Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 27 to 31

January 27 to 31

I hope everyone enjoyed their snow week!  This week we will be very busy catching up on all of our missed days.

Lang. Arts-  We will be finishing up our unit on Fairy Tales and Cinderella stories.  In reading groups students will be reading nonfiction text about the Olympics.  Students will be working on a writing prompt this week sharing their opinion on snow day and giving reasons why they like or dislike them.

Math-  We will do a quick review of Money and have the unit test on Tuesday.  Wednesday students will begin working on Fractions.

Social Studies-  This week we will be learning about European Explorers.

Words of the Week – explorers, Europe, sponsor, settlement, Spain, Columbus, San Salvador, Ponce de Leon, Florida, and conquer

January 13 to 17

January 13 to 17

Lang. Arts-  We will be continuing our unit on Fairy Tales, there are many versions of the Cinderella story and we will be looking at many of them, ask your child about their favorite version!  To follow along with reading different Cinderella stories students will also be writing their own Cinderella stories creating their own characters and setting.  PALS testing will be finished this week.  *No works this week.

Math-  Students will continue working with money, this week they will be working hard making change.  When working on homework at night have your child use real money if they can, this helps tie in why knowing about money is so important.

Science-  This week we will finish up our unit on Energy Sources with a quiz on Wednesday.

Social Studies-  We will begin our unit on European Explorers this Thursday.  Christopher Columbus will be the first explorer that students will learn about.  They will learn about his reasons for exploration, what he accomplished, and which country sponsored his trip.

This week we will have an author visit Byrd.  Check out Mrs. Hawk’s blog post for more details!

Conundrum Day Coming Soon!

Conundrum Day Coming Soon!

Join in Goochland’s 2nd Annual Conundrum Day on February 8!  Conundrum Day will feature hands-on-learning with friends from across Goochland.  Students will spend the morning engineering a playground!  Registration forms went home yesterday, if you would like to sign up return the form by January 17th.

January 6 to 10

January 6 to 10

Lang. Arts-  This week we will begin our unit on Fairy Tales.  Students will be learning about the story of Cinderella and how it varies in different countries and cultures.  We will also have PALS testing this week and next week.

Math-  We will begin our unit on money.  Students should be able to identify, count, and make change using dollars and coins.

Science-  Students will be learning about natural energy sources that are renewable and nonrenewable.

Words of the Week-  sunlight, water, wind, energy, solar, moving, electricity, resource, pollution, renewable, nonrenewable, and natural