Mrs. Vaughan's Classroom



Weekly Update 2.21.17

By In News & Updates On February 21, 2017

Be on the Lookout for…

  • Tuesday Folders will not come home today. Look for an orange flyer about Blaze Pizza. A full folder will come home next week!
  • Ask your child to see their Google Drive and Google Classroom. They are #owlsome ways to see what we are doing!
  • Lt. Governor Dan Forest will be visiting our classroom this Thursday 2/23 to see our amazing use of technology in action! word- showoffs:)
  • Students have taken their 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s  Multiplication Sundae quizzes. Thursday will be 11’s. These are timed on a visible stopwatch for student goals only, not countdown as a “it has to be done by this time” manner. Students should be able to answer the 16 questions in under 2 minutes to be considered “fluent”. Students will record their time on the back of their quiz, and their pieces earned on the sundae picture that is housed inside a plastic sheet in their agenda. You can expect a quiz every Tues and Thurs with makeups on Fri for those who do not pass.

This week in Literacy:

Students shifted to nonfiction and are enjoying “Weather” by Seymour Simon. Amazing photos, diagrams, and complex text make this been really eye opening!

Spelling RETESTS on the “100 Words You Need to Know” continue this Friday.  This quiz is for GROUP SEVEN (AGAIN) words ONLY! Only students who missed words the first AND second time around need to prepare to retest. If you are not sure, check your child’s agenda for circled words. LOTS of friends struggled with this lost, so please ensure your child has studied and is prepared for Friday!

This week in Math:

Students are continuing a lengthy, but exciting Fractions unit. Stay tuned for practice sites and helpful hints.

Concepts to review: place value, addition with regrouping, subtraction with borrowing, rounding to the nearest 10 and 100, quadrilateral, parallelogram, trapezoid, rectangle, square, rhombus, arrays, repeated addition, area, perimeter, rectilinear area, commutative property (flip flop rule), number line, product, distributive (break apart method), associative property, graphs, pictographs, bar graphs

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

This quarter in Science: We continue our Changes unit this week!

2.P.2 Understand properties of solids and liquids and the changes they undergo.
3.P.2 Understand the structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo a change.
3.P.3 Recognize how energy can be transferred from one object to another.

About the Author