Ships, Boats and Vessels
We will begin our unit of Ships, Boats and Vessels. Students will continue to apply vocabulary that relates to transportation They will be reading informational articles to learn how Vikings built their different types of vessels. Students will practice identifying information from pictures and captions to answer question. They will be able to explain the reason their ships are so important in history.
Vocabulary: navigate, vessel, longship, fjord, knorr, hull, galley, mast, keel, prow, stern, steering oar, tiller, row, shield, sail
We hope everyone had a great Holiday break!
This will be a short and very exciting week, since we begin the second half of our school year.
We will begin our unit of Transportation. Students will be learning vocabulary that relates to transportation. They will be identifying different ways of transportation and reading informational articles to compare the speed and effectiveness of each vehicle.
Vocabulary: transports, navigate, vehicle, car, automobile, passenger, taxi, train, airplane, ship, boat, truck, bus, helicopter, motorcycle, bicycle, subway, subway station, airport, shuttle,
Important dates this week:
Monday January 1st- Holiday- No School
TuesdayJanuary 2nd- Professional Learning Day- No School
Wednesday January 3rd- Teacher Workday- No School
Friday January 5th- First Semester Report Cards will be available in Parentvue and Studentvue. Envelopes will be sent home with pertinent information. The envelope needs to be signed to indicate that you have seen your student’s report, and returned to your child’s homeroom teacher.
How does food provide nutrients to our body?
Out last unit for the semester is closely relates to Science and Health. Students in our class are learning vocabulary related to the different food groups. They are working in small groups to research information about food and how different types of food provide nutrients to our body.
Students are identifying food and classifying them into the correct food group. They are learning to identify food items by their description. Students are also learning about the benefits of a healthy diet and how some people have allergies or restrictions with certain types of food.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 & Wed, Dec 20, 2017
Thu. Dec 21,2017 thru Mon. Jan 1, 2018
Mon. Jan 2nd and Tue. Jan 3rd
Enjoy the Holidays !!!
Human Body System Project
This week we will be working on a Human Body Systems project. Students will work in groups to find and share information of one of the human body systems of their choice. Each group will be responsible to research and present their project to the class.
Requirements for each group:
How does the human body work?
Our students have been learning about the different systems of the human body.
This week our students have been working on a series of learning activities to learn and apply vocabulary related to the following systems:
The Skeletal System
The Human Heart
The Human Brain
The brain is part of the nervous system in the human body. It has two hemispheres. The right hemisphere controls the actions of the left side of your body. The left hemisphere controls the actions of the right side of your body. The brain stem controls your breathing, your blinking and your heartbeats. You don't have to tell your body to so this things, your brain automatically does them.
Comparatives and Superlatives
This week students are practicing making sentences using comparative and superlative adjectives to describe clothing items, animals, people, etc. The following chart can help understand and correctly apply the concept to a given situation.
Progress reports for the 3rd 41/2 weeks will be available on Parent/Student Vue by Wednesday.
Where to go and What to Wear?
This week students will be learning about changes in seasons and how people adapt to live in different types of weather. Students will practice developing sentences, where they will incorporate previously learned vocabulary to write a paragraph and compare/contrast two different types of weather and how people adapt to live in each one.
Tuesday November 7th is a students holiday- There will be no school
How do changes in weather affect people and how they live?
Our class has been studying about different types of weather and how it affects how people live.
This week, we focused on what people wear. We began studying vocabulary related to every day clothing items. We also studied formal clothing.
tuxedo tie bow tie
vest evening gown cocktail dress
flat shoes dress shoes high heels
Natural Disasters: Wrapping Up
We are very happy to say that we had a successful Conference Week! Many parents and family members participated in conversations about the academic success of their children. We are off to a good start of our 2nd Quarter.
This week students will be completing a series of Tiered activities, as they conclude their investigation of natural disasters. They will be reviewing vocabulary, completing circle maps, information charts, preparing brochures, and answering a study guide in preparation for the unit test Friday.
Natural Disasters: Researching to Summarize and Synthesize Information
This entire week, due to Conference Week, our students will be on an Early Release Schedule. Middle School students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM.
Our class continues to investigate different natural disasters and practicing the skills of summarizing and synthesizing information. We will complete a variety of short projects, where students summarize in order to inform their readers what the text is about. Then they synthesize to include their own interpretation of the text. When students synthesize, they pull together the most important points from our reading, but we move beyond what's stated by the author.