January 25, 2016

*3rd Quarter Reading Logs due Friday, March 18th (400 minimum pages to earn the Pizza Party.)

We finished Chapter 7 on adding & subtracting fractions. Great job students! Fix up all math problems on Math Reviews and Math Homework and turn back in to the math box.

We continue in our Imagine It! books this week. Unit Four studies the Scientific Method.

We will finish our “Cloud” expository writing on Utah Compose. We’ll also write a persuasive paragraph.

We are studying meteorology and have a guest meteorologist on Tuesday.

January 4, 2016

I hope everyone had a fun and restful winter break!

We finished Chapter Six on Fractions before the break and began Chapter Seven on adding and subtracting fractions. Students are expected to fix up their Chapter 6 Review test and all homework problems.

We continue in our Imagine It! books this week..

We write an essay on Utah Compose, partly in class and finish in the computer lab.

We will begin studying Meteorology this week.

November 9th Newsletter:

Online registration should be operating by Monday, November 9th (today). Please make sure you include our school name and December 17th as the day.

We are now mastering division by regrouping (traditional algorithm). For Math Olympiad problems, students are to read one a day, think about it, and try to solve. We will present them on Friday to share how we solved them. Students are to bring the problems to class whether they are solved or not. It is a ten point grade.

We are reading

We are finishing Utah Compose “A Day in the Life of a Horned Toad.” It is an online writing program in the computer lab.

We continue desert environments and will finish environments this Friday.

Students are working on their group project researching one of the five Utah Indian tribes..

October 26 Newsletter

“Power Time”

Monday and Tuesday: Math problems and re-teaching.

Wednesday and Thursday-Utah Studies Weekly reading

We are learning four different ways to divide two digit numbers single digit numbers.

Test on “Energy Makes Things Happen.”

Practicing paragraph writing in class; and presenting Book Reviewer and Animal Bookmarks in class.

We continue wetland environments. On Wednesday, we have a special presenter.

A Very Fun Story About a Water Droplet!

Written by Georgia G. for "The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story"

On a hot summer day, I flowed through the pond and swished here and there. As the day grew longer, it got hotter and I slowly evaporated. I rolled into a cloud and came down with the raging storm. I sank into the reservoir, but then got alarmingly flushed through filters removing dirt particles. I shot up into a long metal pipe that had a whole lot of water in it. It started to rumble and jerk.

Crash! The pipe broke. We went spinning through the air and landed in the cold ocean. We rushed along with small, busy fish. I couldn't see where we were going, but then I hear it. It was a sound of a whale. I brushed through the whales bristly teeth, then I went into his stomach. I waited for a while. I spouted through the whale. I flew into the sky and up into a cloud. I flowed over palm trees and jagged mountains. Then back into the reservoir I went.

I rushed into the filters, then back to the pipes. They had less water and didn't brake. Finally, I rushed into a little girl's sink in China and she used me to fill up her cup of water. Then she spit me back out into the sink and down, down, down I went.

The End

(The writing prompt was: How does a drop of water in a pond near your house end up in a glass of water in a house in China. Use your imagination and information from the selection.)

**Welcome to 3rd Quarter!***3rd Quarter Reading Logs due Friday, March 18th (400 minimum pages to earn the Pizza Party.)

**SEP Conference Sign up on the Oakwood website.****http://schools.graniteschools.org/oakwood/****Math**We finished Chapter 7 on adding & subtracting fractions. Great job students! Fix up all math problems on Math Reviews and Math Homework and turn back in to the math box.

**Reading:**- January Reading Minutes due Monday.
- Reading Logs – keep in a safe place, and record your books as you finish them. Minimum of 400 pages this quarter.

**Reading &Grammar**We continue in our Imagine It! books this week. Unit Four studies the Scientific Method.

**Writing**We will finish our “Cloud” expository writing on Utah Compose. We’ll also write a persuasive paragraph.

**Science**We are studying meteorology and have a guest meteorologist on Tuesday.

*Due This Week**1.**Math homework due Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday**2.**Spelling packed due Friday.**3.**Math Olympiad problem – due Friday.**Coming up:**Sign Up for SEP Conferences is now.**Monday, February 1st – January Reading Minutes Bookmark due.**Friday, March 18th – Quarter Reading Logs Due.**Friday, March 18th – Timeline Biography Book Report Due.*

January 4, 2016

**Welcome Back!**I hope everyone had a fun and restful winter break!

**Math**We finished Chapter Six on Fractions before the break and began Chapter Seven on adding and subtracting fractions. Students are expected to fix up their Chapter 6 Review test and all homework problems.

**Reading:**- December Reading Minutes Bookmark due today.
- Reading Logs – keep in a safe place, and record your books as you finish them. Minimum of 400 pages this quarter.

**Reading &Grammar**We continue in our Imagine It! books this week..

**Writing**We write an essay on Utah Compose, partly in class and finish in the computer lab.

**Science**We will begin studying Meteorology this week.

*Due This Week**1.**Math homework due Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday**2.**Spelling packed due Friday.**3.**Math Olympiad problem – due Friday.**Coming up:**Mystery Book Reports and Poster due on Friday.*November 9th Newsletter:

**Ski Day – Dec. 17**Online registration should be operating by Monday, November 9th (today). Please make sure you include our school name and December 17th as the day.

**Second Quarter Begins!****Reading:**- Reading Logs – keep in a safe place, and record your books as you finish them. Minimum of 400 pages this quarter.
- Math Facts – parents’ initial form each day – Due
.*Friday*

**Math**We are now mastering division by regrouping (traditional algorithm). For Math Olympiad problems, students are to read one a day, think about it, and try to solve. We will present them on Friday to share how we solved them. Students are to bring the problems to class whether they are solved or not. It is a ten point grade.

**Reading &Grammar**We are reading

*The Great Kapok Tree*, practicing homographs, synonyms and antonyms..**Writing**We are finishing Utah Compose “A Day in the Life of a Horned Toad.” It is an online writing program in the computer lab.

**Science**We continue desert environments and will finish environments this Friday.

**Social Studies**Students are working on their group project researching one of the five Utah Indian tribes..

*Due This Week**1.**Math homework due Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday**2.**Math Olympiad problem – due Friday.**Coming up:**Birthdays: Kyler, November 10**Ski Utah Ski Day December 17 (paperwork and $27 due November 24)*

October 26 Newsletter

**Students should be working at home on:**- Reading 20 minutes a day
- Math Facts – parents’ initial form each day. Due Thursday
- Finishing their Book Reviewer (due October 26th) and Animal Bookmark report (due October 23rd)

“Power Time”

Monday and Tuesday: Math problems and re-teaching.

Wednesday and Thursday-Utah Studies Weekly reading

**Math**We are learning four different ways to divide two digit numbers single digit numbers.

**Reading &Grammar**Test on “Energy Makes Things Happen.”

**Writing**Practicing paragraph writing in class; and presenting Book Reviewer and Animal Bookmarks in class.

**Science**We continue wetland environments. On Wednesday, we have a special presenter.

*Due This Week**1.**Quarterly Reading Logs Due.**2.**Language Arts – as assigned – no spelling packet this week.**3.**Math homework due Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.**4.**One Math Olympiad problem – due Wednesday.**Coming up:**Birthdays: Brooke on Oct. 24 and Ali on Oct. 28**Past Due: October 23rd – animal bookmarks past due.**Today -October 26th – Book Reviewer Book Report due.**Thursday-Halloween party & End of Term*

A Very Fun Story About a Water Droplet!

Written by Georgia G. for "The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story"

On a hot summer day, I flowed through the pond and swished here and there. As the day grew longer, it got hotter and I slowly evaporated. I rolled into a cloud and came down with the raging storm. I sank into the reservoir, but then got alarmingly flushed through filters removing dirt particles. I shot up into a long metal pipe that had a whole lot of water in it. It started to rumble and jerk.

Crash! The pipe broke. We went spinning through the air and landed in the cold ocean. We rushed along with small, busy fish. I couldn't see where we were going, but then I hear it. It was a sound of a whale. I brushed through the whales bristly teeth, then I went into his stomach. I waited for a while. I spouted through the whale. I flew into the sky and up into a cloud. I flowed over palm trees and jagged mountains. Then back into the reservoir I went.

I rushed into the filters, then back to the pipes. They had less water and didn't brake. Finally, I rushed into a little girl's sink in China and she used me to fill up her cup of water. Then she spit me back out into the sink and down, down, down I went.

The End

(The writing prompt was: How does a drop of water in a pond near your house end up in a glass of water in a house in China. Use your imagination and information from the selection.)

**Red Butte - a bit wet, but a lot of fun!**

**October 5, 2015**

**Students should be working at home on:**

- Reading 20 minutes a day
- Math Facts – parents’ initial form each day. Due Thursday
- Practicing poems (see website) – we will recite Monday as I had to DIBEL on Friday and we ran out of time!
- Finding resources for their animal bookmark reports.

**“Power Time”**

Monday and Tuesday: Math games and re-teaching.

Wednesday and Thursday-Problem solving – “Bullying.”

**Math**

We are learning four different ways to multiply one digit numbers by multi digit numbers. These ways encourage students to do mental math! Ask your student the different ways (Distributive Property, Expanded Form, Partial Products, Traditional Algorithm – learning today).

**Spelling & Vocabulary**

Practice spelling, Greek stems and dictation sentences.

**Reading &Grammar**

Finishing

*Langston Hughes*, types of pronouns, and review.

**Writing**

Practicing paragraph writing in class; working on animal bookmarks at home.

**Science**

We begin wetland environments. On Friday, we have a special presenter.

*Due This Week**1.*

*Spelling Packet due Friday.**2.*

*Math homework due Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.*

*Coming up:**Birthdays: Brooke on Oct. 24 and Ali on Oct. 28**October 23rd – animal bookmarks due.**October 26th – Book Reviewer Book Report due.***Reflections is optional and encouraged.**October 29th-Halloween party*

September 28 - Issue 7

September 28 - Issue 7

**SEP Conferences**

Thank you for coming Monday and Tuesday. While you are here please check out students’ group work on “The Mascot Problem.” A few more groups will be presenting on Monday. They have put a lot of thought into their suggestions!

**Students should be working at home on:**

· Reading 20 minutes a day

· Math Facts – parents’ initial form each day. Due Thursday

· Practicing poems (see website) – we will recite Monday as I had to DIBEL on Friday and we ran out of time!

· Finding resources for their animal bookmark reports.

**“Power Time”**

Monday and Tuesday: Math games and re-teaching.

Wednesday and Thursday-Problem solving – “Bullying.”

**Math**

We are learning four different ways to multiply one digit numbers by multi digit numbers. These ways encourage students to do mental math! Ask your student the different ways (Distributive Property, Expanded Form, Partial Products, Traditional Algorithm – learning today

**Spelling & Vocabulary**

Practice spelling, Latin stems and dictation sentences.

**Reading &Grammar**

Finishing

*Langston Hughes*, types of pronouns, and review.

**Writing**

Practicing paragraph writing in class; working on animal bookmarks at home.

**Science**

We begin wetland environments.

**Field Trip**

We will go to Cottonwood High School on Tuesday for 2 hours to see the symphony.

*Due This Week**1.*

*Spelling Packet due Thursday.**2.*

*Math homework due Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.*

3. August/September Reading Bookmarks due Thursday, October 1.3. August/September Reading Bookmarks due Thursday, October 1.

*Coming up:*·

*Margo’s birthday on Oct. 4., Brook on Oct. 24 and Ali on Oct. 28*·

*SEP Conferences September 28-29. Go to http://schools.graniteschools.org/oakwood/ website and click on “Online Scheduler”*·

*September 29 - Symphony field trip.*·

*Due September 30-Reading Minute Bookmarks.*·

*October 23rd – animal bookmarks due.*

**September 21st - Issue 6**

Despite the rain we learned about animal and plant adaptations and got very wet! Thank you parents for your support!

· Reading 20 minutes a day

· Math Facts – parents initial form each day. Due Thursday

· Practicing two poems (see back of this sheet)

· Finding resources for their animal bookmark reports.

“Power Time”

Again, this week two days will be devoted to Math games and re-teaching and two days to “The Mascot Problem.” Parents can find an outline of this on our website.

We are learning four different ways to multiply one digit numbers by multi digit numbers. These ways encourage students to do mental math! Ask your student the different ways (Distributive Property, Expanded Form, Partial Products, Traditional Algorithm – learning today).

Finishing

Students have chosen choose an animal or plant to write a “bookmark” report. We will be working on research paper format in class. The report is to be done at home.

We continue to learn about forest environments and Utah’s three regions

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September 14th - Issue 5

**SEP Conferences are next Monday & Tuesday****Field Trip to Red Butte Gardens**Despite the rain we learned about animal and plant adaptations and got very wet! Thank you parents for your support!

**Students should be working at home on:**· Reading 20 minutes a day

· Math Facts – parents initial form each day. Due Thursday

· Practicing two poems (see back of this sheet)

· Finding resources for their animal bookmark reports.

“Power Time”

Again, this week two days will be devoted to Math games and re-teaching and two days to “The Mascot Problem.” Parents can find an outline of this on our website.

**Math**We are learning four different ways to multiply one digit numbers by multi digit numbers. These ways encourage students to do mental math! Ask your student the different ways (Distributive Property, Expanded Form, Partial Products, Traditional Algorithm – learning today).

**Spelling & Vocabulary****Practice spelling, Latin stems and dictation sentences..****Reading &Grammar**Finishing

*Mrs. Frisby and the Crow*, types of verbs, capitalization and nouns and beginning Langston Hughes.**Writing**Students have chosen choose an animal or plant to write a “bookmark” report. We will be working on research paper format in class. The report is to be done at home.

**Science**We continue to learn about forest environments and Utah’s three regions

*.**Due This Week**1.**Spelling Packet due Friday.**2.**Math homework due Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.**Coming up:*·

*Wyatt’s Birthday-21st*·

*SEP Conferences September 28-29. Go to http://schools.graniteschools.org/oakwood/ website and click on “Online Scheduler”*·

*Due September 30-Reading Minute Bookmarks.*·

*October 23rd – animal bookmarks due.*September 14th - Issue 5

**SIGN UP FOR SEP Conferences Starts Today -September 14th**

**Field Trip to Red Butte Gardens**

Thank you for your quick response to our field trip! We’ll leave Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and return between 2:30 and 3:00. Lunch will be eaten in the classroom prior to leaving.

**Independent Reading Goals**

Students should be keeping their August/September Reading Minute Calendar bookmark in their books and recording their minutes. It is due at the end of September. The minimum goal is 20 minutes a day for five days a week. Accelerated Reader will be set up soon and can be accessed through our class website on the Reading Tab. You can also find books according to your students reading range, interest, genre and even fiction/nonfiction by going to www.arbookfind.com and use the Advanced Search.

**“Power Time”**

This week two days will be devoted to Math games and two days to “The Mascot Problem.” Parents can find an outline of this on our website.

**Math**

We’ll continue Go Math Unit Two Multiplying by Single Digit Numbers. Students will learn many strategies and patterns for multiplication. Students can also practice on their MobyMax accounts. Students will bring home math facts to practice and pass them off at school.

**Spelling & Vocabulary**

Spelling packets are due on Friday. Students can logon to their spellingcity.com accounts and do one activity.

**Reading &Grammar**

*Mrs. Frisby and the Crow*, types of verbs, capitalization and nouns.

**Writing**

Students will choose an animal or plant to write a “bookmark” report. The outline will be given to them in class.

**Science**

We continue to learn about forest environments and Utah’s three regions

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*Due This Week**1.*

*Spelling Packet due Friday. This week it is homework.**2.*

*Math homework due Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.*

*Coming up:*·

*September 16 – Red Butte Field Trip*·

*Olivia’s Birthday-16th*·

*Wyatt’s Birthday-21st*·

*SEP Conferences – Sign up begins Sept 14th for September 28-29. Go to http://schools.graniteschools.org/oakwood/ website and click on “Online Scheduler”*

*Due September 30-Reading Minute Bookmarks.*