I hope everyone is staying cool during our heat wave. Here are a few things to put on your radar:
1. Fieldtrip next week: If you and your student are planning to attend the fieldtrip next Wednesday, Friday 9/23 is the last day to turn in your permission slip and money to the office by 10 am. Be mindful of parking fees...bring extra money for parking fees and gift shop!
2. MAPS testing next week: Megan and I will be administering the ELA and Math next week. Since we will be proctoring these tests, we will not be switching for writing or math.
3. Engage NY update: If you were following the plan for the Engage NY lessons, you may have noticed there were no lessons mapped out for this week. For the rest of the learning period, please feel free to complete the remainder of home and class lessons. Students will be working on other tasks for the remainder of the learning period.
4. Sign up for an SLC slot: Please be sure to sign up for a group SLC time slot. You can find the sign up here: Go to this link: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da8a72fa02-slcs3 to sign up. Reminder: Group Conference is a MUST and an individual conference is optional.
5. Reminder- no enrichment classes 10/4 or 10/6: These are ‘homeschool days’ due to SLC’s, so don't forget to add your lessons on the work journal!
6. Work Journal 1: Due- Tue, Oct. 11 by 4:15
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Math with Megan: Third grade students worked on Illustrative Mathematics tasks solving problems involving four operations. Fourth grade students also worked through problems to understand why we regroup and understand patterns...not just following a memorized algorithm.
Writing: We continued reading, The Color of Home, writing how the story is making them feel, what they wonder, and predictions. Students wrote a letter to Hassan giving him advice on how to acclimate and adapt to his new life in America. We reviewed the parts of a friendly letter. We continued reading about ancient music and began creating the next page in our History of Music book.
Reading: Students read in small groups, Anca's Journey discussing comprehension questions from the projectable book. We reviewed vocabulary words such as harbor, splints, opportunities, Ellis Island, lame, bunk, admitted, limping, and steamship.
Students practiced reading with expression, identifying the mood and tone, and stating the main idea.
Project: We listened to African Tribal music, ragtime music from Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and added 2 more pages to our jazz book. Then we took notes and finished reading, The Sound that Jazz Makes. We will begin learning about Blues music next week.
Art with Mr. Mason: Peace Splatter-Create a stencil of the peace symbol. Jackson Pollock did huge canvas in the 60's of splatter paint (tempera paint, water-based paint). Tap the paintbrush on the edge of the ruler to "splatter" paint.
Art with Cordula: Continuing with The Crow and the Pitcher fable, students used sharpie to outline and shade the crow. Then students used the black-glue technique to outline the pitcher. They will fill in the pitcher with chalk pastel next week.
DO SOMETHING UNEXPECTED IN YOUR LESSONS NEXT WEEK!
Play different music genres and see how your family reacts with their bodies to the music!