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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

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.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December News

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Monday, September 1, 2014

September News

Students will be reviewing multiplication that they began learning in second grade. The focus will be working on various multiplication strategies to solve different types of real world situations using x5 and x10. They will then move on to place value by breaking down and building numbers in many different ways up to 1,200. They will apply what they learned using addition and subtraction word problems, and learning to round and estimate numbers up to 1,200.

Students will be demonstrating safe practices in science, including getting familiar with tools used in science investigations. They will learn about different science careers and how different scientists have contributed to society. They will also be looking at motion, force, and different forms of energy.