Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Curriculum September 26-30

Curriculum September 26-30

It was nice to have another beautiful weekend of weather. I hope that everyone had an enjoyable weekend.  Here is the curriculum update for the week.
enVision Math
We will focus on subtraction this week.  Models for subtracting 3-digit numbers, subtracting 3-digit numbers, subtracting across zero, and drawing a picture with a number sentence to work on problem solving.  We will take the Topic 3 test on Friday.
On Wednesday, we will focus on math through a hands-on project.  We will work with Oreos to determine the class max, min, median, range, and mean.  The kids will have two trials to see how high they can stack the Oreos.  This is a world-wide project where we will input our data and compare it with other participating classes throughout the world.

Rigby Reading
We will continue Theme 3 in Rigby this week. We will review asking questions and work on inferring. The students will be expected to read between the lines of what the author is implying in his or her writing.
On Monday, we will be walking to Mill Valley High School to film or movie "City Mouse & Country Mouse" a story the students rewrote from Rigby.

Grammar- The focus will be on subjects and predicates.

The Rigby words this week are good, house, land, oh, whisper, whistle, thaw, children, shadow, establish.
The extension word focus is uni-one
unicellular, unicorn, unicycle, unidirectional, unify, unilateral, unique, unison, unit, unitard
We will continue learning about the stars and the moon.  We will learn about different stars and the different phases of the moon.  Look for a project to come home on observing the stars.  Also, look for the solar house project.

Social Studies
We culminated our Communities unit with our community walk.  Also, we opened the Team Leggett store.  The kids learned about scarcity, inflation, consumer reports, wants vs. needs, and opportunity cost.  One of the important skills they had to apply was opportunity cost decision making.  It didn't look lik there was too much money saved!

We will begin a unit on geography next week.

We completed our narrative writing focus of our Memorable Vacation.  We will begin working on descriptive writing this week.  There will be mini lessons on showing vs. telling, figurative language in writing, and voice.
The kiddos learned how to use their e-mail accounts last week.  They received e-mails from their e-pals in Iowa and sent e-mails back to their e-pals in Germany.
Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. I know there will be many difficulties and challenges but I am determined to do it. If it does not succeed then it will be a lesson for me as well