Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Curriculum Update October 15-19

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and was able to stay dry after Saturday's torrential rain.

Please look for information about Cool the Earth coming home in your child's Monday folder. The school goal is to complete at least 2,000 actions. 

Please remember there is no school on Friday and the following Monday (19th and 22nd). The solar house project is due Tuesday, October 23. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

We will begin Theme 13, making laws in Rigby this week to go along with our government unit in SS and the upcoming election.  The comprehension skill will be monitor understanding.
The vocab words are debate, granting, officials, representation, legal.

We have completed Topic 4 in enVision. We will review on Monday and have the test on Tuesday. Next, we will begin time. We will measure time to the half hour and quarter hour and time to the minute.
We will begin a unit on government. Students will be learning about local and national officials. They will also learn about the roles of the different branches of government.
We completed our solar energy unit. Thank you for sending in all the materials for the solar cookout. The baked apples were a big hit. The nachos needed some stronger solar energy to melt the cheese. This week, we are going to be learning about the moon and stars before we begin our weather unit.

The spelling pattern this week is contractions.
List 1: I'll, it's, let's, she'll, here's, they're, they'll, wouldn't, won't, can't
List 2: doesn't, haven't, you'll, we're, you're, they've, shouldn't, wasn't, that'll, couldn't
List 3: tri (three) triangle, triathlon, triceratops, tricycle, trilateral, trilogy, trio, tripod, trisect, trilingual
We will continue to work on our descriptive writing. We will also begin our post card exchange where we will write information about Prairie Ridge and Kansas. We will send them out to classrooms in 50 different states. So far, we have received post cards from classrooms in Iowa, Indiana and Kentucky.
Have a fantastic week!

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