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Weekly Report - March 26-30, 2018  

Weekly Report

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you had wonderful weekend! Picture day is Tuesday, March 27th so make sure your child dresses accordingly. Our field trip to Sturgeon City is Thursday, March 29th. Please make sure your child wears sneakers and appropriate clothing as some of the activities are outdoors. The weather for Thursday looks to be sunny and warm=) If your child signed up to bring his/her lunch, I will be sending home a gallon size bag on Wednesday. Please put their lunch in this bag.  NO lunchboxes or water bottles that cannot be disposed of at the park should be brought to school that day.  Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter and spring break holiday.

                                                  Here is what we are working on this week:

 

Math: Topics this week include: comparing and ordering fractions and using models to find equivalent fractions. Please make sure your child is showing work for each problem. I cannot assist your child in understanding his/her mistakes if there is no work on their paper. Homework will only receive partial credit if work is missing.

Reading: This week our focus will be comparing the connections between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text. We are continuing with our chapter book – There’s an Owl in the Shower. Just a reminder that questions for homework MUST be restated in complete sentences to avoid losing half credit.

 

Science: We are continuing with our skeletal unit. Quiz on the marvelous machine will be Wednesday, March 28th.

 

Word Study: There are no spelling words this week.

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: christie.collins@onslow.k12.nc.us

The link to the school website and my homepage is: http://carolinaforest.nc.oce.schoolinsites.com/ HOMEWORK IS POSTED ON SUNDAY EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th

·         Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th

·         Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Thursday, March 29th

·         Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6th. Students return on Monday, April 9th


Weekly Report - March 19-23, 2018  

Weekly Report

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you had wonderful weekend! Please make sure your child’s laptop is charged this week due to benchmark testing!!! Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week.

                                                  Here is what we are working on this week:

 

Math: Tomorrow, students will complete the third nine weeks benchmark assessment for math. We will start Chapter 9 as well – Comparing Fractions. Topics this week include: comparing fractions with the same numerator and denominator; using multiple strategies to compare fractions; and understanding that different fractions name the same part of a whole. Please make sure your child is showing work for each problem. I cannot assist your child in understanding his/her mistakes if there is no work on their paper. Homework will only receive partial credit if work is missing.

Reading: Tuesday, students will complete the third nine weeks benchmark for reading. As a result, chapter books will be assigned on Wednesday. All students will be reading the same chapter book as it ties into our skeletal unit. We will finish with fairy tales on Tuesday and begin learning about point of view the remainder of the week.

 

Science: This week we will begin my favorite science unit – the skeletal system. Students will be learning what the skeletal system is and how it helps us move. On Thursday, we will fill out our study guide for the marvelous machine. Quiz on the marvelous machine will be Wednesday, March 28th.

 

Word Study: This week’s spelling words are inflected endings: ed and ing. We will re-visit the rules when adding ed and ing. Students will have a test on these words on Friday.

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: christie.collins@onslow.k12.nc.us

The link to the school website and my homepage is: http://carolinaforest.nc.oce.schoolinsites.com/ HOMEWORK IS POSTED ON SUNDAY EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd

·         Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th

·         Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th

·         Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Thursday, March 29th

·         Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6th. Students return on Monday, April 9th


Weekly Report, March 12-16, 2018  

Weekly Report

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you had wonderful weekend! I still need magazines for our forces and motion books. Please send in any magazines you wish to get rid of. Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week.

                                                  Here is what we are working on this week:

 

Math: This week students we will finish Chapter 8 and students will have a test on Friday. Topics this week are: understanding fractions greater than 1 or a whole number and fractions that name part of a group. Please make sure your child is showing work for each problem. I cannot assist your child in understanding his/her mistakes if there is no work on their paper.

Reading: We will be reading fairy tales and comparing them with other versions as well as fairy tales from other countries. There will be no chapter book homework this week. We will begin our whole class reading of There’s an Owl in the Shower on Monday, March 19th.

 

Science: We have finished our unit on forces and motion. Students will have a unit test on Friday, March 16th. Study guides were sent home last Tuesday.  

 

Word Study: This week’s spelling words are compound words. Students will have a test on these words on Friday.

 

Writing: This week, we will combine writing and science time so that students can create their forces and motion books.

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: christie.collins@onslow.k12.nc.us

The link to the school website and my homepage is: http://carolinaforest.nc.oce.schoolinsites.com/ HOMEWORK IS POSTED ON SUNDAY EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd

·         Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th

·         Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th

·         Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Thursday, March 29th

·         Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6th. Students return on Monday, April 9th


Weekly Report - March 5-9, 2018  

Dear Parents,

I hope you had wonderful weekend! Our classroom needs magazines for an upcoming science project. Please send in any magazines you wish to get rid of. Wednesday, March 7th is “Jamerican Day.” Several teachers will be sharing Jamaican customs, cultures, and activities with students. We are asking that students wear the Jamaican colors black, green and/or gold.

Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week.

                                                      Here is what we are working on this week:

 

Math: This week students will be learning about fractions – how to make equal groups; how a fraction names a part of a whole; and how to represent and locate fractions on a number line. Please make sure your child is showing work for each problem. I cannot assist your child in understanding his/her mistakes if there is no work on their paper.

Reading: We are continuing with tall tales this week. Students will be learning about Davey Crockett; Slue Foot Sue; Stormalong, the Able-Bodied Seaman; and Riverboat Annie. Just a reminder that all chapter book questions MUST be in complete sentences to avoid losing 10 points. Students should not be copying the questions or just answering them with “Because”. The question needs to be restated in their answer.

Science: This week we will finish our unit on forces and motion. Students will be learning about pulleys; inclined planes; wedges; and screws. Students will have a unit test next Friday, March 16th. Study guides are coming home this week.

Word Study: This week’s words are hard and soft “c” sounds. Students will have a test on these words on Friday.

Writing: Students have finished their biography research. They will spend this week typing their notes into an essay. The biography dolls turned out awesome!!!

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: christie.collins@onslow.k12.nc.us

The link to the school website and my homepage is: http://carolinaforest.nc.oce.schoolinsites.com/ HOMEWORK IS POSTED ON SUNDAY EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd

·         Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th

·         Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th

·         Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Thursday, March 29th

·         Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6th. Students return on Monday, April 9th


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