Picture Day is October 26.

Come visit us Tuesday, October 31, from 1:30-3:00 for our science circus with pumpkins. All approved volunteers are welcome! We would need you at 1:30PM.

Tuesday, November 7, is a Staff Development Day. No students are in school.

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