Monday, August 21st
We are kicking off our Science STEM curriculum with an all-day STEM day. We are in need of supplies to help make this a successful day. Please visit the link below for a Sign-Up Genius. Thank you in advance for your help!
Due to the size of the file, I am unable to upload the slideshow through my blog. Please visit Miss Vaughn's blog to view it.
The Foundation is going to utilize two different vendors for the Foundation Friday breakfast for our students and staff. They will rotate between Burger King (pancakes – no syrup) and Taco Bell (egg & cheese wrap, and bacon, egg & cheese wrap). The cost will remain at $3.00. The Foundation Friday breakfast will begin next Friday, 8/11 with Burger King pancakes and then the following Friday will be Taco Bell wraps. It will continue alternating between the two for the remainder of the year. We will also have it placed on our new marquee. The breakfast will be available for students in the Cafeteria on Fridays from 7:20 – 7:50.
8/11 – Burger King Pancakes
8/18 – Taco Bell wraps
8/25 – Burger King Pancakes
9/1 – Taco Bell wraps
Math - Students are learning how to solve math problems that include multiple operations, following the order of operations. Please refer to the Math Resources tab for videos that can help you with homework/practice! ALL students should be bringing their math journal home each night for homework assistance.
Social Studies - Today we introduced the Civil War by discussing the differences between the North and South in the mid 1800's. We will learn much more about those differences and the reasons for the tension between the North & South this week. Students will have a quiz over the causes of the Civil War on Friday of this week, and we will begin learning about the actual Civil War next week. This is a 2 week unit, and students should be reading/reviewing nightly to ensure they are developing a full understanding of what is covered in class.
Reading & Writing: We will take this week to instill routines and procedures as readers and writers and get student's notebooks set up in order to get the year started effectively and efficiently. In writing, the first genre we will focus on is Narrative writing.
Spelling: Students received their first spelling packet last week, and it is due this Thursday. Week 1 spelling test will also be this Thursday. Spelling Tests are not illegible for 'request to retest', so it is important that students are taking the time throughout the week to complete their weekly spelling packet requirements, study, and be prepared for weekly assessments. Students should know how to spell AND apply (understand the meaning of/context of) their spelling, vocabulary, and content words.
Mrs. MacDonald did a great lesson this afternoon with my class. They played a fun interactive game that I thought I would add to our blog.
Please help donate materials for our STEM Day on May 3rd.
Math: Standard Measurement
Capacity- cups, pints, quarts, gallons (Land of Gallon)
Length- inches, feet, yards, miles
Weight- ounces, pounds, tons
Language Arts: Context Clues & Reference Materials (dictionary, thesaurus)
Writing: Writing to a Prompt
Opinion Essays using examples from the text
Reading: Paired Passages-
fiction to fiction, nonfiction to fiction, nonfiction to poetry, fiction to poetry, poetry to poetry, nonfiction to nonfiction
producers, decomposers, consumers
herbivores, carnivores, omnivores
food chain and food web
effects on the ecosystem
Wednesday: Walk to School Day
Thursday: Braves Day
Dance with Dad/ Move with Mom
Book Fair Week!
Monday- Guess the marshmallows
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
WellStar speaker- Hygeine
Tuesday- Dress up as your favorite Book Character
Wednesday- Dress up as if you are going Camping
Thursday- Pajama Day
Report Cards go home
International Night & 4th grade Art Show
Friday- Formal Wear and Flashlight Reading
VOCABULARY!!!! Measuring and classifying angles (right, obtuse, acute, straight, and measuring with protractor), classifying lines (parallel, perpendicular, intersecting), classifying triangles (angles- acute, right, obtuse; sides- equiangular, isosceles, scalene)
Writing- Finishing up our informational writing unit, starting How to Write to a Prompt
Reading- Paired Passages, Comparing texts, Responding to text
Social Studies- Finishing up Bill of Rights, starting Exploring the Frontier
NO Spelling! 2 Homework pages- this week a math spiral and homonyms
Please let me know if you are planning on leaving early for Spring Break.