We are the Bat Cave. In this class, we are hard workers, trustworthy, learners, and we always S.O.A.R.
We will show how super we are by fighting "crime" and solving problems, being quiet in the hallways, staying focused, listening to others, and always trying our best.
At least 80% of our class will pass every test.
* Literacy and Math Night is on Thursday, March 30th. Please join us to learn about how to help your child prepare for the upcoming SOLs.
* Please sign up for Class Dojo. If you need your sign up information, please let me know.
* Make sure that your child is using Spelling City to practice Spelling words.
* We are now working on our fourth S.O.A.R. Sticker Goal of 20 stickers. When we reach our new goal, we will play a kickball game!
*Please look at our Calendar link for upcoming events and Encore rotation days!
This week we are learning:
Math: Students classify triangles as right, acute, obtuse, equilateral, scalene, or isosceles. Students will identify and describe the diameter, radius, chord, and circumference of a circle and will recognize the relationships between all within a circle. Students will also identify and describe the properties of different polygons. Students will also identify what figures make up a polygon once it is subdivided. We will take our Geometry test and Math Benchmark test on Thursday, March 30th.
Please click on this link to play Geometry Games.
Please click on this link for extra practice: Minnieville Geometry.
Science: Living Systems
Students will identify and describe the target vocabulary: cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, vacuole, mitochondria, and chloroplast.
Students will discuss how and why scientists classify organisms by creating a dichotomous key.
Geography: West Region
Students will summarize historical events and people of the West by discussing pictures. The unit test will be April 5th.The study guide will come home this week.
Mountain- Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado
Pacific- Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii
Click here for states and capitals practice
Reading: Students will begin to learn about figurative language. We will focus on learning about similes and metaphors this week.
Writing: We will continue our unit on informational writing. Students will work on Chapter 3 and the rest of their "All About" books.
What is Class Dojo?
Class Dojo is a website which allows for educators to give instant feedback to students and parents about student behavior and work habits. Students choose the behaviors and work habits which can be awarded points. They also choose the types of behaviors and work habits which can lose points. Students also choose how many points each category gains or loses. There is also an option for the classroom teacher to write a message to parents/guardians about your child's day. In order to see how your child is doing, and to receive messages, you must use the sign up information, given to your child on the first week of school, to sign up on a computer or download the app on phone or tablet. You can also send a message to the classroom teacher if you have any questions, concerns, or comments. Class Dojo is a great communication tool that lets your child know that they are being held accountable for their actions.
Class Dojo Points
Students have also decided what will happen with their Class Dojo points.
20 points= Prize Coupon from Mrs. McFadden
1,000 Total Class Points= Pizza Party
Top 3 Students with the Most Points at the end of the school year earn special prizes, determined by each student
There are times when students have a difficult time with following directions or choosing to S.O.A.R. When this happens, I ask students to complete a Think Sheet. A Think Sheet is a document on which students reflect on the behavior that has occurred. They think about how they could have avoided the behavior, and what they can do to prevent the behavior. It is a way to ensure that students know that their behavior has consequences, whether positive or negative. When a student fills out a Think Sheet, I will meet with the student at the end of the day to determine if the behavior was corrected, or if it continued. If the behavior was corrected, the Think Sheet will only stay with me. If the behavior continues after completing a Think Sheet, the Think Sheet will go home and will need to be signed. Please find a copy of the Think Sheet document in the "Files and Documents" link.