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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

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.

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.