Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of October 30th

Here's what we're learning this week!

Math-adding and subtracting with unlike denominators
Reading- Over the next few weeks we will be learning about text structures. This week we are learning about sequence of events.
Writing- We're in the beginning stages of informational writing!
Social Studies- The Plains Indians and their struggles with the U.S. government
Science- constructive and destructive forces

+++ Our Science test is this Thursday! The study guide was sent home with everyone today! We are asking that every student study for at least fifteen minutes every night. Each night that they get your signature is worth 10 Dojo points!!

Upcoming Events:
Reading Night-Thursday, November 2nd from 6:00-7:00
Tuesday, November 7th- No school Election day
Friday, December 1st- 4-H meeting Nalaymi and Devonte will be presenting!

The secret word this week is M&M's! Please remember to keep all candy at home this week, unless there is enough for the entire class (including teachers :)

Have a wonderful week!! 

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Week of October 23rd

Thank you all for coming in last week for conference week! We really enjoyed meeting with you all and bragging on the kids!

Here's what were learning this week:

Math- adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
Writing- Comparing and contrasting characters
Reading- The Widow's Broom
Grammar- Prepositions
Social Studies- Battles of the Civil War

Upcoming events:
Wednesday-Feet off Drugs-wear funky socks
Thursday-Head off Drugs- Wear a fun hat
Friday-Bodies off Drugs- Wear Red
4-H is this Friday!
Picture retakes are this Friday!
Box Tops are due this Friday!

The secret word this week is Skittles!

Have a great week!

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard

Monday, October 16, 2017

Week of 10/16

It's conference week! Students will be released 2 hours early each day this week! We are excited about meeting with each of you and discussing your child's progress!

Since it is conference week, we will not be having our weekly spelling words!

Here's what we're learning this week!
Math-Multiplying and dividing decimals
Reading- StoryWorks article, "The Evil Swirling Darkness". We are learning more about text evidence and how to answer questions that show text evidence.
Writing- Mentor sentences from the book "Do Unto Otters". Mentor sentences are sentences that we introduce daily to the students. The sentences are written correctly and we discuss why they are written the way they are. At the end of the week, we quiz the students on those same sentences to see that they learned  the material we covered.
Social Studies- Civil War people and the major events that took place during the war.

Upcoming Events:
Chick-fil-A night (Cow-a-ween) Tuesday, October 5:00-8:00
4H Friday, October 27th during school~ James and Alejandra will be presenting
Coin Wars- ends this Friday, October 20th
Red Ribbon Week October 23rd-27th

Our secret word this week is Otters!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Week of October 9th

Here's what we're learning this week!

Math- multiplying and dividing decimals using models
Reading- We are continuing with Esperanza Rising.
Writing- We will be wrapping up our opinion essay on fidget spinners!
Science- Constructive and Destructive forces
Social Studies- Civil War

Please remember that this Thursday is early release. Students will be released at 12:30.

Also, next week is conference week. We look forward to meeting with each of you and discussing your child's progress so far this year.

A big "Thank You" to all who came out to support the Fall Festival. We appreciate your support. A great time was had by all!

Alejandra and James will be presenting at our 4-H meeting on Friday, October 27th.

The secret word this week is... Gourds!

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard

Monday, October 2, 2017

Week of October 2nd!

Can you believe it is October already??? We can't! Time is flying by! The end of the 9 weeks is quickly approaching. Please encourage your child to continue to do his or her very best!!

This week we will be doing the following:
Math: We are learning about decimals: comparing and adding and subtracting
Reading: Esperanza Rising Chapters 8-11
Writing: We will be starting opinion writing. We will be reading an article about whether or not fidget spinners should be in school and then writing an opinion paper.
Science: Constructive and Destructive forces
Social Studies: Reconstruction

Important Dates:
  • PTA Meeting- Thursday, October 5th at 6:00
  • End of the 1st nine weeks-October 6th
  • Fall Festival- Friday, October 6th 5:00
  • Early Release- Thursday, October 12th 
Our secret word this week is pumpkins

Please let us know if you have any questions!
Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard