Mrs. Vaughan's Classroom



Weekly Update 9.13.22

By In Uncategorized On September 13, 2022

Be on the Lookout for…

  • Tuesday folders are coming home today. Work samples will make their way home every few weeks. Please take time to review your child’s work and discuss their successes and areas for improvement. I do NOT need these samples back.
  • Our Scholastic Book Orders is due Wed Sept 21st by noon. This is an awesome way to get your child motivated to read, and ordering online earns free books for our classroom! Please consider looking through the pages with your child. Just click this link here for easy ordering! Our class code is: GPPF6 word-scholastic
  • Students have a study guide for their science unit in their agenda. They are NOT expected to memorize all muscles and bones, but should be able to explain and connect terms on their study guide which is linked here. By the end of this week, students will have a hub of review sites and activities on their Google Classroom as well. 
  • THANK YOU to all who helped fund our Donors Choose project for Scholastic Storyworks magazine! This is a wonderful resource I look forward to diving into with students later this month. You parents are SO owlsome! ❤️❤️
  • Mark your calendar- a parent OPEN HOUSE will be Thursday, September 29th at 5:30pm. There will be two 25 minute sessions for parents with more than 1 classroom to visit.

This week in Literacy:

Students are nearly finished with beginning of year reading benchmarks, yay!

We are continuing our reading about overcoming learning challenges from around the world. So far we have been to Pakistan, Columbia, and Chad and Afghanistan! Our new reading curriculum is a big learning challenge in itself, but students are working hard to seek evidence to prove their thoughts and answers. 

This week in Math:

We are continuing to connect repeated addition and patterns to open our minds to multiplication and division concepts.  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.

This quarter in science: In 1st quarter students will focus on Body Systems; specifically The skeletal, muscular and skin systems.

Objectives for this unit are:

3.L.1 Understand human body systems and how they are essential for life: protection, movement and support.

3.L.1.1 Compare the different functions of the skeletal and muscular system.

3.L.1.2 Explain why skin is necessary for protection and for the body to remain healthy.

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