Mark your calendars:
Monday, January 7 - Teacher institute, NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 8 - First day back to school, 3rd Quarter begins
Monday, January 21 - Martin Luther King's Birthday, NO SCHOOL
Friday, January 25 - 11:30 dismissal
Monday, February 4 - Mid-term 3rd Quarter Progress Reports sent home
Wednesday, February 13 - Student-led conferences 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 14 - Student-led conferences 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15 - NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 18 - Presidents Day, NO SCHOOL
Thursday, March 7 - End of 3rd Quarter, Report Cards sent home
Friday, March 8 - Start of 4th Quarter, 11:30 dismissal
Friday, March 22 - 11:30 dismissal
What's Happening in the Classroom during Quarter 3:
Students will multiply and problem solve with decimals.
Students will start with sharpening their skills in division and make the progression into dividing decimals.
Students will also review their skills with adding and subtracting decimals and exponents.
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 continue to 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 will be making a shift from physical science to life science. They will be learning about the structure of living things.
Students will be able to identify and describe human body systems. Students will also learn about the structure and functions of plants.
Students will continue learning about the development of our country. They are using Studies Weekly, which is a weekly publication that we will use to supplement our Social Studies Curriculum.
Students will explore the process of how our new nation began to govern itself and describe strategies for conflict resolution. They will also be able to identify the three branches of government.