10/15 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Students really enjoyed the Culver’s Lunch today – thank you to our awesome PSO! Also, a reminder of Fall Fest this Sunday 12-4pm. Have a great weekend!

ELA News:

  • Completed our personal narrative essays
  • Practiced writing a conclusion to “wrap up” a story
  • Began listening to an audiobook titled “Six Minute Podcast”
  • Next week, we will study our Week 4 spelling words and begin reading the fable “The Miller, His Son, and a Donkey”

Social Studies News:

  • Read Time for Kids: Saving a Species and took a quiz on the material
  • Began taking notes on the reading, “What Were the British Colonies in America Like in the 1770s?”
  • Next week, we will begin reviewing what we’ve learned about the colonies to prepare for our test on Tuesday, 10/26

Shin Math News:

  • Completed study of Module 1: Ratios and Unit Rates
  • Begin Module 2: Arithmetic Operations Including Division of Fractions
  • Construct problems involving division of factions
  • Continue use of visual models to represent quotient of whole numbers and fractions
  • Understand relationship between divisor, dividend, and quotient

Psimaras Math News:

  • Passed back Unit 1 tests and collected for redo correction points
  • Introduced standard long division strategy
  • Compared money model to fractions and decimals
  • Will add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators using clock models

Science News:

  • Learned about the endangered Rusty-Patched Bumblebee 
  • Saw evidence of the declined species since 2000 in the midwest
  • Discussed better food choices, an initiative for October’s Green Challenge
  • Will read and discuss the “World is a Village of 100 People” to better understand global differences and their impact on the environment           

Upcoming Dates:

10/ 17/2021 – Fall Fest

10/20/2021 – Early Release-Teacher In-service

10/21, 2021 – Joey FineRhyme Assembly (weather permitting), more info coming

10/26/2021 – Board Meeting  

10/29/2021 – Halloween Parties (More details to follow)