Mrs. Vaughan's Classroom



Weekly Update 10.10.17

By In News & Updates On October 10, 2017

Be on the Lookout for…

  • Tuesday folders are coming home today.  Some student work is graded with a 1,2,3,4 and some is marked with a simple check or a P indicating practice. Please review and return necessary papers as you are able.
  • You are now able to pay for the field trips through the online OSP. You can also pay the $20 with cash or check.
  • Fall parent teacher conferences are coming up soon. If you haven’t already, please sign up! I look forward to meeting and discussing our #owlsome year thus far. If you have specific questions or concerns, I’d love for you to shoot me an email or message ahead of time so I can make the most of our time together.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes have partnered with WCPSS to motivate kids to read! We are jumping on board in hopes we will motivate readers and win some free hockey tickets! Please use the link to log reading minutes and use the printed calendar so I can award dojo points weekly for completion. This will also help keep track in case your child can’t make it to a device to log nightly. You can backdate, catch up, etc as needed. 

This week in Literacy:

  • Students began a new text called “Treasure In the Trees” this week. It is our first chapter book where we analyze theme to gather a deeper understanding of the text.
  • We are continuing our Food Truck Business Plans  and paper trucks this week. Students are very excited to wrap up our Economics unit by becoming entrepreneurs of their own! If you are able, we would love to have you attend our Food Truck Rodeo next week as we sell our products (sorry, fake food only folks) and practice our addition and subtraction. The truck owner with the most profit will win a trophy!

This week in Math:

It’s here, it’s here! We are officially connecting repeated addition and patterns to open our minds to multiplication and division concepts. The will be the MAJOR focus on 2nd quarter. Memorization of facts is not the goal (YET…) rather, I want to ensure students know when and WHY multiplication should be used. There are tons of great resources for this skill- please check some out here in this amazing math review resource organized by skill.

Concepts to review: place value, addition with regrouping, subtraction with borrowing, attributes, quadrilateral, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, trapezoid, square

A year long “Scope and Sequence” which lays out our math curriculum pacing for the year can be found here

This quarter in Science: Students are studying objects in the sky and will conduct research and experiments to help understand the following objectives: word=solar system

3.E.1 Recognize the major components and patterns observed in the Earth/Moon/Sun system.
3.E.2 Compare the structures of the Earth’s surface using models or three-dimensional diagrams.
4.E.1 Explain the causes of day and night and phases of the moon.

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