Mrs. Vaughan's Classroom



Weekly Updates 2.14.17

By In News & Updates On February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day! Ask your child what fun they had in the classroom today!

Be on the Lookout for…

  • Tuesday Folders will come home today with work samples.
  • Ask your child to see their Google Drive and Google Classroom. They are #owlsome ways to see what we are doing!
  • Students have taken their 1’s and 2’s  Multiplication Sundae quizzes. Today and Thursday will be 5’s and 10’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 are finishing Paul Bunyan tomorrow. We will continue to focus on character traits. We are able to make lots of connections with our last story, and focusing again on characters, theme, and even figurative language. word- idiom

Spelling RETESTS on the “100 Words You Need to Know” continue this Friday (taking a week off to give additional time for practice).  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 beginning 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.

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