Friday, September 25, 2015

Achieve 3,000 Donut Breakfast

We celebrated our students who have achieved over 100 points today with a donut breakfast. We had so much fun! We can't wait to celebrate again next month! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Focus Portal Sign Up

Did you know you can check your child's grades online 24/7? Parents must register for this service.(Teachers do not have usernames and passwords for parents.) Please click on this LINK for directions on how to enroll. You will need to know your child's student number.  This is the "S" number in the back of your child's planner on the yellow piece of paper. Please sign up ASAP!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tape Diagrams

Today in math, students explored how to use a "tape diagram" to show their thinking with multiplication and division story problems.  This chart shows what we worked on in class today. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Making Observations and Inferences in Science

Today, student practiced making observations and inferences.  Observations can be made through using your five senses.  Making an inference happens when you explain an idea based on what you observed.  Today, students went made observations about items in ten "mystery bags."  They recorded observations in their journal like hard, round, smells like fruit, etc. Based on their observations, they tried to infer what object was the in bag. Check out some pictures of today's lab:

Look at the rainbow below: 

What observations can you make about this picture? 
What inferences can you make about this picture? 
Leave us a comment below. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Achieve 3000

Our students are ready to grow as readers using the program Achieve 3000!!! We introduced the program to the class today and can't wait to see who logs in tonight and earns some points. Use the link on the side of this blog to log in!!! You can use your regular DCPS log in and password to access the site.

Friday, September 4, 2015

What's Happening in Math?

These anchor charts sum up what we have been learning in the past week in math. 
Students have been learning about equal groups of as multiplication.

A number bond can help us model a multiplication or division problem. 

The RDW process helps students remember how to form good habits as mathematicians.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Reading Raffle

Reading raffle is tomorrow! We are so excited! Here are our winners from last week!