What a busy week this was, but it ends as all things must do over time. Next week will not be (hopefully) as jam-packed. Last night's turnout was pretty impressive considering that Curriculum Night started at 5:30 during the heart of rush hour traffic.
The weekly email was sent out. I try to hold off until right before dismissal in case I get a last minute request from the office to add something important.
In literacy, we simply have been continuing what we have been doing all week. Next week is the Caesar's English quiz and I have updated the practice quiz to include the new stems and words: http://www.millersclass.com/caesars-english.html
The first unit in math (place value along with adding and subtracting) has finished and the students took the common assessment. I will be sending out notices on Class Dojo privately to inform parents of how their children did on the test. All I will say here is that ALL of my students have shown mastery (>80%) and most made A's. GREAT JOB!!!!!
Since today was an assessment day, there are no warm-ups nor lessons to post - just this for math (see image below):
In science we are covering the properties of physical matter. Two of the properties we focused on today are hardness (the ability to withstand puncturing and/or force without breaking) and flexibility (the ability to withstand being bent without breaking). Students were each given a Venn Diagram and did a room walk. They were to record in the appropriate place within the Venn Diagram materials in the classroom that were hard, flexible, or both. Below is an example of what the students were given and an example of one that is filled.
Below is a slideshow of some of the student work: