I hope everyone had a restful break! Here is a look at our week:

ELA/Writing: In writing, students are going to start their own compare/contrast stories. They will be comparing and contrasting Martin Luther King Jr. and Ruby Bridges based on multiple texts and videos. In ELA, we will be learning how to integrate information for multiple sources about the same topic (which ties nicely with writing!)

Spelling List Week 22
1. disappear
2. improper
3. distrust
4. import
5. disagree
6. impossible
7. dislike
8. disorder
9. immature
10. disobey
11. point
12. segment
13. angle
14. ray
15. acute

Math: We are going to get our Module 3 tests back and finish learning more about the standard algorithm for double digit multiplication (Lesson 38). It was not needed for our test, but it is important we focus more on it to help prepare students for 5th grade. We are then going to start Module 4 this week. Module 4 is focused on angles, shapes, and lines. Our goal is to complete Lessons 1-3 this week in Module 4.

Science/ Social Studies: In science, we are going to be wrapping up our sound unit this week. We are learning about high pitch and low pitch sound waves. In social studies, we are learning about The Bill of Rights and how bills are made.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdjnwlJTfXE (Lesson 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eISQqaAnWqg (Lesson 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_QojrIWyKs (Lesson 3)

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Just in class you need a class list for Valentines- I have attached one below!

Please join us for an informational session on NWEA on Tuesday 2/11/20 from 2:45-3:30 in the media center. We will be discussing how the test gathers data, what the reports mean and how to read them, and things that can be done at home to help students succeed! Applicable to all grade levels. Hope to see you there! 

Here is a look at our week:

ELA/Writing: In writing, we are finish our whole class compare and contrast stories and moving on to our independent stories. Students will be using two different texts about people who had an impact on the slavery movement to write their own pieces. In ELA, we will be practicing finding evidence in a text.

Spelling List (Week 21):
1. presentation
2. adaptation
3. direction
4. collection
5. reaction
6. communication
7. disruption
8. petition
9. vacation
10. location
11. chocolate
12. friends
13. heart
14. cupid
15. Valentine

Math: In math, we are finishing module 3 this week. Study guides will go home on Monday and our test will be on Thursday. This week we will be learning lessons 35-38. These lessons are very important at the end of the module- it is about double digit multiplication. We will review the study guide Thursday morning and take the test Thursday afternoon.

Science/ Social Studies: In science, we are continuing our sound mysteries. In social studies, we are learning about the Three Branches of Government and Separation of Powers. Students will be creating posters of the branches and the important roles they play.

– Monday is our blue ceremony celebration!! Please wear your blue lindbergh gear or just a blue shirt!

-We are just asking for some supplies for our Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday. If you are able to send in something- please sign up below!!
Please remember, if treats or valentine’s cards are being brought to school there should be enough for everyone! We have 24 students in our class:)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUUoBNMSy4A (Lesson 35)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujdcH5X1vgY (Lesson 36)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7oYai_WPqs (Lesson 37)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3OUYK7JPzY (Lesson 38)

I will be sending the updated NWEA scores home today. Look in our blue folders to see them!

We also have a late start this Wednesday that I forgot to mention in my blog last night:)

Last reminder- next week is Spirit Week in order to celebrate our Blue Ribbon accomplishment! A blue note will be going home today about it. I have attached the note on here just in case!!


Here is a look at our week:

ELA/Writing: In writing, we are creating our introduction and conclusions for our informational writing about Koalas and Frogs. Students will be comparing a paired texted of their own and writing their own informational essay. In ELA, we are learning about the difference between firsthand accounts and secondhand accounts.
* NWEA testing and DRA testing is complete. Reading groups will resume back to the normal schedule. Some students may be moving to a different reading group starting on Monday.

Spelling Week 20:
1. dimple
2. freckle
3. ankle
4. knuckle
5. sprinkle
6. pebble
7. uncle
8. humble
9. turtle
10. fumble
11. federal
12. republic
13. national
14. local
15. power

Math: We learning lessons 27-32 this week. There are some lessons that will be combined together to keep a look out for what homework we are on! We are focusing on dividing numbers in the 100 and 1,000 places.

Science/ Social Studies: In science, we are starting our last mystery in sound. We have learned about how sound makes vibrations and how sound cannot travel through space. This week, we will be looking about pitch, volume, and sound waves. In social studies, we are learning about the government. We will be looking at different roles for the national, state, and local levels. We will also be discussing the three branches of government.

Important Dates:
Rewards Club- Tuesday
First Class- Wednesday
100th day of School- Wednesday
NEHS Meeting- Friday


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9irZyIQxL30&t=1s (Lesson 27)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDfCOSpuKfY (Lesson 28)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiMbVsLuCpU (Lesson 29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXY9unJJHWA (Lesson 30)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTW2tt0odgA (Lesson 31)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20l35vvqcNU ( Lesson 32)

Please reach out to me if you have any questions!

We are at the tail end of NWEA testing and DRA reading tests! Students have been working very hard- I will be sure to send results once we are all done!

Here is a look at our week:

ELA/Writing: In ELA, we are going to be looking at writing from different points of view. We will be discussing first hand experiences versus second hand experiences. In writing, we are working to write a compare and contrast essay using Koalas and Frogs. We are doing this together as a class and then students will be choosing their own animals to compare and contrast.

Spelling List (Week 19):
1. channel
2. pixel
3. chapel
4. flannel
5. panel
6. tunnel
7. vessel
8. snorkel
9. travel
10. unravel
11. factor
12. product
13. multiple
14. pair
15. prime

Math: This week is very vocabulary focused in math. We will be using words like multiples, factors, prime numbers, and composite. Our goal is to do math lessons 24-27 this week.

Science/ Social Studies: In science, we are discussing how sound travels and if it can travel through space. We will be taking a science quiz by the end of the week. The quiz will be based on the videos and activities we are doing in school. In social studies, we are continuing to learn about the government. We will be focusing on the Preamble, the Constitution, and the type of government we have.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHhOpedH4t8 (Lesson 24)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWRqmgD5Lsk (Lesson 25)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC97J8JF1_g (Lesson 26)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9irZyIQxL30 (Lesson 27)

We will be taking our NWEA language test this Tuesday and finishing up any other NWEA tests still going on!

Reminder: There is no school Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there is also a half day Tuesday. We will be doing our NWEA reading test this week starting on Wednesday.

Here is a look at our week:

ELA/Writing: In Writing, we are continuing our informational writing. We are comparing and contrasting Koalas and Frogs. In ELA, we are continuing to learn how to find the most important information in an informational text and retell key events.

Spelling (Week 18)
1. profile
2. fossil
3. fragile
4. retail
5. pencil
6. pupil
7. mobile
8. tonsil
9. hostile
10. detail
11. laws
12. rights
13. government
14. leadership
15. citizen

Math: We are switching our focus this week from division to multiplication. We are going to be learning about prime and composite numbers, along with factor pairs. Our goal is to do lessons 22-24 this week!

Science/Social Studies: In science, we are starting a new mystery that is focusing on investigating sound waves a little bit further. In Social Studies, we are starting a new unit. Our test scores will be sent home this week. Our new unit will be on government/rights/responsibilities.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yv5GWHrg4M (Lesson 22)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGcsXjVvw24 (Lesson 23)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHhOpedH4t8 (Lesson 24)

Dear Families~
Lindbergh has implemented a student-led Green Team. This team consists of 4th and 5th graders who meet with me, once a month. We have many things planned for this school year! Our first plan of action is to implement the Color-Cycle program through Crayola. 
Please read the attached letter for more information about this. Thank you for your support!Best, Mrs. Currie