Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Monday, October 28, 2013

Curriculum Update October 28-November 1

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

This week is Red Ribbon week. Here is the schedule:
Monday-wear red for dedication for a healthy drug-free life
Tuesday- wear pajamas and slippers for following your dreams and staying away from drugs
Wednesday- wear sweats for saying no to drugs is no sweat
Thursday- wear crazy socks for don't be be crazy, say no to drugs
Friday- wear your favorite hat for hats off to a healthy, drug free life

Thursday will be our fall party. The parade will begin at 2:45 pm and the classroom party will be at 3:00. Thank you for all the donations for the party and a special thank you to Lori Shank and Nikki Schnepf for organizing the party.

A majority of the genius hour projects are complete. We will be presenting them this week. The students have done an amazing job putting their research together. The motivation level of the students being able to study anything they are passionate about has been incredible. A majority of the projects will be posted very soon!

ELA/Science: We will begin our force and interactions unit this week. The overall guiding question will be, "How do you know forces are acting on an object?" We will be conducting investigations to better understand how unbalanced and balanced forces impact motion. Our reading strategy this week will be identifying the main idea of a text by recounting the details and explaining how they support the main idea. We will be using active reading behaviors to accomplish this.

Spelling/Vocabulary: The tests will be on Friday, November 8. The words for the next two weeks are:
force: a push or a pull
motion: a change in place or position
friction: a force caused by two objects rubbing against each other
distance: a measure of how far and object moves
measure: to find out how much there is of something
speed: a measure of how fast and object is moving
time: a measure of how fast it takes an object to move a certain distance
relative position: the position of one object compared to the position of other objects
gravity: a force that pulls objects down
pendulum: an object that swings rhythmically back and forth
inertia: state of being at rest or in motion until acted on
exert: to apply effort or force
accelerate: to speed up or cause to move faster
mass: amount of matter (substance) in an object
momentum: the force or speed of movement

Spelling games for this list are:
Vocabulary games for this list are:

Math: We will be working on our multiplication facts this week 2, 5, 9, 0, 1, 10 and patterns. The focus will be on the students really understanding and explaining the patterns, rather than only memorizing the facts and not understanding the meaning of multiplication.

SS: We will be finishing our communities movies this week.

Have a fantastic week!

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