Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Monday, April 7, 2014

Curriculum Update April 7-11

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Assessments begin today.

Assessment 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.

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

We are continuing our life cycles unit. The students have been observing their lady bugs, preying mantis and beetles and discussing the stages they are in. Students will continue to work on their web quest where they are creating their own species and life cycle for it.

 The students will be writing an 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 will also continue to work in their novel books where they are discussing character motives and predicting what they think will happen in the future. They are also answering comprehension questions. When finished, students will work on their Animoto videos and 30 second commercials evaluating the book.

Students will continue to work on area this week. They are comparing the area to the perimeter. The students have been working in differentiated groups, playing games and working on projects at their level.

Both tests will be on April 18th.

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

Vocabulary Game
Spelling Link

Have a fantastic week!

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