Archive for April 2014

Math: Students will identify a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into marching parts. Students will use transparent mirrors to draw a reflection of an image.  After practicing drawing reflections, they will also identify symmetrical lines on polygons. 

Reading: Students will also conclude their study of different types of poetry for the Month of April. Students will determine the author’s purpose of a story and support their opinions with specific evidence from the text. Students will identify various types of figurative language in literature. Guided reading group discussions will also focus on author’s purpose and theme. 

Social Studies: Students will continue to enhance their learning about the United States and its 5 regions.  Students will use historical maps, flow charts, and timelines. 

Science: “Invention Convention” During Spring Break, the students began to generate ideas about inventions. Last week, the students started to think about an invention that they could create and use to make their lives easier.  This week we will continue that dialogue in school. We will also research famous inventors. Throughout the week, the students will continue to research to refine their ideas.

 

Homework April 28, 2014 –  May 2, 2014

Monday-   Literacy- Book Log,  Math- Study Links 10.3, Science- Work on Invention Convention

Tuesday:  Literacy- Book Log, Informational Text Analysis (Due 5/2)   Math- Study Links 10.4, Science- Work on Invention Convention

Wednesday: Literacy- Book Log, Informational Text Analysis (Due 5/2), Practice next two stanzas in Figurative Language Rap  Math- Study Links 10.5, Science- Work on Invention Convention

Thursday: Literacy- Book Log, Informational Text Analysis (Due 5/2), Practice next two stanzas in Figurative Language Rap  Math- Study Links 10.6, Science- Work on Invention Convention

Friday:   Literacy- Book Log, Practice next two stanzas in Figurative Language Rap Math- Study Links 10.7, Science- Work on Invention Convention

Dear Parents,

The students were given a Spring Break Packet for homework. 

  • Invention Convention Brainstorming Form (Due Monday April 21, 2014)
  • Poetry Imagery Assignment/ Coupled with an Artifact (Due Monday April, 2014)
  • Journal Entries 19 & 20 (Due Wednesday April 23, 2014)
  •  Read! Read! Read! (Book Report Due Monday April 28, 2014)

Have a wonderful Spring Break!!!

 

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for coming out to report card pick-up this week. I so enjoyed meeting with each of you! This week begins the Ray School Book Fair students will have the opportunity to purchase books on Wednesday April 9, 2014. Also, Thursday April 10, 2014 is SPIRIT DAY!!!!! Students should wear their Ray School apparel. That evening is also the Ray School Spring Festival from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m.

Math – This week students will complete Unit 9. Students will have their Unit assessment on Friday. Students will begin Unit 10 (Explorations with reflections of 2-dimensional figures) .

Literacy– This week we will begin the story ““Isaac Asimov” (Anchor Text). The skills and strategies for this story are Identifying Author’s Purpose, Author’s Choice, Inferencing and Questioning. Students will also learn the appropriate ways to use various forms of figurative language in their writing. April is poetry month students began the month by reading “A Dream Deferred” & “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes “This week students will read “Dear Teenager” by Bruce B. Wilmer.

Social Studies – Students will also locate the United States and its various regions on the map. Students will begin to identify states and capital by region. With What other regions does the United States share North America? (Social Studies Text).

Science – This week students will continue studying the human body (Revisited). Students will study the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems.

 

Math –Students will continue working on Unit 9 (Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 9.4 -9.8) Students will learn how to accurately represent the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Literacy– This week we will begin the story “Owen & Mzee” pg. 613 (Anchor Text).  The skills and strategies for this story are Comparing and Contrasting and Analyze and Evaluate. 

Social Studies – Women’s History Month Projects Due this Week!!!! We had some dynamic presentations today. I look forward to hearing from all of the students.  Please Note: We are behind one day because I was attending a teacher professional development on Monday March 31, 2014. Please contact me if you need to know when your child presents.

Students will also begin to identify the states and capitals in United States by region (Social Studies Text).

Science – This week students will investigate” What is the Machine inside you Meant to do?” Students will continue working on identifying parts of the skeletal system and their functions.

Homework April 1, 2014 – April 4, 2014

Monday-  N/A (Teacher Absence)

Tuesday: Literacy- Book Log  Math– Study Links 9.5

Wednesday: Literacy- Book Log/ Begin Reading “Owen & Mzee” (pg 613- Journeys) – Answer Essential Question (5 sentence minimum)    Journal Entry #16- Describe your favorite season (fall, spring, summer, or winter). Tell what kinds of things you like to do during that season. Math- Study Links 9.5

Thursday: Literacy Book Log/ Finish  ReadingOwen & Mzee” (pg 613- Journeys). – Make a Comic Strip  (pg. 623). Math- Study Links 9.6

Friday:  Literacy- Journal Entry #17 Describe your favorite character from a book, a movie, or television. Math- Study Links 9.7