Friday, November 2, 2012
CONFERENCES AND LEARNING GOALS
1st Quarter is finished. This coming week is conference week. Monday will be a normal Monday schedule. However, Tuesday through Friday will be half days. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 12:00 to 3:30 PM. Also, Tuesday and Thursday nights conferences are from 4:30 to 7:30. Please, attend your scheduled conference. MATH Goals are: double digit by single digit multiplication, double digit by double digit multiplication, using elapsed time and metric measurements. Students are learning the multiplication algorithms and how to use a quick sketch to check their work. SOCIAL STUDIES: Students are beginning to learn about Washington's Five Regions. READING Goals: Learning to state Main Ideas and Supporting Details, Summarizing a selection, determining cause and effect relationships in a selection, continuing to use Narrative Elements, Sequence, Vocabulary, and Author's purpose. As we learn more reading skills students must remember all of the previous skills and still be able to use them to comprehend what they are reading. SCIENCE: Students have learned about magnets, circuits, electromagnets, and simple generators using Dynamo Flashlights. These systems will help students understand our work next week on Hydopower.