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Mrs. McLeod's Homeroom Schedule

7:45-8:00 Social Studies/Social Skills

8:00-8:20 Explorer Time (Math)

8:20-9:20 Math
9:20-10:00 Science

10:00-10:30 Social Studies

10:30-11:20 Specials

11:20-11:55 Explorer Time (Reading)

12:03-12:33 Lunch

12:33-12:53 Recess

12:55-1:45 Reading

1:45-2:45 Writing/Word Study

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November News

In math we will be focusing on division with the 2's, 4's, 10's, and 5's facts. We will also be going back to multiplication and investigating our 8's. We will continue to do problem solving on a daily basis.

In science, we will learn about the Earth's resources and ways they can be conserved. We will also learn how weathering of rock and the decomposition of plants and animals form soil.

Social Studies 
During the next few weeks students will learn about our United States government. Students will be able to identify local, state, and national government officials and explain how they are chosen. Students will be able to describe and explain the importance of the election process.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

October News

This month in math, students will continue to review place value, and use number lines to compare and order numbers up to 9,999. Students will be working with math manipulatives to decompose and compose numbers in expanded and standard form. Students will also review rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand by representing the numbers on a number line. We will also begin learning about perimeter, and be able to find the lengths of missing sides on polygons. 

Students will be working on classifying matter by its physical properties. We will also investigate how matter changes states and begin looking at mixtures.

Social Studies
This month students will continue to look at citizenship and those in history that have exemplified good citizenship. We will also begin looking at how our government is formed.

Monday, August 31, 2015

September News

This month students will be revisiting multiplication and discussing real-world examples. Students will be able to represent multiplication on a number line, an area model, repeated addition, an array, and as equal groups. Students will also be reviewing place value and working with numbers up to 1,200 by comparing and ordering numbers using base ten blocks, writing numbers in word form, and expanded notation.

Students will investigate forms of energy and their importance in everyday life. Students will also become more knowledgeable about safety procedures in the science lab and how to use tools appropriately. Students will also begin our unit on properties and states of matter.

Social Studies
Students will begin "Celebrate Freedom" week by answering the question "Who am I?" Students will look at the framers of the U.S. Constitution and how amendments were created as well as explore the Declaration of Independence.  

Friday, May 8, 2015

May/June News

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.