Monday, March 27, 2017

Week In Review

Week In Review:

We had an awesome Week In Review planned for your last week, however when I was working to upload it the iPad crashed and lost the video :( I hope that we'll be up and running again next week! In the meantime take a look at what we've been studying.

PS...if anyone has another recommendation for creating videos, other than iMovie, please let me know. That app has been giving us such a hard time lately.

Writing - Fictional Short Stories:

  • Revising Introductions by using the mentor text A Handful of Stars
  • Peer Revising
  • Editing for Complex Sentences
  • Editing for Dialogue
  • Celebration!
Social Studies - Slavey, Civil War & Reconstruction:
  • What Was the Dred Scott Decision?
  • What Was the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
  • Underground Railroad Webquest
  • Civil War Storyteller
  • Causes of the Civil War
Reading - Views, Values, and Cultures:
  • Identifying Point of View with Bye, Bye Junk Food
  • Identifying Multiple Points of View with Debate
  • Read Librarian of Basra
  • Comparing Texts
Math - Rational Numbers
  • Adding Fractions with Like Denominators
  • Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators
  • Strategies for Adding & Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators
**The Geometry Family letter came home this past weekend. In order to get all of our math units in by the end of the year we will be utilizing AC Lab to begin our work on Geometry. Please let me know if you have any questions about the family letter.

News & Notes:

  • Be sure to check the calendar for important dates. Here's a quick look at what is right around the corner. 
      • April 5th - Late Start
      • April 14th - No School
      • April 19th - Orchestra Concert at 7:00pm
      • April 20th - 4th Grade Musical at 7:00pm
      • April 24th-April 27th - MAP Testing
      • May 4th - Fishing Day

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Vote For Nellie!

    Vote for Nellie in the cutest pet contest!

    Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

    Gumballs, we've been working hard on adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. Now we're moving into adding and subtracting mixed numbers. This can be a little more tricky so I've added some more practice for you.

    Adding Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators



    Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators




    Want more practice?

    1. Log in to 9.8 Practice Buddy. Just click on the link to Clever on the left hand side to get to Pearson.
    2. Visit IXL for more practice problems - click here to begin.

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Week In Review

    OTISS Awards:

    Each day the Gumballs hold a class meeting to start off the day. Students can bring concerns, suggestions, questions or give OTISS Awards at this time. OTISS stands for "Oh that is so sweet!". Students can give these awards to students they care about or when they catch someone doing awesome things! 

    Here's who received OTISS Awards this week:
    • "Ava is a hard working student and never gives up." -Sophia

    Week In Review:

    This week our Week In Review features...
    • Writing - Ava & Annie
    • Social Studies - Jaden & Amisha
    • Reading - Nolan & Jaden
    • Math - Kaden & Nick
    • Important Dates - Ben & Sam
    • Film Crew - Teshaun, Brooke, & Nolan
    • Production Crew - Jackson & Ada


    News & Notes:

    • Be sure to check the calendar for important dates. Here's a quick look at what is right around the corner. 
        • March 10th-17th - Spring Break
        • April 5th - Late Start
        • April 14th - No School
        • April 19th - Orchestra Concert at 7:00pm
        • April 20th - 4th Grade Musical at 7:00pm


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      I hope that everyone has a great Spring Break! 

      -Mrs. Wood

      Monday, March 6, 2017

      Week In Review

      OTISS Awards:

      Each day the Gumballs hold a class meeting to start off the day. Students can bring concerns, suggestions, questions or give OTISS Awards at this time. OTISS stands for "Oh that is so sweet!". Students can give these awards to students they care about or when they catch someone doing awesome things! 

      Here's who received OTISS Awards this week:
      • "Ada is a good friend and knows how to cheer me up when I'm feeling down." -Jackson
      • "Brooke is a great friend and funny. I love that she's friends with Billy Bob Joe." -Ada
      • "Sam is a cool friend and cheers me up when I'm sad." -Jackson
      • "Ada, because whenever you have a question or need help, she helps. And she is a great friend." -Nolan
      • "Nolan is a good friend and cheers me up when I'm feeling down." -Jackson 

      Week In Review:


      News & Notes:

      • Be sure to check the calendar for important dates. Here's a quick look at what is right around the corner. 
          • March 6th & 7th - Book Fair
            • Students can bring money and shop during morning routine or at the end of the day.
          • March 7th - Student Led Conferences
          • March 10th-17th - Spring Break
          • April 5th - Late Start
          • April 14th - No School
          • April 19th - Orchestra Concert at 7:00pm

        I hope that everyone has a great weekend. 

        -Mrs. Wood