Classroom News-November 2016

Important Dates and Information
November 16 Early Release
November 17th and 18th Parent-Teacher conferences
Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving break

Scholastic Book Orders 
Order online with class code- MKNWY

What's Happening in Class

Math- We are working on Competency 2: Student is able to compute whole number, multi-digit decimal, and fraction operations using the standard algorithms

Science- We will be exploring the importance of soil, its properties and forming factors. A soil scientist will be working with the students on Nov. 22

Language Arts-  We have begun our  unit on Reading and Writing Arguments. Our essential questions for this unit are: 
  • What are the main elements of an effective argument?

  • How can we apply our knowledge of argument to analyze an author’s point of view or argument in a visual or written text?

  • How can we apply our knowledge of argument to effectively take a position and support it with strong evidence and logical reasoning?

Social Studies-  We will wrap up our study of United States Industry and Immigration in the late 1800's with the topics: "A Nation of Cities" and "New Ways of Life".