Welcome to a new school year! I am very excited to be back. We will be learning a great deal this year, including fun, hands-on science experiments, multi digit multiplication, long division, deep reading with novels and chapter books, as well as how to own our learning. Students will be taking notes, reading, thinking deeply, and studying independently. Families and students will see a dramatic improvement in their ability to make connections and draw conclusions while working independently and in small groups.
Students will NOT be given exact samples of tests to study.
Students will NOT be taking open book tests each week. Students will be notified on this ahead of time.
Students will be taking notes in Math and Science each day.
Students are going to be memorizing multiplication facts 0-9 this semester. Students will be asked to recite the basic facts within 30 seconds in private. Within the first week, we will be working on 2's and 3's. If students can recite these facts by Friday, they will be invited to Lunch Bunch on Friday. We will continue this until the basic facts are mastered. Please practice nightly.
Students will be reading from the Journeys textbook as well as chapter books and novels. Students will be focusing on deeper thinking, close reading, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and writing with each story. We will have assessments each Friday unless notified otherwise. Portions of the Reading tests WILL BE open book.
Students are encouraged to practice math skills on Moby Max and Achieve 3000 at home. Students have their logins for these sites.