Notes From

Mrs. Andrews

For the Week of February 4th

Additional notes have been given, and they are in your child's binder. Have them study consistently and use the notes when doing their homework.

HR 129 worked on the following:

-learning and applying our family motto of R and R (Respect and Responsibility)

-explaining our thinking (oral and written)

-fractions and regions

-unit fraction; representing fractions as a whole

-identifying fractions using fraction bars and number line

-using line plots

-problem solving

-What makes people view the same experience in the different ways?

-responding to the essential question

-point of view; figurative language (idiom, hyperbole)

-analyzing fictional stories

-Word Study: open syllables; syllabication

-Writing: narrative

-Science: different types of traits; technology from nature; communicating with sound

We had a fire drill and a Valentine party this week. Thank you for all your contributions to our class party.


The following is a contribution by some of our students:

-I really need to pay attention to the text and the pictures when I'm trying to connect what I'm reading.

-The Hershey bar strategy helps me read the number line or ruler.

-It's cool that we get ideas from nature.

-I can see fractions on snack napkins.

-Helicopter pattern is like how some seeds travel.

-The lima bean seeds are growing even though there's no soil.

-We're getting better with our analysis.

-Oxygen is the good air - not carbon dioxide.

-Showing in writing means instead of saying what someone did, say how it happened and what caused it.

-You is a subject pronoun, but I think it can also be an object pronoun.

-When writing an equation, you can draw a square or write a letter for the unknown or for what you are looking for.

-Animals cannot make their own food.

-I need to play the video again because I missed some things.

-So there can be an elaboration of an elaboration.

-There can be division when I have to add something to a graph.

-There's multiplication when I read a picture graph.

-I can't find everything I need in this book (for my research).

-Another name for electrostatic force is static electricity.

-When the charges are they same, the objects repel. When the charges are different, the objects attract each other.

-A compound sentence is made up of two simple sentences.

-A complex sentence is made up of a real sentences and a not real sentence.

-Electrostatic is a non-contact force. The rod didn't touch the water.

-You can use arrows to show the direction of the force and the size of the force.

-I didn't like the ending in Snow White.

-There are two real words that make up a compound word.

-There's a lot of similes in the King Midas story.

-Movement can be straight or curved.

-Use the hand strategy when reading fiction.

-Even times odd will be an even product.

-Drawing an arrow to show time is not the same as drawing the arrow to show speed.

-Why is it bad if you get sleepy after eating turkey?

-I can use distributive property by dividing an array horizontally or vertically. I will get the same product.

-So what we're doing in SS is like a plan we do in writing.

-Hidden question is like what do I need to solve first.

-I would not have wanted to be a Native American back then because of how they were treated by the Europeans.

-Rosa Parks's actions produced other events.

-I got a little annoyed with myself for losing focus.

-The digit in the ones place is 0 or 5 (products for the 5 times tables)

-division is reversed multiplication

-amendments are changes to the laws

-plural means more than one

-Multiplication is like addition except the groups are always the same.

-Wow! There are so many ways to solve multiplication.

-There was no exploring for about 500 years because there was a lot of fighting going on and communication was also bad.

-You regroup backwards in subtraction.

-Cause happens first. Then effect happens next.

-There are a whole lot of reading strategies.

-Ancient Siberians were creative.

Subtraction can mean take away, compare, or find the missing part.

-The questions for the story elements all begin with the letter W (and one H).

-Explorers are adventurous and curious people.