Thursday, December 8, 2016
With about two weeks remaining in this grading period we will be working very hard to complete all of the units we are working on. Early Explorers will be tested near the end of next week. The test on Force and Motion will be on Tuesday, 12/20. If you were not happy with your last social studies test, it would be helpful to study your notebook each night. Our holiday party will take place from 1:00 until 2:00, on Tuesday, 12/20. We are enjoying checking the Recap question each day. Some students have been participating consistently, while others haven't responded at all. Try it, you'll like it!
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
We are excited to begin using an app called recap! Thanks to the help of three of our wonderful students, who happened to be in ASP today, we can explain the steps to use recap. Go to letsrecap.com on any device that has a microphone and a camera. At the welcome page choose Student. On the sign up page near the bottom, where you see Already Registered? - click on Sign In, choose- With Class Pin. The pin is: okholio. You should see your name and a button with your initials. Click on your button. Next, read the question and think about what you want to say. You will have a minute or two to give a brief response. When you're ready to answer, click on the red button that says, "Respond." Mrs. Stewart and I will be able to log in and view the recordings, this will help us determine how well you understood the concept. As we become more familiar with this application we'll be able to post responses on our blog, use them for reteaching, peer tutoring, and a variety of other ways. There are videos on the letsrecap.com website that can give you more information if you are interested.
We have officially finished Native Americans in social studies, and will soon begin explorers. We have begun learning about simple machines in science. In math we have been learning about factors and multiples - ask your child if he or she can explain the difference. In reading we have been learning about point of view, there will be a test Friday. Next up: opinion reading. Students are writing an opinion piece explaining with which Native American tribe they would choose to live. Use this link to practice simple machines vocabulary on quizlet.com: https://quizlet.com/_2qwvyd
Thursday, October 27, 2016
October has blown by! We've been learning about Native Americans. Our motto: Where they live effects how they live. Students should be able to tell how each tribe used the natural resources in their environment for lodging, clothing, and food. They should be able to tell the region and climate for each tribe. The test on this unit will be next week. Use this URL to practice vocabulary on Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_2pdcy5. In math we've been working on multi-digit multiplication using the box method and the bow-tie method. In reading we've been working on point of view: first person, second person, third person limited, and third person omniscient. Finally, in language arts we've been working on opinion writing using a strong opinion statement, three reasons to support that statement, and facts and details to strengthen those reasons. A link to our social studies textbook has been added to our list. Go to www.eduplace.com, or click on the link. Choose Georgia and Social Studies, then click on the link near the bottom that says e-services. The username is cobbstudent4, the password is password. There is a link for our math textbook under Love That Link! The username for students is: ccsd followed by their student identification number, password: cobbmath1
Friday, September 9, 2016
Wow, what a busy week, We put a lot of learning into just four days! In math, we reviewed and tested place value and started addition. Ask your child if they are close to becoming a Math Millionaire. The choice they had was to receive one million dollars for a month's work or work for a penny the first day, two cents the second, four cents the third, etc., doubling their pay every day. Some students are in the last five days of the month, others are still under day 10. Work at your own pace, and see if you can become a Math Millionaire! After addition, we will work on our subtracting skills with regrouping, as well as subtracting across zeros. We are finished with our extreme event writing project, and will be working on writing great introductions next week. Our grammar lessons on homophones continue with then and than. We will practice and test homophones (were, we're, your, you're, to, too, two, it, it's) then move on to prepositions. The social studies unit on maps/globes and physical features of the U.S. has ended. We will be learning about the water cycle and how it affects weather next week. We started the unit with a trip to the science lab to make clouds out of shaving cream, and then we had an in-house field trip in which we became a drop of water traveling through the water cycle. Ask your child what each bead on their Incredible Journey bracelets represents; that way you can take a journey through the water cycle, too.
Friday, September 2, 2016
What a great, and busy, week we had! In science lab we made models of the water cycle in soda bottles. We practiced our rounding skills and used them to estimate answers in word problems. We reviewed and tested character in Language arts. We studied taking care of our teeth, vision, hearing, and being a good health consumer, in Health/Reading. We began informational writing on an extreme/weather event. We ended the week celebrating states of matter with our book buddies. Ask your child if they can tell you which components of a root beer float represent each state of matter:liquid, solid, and gas. Next week there will be a test on the physical features of the United States. Have your child demonstrate their knowledge to you using their Social Studies Notebook. Students will be tested on all of the place value concepts, rounding, and estimating. On Friday, September 9, we will have an in-house field trip: The Incredible Journey, to support our science unit on the water cycle. Mrs. Sattelmeier and Mrs. Stewart hope you all have a safe and relaxing long week-end with your families!
Friday, August 26, 2016
What's up next week? In math, we will practice our rounding skills, then use them to estimate the answer to word problems. In writing, we will be writing our informational paper on an extreme event. Ask your child what extreme event they are studying. You will probably learn a fact or two! In social studies, we will be studying the man-made and physical features of these great United States. Be prepared to hear about how hot it is in Death Valley and what imaginary line runs across the top of the Rocky Mountains. Cities such as Boston, New York, and Philadelphia will also be included. Our reading will include health-related topics. And here come homophones: aloud and allowed, hire and higher, and principal and principle. We could all use practice on their, they're, and there! On a side note, some students were not happy with their spelling test grade today. While this doesn't happen often, a retest will be given on Monday for those students who need to raise their grade. Study to mastery over the weekend, and see how much improvement can be made with hard work! All students interested in raising their grade will be allowed to retest.
Monday, August 22, 2016
We have been working on place value in math. There will be a quiz tomorrow. Students should have brought home their math notebook to study. They have had two practice quizzes, so each student should have a good idea of what they need to practice most. There will be a test on map skills Wednesday. The social studies notebook is a great study tool! Raz-kids should be accessible now. From the Addison School website, click on kidlinks, then choose Raz-kids from the chart. Each student has their password taped into the inside of their agenda.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Hoot, hoot, the owls are attacking!!! We are attacking because of the amount of how smart we are!! Let us explain, and we'll stop. O.K. starting with math we accomplished Geometry Town.In science, we finished adaptations, and we are going to research an animal to write an informational paper. We are going to garden, and we also dissected owl pellets. In Social Studies, we are going to write an acrostic poem about the gold fever.
Friday, April 22, 2016
News flash!!!Tests are over. Fun is in the air!!! We need to celebrate like we just don't care!!! We are done with the Milestones, and we are going to have a good time now!!! Today we drew portraits of ourselves and wrote "I Am" poems. Next week, we are going to start a novel study, geometry, and review and test adaptations. With geometry, we are going to create Geometry Town.That the news for today! By Gators!!!
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
News flash!!! We are having a subject race here on Ebeneezer Road! The subject that is currently winning the race is math, with adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions and then having a test on them. Currently in 2nd place we have science: ecosystems, communities, and environments to be specific. Social Studies is running for the Declaration of Independence. Writing is running for comparing two texts and writing about them. On March 17th it's St Patrick's Day. March 18th we have the field trip to the Wright Environmental Center. Also, on the 19th we have the Gator Gallup.
The war continued with new topics coming in and old ones flying out. The #1 topic we fought about was math. With finished up adding and subtracting mixed numbers.#2 topic was science.We have started ecosystems. The Social Studies topic was the road to the American Revolution. In writing, we finished our American Revolution posters.
Friday, February 26, 2016
News flash!!! War breaks out on Ebeneezer Road!!! The children are having a war over what subject is the best in school! We are updating the subjects now! The number one subject right now that is liked the most is math. What I mean by math is fractions, adding mixed numbers, and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. Also, we started the causes of the American Revolution, and next week war breaks out! The 3rd place is the writing posters on the causes of the American Revolution. In reading, we are starting the causes of the American Revolution. Last place, sadly, is that we finished space. Coming up! Monday is Leap Day, and Wednesday, March the 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday. The Author's visit is on Friday March 4th. Next in science, we will soon be learning about Habitats and Adaptations.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Hello again. We are back for more information to take over the world. Starting with math, we are continuing fractions and learning new skills like adding and subtracting fractions, as well as converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. We also went to the star lab. It was so much fun!!! The writing we are working on is the paper on colonial times or modern times. In reading, next up we will be studying Greek mythology and writing constellation myths. As usual, our class this week was "Out of this World!"
Friday, January 29, 2016
Hi there, we are the #1 smartest alien class. Today, we are going to invade Earth to become the smartest in the galaxy. We are going to learn about these topics... First, we are going to invade the math lab. We are going to end decimals and start fractions. Afterwards, we will over swarm the Social Studies Headquarters to wrap up our unit on colonial times in America. In science, we are starting to learn about our own solar system. Next up is writing. We are working on a colonial times writing assignment called "Would You Rather Live in Colonial Times or Now?" We also will study poetry next week, once the invasion is over. Coming up: our fantastic star lab on Tuesday. Can't talk anymore!!!3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF!!!(3 hours later) News flash, on our home planet, Earth, we are having an INVASION!!! Aliens to be specific. Ha,ha,ha!!! We will be the smartest!!! AAHHHH!!!
Friday, January 15, 2016
What a wonderful week we had learning all of our super subjects...Starting with reading, we've studied idioms, fabulous figurative language, and poetry. Next up is our spectacular science with sound and light. Super Social Studies is coming to your closest theaters!!! Starring Early Settlements with Roanoke, Plymouth, and Jamestown. Next up, marvelous and magical math, with fabulous fractions and incredible decimals. Finally, wonderful writing with conclusions at the end of a story. The other thing that we did was Mrs. Weston's guidance lesson on being a friend to have a friend. Next week on Monday we have Martin Luther King Jr. school holiday. NO SCHOOL!!!!! We're also going to learn about the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonial Regions.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Welcome back from winter break!!! We have a big change this year. Students will now be updating our blog each week. This week in Mrs. Stewart's Class we have learned many new things starting with Social Studies. We started Colonial Times, including the lost colony of Roanoke. We also talked about Jamestown. In Science we studied sound and light. We also have a test on that on Tuesday. In Writing, we are planning our bio poems for our project in art. In math, we are learning about number patterns in our regular class and in Math Lab. We have a test on it on Monday. We also had some fun this week with our buddies. We watched the movie The Snowman. Our representatives did great in the Spelling Bee.