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Wednesday, April 12

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Tuesday, April 11

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Monday, April 10

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Friday, April 7

  1. page Newsletter edited March 31, April 7, 2017 Dear Parents, Students have had a great week of learning! We review…

    March 31,April 7, 2017
    Dear Parents,
    Students have had a great week of learning! We reviewed story elements, main idea, pronouns, and compare and contrastdid an amazing job this week in preparation for the benchmark test they took on Thursday. Most students are also working on a final copythe math section of an essay in whichthe PARCC testing. I was so proud of how hard they worked and how focused they had to compare themselves to a character from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe.were. We will not be start unit 5 inPARCC testing next week but will continue with the Reading Street book untilELA section after vacation. During regular classroom time, some of us are struggling to finish the endMufaro’s Beautiful Daughters essay. Hopefully that will wrap up today.
    Much
    of the next week.
    The focus
    our work this week focused on fractions continues. We practiced comparing fractions using a number linemath, science, and benchmarks. We alsosocial studies. In math, we worked on finding equivalent fractions foradding fractions with unrelatedrelated denominators with and moving backwithout the help of tape diagrams and forth betweennumber lines. We also continued to practice renaming improper fractions andto mixed numbers. FactsFact quizzes also continued butwill resume on Tuesday, April 11th. In science, we concluded the unit on light energy. We will take a break from thosecontinue next week with heat energy and resume after testing.
    In
    heat transference.
    In
    social studies, students participated in a cooperative learningwe completed another “jigsaw” activity calledwith the “jigsaw’ method. Students first worked in groups to become experts on their assigned topic. Then they were “jigsawed” into new groups with an expert about each topic in their group. They each had to teach each other about their topic. Students are now very well informed about autumn inof how the Northeast. In science, students observedNortheast uses the ocean as a demonstration activity about transparent, translucent, and opaque materials.resource. A study guide on light energy was distributed yesterday. A quiztest will be given on Friday,this chapter next Thursday, April 7th.
    Students have been assigned an at-home project on the president they have researched.
    13th. A set of criteria with a scoring rubricstudy guide was distributed last Friday. Some students asked for a calendar to help them budget their time during this project so that was distributed on Wednesday.today. Students can askhave had many questions every day about any concerns. They are also freetheir board games. I can’t wait to bring any piece ofsee the project for my help. The project isfinal product. Remember all game boards with directions are due Wednesday, April 12th. If you plan on being away, please have your child return the project before they leave.
    Next week begins PARCC testing. I

    Quarter 3 ended today. Report cards
    will be testing Monday throughdistributed on Thursday, 9:00- 10:30. Homework next week will be to work on the project and read. If a child comes in late, they will not be permitted to test that day so they are afforded the full time allowed on another day.
    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
    April 13th.
    Have a great weekend!
    Sincerely,
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Wednesday, April 5

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Tuesday, April 4

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Monday, April 3

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    3. Timed facts quiz 3.29.17
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Friday, March 31

  1. page Newsletter edited March 24, March 31, 2017 Dear Parents, Happy Spring! Students completed the last story Stu…
    March 24,
    March 31,
    2017
    Dear Parents,
    Happy Spring! Students completed the last storyStudents have had a great week of unit 4 in reading.learning! We read the realistic fiction mystery, “Encyclopedia Brown and the Slippery Salamander”. With this story, we practicedreviewed story elements, specifically plot. We also practicedmain idea, pronouns, and compare and contrast. They continued to workcontrast this week in preparation for the benchmark test they took on their essays comparingThursday. Most students are also working on a final copy of an essay in which they had to compare themselves to a character in the story,from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. In grammar, the focus was contractions.Daughters by John Steptoe. We will reviewnot be start unit 5 in the Reading Street book until the end of the strategies from unit 4 next week, and students will take the benchmark test on Thursday.
    In math, we worked
    week.
    The focus
    on fractions continues. We practiced comparing fractions using area models and number lines. This has been a very slow process. Students should be practicing multiplicationnumber line and benchmarks. We also worked on finding equivalent fractions for fractions with unrelated denominators and moving back and forth between improper fractions and division facts at home. Timed factmixed numbers. Facts quizzes also continued but we will continue Wednesdaystake a break from those next week and Fridays.resume after testing.
    In social studies, we discussed the formation of the Appalachian Mountains. We also beganstudents participated in a cooperative grouplearning activity called the “Jigsaw” where students“jigsaw’ method. Students first worked in groups to become experts on a specific topic and then groups are “jigsawed” sotheir assigned topic. Then they canwere “jigsawed” into new groups with an expert about each topic in their group. They each had to teach each
    ...
    their topic. The focus of this activity isStudents are now very well informed about autumn in the Northeast. Students were alsoIn science, students observed a demonstration activity about transparent, translucent, and opaque materials. A study guide on light energy was distributed yesterday. A quiz will be given on Friday, April 7th.
    Students have been assigned an at-home project on
    the president they have researched. A set of criteria with a scoring rubric was distributed last Friday. Some students asked for the game board project today. This activity is to be completed at home. Students were given a file folder on whichcalendar to puthelp them budget their game board. Attime during this project so that was distributed on Wednesday. Students can ask questions every day about any point, students mayconcerns. They are also free to bring in any piece of it so I can check itthe project for them.my help. The game boardproject is due on Wednesday, April 12th. In science, we are still workingIf you plan on light energy. We focusedbeing away, please have your child return the project before they leave.
    Next week begins PARCC testing. I will be testing Monday through Thursday, 9:00- 10:30. Homework next week will be to work
    on reflectionthe project and refraction this week.read. If a child comes in late, they will not be permitted to test that day so they are afforded the full time allowed on another day.
    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

    Have a great weekend!
    Sincerely,
    Karen Friedmann

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