Mrs. Vaughan's Classroom



Weekly Update 4.20.21

By In Uncategorized On April 20, 2021

Be on the Lookout!

  • Tomorrow, April 21st is an IN PERSON for students. Woohoo!
  • Tuesday Folders/home folders are full today! Please be sure to review materials with your child and ask what they are proud of.
  • On the top of work sample packs is an update on how your child is doing on their timed X quizzes. Next week I will send out a signup for ways you can contribute to this celebration event!
  • If you are interested in a Spring conference, those will be held the week of May 3-7. Please message me some times that week that will work for you and we can make it happen!

This week in Literacy:

Students will read the historical fiction text “Brave Girl” as we look at how character actions define them and change the course of the story. Stories in this unit connect to social studies topics we have researched this year, Civil Rights and Immigration!

Students will work on opinion writing for the next few weeks by exploring the topic of animals in captivity in Zoos. Encourage your child to provide “proof” for their opinions at home whether it’s what food choice they prefer or what movie they want to watch, or something more significant! On Tues, April 27th we will have a Debate/Writing party to present and discuss our researched opinions on Zoos. If you are able to contribute an item, please click here to claim. Thank you! word-zoos

This week in Math:

The last remaining unit of our math curriculum begins this week with some more measurement concepts. Students will learn about US Customary measurement of length (in, ft, yd, mile), capacity (cup, pint, quart, gallon), and weight (oz, lb, ton). To assist parents in helping their kids I have included a guide to these standards in Tuesday folders this week. I know I had to refresh myself on some of these, so hopefully this makes things easier! 

Here is a parent guide for helping you and your student understand our main learning outcomes

Current vocab: hour, minute, elapsed time, interval, quarter till, quarter after

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, numerator, denominator, unit fraction, partition, number line, visual model

This week in Science:

3.E.2 Compare the structures of the Earth’s surface using models or three-dimensional diagrams. 3.E.2.1 Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers). 3.E.2.2 Compare Earth’s land features (including volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands) by using models, pictures, diagrams, and maps.

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