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Mrs. McLeod's Homeroom Schedule

7:45-9:30 Math

9:30-10:25 Science

10:30-11:20 Specials
11:20-12:07 Reading

12:07-12:37 Lunch

12:37-12:57 Recess

12:57-1:40 Reading

1:40-2:10 Social Studies

2:10-2:45 Writing


Friday, May 8, 2015

May/June News

Math
In math we will be working on financial literacy. Students will learn about interest, saving, income, budget, etc. Then, we will be reviewing and expanding on multiplication and division strategies.

Science 
Students will learn about energy, force, and motion. Then we will be spending the remainder of the school year on the solar system.

Monday, April 6, 2015

April News

Math
In math we will learn how to use various graphs, such as bar graphs, pictographs, dot plots, and frequency tables to analyze and record data. We will also be reviewing skills most needed for our STAAR test on April 21st.

Science
In science we will focus on life cycles of certain species of animals, as well as inherited traits and characteristics. We will be doing creative projects throughout these units and observing a frog, so ask your child about what they have learned! We will also begin a unit on forces, work, and energy. We will learn that forces cause change and that energy exists in many forms.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February News

Math
Students will begin the month of February calculating the area and perimeter of a given figure. Then, we will move on to volume and capacity. Everyday students will be exposed to a variety of real world problems to gain excellence in problem solving.

Science
This month in science we will be learning about various plants and animals and how their structures and functions allow them to survive in different environments.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January News

Math
Students will spend the month reviewing multiplication and division strategies. Facts that will be added are 6 and 9. We will use the build up and build down strategy for those facts. Students will practice making fact families for multiplication and division.

Science
Students will begin a unit of study on weather. They will be using various weather tools to help learn about the weather. We will also compare the weather here to other areas around the world.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December News

Math
Students will continue to work on problem solving using multiplication and division. We will also be learning about fractions using concrete models, strip diagrams, number lines, and other pictorial models. Students will be familiar with words such as numerator and denominator.

Science
Students will be completing our unit on landforms, and learning about how soil is formed due to weathering. The most important focus of the unit is how soil is made up of a mixture of dead plants, animals, and weathered rocks.

Monday, November 3, 2014

November News

Math 
This month we will continue to work with the fours and eights multiplication facts. We will be solving problems involving multiplication and division, and learn a “Think Multiplication” strategy for division problems. We will also use place value and number lines to represent, compare, and order numbers up to 9,999. Students will use concrete models, strip diagrams, number lines, and pictorial models to represent fractions.


Science 
In science, we will wrap up our unit on mixtures and changes in states of matter. We will then discuss the Earth's surface. Students will be able to compare different land forms, as well as know how soil is formed. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October News

Math
In math this month, your child will continue to practice solving multiple-step addition and subtraction problems using a variety of different strategies. We will also review reading time on an analogue and digital clock as well as reading and writing times to the nearest minute. Your child will also practice counting collections of coins and bills in problem solving situations. We will also introduce the twos, fours, and eights multiplication facts as well as the tens and fives division facts.

Science
In science we will begin a study on matter and its properties. Students will be able to categorize items into solids, liquids, and gases. We will also learn about mixtures and how they are created when two or more materials are combined.