*Our Reading Theme for the year is - "Citrus Heights - Where Reading is King." Each Wednesday will be Royal Wednesday and students will be able to wear tshirts with an image of a king/queens/princess .
*Students must read 3 books / 300 pages of pleasure reading at home EACH MONTH - STUDENTS NEED TO READ 45 MIN EACH NIGHT
*Each month the top 3 readers will select a free book from the Scholastic Book order. TOP WINNERS FOR December WERE KATIE, BLAKE & ZOE
*Students will choose one of their 3 books for a book report/project.
THE BOOK PROJECT FOR JANUARY- STORY ARC (information will be sent out attached to the Gold Card)
Morning Math - We are working through CHAPTER 15 -DIVISION WITH TWO DIGIT DIVISORS
Regular Math - Students are starting CHAPTER 11 - Dividing Fractions
*ALL MATH STUDENTS WILL BE TAKING DAILY TIMED MATH FACTS QUIZES. AS THEY MASTER EACH OPERATION (+ - X, DIVIDE) THEY EARN A "KEY TO THE KINGDOM" AND A PENCIL FOR THAT OPERATION. WHEN THEY RECEIVE ALL 4 KEYS - THEY BECOME A "MATH WIZ"
**IF YOU LOOK ON THE MATH PAGE UNDER "MY RESOURCES" I WILL BE ADDING PICTURES OF THE CHARTS WE USE IN CLASS. STUDENTS ALSO HAVE COPIES OF THESE IN THEIR BLUE NOTEBOOK. BOTH ARE GREAT RESOURCES IF THEY ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THEIR HOMEWORK.
Unit: MATTER -
This unit is divided into 3 sections. Matter, Physical Change and Chemical Change. For section one the students will be learning the 3 STATES OF MATTER, THE PROPERTIES OF MATTER AND THE 3 KINDS OF MATTER. They will be researching an element and creating a poster with their findings..
*Unit - EXPOSITORY TEXT
We are researching explorers to the New World and creating a poster with our findings.
AVID / Social Studies:
We are starting Chapter 5 - Exploring the New World. Students will be learning about explorers and what results (both good and bad) came from their exploration. SEE WRITING FOR INFORMATION ON THEIR PROJECT.