Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Curriculum September 12-16

Welcome back to a full a week of school!  The kiddos completed MAP testing last week.  They did a great job with their first computerized test of the school year.  Thank you to everyone that volunteered to send in things for our solar cookout on Friday.  We have our fingers crossed that it will be a warm and sunny day!

enVision Math
We will estimate differences, make sense of addition and subtraction equations, use problem solving to evaluate reasonableness and take the Topic 2 test.

Rigby Reading
We will continue theme two in Rigby this week.  The focus will be on asking questions to promote thinking before, during and after reading. 

Please look for a leveled reading passage and leveled graphic organizer to work on this strategy.  Reading logs will continue this week.  Please make sure that you sign off on the log each week and have your child total the minutes.

Grammar- The focus will be on verbs

The Rigby words this week are come, dog, down, me, credit, grand, quest, drizzle, problem and sprinkle.
The focus of the extension list is mono-one.
monochrome, monocle, monolingual, monolith, monologue, monophobia, monopoly, monorail, monosyllabic and monotone

We will continue our solar energy unit.  Last week, the students learned about converging lens, the focal point of a parabolic reflector and how to char paper.  This week, the students will create sun traps, test different parabolic mirrors and create their own solar cookers.

Social Studies
We will continue our communities unit.  The students will break into groups to form their own classroom community.  They will be broken into government, economics, communication, recreation and services.

We will continue to work on revising and editing our Narrative paper on, "My most Memorable Vacation".
The students have a editing sheet that they have to complete before they take their paper to the publishing stage. 

We will also correspond with some of our e-pals and pen pals.  The students are learning more about rural communities with a rural classroom in Kentucky, urban with a classroom in California and Pennsylvania.  We are also working with a suburban classroom in Georgia.  This week the students will also be paired with  classroom in Germany. 

Have a great week!

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