Sunday, February 23, 2020

Week of 2-24-20

Sneak Peek of the Week...

This week students will finish their novels from the books Boy in the Girl's Bathroom and
the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Students will take a quiz on Friday to review
important details on the text they were assigned.

In writing we will begin a new unit on informational writing. Students will select a topic that
they enjoyed learning about from the history of Chicago, and conduct more research on that
topic. Students will then use this research to create an informational book to teach others about
what they have learned. This week students choose the top 3 topics that interest them and
gather information notes at school and home.

This week we will continue to learn how to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike
denominators. Students will also have the opportunity to take home their student math journals
on Fridays to finish any incomplete math journal pages from the week. Please make sure that
they do not work past page 180.

We will be starting a new Foss unit in Science called "Soil, Rocks, and Landforms.
Students will set up a new science notebook to help prepare them for new science investigations
this week. They will observe four different types of soils and rocks, and use evidence from their
investigation to explain the effects of physical and chemical weathering.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Week of 2-17-2020

Sneak Peek of the Week...

This week students will continue to read their guided reading novels and identify how the
main character changes over time. As students read their assigned novels independently
they will jot down a short summary of each chapter, gather questions about the characters,
and make predictions using clues or schema to help.

We will continue with Unit 5, learning how to add fractions with like and unlike denominators,
and find equivalent fractions with a denominator of 10 or 100 for each one.

Social Studies
This will be the last week of Social Studies before we begin our next unit of science this
quarter. Students will finish putting together their ABC books using their finished laminated
"wordle" covers.We will also take a short quiz on "I survived the Great Chicago Fire" this week
to assess students' knowledge of setting and character development.

For your information FYI:
This week is Random Act of Kindness Week. Our class will participate in the Random
Act of Kindness Challenge. Students will engage in random activities that mark actions
of kind gestures at school. Also, students who show acts of kindness throughout the
school day may be rewarded with a "caught being kind" coupon. This coupon will allow
students to get their picture taken and posted. The picture and note will be sent home as well
as displayed on the counseling bulletin board.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Sneak peek of our week!!

Quarter 3 begins!!
Week of February 10, 2020

This week we will continue reading our guided reading books to determine character
change over time. In writing we work to finish typing our realistic fiction stories and create a
cover for student's ABC books using the "Wordle."

Today we took our Unit 4 math test. We will begin unit 5 this week which focuses on fractions
mixed number computations.

Social Studies
We will continue to read "I Survived the Great Chicago Fire," and identify how the setting changes
throughout the story.

For your information FYI

2/9/20- SN Skates, a Private Ice Skating Event @ Skatium @ 9300 Webber Park Place,
Skokie, IL.  The event is open to the entire SN community. 
Join the fun- all levels welcome- on SUNDAY February 9, 2020, from 3:30-5:30.
(Family of 1, $20/skater, Family of 2, $15/skater, Family of 3, $12/skater). 
Tickets must be purchased in advance with payments being
made to Jitka Yost, using Quickpay, Paypall, or Zelle.
(Please indicate "Skatium" and name(s) of your skater(s) in the regarding line.)

2/13/20-Teacher Meet and Greet at 3 pm in the Parent Room. Can’t wait to meet you!!

2/14/20- Valentine's Day! Students may bring Valentine's Day cards to share with each student
in our class. We have 30 students. A list of names will be sent home this week to help with name
spelling if needed.