Friday, April 17, 2015

Peek At The Week

Room 206 had a great week! I hope everyone enjoys their April Vacation and I will see you on April 27th :)
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Here's a peek at our week....

In Math:

  • continued learning about geometry
  • identified solid figures by their facts or flat surfaces, edges, and vertices
  • students identified the plane shapes that form the flat surfaces of solid figures
  • students drew polygons (triangles, quadrilaterals, and hexagons) and listed their attributes
  • new vocabulary:
    • sphere, pyramid, cylinder, cone, cube, rectangular prism, solid figure, flat surface, face, edge, vertex (vertices), plane shape; circle, square, triangle, rectangle, sides, angles, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, polygon
  • made shape books to practice their shapes
  • read The Greedy Triangle
  • used patten blocks to make other shapes
  • played a shape muncher game for solid and plane shapes
In Science:
  • read 2 Dr. Seuss insect books
  • read a BUGS! packet to answer questions
  • created a butterfly life cycle plate to learn the four stages of the complete metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa, adult
  • watched a butterfly and moth video and wrote facts
  • began making our electronic insect book in Book Creator
  • practiced Building a Bug 
  • did a Butterfly Scavenger Hunt with our 5th grade buddies
  • continued to work out sounds of /ou/ and /ow
  • took unit 14 fundations test
  • read a folktaleThe Lad Who Went to The North Wind
  • practiced the 5 Ws, summarizing and sequencing the events

Friday, April 10, 2015

Peek At The Week

I hope you had a nice long weekend! We had another fast week and accomplished a lot!

Here’s a Peek at our week:

In Math:
  • Practiced regrouping with subtraction
  • Used clues to solve riddle problems
  • Played math games with adding 3 digit numbers
  • Took our Topic 11 test
  • Began Topic 12 on Geometry, read a story, and played a game looking for solid shapes (3-D)

  • Started unit 14 fundations unit
  • Reviewed the /ou/ sound of ou and ow
  • Trick word practice with gel boards and relay game
  • played charades using words that made the /ou/ sound (example, mouse, found, trout, house, pound)
  • reviewed noun and tower for vocabulary
  • reading groups read The Three Wishes and Edgar Badger’s Balloon Day
In Science:
  • Reviewed for the weather test by playing Jeopardy
  • Took our weather test (They did great!)
  • Mr. Muscleman came and used an infrared camera to discuss heat energy and temperature.
  • Began our new unit on insects
  • Read Bugs Are Insects  and learned special characteristics
  • Watched a Brain pop Jr video on insects
  • Watched All About Bugs video and created a What is an Insect? booklet

Mrs. Weldon came in and helped us begin researching an insect to make a book on the iPads using Book Creator. We will work on the books next week.
Have a nice weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand :)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Weather Test on Tuesday!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! The students all received this study guide before break and we'll play Jeopardy tomorrow to prepare for the test on Tuesday. Make sure you help you child study tonight! :)