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WELCOME TO ROOM 18
2023



 

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HAPPY ALMOST FEBRUARY!

Just a few quick notes...

Monday 1/30 the Parkmont Student Council has planned a spirit day in honor of the 100th day of school... Dress like you are 100 years old! We are looking forward to seeing all the great outfits!

Next Thursday is Spring Picture Day.  Dorian Photography Studio is only taking photos of students who have brought in their order form (or their parents ordered online).  Ordering forms are in this week's Friday folder.

Next Wednesday, Feb. 1st is Global Play Day.  

This day was developed for students around the world to come to their school and play games together.

The games are meant to be games like board games, Legos, blocks, cards, cars, jigsaw puzzles, Pictionary, Charades, and games THAT DO NOT REQUIRE BATTERIES OR ELECTRICITY.  In other words, NO video games.  The goal is for students to interact with one another.  

Please have your child bring in any game listed above or any other game that meets the same criteria (NO VIDEO GAMES).  We will dedicate one hour of the day to playing games.  THANKS

 

Here is a link to order the Parkmont Yearbook...

LINK TO YEARBOOK 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REINFORCE THE CONCEPTS WE ARE LEARNING BELOW AT HOME.

PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND ONLY EMAIL ME OVER WEEKENDS IF THERE IS AN URGENT EMERGENCY.  THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING.

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                                                      READING

Advancements in Technology.

The vocabulary/spelling words for all three weeks were sent home in the Friday folder.

Students will learn how to identify key details and determine main idea, describe logical connections, use context clues, compare two texts on the same topic, analyze author's purpose, make inferences, and learn the vowel C-e Syllable Pattern.

Additional material is located on Google Classroom to help students with our Benchmark program.  It can be found in G.C. under the label Benchmark.

Also on Google Classroom, use the link to Khan Academy to get more help with reading

Try I-ready (on Clever)

Please feel free to go to Benchmark (go to Clever first) and look over your child's tests.

 

Give Readworks.org a try by going to Google Classroom for the link.

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                                                         MATH

 

MATH:  UNIT 4  Multidigit Addition and Subtraction

Some concepts/vocabulary students will be learning in Unit 4 are.. place value, expanded form, standard form, ones, tens, hundreds, estimate, rounding to 10's/100's, proof drawings, regrouping, ungrouping to subtract 

 

The math homework and class book can be found online.  Have your child go to Clever, then ThinkCentral, then click on My library.

For additional help in math, use the link in Google Classroom under Khan Academy and search for my assigned math.

Go to CLEVER.  Then go to IXL for many practice math opportunities.

Try I-Ready (go to Clever first)

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                                                       HISTORY

We will continue our history program.  We will continue Settling in California  (lesson 5).  The information can be found on pages 71 - 91 

Some of the vocabulary words/concepts to learn are: citizen, discriminate, immigrant, mission,  explorers Cabrillo/ Drake/ Vizcaino,  Father Junipero Serra, settlers, James Marshall, travelling to California, becoming a citizen, migrant worker

THIS SAME INFORMATION (BOOK) CAN BE FOUND ON CLEVER.  THE NAME OF THE SITE ON CLEVER IS TCI.  IT'S A DISTRICT SITE.

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                                                      SCIENCE

                              CHECK THE AMPLIFY SITE ON CLEVER

We continue the unit Forces on Jan. 30th. 

Here are some concepts we will be covering...

LAB Investigating Non-Touching Forces (20 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSION Making Sense of Magnet Observations (20 min)

SIM - MODELING Diagramming Magnetic Forces (10 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Activating Prior Knowledge about Magnets (10 min)

Lesson 2.2 What Objects Do Magnetic Forces Act On?

LAB Investigating What Objects Magnetic Forces Act On (25 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Discussing What Objects Magnetic Forces Act On (20 min)

READING Reading: Handbook of Forces (15 min)

Lesson 2.3 Investigating Ways Magnetic Force Moves Objects

LAB Exploring Forces with Magnet Tricks (15 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSION Sharing and Discussing Magnet Tricks (15 min)

READING Reading About Magnets in Handbook Forces (20 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSION Think Pair Share: Magnet Tricks (10 min)

Lesson 2.4 What My Sister Taught Me About Magnets

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Setting A Purpose for Reading (5 min)

READING Partner Reading (30 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Sharing Evidence and Reading Data Tables (20 min)

Lesson 2.5 Explaining Magnetic Force and the Train

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSION Return to the Problem of the Floating Train (20 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSION Word Relationships (15 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Reviewing How to Write a Scientific Explanation (10 min)

WRITING Writing a Scientific Explanation (15 min)

Chapter 3: Why Does the Train Fall?

Lesson 3.1 Observing Evidence of Gravity

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Revisiting the Floating Train (5 min)

LAB Investigating Gravity (15 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSION Asking Questions About Gravity (10 min)

READING Revisiting Forces All Around (20 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Diagramming an Example of Gravity (10 min)

Lesson 3.2 Reading About Gravity

READING Revisiting Handbook of Forces (20 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Discussing Gravity Acting Between Two Objects (20 min)

READING Reading with a New Purpose (20 min)

Lesson 3.3 Observing Forces in Chain Reactions

VIDEO Discussing Forces in a Video (15 min)

LAB Exploring Forces in a Chain Reaction (25 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSION Word Relationships (20 min)

Lesson 3.4 Modeling and Explaining the Falling Train

SIM - MODELING Diagramming Forces (25 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Discussing the Falling Train (20 min)

WRITING Critical Juncture: Writing an Explanation of the Falling Train (15 min)

Chapter 4: Why Does the Train Float, even though Gravity is Acting on it?

Lesson 4.1 One Object, Two Forces

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Revisiting the Floating Train (15 min)

LAB Investigating Touching Force and Gravity (15 min)

LAB Investigating Magnetic Force and Other Forces (15 min)

WRITING Discussing and Writing About Two Forces Acting at Once (15 min)

Lesson 4.2 Investigating Balanced Forces

LAB Floating Paper Clip Challenge (20 min)

READING Learning More from Handbook of Forces (20 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSION Word Relationships (20 min)

Lesson 4.3 Explaining a Bridge

READING Reading: Explaining a Bridge (45 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSION Concluding Discussion (15 min)

Lesson 4.4 Modeling and Explaining Balanced Forces

SIM - MODELING Diagramming and Exploring the Floating Paper Clip (30 min)

LAB Discussing and Modeling the Floating Train (15 min)

WRITING Critical Juncture Assessment: Writing an Explanation of the Floating Train (15 min)

Chapter 5: Why Does the Train Change from Floating to Falling?

Lesson 5.1 Investigating Unbalanced Forces

LAB Unbalanced Forces on the Paper Clip (20 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSION Analyzing Data About Forces (15 min)

LABPlanning and Conducting Investigations (25 min)

Lesson 5.2 Hoverboard

READINGReading Hoverboard (25 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSIONDiscussing Evidence from Hoverboard (15 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSIONWord Relationships (20 min)

Lesson 5.3 Electromagnets and Predicting Patterns

VIDEOIntroducing Electromagnets (20 min)

READINGReading about Electromagnets (20 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSIONInvestigation Repeating Patterns of Motion (20 min)

Lesson 5.4 Modeling the Train

LABDiscussing and Modeling the Floating Train (20 min)

SIM - MODELINGDiagramming the Floating Train (30 min)

Lesson 5.5 End of Unit Assessment: Students' Explanations

WRITINGWriting a Scientific Explanation About the Floating Train (25 min)

TEACHER LED DISCUSSIONRevisiting Anticipatory Charts (20 min)

STUDENT TO STUDENT DISCUSSIONInventing with Magnets (15 min)

FREE SCIENCE RESOURCE

SCHOLASTIC SCIENCE   (click on the link)

Password is Parkmont18

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                                                               WRITING

In writing, we are working on writing full, complete sentences.  We are also working on staying on topic.  Students will be learning how to state a clear opinion, use sentences of different lengths, writing a strong conclusion, revising and editing, and how to use comparatives and superlatives.  

During the year, students will learn how to write a personal narrative, opinion piece, descriptive writing, and explanatory/informational writing.

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STAY SAFE!

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  THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION THAT CAN BE USED ALL YEAR

THE CODES BELOW WILL NEED TO BE UPDATED FOR THIS YEAR'S CLASS

INVITE LINK TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM - 

https://classroom.google.com/c/NTM4NDA2NTU1MjMx?cjc=mrdcnoh

code (if needed) mrdcnoh

IReady - Go to Clever, then IReady

Newsela.com  Students use their Google Account

Flocabulary: students use their Google Account

KhanAcademy - use their Google Account: Class code is: WBY89MCF

Readworks.org: use Google Account--Class code is 

Prodigy - Use Google Account code: DE524F0

Epic - Getepic.com/students  code: WWB3K6

To log on to Edpuzzle - Go to Clever first, then Edpuzzle code: 

To get to Brainpop go to Clever first then BrainPop

To go to Thinkcentral go to Clever first then Thinkcentral

Legends of Learning:  code:  

 

 

A few notes:  To get to ZOOM for my class use the

Meeting Code 435 384 5534    Password 775387

or just use link I send out

Link for Clever.....

                                          https://clever.com/in/fusdk12

                                      students use their google class username and password to log on.

If you are interested in ordering Scholastic Books for your child you either go to my links page and click on the Scholastic Link or you can go to Scholastic.com/bookclubs  and use code GVYX9.  I'm not sure if the books will get sent to Parkmont or your house.  If they get to school I will make sure you get them by notifying you.  THIS IS OPTIONAL.

For students that need more assistance with reading fluency, please log on to Clever and then go to the Lexia icon. 

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO AND MAKING THIS A GREAT YEAR!

Please feel free to look at the various links my website has.

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