In reading this week we are finishing up our inquiry projects for unit 6. I will also be taking the time to pull the kids over to look at their report cards and writing from 3rd quarter. We will be looking at making writing goals for 4th quarter. We will present our inquiry projects on Friday.
In writing a few kids are still finishing up their compare and contrast paragraphs, but otherwise we will be spending the week on poetry. We are working on writing cinquains and diamontes.
In math this week we are learning about bar graphs and pictographs. We will also be starting a program called multiplication masters to work on our multiplication fluency. I hope you are all taking the time at home to practice multiplication and division, even just 5-10 minutes a day can be so helpful!!
In science we are continuing to build our pulley this week and if we have time we will begin building compound machines.
Testing time is coming up for us. This week we will spend some time practicing for the Smarter Balance test by looking at the practice tests. Please mark these dates down in your calendars and make sure your kiddos are at school so we don't have to worry about make-up testing.
- Smarter Balance Testing: Week of April 27-30
- NWEA Testing: May 5-7
Homework: reading log, addition & subtraction
Report Cards go home on Tuesday.
Code Word: Report Cards