Sunday, January 22, 2023

Chapter 19

We are about to begin our Chapter 19 math unit.  We will be learning all about the perimeter and area of shapes.  Here are some helpful videos to help explain this concept.

Perimeter



Area



Explanation of Perimeter and Area



Perimeter and Area of Irregular Figures



Friday, January 20, 2023

Mouse Trap Machine Assembly

We had a wonderful time at the assembly today!  We learned all about simple machines.  We learned all about how simple machines could help us create a mouse trap.  A special thank you to the PTA who provided this experience for our students.  










Nonfiction Writing Unit

We started our nonfiction writing unit! We read Are You a Dragonfly? to see how authors can incorporate facts into a book. After discussing the book, students brainstormed a list of animals they could use for future pieces. We also discussed how curiosity helps writers stay interested in a piece. After reading a book about wolves that was written in a question/answer format, students created a list of questions about an animal of interest.

Social Studies

This week we learned about the voting process.  We learned about the steps it takes to become a voter.  We also learned about why it is important to vote.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Chapter 18 Videos

 Chapter 18

These videos can be very helpful as we begin our unit on polygons, congruent shapes, and symmetry.


Name the Shape Game



Shapes Sides and Vertices



Symmetry



Saturday, December 3, 2022

Personal Narrative Writing

The class is working on their final writing piece as a part of our narrative writing unit.  Students participated in various mini lessons this week that focused on building a strong lead, the importance of word choice, including sensory detail, and incorporating interesting dialogue. We will be working on our final draft next week.

Extreme Weather Research

Students began their extreme weather research in the LMC! They are working in small groups to learn more about hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and floods. This week, we focused on using note taking strategies to document our learning.






Reading this Week

This week, we spent time reviewing the various nonfiction text structures!  We read a biography about John F. Kennedy and created a timeline that showed chronological text structure. Students looked for key words to compare and contrast an article about chimpanzees and humans. 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Chapter 7 Videos

As we continue learning more in our math unit, I thought that it may be helpful to have a few videos as resources.  You can have your child watch these at home if they need further support with their homework or you can have them complete the problems and then see if they got the answers correct.  I listed the topics above to help you identify how they can help your child with homework.






















Thursday, November 17, 2022

SEL

We had a wonderful week! During SEL, we revisited the Meta Moment strategies and had a community circle where we shared what we were thankful for in our lives. 

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Math- Chapter 6


Hi, Everyone!

I cannot believe we are already on chapter 6!  My the time has really flown quickly!  This chapter is all about learning and mastering multiplication.  Please be practicing multiplication at home.  This will be a great benefit to them during this unit and as we move on to our future units.  Here are some videos your child can watch to help them practice as well.




















Friday, October 28, 2022

Getting Ready for Halloween

 Our Halloween parade and party will take place Monday afternoon. Students who are staying at school for lunch should bring their costume to school. They will have a chance to change into it during the lunch/recess hour. Please review Mrs. Sessler’s SPLASH newsletter for more details. Thank you to the parent volunteers who have helped make our classroom party possible- we are so excited!

Weather Unit

We were so excited to dive into our first science unit these past couple of weeks! We learned that weather is how the sky looks and how the air feels. We also learned that weather occurs in the troposphere, the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to earth.  Students also learned how meteorologists collect important weather data for forecasts. We focused on learning the tools that gather key weather information. Some of these tools included barometers, anemometers, thermometers, rain gauges, and wind vanes.

Math this Week

We focused on multi-step number stories this week! We discussed what to do when we approach a word problem and created an anchor chart to help us! We wrapped up our unit on addition/subtraction bar modeling with a short quick check. We will revisit bar modeling throughout the year. Next week, we will begin chapter 6!

Saturday, October 22, 2022