Mrs. Vaughan's Classroom



Weekly Update 2.28.17

By In News & Updates On February 27, 2017

Be on the Lookout for…

  • Tuesday Folders will come home today full of work samples. Be review and return necessary items.
  • 3rd quarter interim reports will come home THIS Friday, March 3rd. Please sign and return upon receipt.
  • Students are participating in an Immigration Unit these next few weeks, which will line up nicely with our upcoming field trip. We are asking you to research your interesting family history.  Once you have found information about your heritage you will begin to write journal entries pretending you are an immigrant during the 1900’s sailing from your homeland to America.  Choose one of the countries where your ancestors came from. Please research the homeland you are coming from so you can include some of these details in your letter to make your writing more realistic.  Look online and gather facts about the country.  I love to use . Talk to relatives to learn more about the country and the traditions. Please complete the Ancestors Research Sheet and BrainPop survey attached to last week’s email and turn in Thursday, March 2nd. If you do not have access to a printer and need me to print these for you, please let me know asap! word- immigration
  • Students have taken their 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 11’s  Multiplication Sundae quizzes. Thursday will be 6’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 usually Tues and Thurs with makeups on Fri for those who do not pass.

This week in Literacy:

Students shifted to nonfiction and are finishing “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. Lots of vocab is important in understanding this concept. Here is a parent guide for helping you and your student understand our main learning outcomes

Current vocab: numerator, denominator, unit fraction, partition, number line, visual model

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 Social Studies: We finish our Changes unit this week and will begin an Immigration Unit to reach SS objectives in the following areas.

3.H.1 – Understand how events, individuals and ideas have influenced the history of local and regional communities.

3.H.2 – Use historical thinking skills to understand the context of events, people and places.

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