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This week in our classroom…

Sept. 28-Oct. 2

 




Math

Unit 1 = Area & Volume

In this unit, the students will build upon their prior work with area and explore ways to find the area of rectangles with fractional side lengths.  The students will also learn about volume as an attribute of solid figures.  Using improvised units, they will explore volume and build towards using cubic units and volume formulas.

Monday = Area of a Rectangle, Pt. 1

Tuesday = Area of a Rectangle, Pt. 2

Wednesday = Introduction to Volume

Thursday = Exploring Nonstandard Volume Units

Friday = Case of the Cursed Classroom!

*Your child will typically have a math assignment each day. This assignment may or may not come home as homework, depending on whether or not your child completed it at school.*

Unit 1 Test = TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language Arts

L1 top
L1 2
L1 3
L1 bottom

*Aside from reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily outside of school, your child will typically have a reading assignment each day. This assignment may or may not come home as homework, depending on whether or not your child completed it at school.  It will be on the back side of the math assignment.*

Lesson 1 skills & spelling test = Wed., Sept. 30
 



Writing

Personal Narrative

Students will be learning all of the skills necessary to write personal stories from their own experiences with dialogue, a strong lead, interesting word choice, paragraphs, and so much more!

 

                               personal narrative anchor chart
 


 

 

 

 

Social Studies

Native Americans

native americans

A lot of people forget that the Native Americans lived in present-day United States before the arrival of the European explorers. In this unit, we'll discuss why and how the Native Americans migrated from Asia to the Americas, and we'll investigate the traditions and ways of life of each Native American group, which was based on which region they lived in.  Up next...European Explorers!

Native Americans quiz = TBD
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science


Spaceship Earth
Sun, Moon, Stars, & Planets

spaceship earth

This astronomy unit helps students develop a new perspective on the world they’re standing on. They will be given evidence that the Earth beneath our feet is actually moving through space, both spinning on its axis, and traveling in a great orbit around the Sun. They will see how these movements account for the patterns we see in our sky (the paths of our Sun across the sky, the changing seasons, and the changing constellations). Accompanying us on this journey are the Moon and planets, which the students will observe have their own patterns of movement in the sky. Throughout this investigation students will engage in actual and simulated observations of the sky, and they will engage in the process of inquiry: beginning with observations, debating a range of possible causes, and reasoning to possible conclusions.

Mystery Unit Starter = Sky Patterns & Modeling
Star Trails

Mystery #1 = Day, Night, & Earth’s Rotation
How fast does the Earth spin?

Mystery #2 = Earth’s Rotation & Daily Shadow Patterns
Who set the first clock?

Mystery #3 = Seasonal Changes & Shadow Length
How can the Sun tell you the season?

Mystery #4 = Seasonal Patterns & Earth’s Orbit
Why do the stars change with the seasons?


Mystery #5 = Moon Phases, Lunar Cycle
Why does the Moon change shape?


Mystery #6 = Planets & Solar System
What are the wandering stars?


Mystery #7 = Gravity
Why is gravity different on other planets?


Mystery #8 = Star Brightness & Habitable Planets
Could there be life on other planets?


Performance Task: Night Sky
How can you tell time at night?

 

Spaceship Earth test = TBD
 

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