SCO Unfundraiser Ends – Fri., Oct. 20th
SCO Hot Lunch if ordered – Fri., Oct. 20th
SHEF Haunted Hustle 5K Walk/Run – Sat., Oct. 21
Fall Choice Concert (Summit Hill Jr. High) – Tues., Oct. 24th
Scholastic Orders due – class code is LDM9K – Wed., Oct. 25th
*We started Book-It this month. Our goal is 20 minutes a night of reading for five days a week. It can be weekends if some weeknights are busy.
**Scholastic orders due online by Wed., Oct. 25th (class code LDM9K)
***We will be participating in Fun Fridays in the classroom. This Friday will be hat day!
****We are in need of Art Volunteers in the Classroom. If you are interested please email me! Thank you!
*****Just a friendly reminder to please make sure students have their lunch and if for some reasons students forget, please have lunches sent to the office by 12:30 P.M.
For the week of Oct. 16-20, here is a tentative schedule for Skrobanski’s Superheroes:
Reading- We will continue our story in our Journey Series – Sacagawea. The genre is biographies. We will work on the target skills and vocabulary as a whole and within our groups. The essential question from our story is “How do people from different cultures contribute to America?” We will focus on main ideas and details, text structure, and onomatopoeia. Each story will take roughly two weeks. We will generally take our summative vocabulary one day and the summative story test the following day. Summative tests will be this week. Students will continuously be checking their daily assignment planner and have various formative assessments to practice understanding.
Main Ideas and Details
Sacagawea Spelling List-for 2 weeks
Right now, we have 20 words. Students may choose to include challenge words as well (25). The spelling formative tests and summative test will be this week.
English- We will focus on abbreviations. Our summative grammar test on abbreviations will be on Friday. We will also focus on narrative writing, and get creative with spooky narratives. We will brainstorm with story structure maps, create first drafts, edit, and type our final copies during technology.
Math- This week we will be starting Chapter 2: Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers. We will begin with learning Algebra, specifically multiplication comparison problems as well as some other types of comparison problems. Students will receive notes in their interactive notebook to help with examples.
*We are going to be using a program called XtraMath to increase speed and accuracy in arithmetic. Each student is invited to spend a few minutes each day practicing math on a computer, tablet, or phone.
*Students are also able to utilize under my teacher webpage a site called mathantics. Students already have the username and password to help review classwork and do some extra practice to prepare for summative assessment(s).
Science- Last week we learned a lot about animals and structures/features they use for survival. This week we will conclude our bird features group projects on Monday and dive into plant structures. We will conduct a few classroom experiments to help us fully grasp these concepts. One of the experiments will be with celery to demonstrate vascular plants and how they function.
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