Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Snapshot 4-16-18

Here is this week's snapshot if  you are unable to get the e-mails. You can download the *.pdf file by clicking beneath the snapshot picture the below. All snapshots will be available in *.pdf form on the "Weekly Snapshots" page {here} once they are sent out and posted!



Week of: April 16, 2018

Dear Parents,

Please see the list of dates below for what we have going on at school over the next few weeks.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, April 16
Unit Math Curriculum Assessment
Book Fair Opens
After school Tutorials
Math Mastery
*for those who are attending
Tuesday, April 17
College Shirt Day
Tutorials
Radical Readers
*for those who are attending
LAST DAY FOR CORRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS TO BE TURNED IN
Thursday, April 19
Open House
Friday, April 20
End of 5th Cycle
*all corrections and assignments need to be turned in by TUESDAY, APRIL 17 to allow for grading time
Environment Research Project sent home if not completed
Tuesday, April 24
Environment Research project due
Friday, April 27
PRIDE Parties

Upcoming Assignment due dates
Monday, April 16
Math Homework: Countdown to the Math STAAR Series 3 P6 {front}
Mixed Math: D1 {back}
Monday, April 16
Math Classwork: Motivation Math Page 272 – 273 (non-magnet page 272)
Tuesday, April 17
Math Classwork: Motivation Math page 217 - 218 (non-magnet page 217)
Math Classwork: Flocabulary and Pearson Assignments
Science Classwork: Chapter 4 Test in Pearson
Monday, April 23
Math Homework: Countdown to the Math STAAR Series 3 P7 {front}
Mixed Math: D2 {back}
*number of classwork assignments may change throughout the week based on classroom needs
**If you have any questions about classwork that needs to be corrected, reworked or turned in, please let me know. There are days that I do not get to my computer to check email, Remind or Class Dojo until 5 or later, so I may not be able to respond until quite late in the evening.
Image result for phillip martin graphTHIS WEEK IN MATH:
We are focusing this week on Data Analysis.   Your child will be learning:
·         that organizing data in a frequency table makes it easier to see patterns in data.
·         a dot plot organizes data on a number line and is useful for visually showing how data is distributed.
·         pictographs and bar graphs make it easy to compare data.
·         the key for a pictograph determines the number of pictures needed to represent each number in a set of data.
·         the scale in a bar graph determines how long the bar needs to be to represent each number in a set of data.


For examples of the types of graphs we will be using, see the parent letter that is being sent home with your child on Wednesday of this week. Please see the new resources listed below to support your child’s mastery of these skills.
Math Resources to Help at Home
Data Analysis
Creating & Interpreting Pictographs - Step-by-step interactive video by StudyJams.com demonstrates how to create a pictograph.  Includes practice problems!
Double Bar Graphs - Practice questions over double bar graphs
CK12: Bar Graphs - In this concept, students interpret bar graphs and fill in missing parts of bar graphs using given facts.
CK12: Pictographs - learn to interpret mathematical relationships shown in pictographs and solve problems using pictograph data.
Frequency Tables Practice - Practice questions involving frequency tables.



THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:
In science this week, we will continue our Unit on Organisms and Ecosystems. We will continue discussing and viewing different ecosystems and their characteristics. We will begin our Environment Research Project in class. Throughout this unit, we will be looking at:
       different soils and their impact on the growth of a plant;
       investigating how plants undergo a series of orderly changes;
       compare soils for their ability to grow plants;
       the certain characteristics of an environment that help organisms survive;
       all of an organism’s needs and how they are met by its habitat;
       describing the physical characteristics of an ecosystem

We will begin the class portion of our Environment Research projects this week. We will have class time Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to work on these. Any part of the project that is not completed by the end of the class period on Friday, April 20 will need to be completed at home and returned by the due date, Tuesday, April 24.

Requirements, rubrics, citation examples, and vocabulary words were sent home last Thursday, April 12. Additional copies of these, as well as suggested websites, can be found on the Environment Research Project post on our class blog page.

RESOURCES FOR PRACTICE
NASA's Climate Kids - Ecosystems – Read these 10 interesting things about ecosystems that are found all over the world! Navigate through the different activities on the plants and animals page to learn about a slew of other topics!
PBS Kids Plum Landing – Navigate through the different activities on the Plum Landing page of PBS Kids Science page to play games about different ecosystems! The kids have been shown where to find this link to PBS Kids on our class blog page and how to find our embedded Symbaloo.
BrainPOP Habitats – View the different videos on various habitats and play games or do activities that correspond with each habitat. There are habitat scenes, matching games, puzzles, a food chain game, and a search and spot.
Desert Ecosystem Game – I may or may not be addicted to adding animals to my ecosystem and trying to keep it in a healthy balance. The game will cycle through 12 days and show you which plants and animals are still surviving in their ecosystem, which plants and animals are not doing so well, and which plants and animals have perished.
World Biomes – Learn about different types of biomes including the location, plant life, and animal life. Choose from 5 different aquatic biomes and 9 different terrestrial biomes. There are also word searches, crossword puzzles and fill in the word games to print and play.
More websites and links can be found on our class blog page on our Symbaloo. This is embedded on the Technology Station page.

Thank you so much for your dedication to helping your child learn.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Environment Research Project

Parents,

We will begin a research project in science next week on different types of environments as discussed in class. The checklist, rubric, and citation anchor chart for reference will be sent home Thursday, April 12. These will stay in blue folders to be used in class. We will have class time to work on parts of this assignment, but if your child would like to go ahead and start at home, they are more than welcome!

We will be working on these projects in class next Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, April 20. Students will be using computers, iPads, books, and other available resources to research the environment of their choice. Students will also have class time to work on their specific project type (diorama, brochure or poster) depending on what they have chosen to create.

Any part of the project that is not completed by Friday, April 20 will be sent home for completion. All projects are due on Tuesday, April 24 for grades and presentations. Please find links to the digital copies of the sheets sent home are below.

Environment Research Project
Citation Anchor Chart

Also, please initial next to the type of project that your child will be doing (diorama, poster or brochure).

Here are some of the links we will be using in class next week to get us started:


As always, if you have any questions, please let me know! 😊






Monday, April 9, 2018

Snapshot 4-9-18

Here is this week's snapshot if  you are unable to get the e-mails. You can download the *.pdf file by clicking beneath the snapshot picture the below. All snapshots will be available in *.pdf form on the "Weekly Snapshots" page {here} once they are sent out and posted!

Click {here} to download this week's snapshot!


Week of: April 9, 2018


Dear Parents,

Although Explorer classes have ended, tutorials are continuing and pick up is at 4pm.
Please see the list of dates below for what we have going on at school over the next few weeks.
Upcoming Dates
Monday, April 9
Tutorials
Math Mastery
*those who have permissions turned in
Tuesday, April 10
Tutorials
Radical Readers
*those who have permissions turned in
Tuesday, April 10
5th Grade STAAR testing
*due to STAAR testing, we will not be having lunch visitors these 2 days
Wednesday, April 11
Monday, April 16
Book Fair Opens

Tuesday, April 17
College Shirt Day
LAST DAY FOR CORRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS TO BE TURNED IN
Thursday, April 19
Open House
Friday, April 20
End of 5th Cycle
*all corrections and assignments need to be turned in by TUESDAY, APRIL 17 to allow for grading time



Upcoming Assignment due dates
Monday, April 16
Math Homework: Countdown to the Math STAAR Series 3 P6 {front}
Mixed Math: D1 {back}

Friday, April 13
Math Classwork: Motivation Math page 264
Monday, April 16
Math Classwork: Motivation Math Page 272 – 273 (non-magnet page 272)
Tuesday, April 17
Math Classwork: Motivation Math page 217 - 218 (non-magnet page 217)
Math Classwork: Flocabulary and Pearson Assignments
Science Classwork: Chapter 4 Test in Pearson

*number of classwork assignments may change throughout the week based on classroom needs

**If you have any questions about classwork that needs to be corrected, reworked or turned in, please let me know. There are days that I do not get to my computer to check email, Remind or Class Dojo until 5 or later, so I may not be able to respond until quite late in the evening.

 THIS WEEK IN MATH:
Geometry & Measurement continues this week with a focus on capacity and weight. Your child will be learning and reviewing:
       How to determine when to measure capacity and when to measure weight
       Mass and weight being different
       Capacity being the measure of the amount of liquid a container can hold
       Mass being the measure of the quantity of matter in an object
       Weight being he measure of how heavy an object is
       Three dimensional objects can have attributes of capacity and weight
Please see the new resources listed below to support your child’s mastery of these skills.
Math Resources to Help at Home
GEOMETRY PRACTICE- (THIS WEEK’S SKILLS IN GREEN)
Dunk Tank - Liquid Volume - Game show style game over capacity in customary units
Can You Fill It - Choose different sized pots to fill different containers in the least number of pours
Pour and Score - Move water between a large and small container of water to make and match 1 quart to 8 quarts.

Math ManCalculate Elapsed Time using Sheppard Software Game
Time Intervals Word Problems - HelpingWithMath.com
Dunk Tank Interactive Game from PBS Kids over Area of Squares and Rectangles
Area & Perimeter Games– A variety of games for practice with area and perimeter from Splashmath
IXL Perimeter of Rectangles– Practice determining the perimeter of different rectangles
Perimeter Shape Game– Shoot the shapes with a specified perimeter
Area Shape Game– Shoot the shapes with a specified area
Area and Perimeter– An interactive math lesson from MathPlayground
Geoboard Explore Area & Perimeter with an interactive Geoboard from MathPlayground
Area Blocks Cover your grid with shapes with the correct area and perimeter & race your opponent
Classifying 2-Dimensional Shapes– Interactive video classifies quadrilaterals by attributes
I Know It: Quadrilaterals - Identify the quadrilateral based on its attributes - Interactive Quiz
Quadrilateral Shape Game - In this Sheppard Software game, students shoot different types of quadrilaterals as they are told to reinforce vocabulary
3-Dimensional Figures - Slideshow that gives real world examples of 3-dimensional figures        
 Faces, Edges, & Vertices - Interactive website explores attributes of 3-dimensional figures and includes practice problems for your child and grades them on their responses.                                        
Telling Time to the Nearest Minute - Demonstrates how to tell time on an analog clock.


THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:
In science this week, we will begin our Unit on Organisms and Ecosystems. We start by planting seeds, then moving onto discussing and viewing different ecosystems and their characteristics. Throughout this unit, we will be looking at:
       different soils and their impact on the growth of a plant
       investigating how plants undergo a series of orderly changes
       compare soils for their ability to grow plants
       the certain characteristics of an environment that help organisms survive
       all of an organism’s needs and how they are met by its habitat
       describing the physical characteristics of an ecosystem

RESOURCES FOR PRACTICE
NASA's Climate Kids - Ecosystems – Read these 10 interesting things about ecosystems that are found all over the world! Navigate through the different activities on the plants and animals page to learn about a slew of other topics!
PBS Kids Plum Landing – Navigate through the different activities on the Plum Landing page of PBS Kids Science page to play games about different ecosystems! The kids have been shown where to find this link to PBS Kids on our class blog page and how to find our embedded Symbaloo.
BrainPOP Habitats – View the different videos on various habitats and play games or do activities that correspond with each habitat. There are habitat scenes, matching games, puzzles, a food chain game, and a search and spot.
Desert Ecosystem Game – I may or may not be addicted to adding animals to my ecosystem and trying to keep it in a healthy balance. The game will cycle through 12 days and show you which plants and animals are still surviving in their ecosystem, which plants and animals are not doing so well, and which plants and animals have perished.
More websites and links can be found on our class blog page on our Symbaloo. This is embedded on the Technology Station page.

Thank you so much for your dedication to helping your child learn.