Simple Machine Expression Project Fair

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Math Tests and Fundraiser

Parents,

I passed back three math tests for students to review and correct. They were for Module 4 (Area), Module 5 (Fractions), and Module 6 (Data and Graphing). I told the students that they could take them home and have help making corrections. Then they can turn them back in for partial credit. A few students worked on corrections in class today because they didn’t have very many to correct. So you can check with your student to see if they are already corrected his or test.
Also,
Here is the link to our classroom page for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser if you would like to donate online. Thank you to the donations that have already been brought into the classroom. The fundraiser will end on May 4.
Mrs. Bowcutt
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Weekly Updates 4/16-4/20

Parents,

We survived our first week back from Spring Break and the students are settling back into the routines.  We will be administering the SAGE test during these weeks April 23-27, April 30-May 4, and May 7-11.  Please make sure your student is here on time, has had a good night sleep, and has eaten a good breakfast.  We won’t be testing every day or all day.  The student will only be testing around an hour at a time, will be given breaks and extended time if needed.  Thank you for your support.

Curriculum:

Spelling:  Unit 33:  Plural endings (change y to i and add es)

Grammar: Parts of Speech

Writing:  Review Opinion/Informative Writing Essays

Math: Module 7:  Geometry/Perimeter

Science:  Earth, Sun, Moon

 

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Weekly Updates 4/9-4/13

Parents,

Welcome Back! I hope you had a great spring break! We will be having a special activity this Thursday, April 12. We will be watching TheTale of Despereaux Movie Rated G. We have read the book as a class and are excited to compare and contrast the movie with the book. Your student may bring a small pillow, blanket, and snack (not for sharing) on that day. If you do not want your student to watch the movie, then please let me know and I can have an alternate activity for him or her. It is Rated G.
Also we have two more weeks before SAGE Testing begins. Please make sure your student is here as much as possible as we review and take the tests. Thank you for your support!
Mrs. Bowcutt

Curriculum:
Spelling Unit 31: Plural Endings s, es
Grammar: Verbs
Writing: Review Opinion/Informative Writing
Math: Module 7: Geometry/Perimeter
Science: Earth, Sun, Moon
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Weekly Update 3/26-3/30

Parents,

Sorry for the delay on the weekly email. It’s been a crazy week before Spring break. I have locked the grades so you can view them on Aspire. Also parents have asked about what I might need for the classroom or favorites for teacher appreciation week. I did fill out an apple that is on display in the front hallway of the school that has favorites on it. I tried to attach a picture but it didn’t work here. Some favorites that are on the apple are: color: red, blue , flower: rose, daisy scent: lemon, fruity, cold drink: lemonade, dr. pepper, snacks: chocolate, chips and salsa, candy: twix, snickers, fruit: strawberries, rasberries. sports team: places to shop: Smiths, Kohls, Old Navy, Costco. Sports Team: Utah State University. The supplies that we are in need of are dry erase markers, copy paper, construction paper, or lined paper, recess equipment, art supplies, and pencils. Hope you have a great spring break!
Thanks for all your support this year!
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Weekly Updates 3/19-3/23

Thank you for coming to see our Simple Machine Expression Projects last Friday.  The students enjoyed showing off their projects.  I will be posting pictures soon on the blog.  Just a reminder that all missing work is due this Thursday March 22 since the term ends on Friday March 23.  We will be doing some SAGE Test practices before and after Spring Break so make sure your student is here as much as possible.  Thank you for your support!

Curriculum:

Spelling:  Unit 28 Double consonants before adding endings -ing, and -ed

Grammar:  Pronouns/Subject/Verb Agreement

Writing: Informative Essays

Math:  Finishing up Module 5 Fractions

Science: Earth, Sun, Moon

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Weekly Updates 3/12-3/16

Parents,

Just a reminder that the Simple Machine Expression Projects are due this Friday March 16.  Most students have been able to finish their projects in class.  A few students have chosen to work on their projects at home.  So check with your student to see what the status of his or her project is.  You are welcome to come see our projects on Friday from 11:40-12:30.

Also Term 3 is ending soon on March 23.  All work is due Thursday March 22.  Please help your students complete any missing work assignments on Aspire.  I also remind the students in class to work on missing work or sometimes it is sent home if they have been absent or have gotten behind in class.  Some students are completing the wrong missing assignments at home and doing an assignment twice.  So check Aspire to see which Spelling Unit Number, Grammar Lesson Number, or Math Assignment Number they need to complete.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Bowcutt

Curriculum:

Spelling:  Unit 27 Ending -ing

Grammar: Pronouns

Writing: Informative Essays

Math: Module 5 Fractions

Science: Simple Machines

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Zoo Permission Form

Parents,

Just a reminder that I sent home a Utah Hogle Zoo Presentation Permission Form last week. Please return the permission form as soon as possible. The presentation is Thursday March 15. I have put a digital form of the permission below if you have misplaced it. Thank you.
Mrs. Bowcutt
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Simple Machine Expression Project

Parents,

I introduced our next expression project to the class this week. The students may choose a project from the expression board to show what they have learned about simple machines. They have to include an example of each of the six simple machines in their projects. (lever, screw, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, wheel and axle). There is a link below that shows the choices of projects. The student will be provided time in class to complete this project which is due on March 16. Since we have already learned about simple machines in Science the students will only have two weeks to complete their projects. The project is not extra homework unless the student chooses to work on it at home or gets behind in class. The students may bring materials to help them complete their projects at school. (for example: poster board for artistic, modeling materials for hands on such as legos, play dough, or other art materials. I do have some supplies in class that they can use as well.
Just like we did for our culture projects, parents are invited to come see our Simple Machine Expression Projects on March 16 from 11:40-12:30. Thank you for your support.
Mrs. Bowcutt
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Culture Fair Pictures

The students enjoyed presenting their Culture Fair Expression Projects!  It was fun to see the different projects.  Thank you to those who were able to come!

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