Objectives

This Week’s Objectives:
Reading: Students will study the elements of a print ad, and then students will design print ads for their cereal boxes.
Science: Students will continue to investigate how water makes changes to the Earth’s surface, including weathering, erosion, and deposition.
Social Studies: Students will complete a review poster that covers the most important information learned in Texas History this year.
Writing: Students will publish and illustrate their Modern Day Fairy Tales. They will share their stories with their book buddies on Thursday.

Math:  Students will continue to explore division with 2-digit divisors.  We will also review our metric measurement system by completing the “Metric Olympics.”

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Objectives

This Week’s Objectives:
Reading: Students will study the advertising tricks used to sell cereal. They will then design a cereal box for a cereal brand they create being sure to use the advertising tricks we have been learning about. Students will then write a commercial to advertise their product.
Science:  Students will complete our study of the Solar System. We will then begin investigating changes in Earth’s Surface due to weather, erosion, and deposition.
Social Studies: Students will explore the changes the cattle industry and railroads caused in Texas at the turn of the century.
Writing: Students will revise and edit their modern day fairy tales and conference with the teacher to polish their hard work. Students will then begin their final copy.

Math:  Students will continue Mini-Society in their homeroom classes.  We will begin interviewing for jobs in our society. We will also be learning about adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, comparing and ordering fractions with unlike denominators; and comparing and ordering fractions and decimals on a number line.

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Objectives for the week of May 9th!

This Week’s Objectives:
Reading: We will continue our study on reading and media literacy. We will discuss the need to think critically when we read and hear messages. As a class we will talk about the impact of public service announcements, social media, television, and advertisements.  The students will also create their own public service announcements in class.
Science:  Students will continue our study into the Solar System. We will discuss the different planets in the Solar System and space exploration. Also, National Lab Day is on Wednesday and all of our science classes will be attempting to create a robot that can shoot a basketball!
Social Studies:  Students will continue our study on the impacts of the Civil War on Texas. We will be using the textbooks and a recent Time for Kids commemorating the anniversary of the war.

Writing: We will explore fairy tales and how they are written. Although tales are written very differently from around the world, they focus on certain lessons, points, and core values. We will begin by comparing the writing in the different versions and then begin writing our rough draft for our fairy tale.  

Math:  Students will continue Mini-Society in their homeroom classes.  We will begin interviewing for jobs in our society. We will also be learning about adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, comparing and ordering fractions with unlike denominators; and comparing and ordering fractions and decimals on a number line.

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Objectives

This Week’s Objectives:
Reading: We will begin our study on reading and media literacy. We will discuss the need to think critically when we read and hear messages. As a class we will talk about the impact of public service announcements, social media, television, and advertisements.  The students will also create their own public service announcements in class.
Science:  We will conclude our investigation of the water cycle. This week we are beginning our study into the Solar System. We will discuss the order and movement of the planets and learn more about the Sun and Stars.
Social Studies:  Students will study the impacts of the Civil War on Texas. We will be using the textbooks and a recent Time for Kids commemorating the anniversary of the war.

Writing: We will explore fairy tales and how they are written. Although tales are written very differently from around the world, they focus on certain lessons, points, and core values. We will begin by comparing the writing in the different versions and then towards the end of the week we will begin the planning stages for writing a modern day fairy tale.  

Math:  Students will begin Mini-Society!  We are beginning our discussion in math starting with scarcity, supply and demand, and trade. We will also be learning about adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. There will be a fraction assessment on Friday.

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Objectives

This Week’s Objectives:
Reading: We will continue Reading Detective Academy this week. It is our intensive review camp to ensure our students are ready to do their best on the TAKS test at the end of the month. This week’s focus will be on comparing and contrasting characters, settings, and story plots. We will continue to work on test taking strategies.
Science:  We will continue investigating the water cycle and weather patterns, including measuring and recording changes in weather and making predictions about the weather using weather maps and symbols.
Social Studies:  Students will continue their investigation into the causes of the Mexican War. We will also integrate history through our research topics in reading.

Writing: We will continue our on poetry writing where students will investigate and write various forms of poetry. Poetry Café April 29th.

Math:  Students will review objective 3 which include the attributes of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes as well as fractions and decimals on the number line.  They will be assessed on these skills Friday. 

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Objectives for the Week of Aprill 11

This Week’s Objectives:
Reading: We will begin Reading Detective Academy this week. It is our intensive review camp to ensure our students are ready to do their best on the TAKS test at the end of the month. This week’s focus will be on context clues, figurative language, main idea and test taking strategies.
Science:  Students will review the science District Assessment that we took in March. They will also continue investigating the water cycle and weather patterns, including measuring and recording changes in weather and making predictions about the weather using weather maps and symbols.
Social Studies:  Students will continue their investigation into the causes of the Mexican War. We will also integrate history through our research topics in reading.

Writing: Students will complete their research papers using the “Stop Light Writing” format. We will also begin our unit on poetry writing where students will investigate and write various forms of poetry.

Math: Students will continue our TAKS Test review.  This week we will focus on Objective 6. We will focus on making generalizations, missing info, time and elapsed time, and reviewing our strategies. We will complete review packets and another TAKS Release Test in class during small group, as well as play review games.  Students will also have a homework packet for review each week.  We will check 2 pages each day.

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Objectives for the Week of April 4 – 8

This Week’s Objectives:
Reading: This week we will finish our research on extreme bullying. Bullying can be linked to oppression, wars, and anytime a group of people are without rights. The students will choose a topic of extreme bullying (Holocaust, Slavery, Women’s Suffrage, etc.) to research. We will then begin practicing our strategies for the TAKS test in April.
Science:  Students will begin investigating the water cycle and weather patterns, including measuring and recording changes in weather and making predictions about the weather using weather maps and symbols.
Social Studies:  Students will continue their investigation into the causes of the Texas Revolution. We will also integrate history through our research topics in reading.

Writing: This week students will be participating in STAAR field testing for the state of Texas.  We will be using “stop light” writing and expository writing techniques to write our research papers.

Math: Students will continue our TAKS Test review.  This week we will focus on Objective 2.  Our focus will be on describing the relationship between two sets of related data such as ordered pairs in a table, using compatible numbers and rounding to solve problems, and using patterns understand basic fact patterns.  We will complete review packets and another TAKS Release Test in class during small group, as well as play review games.  Students will also have a homework packet for review each week.  We will check 2 pages each day.

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Objectives for the week of March 21st!

This Week’s Objectives:
Reading: Students will question what they know and think about their logic and thinking as we explore bullying. We will be discussing bullying and researchable questions. The students will be reading fiction and nonfiction on bullying as they develop their opinions and form their research outlines for next week.
Science:  Students will examine properties of soils including color and texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support the growth of plants.
Social Studies:  Students will begin to investigate the causes of the Texas Revolution.

Writing: In writing we will complete our expository papers. The students will show that with their topic, they need to choose 3 main ideas, they will have to explain and support their ideas as well.

Math: Students will interpret and create bar graphs as well as determine all possible combinations in a problem situation.   

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