Monday, September 29, 2014

WEC "All Around the World" Animal presentation

What do all animals need?

                                                                 Food and Water
Space and air

Charlie- the box turtle

A Leopard Gecko

                                                        A Tiger Salamander

A Dragon Bearded Lizard

An alligator head

                                                          Logan tries on a Walrus tusk

                                                          It's heavy!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Big Ideas and Tests for September 29- October 3rd

Big Ideas and Tests for September 29- October 3rd

ELA Spelling Test Friday, October 3rd:  smiling, racing, hoping, baking, inviting, confusing, tasting, competing, hopping, and were.  We will talk about the writing process (plan, draft, edit, publish.)  We will review 'er words and quotation marks.  Students will continue to practice reading fluency and comprehension.

Math- Three digit Subtraction with regrouping in hundreds, tens, and across zeros.

Listening and Learning - We will continue to learn about Early Asian Civilizations.  Diwali, Buddha and Buddhists, the Yellow and the Yangtze River, and Paper, Writing and Calligraphy.  

Science - WEC visit, Quiz on Life Cycles (Chapter 1 Lesson 2) on Tuesday, September 30th, Quiz on Adaptations (Chapter 1 Lesson 3) on Wednesday, October 1st,  Chapter 1 Test on Animals -Friday, October 3rd.   

Animal Classifications

Animal Classifications

Click on the link above to view a video the students made reviewing the 5 characteristics of each of the 6 animal classifications.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Big Ideas and Tests September 22-26

Big Ideas and Tests:

ELA:  Spelling Test Friday, September 26th - yelled, yanked, slumped, limped, plopped, smiled, shrugged, liked, and patted.  Reading and comprehension skills as well as grammar skills- contractions, quotations marks, and the magic "e' (that pulls the vowels tail and makes it say its alphabet name.)

Math- Chapter 3 - Subtracting 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping.  FANTASTIC FIVE quiz on Thursday, September 25th.  

Listening and Learning - Early Asian Civilizations - What does fertile, Indus River, Hinduism, sacred, pious, represents, and unjust mean?  We will read about the Indus River Valley and Hinduism.  We will also enjoy two stories:  The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal, and The Blind men and the Elephant.  

Science - Animal Classifications Quiz on Friday, September 26th.  What are the 5 characteristics of mammals? reptiles? amphibians? birds? fish? and insects?  He should be able to give me examples of animals from each classification and explain similarities and differences between classifications.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014