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Split Class Central Times Ms. Finazzo’s and Mrs. Carlton’s Fourth and Fifth Grade Class website: http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/finazzo 586-465-5545 orFinazzo@mtclemensmontessori.com or Carlton@mtclemensmontessori.com February 1, 2012 Fourth Grade Curriculum Information Fifth Grade Curriculum Information Math Math We are continuing work with Graphs. We learned We have begun Chapter 12 which will discuss about line graphs and circle graphs this week. multiplication and division in Algebra. Lesson 1 Students are able to read all the information from deals with Expressions and Equations and lesson 2 the graphs, as well as interpret information and deals with Order of Operations. create their own graphs. Keep practicing the basic math facts! Knowing the basic facts will really help students with the lessons in class. Keep working on the Social Studies basic math facts!! Go to our website for a link to We are moving along in Chapter 4 and continue our multiplication facts!! studies about Jamestown. This colony was plagued by problems and our students are going to practice Social Studies their problems solving skills!! We completed regions this week. We compared the Great Lakes Region to another region through Book Reports research in texts books from the Mt. Clemens Public The book report for January is Folklore, Fairytale, Library. Students wrote a paper comparing the or Fables. I did send home a book list in case you similiarities and differences of the two regions. needed a title or you may pick one of your own. We will be making a playbill and a ticket of the story. Reading – 4th/5th Grade Use your imagination!! Please remind your child We began new reading groups this week. Group one is that the due date is JANUARY 31. They should reading Freckle Juice by Judy Blume and groups two and just about be finished and can turn them in at any three are reading Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. time! Freckle Juice: We began the week with a pre-reading activity to introduce the book. The students then Spelling worked on contractions, controlled “r” vowels, and Our Spelling Bee is on January 31. The whole school magic squares. Students are looking forward to is buzzing about it!! finding out the secret family freckle recipe. Students will get Unit 16 on Monday be tested on Hoot: Friday. Grammar – 4th/5th Grade We worked with subject/verb agreement and present, past, and future verbs this week. Language Arts – 4th/5th Grade Students cannot wait to find out if Ivan and September Morning Work – 4th/5th Grade can fool their neighbor into thinking that an old pair of Students are working on various skills for morning overalls filled with sawdust is their father!! They had work. These assignments may be new concepts, as better hope that the fog doesn’t lift!! We worked with well as review material. This is used as personal Double Journal Entries this week. We also completed a assessment for life skills and may not always be Venn Diagram that will help students compare and graded. contrast how Ivan and September feel about the town. Book Reports SCIENCE NEWS– Check out Mrs. Bowling’s website February: This month we will be working with @myteacherpages.com/webpages/Mbowling. biographies. The project will culminate on March 16 th with the Wax Museum. The book read this month will Message Fun be the person that your student portrays in the wax Rewrite each sentence with the verb that agrees with museum. A report, timeline, portrait, and oral the underlined subject. Turn it into the message fun presentation will be required. Instructions with bin for 2 tickets!! project deadlines were sent home this week. We (run, runs) together in the field. Spelling It (bring, brings) joy into your life. Remember: Students will receive Unit 17 on Monday and take the test on Friday. Important Dates Jan. 23 – Feb. 3 – Open Enrollment for Elementary PLANNER – 4th/5th Grade Feb. 22 – Open House – invite your friends and Family – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Students will be filling out their planner each day. Parents, please make sure that you are signing the Dismissal time is now 3:30 p.m. Please be in line planner each night and checking that all homework by 3:30 to pick up your child. THANK YOU!! is completed. Students are doing a nice job with this responsibility. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! WE ARE IN NEED OF: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Grant Store Donations Students are enjoying the new equipment we received Glue Sticks through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Grant during physical Clorox Wipes education class. In our classroom we will be implementing lessons this year that keep the students moving called REMINDER: Keep collecting pennies, box tops, and “Fit Bits”. We will also teach students about healthier Campbell’s labels for the contests this year!! food choices. NUTRITION TIP: Kids need to eat 1-2 cups of fruit a day. You can add apple or pear slices to any sandwich. Please visit our website for pictures from our Blueberries or strawberries are good in roll-ups, too! classroom!! If you click to enlarge the picture, you may watch the slideshows!
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