Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Monday, March 26, 2012

Curriculum Update March 26-30

We really had some wonderful weather this weekend! I hope everyone was able to enjoy it.

This week, we will be taking our math state assessments on Tuesday-Thursday. Please make sure your child get a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast. We will take them from 12:00-1:30.

Please see the enclosed link regarding classroom placement for next school year.

On Friday, we will take a walking field trip with Mrs. Margheim's class, identifying goods and services in our community. We will stop at McDonald's. Please send money in with your child if you would like them to purchase something from McDonald's. If it rains, we go on the walk next week. Please look for a permission slip in your child's Monday folder.

Rigby Reading
We will continue to focus on author's purpose, identifying why the author writes. We will also identify symbolism throughout the story that helped us come up with our conclusion and identify the theme.

enVision Math
Monday, we will have the math Super Bowl all day. We will do some math writing on Friday and begin Topic 9, fractions on Monday, April 2.

There is no spelling this week due to state testing. It will resume next week.

Social Studies
Last week, we played a game where the students could understand bartering. We identified the difference between a want and need. We also had our class store, where the students filled out consumer decision making and opportunity costs papers. We also identified the difference between spending and saving. We will identify goods and services this week.

We continued force and motion. The students learned about friction, kinetic energy and potential energy. They also applied Newton's Three Laws of Motion through their plane sense investigations. We will continue experimenting with force and motion this week.

Our published books have been completed and sent off to the publisher. We will begin persuasive writing and poetry.

Have a fantastic week! :)

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