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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, April 4, 2016

April News

Math
In math, we will be solving one-step and two-step problems involving multiplication and division. Students will use learned strategies on how to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. Students will also learn about when it is appropriate to use measurements of liquid volume or weight.

Science
Science 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. 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.

Social Studies
In social studies, we will be looking at how communities are formed and also how humans impact communities.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March News

Math 
In math, students will learn the "build up" strategy for solving 6's multiplication facts as well as the last facts for both multiplication and division. Students will also continue to build understanding of place value to 100,000 as well as work with personal financial literacy concepts.

Science 
Students will investigate the structure and function of plants and animals, such as tomato plant, frog, and ladybugs, by observing their life cycle at various stages. Students will know that structures serve specific functions for the survival of organisms, and be able to determine which type of environment meets their basic needs.

Social Studies 
This month students will have the opportunity to explore supply and demand and create their own product to sell at our Economics Fair on March 11th. Students will also learn about and identify scientists and inventors who have discovered scientific breakthroughs or created or invented new technology.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February News

Math 
Students will continue to master multiplication and division fact strategies. Students will know that data can be represented using a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, and bar graph. Students will also be extending place value to 100,000 and revisiting personal financial literacy.

Science 
Students will learn that weather changes can be measured and recorded from day to day. They will have an understanding of different weather patterns and know they can be observed in different locations. There will be an understanding of the sun's heat energy continuously moving water through the water cycle.

The students will learn about life cycles and know that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help them survive within their environment.

Social Studies 
Students will be introduced to budgets and be able to balance one. They will learn how businesses start in the free enterprise system, and learn about entrepreneurs in our economy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January News

Math
This month students will continue to deepen their understanding of sorting and classifying 2-D and 3-D figures as well as connect area to multiplication. Students will continue to develop fraction number sense through concrete models, strip diagrams, number lines, and pictorial models as well as comparing fractions.

Science 
Students will know that organisms depend on living and nonliving things in their environment for survival. Students will investigate food chains and know that changes in an environment can affect whether organisms thrive, perish, or move to a new location.

Social Studies 
Students will begin learning about the Free Enterprise System, and be able to identify ways of earning, spending, saving, and donating money.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December News

Math
Students will continue to work on problem solving using a variety of strategies for multiplication and division, and be able to explain which strategies they feel confident using.

Science
Students will complete the unit on landforms, and be able to identify and compare different landforms including mountains, hills, valleys, and plains. Students will also be able to predict the changes to Earth's surface caused by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides.

Social Studies
Students will be finishing their unit on "Thinking like a Geographer." Students will be able to identify symbols on maps and interpret their meaning as well as be able to locate different landforms on a map.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November News

Math
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.

Science
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

Math
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. 

Science
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.