Mark your calendars:
Friday, September 14 is an 11:30 dismissal and progress reports go home
Monday, October 8 is Columbus Day, NO SCHOOL
Friday, October 12 is end of quarter 1, report cards go home
Monday, October 15 is beginning of quarter 2
Wednesday, October 17 begins student-led conferences, 4-7pm
Thursday, October 18 ends student-led conferences, 4-7pm
Friday, October 19 there is NO SCHOOL
What's Happening in the Classroom during Quarter 1:
Students will be working with numbers and operations in base ten.
Students will start with sharpening their skills with place value and use this skill to help them add and subtract decimals.
Students will also review multiplication of whole numbers, and division with 1 and 2-digit divisors.
Vocabulary and Spelling:
Students will do daily word work to help expand their vocabulary and spelling skills.
Students will be responsible for completing a vocabulary journal and will be tested every other week on their words.
Students will get 5 new vocabulary words every week.
Students will also be responsible to complete word studies on a weekly basis and will be tested at the end of the week.
Students will get 20 new spelling words every week.
Daily Language review:
Students will work on daily written language exercises to help emphasize correct grammar, capitalization and punctuation.
This is part of the school's English and Language Arts Curriculum. Pleasant Hill has incorporated Daily 5 for the past several years. Students are given 5 choices to work throughout the day. These choices are: Word Work, Read to Someone, Read to Self, Listen to Reading, and Work on Writing.
Students are discovering matter and it's interactions. We will be doing demonstrations and hands-on activities to help reinforce their learning. Examples are: M&M atoms, Alka-Seltzer Lab to demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Matter. Ask your students about their experiments!
Students will be reviewing our global Geography which will help them to understand how settlers came into North America. This will lead into the age of exploration.
Students will also review local Geography and be creating a States project. They will spend time researching one of our 50 states and be responsible for creating a slideshow to present to the class.
Students will be starting Studies Weekly, which is a weekly publication that we will use to supplement our Social Studies Curriculum.