We will be doing the IOWA and CogAT testing starting November 2nd. We will do one or two tests per day and will not lose much instructional time. There will still be math homework and spelling words to practice.
These tests are important and students should be encouraged to put forth their best effort. However, these tests are nothing to stress out over. Students should come to school every day ready to work and these assessments are just school work to be done.
We just finished up our unit on the Scientific Investigation. Students can now identify and apply the components of scientific investigation – Question, hypothesis, procedures, results and conclusion. Students know how important controlled and manipulated variables are to an experiment.
We will start Chemistry at the beginning of the second quarter. Students will be able to: Describe magnetic behavior in terms of attraction and repulsion. Identify physical properties of matter (color, odor, elasticity, weight, volume). Identify state changes caused by heating and cooling solids, liquids, and gases. Identify mixtures and pure substances. Use appropriate metric measurements to describe physical properties. Distinguish between physical and chemical changes.
Students have moved into dividing whole numbers. It is important for students to see the relationship between multiplication and division. We encourage your student to practice multiplication facts at home. Students will continue to estimate the answers to division problems (quotients) like they did with multiplication. After our division unit we will review different units of measurement for volume, length, and weight.
October 14th is an Elementary Teacher Plan Day
October 17th and 18th is the LPS Fall Break
We’ll see everyone back in school on October 19th