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Nov. Newsletter

Important Dates:

  • Picture retakes Nov. 9th

  • 1-Item Party - Thursday, Nov. 9th

  • PTO Fundraiser Limo Ride - Tuesday, Nov. 13th

  • Skate City/ Spirit Night Nov. 15th 6 PM

  • Our annual Sharing and Caring Holiday Drive is happening now through Nov. 16th!

  • No School Veterans Day Nov. 12th

  • Thanksgiving Nov. 19th - 23rd


 

Math:

As always please spend maybe 5 - 10 minutes working on basic multiplication and division facts with your child every night.  Right now students should be pretty confident with their understanding of multiplication of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We are now getting close to finishing up Unit 3 where have been on multidigit addition and subtraction and multiplication and division strategies.

Reading:

Reading is such an important part of a child's success in school and life. Please make sure your child is reading each night. That being said, I will no longer be doing reading logs. So please make sure your child reads an average of 160 minutes a week.

Currently we are really digging our way through our study of Frogs and how they survive. We have learned about many different adaptations that help the frogs do this. We will be adding to our toolbelt the ability to not only answer questions but also about how to ask questions that deepen our understanding of a topic. We will also be looking at a variety of different frogs other than the bullfrog and what special adaptations they have they help them survive in their unique habitats.

Science:

In Science we are underway in our unit on matter. We will be looking at states of matter.  Here is a breakdown of what students should know, understand and be able to do by the end of the unit.

Students know...

  • states of matter (solid, liquid, gas)

  • unique properties of each state of matter

  • liquid doesn’t disappear when heated, it becomes a gas that will reappear as a liquid when cooled

Students understand...

  • matter exists in different states

  • addition or removal of heat from matter causes physical changes in state

Students can…

  • can identify the state of matter for a variety of objects

  • compare the states of matter of a variety of objects and substances

  • ask a testable question about the effects of heat energy on matter and design an investigation to explore the question [e.g. What will happen to water when it is exposed to different temperatures?]

  • explore and investigate the effects of adding or removing heat energy, collect data, and form conclusions about changing states of matter

  • explain how changes in energy (heat) affect states of matter


 

Best,

Mr. Mitchell

mit013792@adams12.org