Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Friday, April 13, 2012

Curriculum Update April 16-20

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. Hopefully we will get some sun.

On April 20, the topic for your child's science fair project is due.

We can still use some help for our science week. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up on the enclosed link. Thanks!

Our last reading program of the year will began on April 10. It will be our Pawsome Reader program For every 500 minutes read, we will earn a paw. The class with the most paws in each grade level will earn a reward at the end of the program on May 13.

April 20 is twin/triplet day

Rigby Reading
We will review synthesizing: classifying/categorize information and making conclusions. The theme will focus on explorers in space.

enVision Math
We will continue fractions. We will find equivalent fractions, equivalent fractions on the number line, whole numbers and fractions, using fractions, and drawing a picture with problem solving.

The Rigby focus for this week is prefixes non, in, and dis. The words are around, bake, coat, color, discover, dishonor, insane, indifferent, nonprofit, and invisible. The extension list focus is sym, syn (together, same). The words are symbiosis, symmetry, sympathy, symposium, symptoms, synagogue, syndicate, synonym, synthesis, and synthetic.

We will continue our unit on matter.  We will do some more investigations with liquids, gas, and solids.
This week, we did an investigation with color wheels. The kids used milk, food coloring, and Dawn soap to discover how fats and proteins are sensitive to the milk. They were able to see how the Dawn soap weakened the chemical bonds in the fats and proteins.

We continued our persuasive writing. The kids are now working on a persuasive writing piece where they are trying to make an argument about something they would like to do over the summer. They have to state the supporting reasons with evidence to try to prove their point. Look for the papers coming home in the next couple of weeks. They are looking forward to seeing if are able to convince you.

We will also continue writing our poetry.

Have a fantastic week! :)

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