Thank you for taking the time to subscribe and read my blog. You will find this information helpful when navigating this combination class. Thank you to the families who took the time to meet with me on Zoom over the summer, I enjoyed catching up with your families. With intersession, I feel like we have been in school for a month, but it has only been a few weeks. We are back to our routines, getting to know our new students, and starting to complete graded assignments. We moved seats as well this week. I would appreciate your time in filling out this survey to understand more about your student. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaJFlk7P4KcmFRvyvmrwK2NEuMxWIQ0e9QQFaCwj2A3_pOoA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Here are the updates for each grade level for the next week:
Social Studies: Students have been working to complete a slideshow on the Mid-Atlantic Region. They will have a test next Friday, September 8, on these states in reference to their location. They have a lot of time in class to study this as well. We are also completing a Geography Dictionary. There will be a test on these definitions as well but it will probably be in a few weeks. I've asked the students to study these definitions as well in class when possible.
Math-We are navigating the new program and completing a lesson a day. We should finish the chapter next Thursday, September 7th. We will have a quiz on the 8th and then start reviewing for the test.
Social Studies: Students are completing an assignment on a Mystery Skull by becoming an archaeologist. We learned about the Stone Age first and will also have a Stone Age Tool Project soon. We have started a DBQ on Early Man and Cave Paintings.
Math-We are navigating the new program and completing a lesson a day. Remember that each lesson takes two days. I think the students like this. The sixth graders will have a quiz on Wednesday next week.
Science- both grades are completing a Planet Newsletter consisting of two slideshows. I have impressed upon them how important it is to double-check their work and have a document that they can reference when finished with an assignment. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M1yVgs-B_ztVYWLWPhnJNS15bvHblGhO2lh9Xc2ZpFk/edit?usp=sharing
LIST-you may hear your students talk about the list. This is assigned to them while I teach math to the other grade level. On the list are assignments such as:
- DLR (Daily Language Review) FYI-DLR quizzes on Fridays
- 5 a Day (math warmup)
- Spelling activities
- finishing other assignments
We correct around 3:00 each day. Some students are still learning this process, so any help with this is appreciated.
Spelling tests are on Thursdays. Once a student has 25 points of activities, they may turn their spelling into the yellow tray. It is possible that they finish a day early. I'm looking for neat handwriting, organization as well as correct spelling on these assignments.
Pictures are next Wednesday at 9:45 AM.
Estimation jar winner for August is Gabriella!!! She was very close and won the whole jar of sour gummy bears. I'm still in need of the next estimation jar for September.
Art- we will start a big art projection this next week.
Novels-we will start a workshop with three different novels soon. I had all students fill out a Google Form about the novels that they had read and will put students in groups accordingly.
Morning Meetings: We have been discussing Respect.
Last but not least, thanks for all the donations and volunteer forms. I'm still trying to get my bearings but will contact you based on your forms. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like a conference at any time. I'm happy to meet or call you.