Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Monday, April 14, 2014

Curriculum Update April 14-18

Wow! That was definitely a quick change in temperature. I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful day Saturday. It will be nice when warmer weather is here to stay for awhile.

Reading assessments went well last week. This week, we will be taking the math state assessments on Wednesday and Thursday.

Remaining assessment dates are:
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.

Science fair information is coming home this week. The process, topic and parent signature are due Friday.

There is no school for students on Friday, April 25.

We are continuing our life cycles unit and introducing our ecosystems unit. Our ladybugs have turned into their adult stage. The students are pretty excited. Students will be learning about habitats and survival techniques for animals. They will also learn about factors in the environment that make them migrate elsewhere.

 The students will continue working on their informative paper through a press release about the life cycle of a species they create and will also be writing from the perspective of a species in different traits.

Students are working on their Animoto novel videos and their 30-second radio commercials.

Students will take their practice perimeter/area test on Monday and the actual test will be on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday will be the math state assessments.

Both tests will be on Friday.

biodiversity: the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem
system: a set of parts that interact with one another
behavior: the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward others
ecosystem: all the living and non-living things in a place
environment: all things that make up an area like land, water and air
fossil: the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in a rock
organism: a single type of living thing
survive: continue to live or exist in spite of danger or hardship
habitat: a living things home
shelter: one of the basic things provided by a habitat that helps protect an organism and offers it a safe place to rest
migrate: to move to another place to find better climate, food or a mate
competition: struggle that happens when two or more living things needs the same resource
instinct: a behavioral adaptation in which an animal is born with natural behaviors they need to survive
mimicry: the action or art of imitating someone or something (animals do this to protect themselves)
group: a number of people or things that are located close together or are considered classes together

 Have a fantastic week!

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