If your child did not finish publishing and illustrating the realistic fiction piece, it is in the nightly folder and will need to be returned completed on Monday. All of the students are finished with their rough drafts, editing and revising so they just need to copy it neatly and illustrate.
Our party will be on Friday, February 12th, from 2:30-3:20. Please have your child make a Valentine’s box at home (either from a cereal box, tissue box, or small cardboard box). Be as creative as you would like. These will need to be at school by Thursday, January 11th. I have included the class list below so that your child can start addressing their Valentines:
|Ivy||Ethan||Carson D.||Carson F.|
Your child brought home their math journal from the first portion of the year yesterday. Feel free to use this book as you would like (whether for review, completion of pages that we didn’t do, flashcards or practice of quick facts).
We had a wonderful day learning outside! It was a great day of review and some new learning too.
Our field trip is on Wednesday. Remember to bring a sack lunch. Don’t forget to wear your boots, snow pants, coat with many layers underneath, hat, mittens and anything else to keep you warm. We will be outside for about 1 1/2 hours snowshoeing.
- What is Geography? The study of a place
- Cardinal Directions: North, South, East, and West
- Upper Peninsula/Lower Peninsula
- Michigan is part of “The Great Lakes Region” which every state in this region touches at least one great lake.
- Michigan Land Forms: Mountains, sand dunes, peninsulas, and islands.
- Michigan’s Natural Resources: Forests, water, minerals such as iron ore, limestone, and copper, natural gas and oil, and fertile soil.
- The Great Lakes (Spelling Counts) Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, Lake Superior
- What is a peninsula? A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.
- Michigan Movement:
- Goods: move by boats, trucks, planes, and trains
- People: move by cars, bus, trucks, taxi, trains, planes
- Ideas: U.s. Mail, email, phone, text, newspapers, radio, television
- Michigan Human Characteristics: light houses, bridges, highways, cities
- Michigan Natural Characteristics: bays, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, peninsulas, forests, mountains, sand dunes
- How do people adapt to Michigan? : peaked roofs for snow and rainfall, furnaces for winter and air conditioning for summer, screens for bugs, coats for cooler weather.
- Be able to locate these locations on a Michigan map: Porcupine Mountains, Upper Peninsula, Lower Peninsula, Mackinac Bridge, Lansing, Lake Michigan, Hudsonsville, Saginaw Bay.
Your child should have brought a study guide home today. They will need to locate the regions on a Michigan map, as well as, know the following:
- Upper Peninsula: forests, copper range, mountains
- Lower Peninsula: farmland, more roads, more cities, more people
- Superior Upland: mountains–rocky land
- Central Low Land: flat land with a few hills
- Upper Peninsula: rocky land
- Northern Lower Peninsula: hilly ground
- Southern Lower Peninsula: flat land for farms
Smaller Regions within Michigan
- Thumb: looks like the shape of a thumb
- Fruit Belt: a lot of fruit is grown on the west side of Michigan
- Straits of Mackinac: Where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron come together
- Metropolitan Detroit: Largest population in Michigan
Michigan is Part of a Larger Region
- Midwest: Lots of flat farmland (breadbasket)
- Great Lakes Region: All the states in this region touch at least one Great Lake.
The students had such a great time yesterday! Thank you Hudsonville Lanes, Pizzeria Grande’, parents for your food donations, and the P.E. department.
I have reposted the Study Island Homework. There is one assignment with an extended response that focuses on setting. The students have been practicing written responses within the classroom using a R.A.C.E. format (Restate, Answer, Cite, Explain). We have been discussing the setting in both reading and writing so this will be a great review.
The other assignment is on elapsed time. The students have been using clocks and number lines to assist with word problems about time.
Please have your child complete the assignments by Sunday, January 17th.