Update

Hello,

This week in Math students completed the Test Review for Friday's Test on Converting Customary and Metric Measurement Units. Students also completed Enrichment within the topic.

This week in Science students completed comprehension activities on Structural and Behavioral Adaptations for animals with a specific example regarding beavers.

Students also completed the Science MCAS this week and are done with standardized testing for the year.

We are awaiting the final amount of bottles to begin the Ecosystem Bottle Project.

There is still a lot of missing work. I am updating each student today and tomorrow. I have extra copies in class and they are also available in my Scanned Assignments Tab.

Thanks,

Chris

Update

Hello,

This week students completed sessions 1 and 2 of the Math MCAS using chromebooks.

In Math students reviewed the Coordinate Plane, Line Plots, Perimeter, Area, Volume, Finding an Average, and Converting Metric Measurements. Later in the week students converted both customary and metric measurements to solve multi-step word problems. Students created their own computational fluency cards including 10 operation steps. We also played the class card game 'I Have...Who Has?'

In Science students were introduced to the Ecosystem Bottle Project. We also did some background reading on what is an ecosystem, producers, consumers and their 3 types, decomposers, the food web, and the various cycles including water, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide-oxygen.

Thanks,

Chris


Update

Hello,

This week was a great one!

In Math students were introduced to converting and comparing metric measurement units in addition to reviewing all concepts in geometry. Testing for these chapters will take place following next week's MCAS.

In Science students saw samples of sand from many parts of the world in addition to a bag of fossils. We replayed some Rock Songs and took a test on the Rocks and Minerals Unit. Students were able to share their Activities with classmates which were very informative and entertaining.

Miss Corrigan's class was treated to a presentation by High School Senior Caitlin Fields who shared her Senior Project on Bacteria and Viruses. She was very knowledgeable and discussed her future goals. It was pretty powerful and inspiring for young students to meet her and hear her story. Her activity was age appropriate and exciting.

The Math MCAS is next Tuesday and Wednesday. Students have been prepared and have earned the right to do well!

Thanks,

Chris

Update

Hello,

This week in Math students were tested on plotting ordered pairs and graphing functions. Students were also introduced to comparing and converting customary units of length, weight, and capacity. Students measured objects in the classroom including the dimensions of the white board and entire classroom.

This week in Science students read their missing rock wanted posters and tried to identify the actual rock on a table full of rocks based on a proper detailed description. They received a study guide for next Wednesday's Rocks and Minerals Test. Students also cracked geodes with a hammer to see the crystals inside. Finally, they viewed Amanda and Bella's Rock Video Skit from the Activity Sheet.

Update

Greetings!

Students worked very hard on the ELA MCAS. They were very open-minded to computerized testing and went with the flow as we figured the semantics out together.

This week in Math students created and analyzed line graphs. We talked about how businesses make decisions for the future based on past performance or past sales like ordering toppings for a pizza parlor. Students plotted ordered pairs to create the line graphs. To end the week we played Fraction Bingo where the announced value was either in fraction, decimal, or percent form. Students either had to find the presented value or convert it another form to find it on their card. We then played another game of Bingo that included all operation skills, simplifying fractions, and converting to mixed numbers.

This week in Science students created a Mineral Learning Poster showcasing the 5 properties of minerals. To end the week students observed, analyzed, and rated 12 minerals according to these properties. I showed them a large geode, mica with peelable layers, and pumice which may be light enough to float.

Well, this break is going to feel good! I have really enjoyed having your children in my class this year. Everything is flowing smoothly and we will continue our rhythm when we return.

Cheers,

Chris

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