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.
* Upcoming SOL Dates:
May 10th: Reading SOL
May 18th: Science SOL
May 25th: Math SOL
Check out the MNES SOL Study Page for Extra SOL practice by clicking here
* 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: We will review how to convert metric and U.S. Customary measurements for length, mass, and liquid capacity and will choose the best unit of measure when given different situations. We will also review finding the area, perimeter, and volume of polygons. We will review temperature and elapsed time. We will have our Measurement Part 2 Test on Friday, May 5th.
Please also check for the SOL Practice calendar with practice problems assigned and suggestions, which will need to be signed nightly. Let's make sure that we are ready for the Math SOL!!!
Check out this Math IXL link for extra practice! (there is limited practice available without purchasing the program)
To get ready for the Math SOL, check out this great site of resources by clicking here.
Also, please check out the SOL Teacher webpage to practice concepts learned by clicking here.
Living Systems- We will have the Living Systems unit test this week. Students need to review their study guide and notes. A completed study guide is available on the Homework link.
Reading: Students will review the different types of figurative language they have learned. Students will learn about stanzas, rhymes, and rhyme schemes in poetry. Students will complete a scavenger hunt for figurative language and elements of poetry. Students will also learn about Greek and Latin Root words, as well as prefixes and suffixes.
Writing: We will continue our unit on informational writing. Students will work on finishing 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.