Upcoming Dates to Remember:
No School Monday, January 16 MLK Day
No School Tuesday, January 17 Teacher Inservice
February Break- February 25- March 7
The students have been hard at work learning about multi-digit addition and subtraction, working with scenarios that have to deal with multiplication, solving multi-step word problems, and continuing to work on addition and subtraction fluency. As students get close to 100% fluent on Reflex Math, they will be switched to Multiplication and Division facts. We have had about 11 students that have already been switched. Great Work! Throughout January and February, we will really focus on multiplication and division facts, word problems, and play lots of games that use these skills.
Spelling- We are finishing our unit on Contractions this week and will move onto Open Syllables and Multi-Syllable words using open syllables.
We spent most of December working on Force and Motion and how observing the motion of an object can predict future motion. The students worked on an experiment with a skateboard and ramp. They tested whether increasing the height of the ramp would change how far the skateboard went down the ramp. After that experiment, we talked about variables and how to make a test fair, you can only change one variable at a time. Each group of students changed one variable and tested what happened. They then used the results from their experiment to predict the future motion of the object. For example, some students tested whether a heavier skateboard would go farther down the ramp. They found out that it did. I asked them the question, what would happen if you had an even heavier skateboard going down the ramp? Before vacation, we started our look into magnets by exploring different kinds of magnets. We will continue working on Magnets and Static Electricity for the remainder of January.
Students in Mrs. Conger's Homeroom make "Gingerbread" Houses with their K Buddies
During Our Holiday Celebration, students played "Face The Cookie"
During Our Holiday Celebration, students also played "Jingle in The Trunk"