Saturday, November 18, 2017

HAWK HOLLOW & THE WATER CYCLE


Have a great break!










TOP SCORE FOR MATH-A-THON

Sketchnoting







We will be measuring angles when we return from break.....if you don't mind picking one up for your child it would be greatly appreciated!



Monday, November 13, 2017

Term 3..Week 3!


Hello,
 I'm trying something new! Take a look at the screen cast below.... :)



Here is the link if you need it!


A Fly On the Wall View
WEATHER MAP CARTOGRAPHY





Student Council Speeches


Halloween at my house...my vampire child & photo bombing puppy!


Monday, October 30, 2017

TERM 3 Has Begun!


Hello Everyone,

   It's going to be a very busy week! I have some great activities scheduled for Wednesday to keep our tired, sugar babies busy. I hope everyone has a safe and spooky Halloween night!
     I am knee deep in grading assessments from our end of term testing on Friday. The students did well overall.  I will be sending all of their scored tests home by the end of this week. Your child should have come home today with new spelling words. They have a study sheet with activities that is due next Friday November 10th. We spent some time today sorting their words and discussing the spelling patterns and rules.

                                                      TERM 3 Unit of Inquiry

  Theme: How We Organize Ourselves
Central Idea:
Knowledge of the past can be used to organize and make decisions about the present and future. 
Lines of Inquiry:
Change. What brings about change and what occurs during the process?
Reflection. In what ways do we organize in order to make decisions?
Causation. How do past events influence decisions that are made in the present and future?

In math we will learn about geometry and measurement.
In reading we will explore the elements of fiction, follow a character as he/she changes, examine point of view,  and compare and contrast themes. We will also read poetry, myths and drama. 
In writing, we will craft opinion pieces.
In science, we will learn about weather and the water cycle.
In social studies, we will inquire into the causes of the Revolutionary War. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


If you would like to chaperone our next (walking) field trip on November 8th, please email me. I am need of at least 2 chaperones! 

Math-a-Thon starts Friday! Please encourage your child to get sponsored! We have been practicing math on SumDog for the last 2 weeks and the children LOVE it! This is a great fundraiser for our school!

Special THANKS to The Decatur Education Foundation for approving our grant application. The students love the flexibility of choice seating and are happy to gather on their Big Joe chairs to discuss and collaborate! 
  




Important Dates


November 3-10
F.Ave Math-a-thon

November 7th
Teacher Workday

November 8th
Hawk Hollow Field Trip

November 16th
Vilage Gathering 1:30 pm
***THIS IS A CHANGE DUE TO OUR FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE***


A Fly On the Wall View

Dekalb History Center Field Trip





Birthday Gumbo!


Monday, October 23, 2017

Term 2 Ends Friday!



Hello Everyone!

    This week is a busy one! We will be reviewing and wrapping up our TERM 2 Unit of Inquiry. Your child has 2 study guides to go through this week for end of unit assessments on Friday.


      I am still in need of chaperones for Thursday. We are walking to Adair Park and I could use a few helping hands and watchful eyes! We will be eating lunch late on Thursday so try to provide a hearty breakfast and a small snack for your child to carry on the walk. 



     Next term we will learn about Weather and the Water Cycle, the Revolutionary War, Opinion Writing, Geometry and much more! We will also begin a new homework cycle. The word study schedule is below.

   Weeks 1-2  Spelling Word Study

Weeks 3-4  Vocabulary Word Study

Week 5 Homework Vacation

Week 6 Study Guides for End of Term Assessments

****Each week your child should read & practice multiplication and/or division facts*****


      I have scored your child's vocabulary test from last week and I will send them home tomorrow. Overall, the students did a great job. They are learning how to study. We wrote goals for our next round of vocabulary. Be sure to read them and encourage your child to take a few minutes to practice 'something' each night! 


Important Dates

Ocotber 26th 
Walking Field Trip Dekalb History Center

November 3-10
F.Ave Math-a-thon

November 7th
Teacher Workday

November 8th
Hawk Hollow Field Trip

November 9th
Vilage Gathering 1:30 pm


A Fly On the Wall View

 
Moon Phase Exploration


Learner Profile Posters


Investigating Seasons and Day & Night

Perspective????

My Sweet Puppy

My Sweet boy "doing laundry"




Monday, October 16, 2017

Week 11 in Room 216!

Hello Everyone,
     Thank you for coming to conferences. I really enjoyed having the chance to talk with you and share your child's progress. If you were unable to meet and you are still interested, send me an email and we can work something out!
      This week we will begin wrapping up our Term 2 curriculum. In math for the next two weeks we are learning composite and prime numbers, factoring and division. In Social Studies, we are learning about the 13 Colonies, their geographic location, the people who lived there and how their economies thrived. In Science, are looking at the phases of the moon. We will continue reading for meaning in Non-Fiction text and crafting an expository piece on a country of interest.

*We will take a vocabulary quiz on Friday as part of our 2 week word study.*

 

Please take a moment to complete the survey below:
Safe Routes to School System-wide Survey
New deadline- October 20
Decatur Active Living partners with the City Schools of Decatur to participate in the Safe Routes to School Program and is excited that so many of our children walk and/or roll to school.
Parent surveys enable us to make program improvements and address safety concerns around the schools. Results from this survey will be used in planning transportation improvements and alternatives. Some of the changes that have resulted from past surveys include crosswalks, additional crossing guards and new sidewalks.
Please complete one Safe Routes to School survey for each child in your family by October 13th. In addition please mark the route your child will taketo school on the map at the link provided in the survey. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMMW6R9

Important Dates

Ocotber 26th 
Walking Field Trip Dekalb History Center

October 27th
F.Ave Movie Night 6:45 pm

November 3-10
F.Ave Math-a-thon

November 7th
Teacher Workday

November 8th
Hawk Hollow Field Trip

November 9th
Vilage Gathering 1:30 pm


A Fly On the Wall View

Research






Guitars in Music!