Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Monday, March 24, 2014

Curriculum Update March 24-28

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break. I can't believe it is 4th quarter already.

Assessments are right around the corner. The dates are:
Reading Assessment April 7th & 8th 9:00-11:00
Math Assessment April 16th & 17th 9:00-11:00
MAP Assessment April 28-30 9:00-10:30

Please try not to schedule any appointments during this time.

ELA/Science We are beginning our life cycles unit. This will be interactive where the students will learn about how traits, characteristics and the environment play a role on the life cycle of a species. The students will make movies, complete Webquests, observe the life cycle of beetles, lady bugs, butterflies and a praying mantis. Hopefully they willl turn out!

The students will conduct and answer questions as they read about life cycles and gather their research on their webquest.

The students will be writing an informative paper about the life cycle of a species they create and will also be writing from the perspective of a species in different traits.

Students will learn about perimeter this week. We will be breaking up into math groups as the students work together to answer perimeter word problems and learn about perimeter through interactive activities. The students will understand perimeter, tools and units for perimeter, perimeter of common shapes, learn about different shapes with the same perimeter and use problem-solving to try, check and revise.

traits: a body feature passed on to an animal or plant from its parents
life cycle: all the parts of an animal's life from birth to death.
developing: to grow
birth: the act of being born; the act of coming into life
reproducing: to make or cause to exist again
digest: to break down food in the body.
egg: a round or oval mass from which young animals hatch
larva: the stage early in an insect's life when it looks like a worm
pupa: a stage in the life cycle of certain insects when the larva is changing into an adult
chrysalis: the inactive stage in the development of a butterfly or moth during which the larva is enclosed in a tough case from which a fully developed adult eventually emerges
adult: a fully grown person, animal or plant
compare: to examine how two or more people or things are alike and different
constrast: a difference; unlikeness
characteristic: a special feature or quality
adaptation: a trait that helps an animal or plant meet  its needs in the place where it lives
inherited: passed on from parents to their young

Have a fantastic week!

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