Monthly Archives: January 2019

1.28 to 2.1: A Glimpse at our Week…

I cannot believe the end of this week marks the beginning of February! This year is FLYING!

Thank you to all the parents that were able to make it to our Reading Fair last week! It was a great success!

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week…

Math:  We will continue and finish Chapter 8 this week. However, we will not have our Chapter 8 test until next week. We will guess and check in order to solve word problems, we will determine the common multiples and the least common multiple of a set of numbers, we will compare fractions by using the least common denominator, and we will use fraction equivalence to write fractions as decimals . On Friday, we will begin our Chapter 8 review.

ELA: We will read “The School Story” (Lesson 16 ) this week. We will continue to work on making inferences (based on our background knowledge and information stated) within stories. We will also work on developing think notes in order to better comprehend what we are reading. This is a wonderful test taking strategy that was introduced in 4th grade with these students.

Social Studies: We will continue with our Government unit this week. We will learn about the three branches of government, Constitutional Articles , and the Bill of Rights. We will have a quiz on Wednesday this week on the 3 branches of government. Study guides will be passed out on Monday.

Spelling: Lesson 17 will be tested on Friday 2/1. Lesson 18 spelling packets will be due Feb 8th.

Grammar: We will identify inappropriate shifts in verb tenses and will identify irregular verbs this week.

*We will have a dentist lesson on Tuesday (taught by a dental hygienist) and a buddy lesson with Mrs. DeLong’s crew on Friday. We will also have our January Shine Time on Wednesday at the end of the day.

January Happenings:

29- 3-4 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

30- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

31- 5-6 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

1.22 to 1.25: A Glimpse at Our Week…(half day Friday)

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week…

Math:  We will continue in Chapter 8 this week and have a quiz on Thursday. This week, students will determine the common factors and the greatest common factor of a set of numbers, we will generate equivalent fractions by writing a fraction in simplest form, we will guess and check in order to solve word problems, and we will determine the common multiples and the least common multiple of a set of numbers.

ELA: We will begin Lesson 16 this week. Our focus skill is Making Inferences! We will be introduced to a new set of vocab.

Spelling: Lesson 16 will be tested on Friday. Lesson 17 spelling packets will be due Feb 1st.

Grammar: We will identify progressive forms of verbs this week.

READING FAIR IS THIS THURSDAY FROM 2-3 PM! A flyer went home last week with the details. We hope you can come see our projects!

January Happenings:

25- K-12 Early Dismissal 1:30 PM- AM-KDG in session

29- 3-4 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

30- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

31- 5-6 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

1.14 to 1.17: A Glimpse at our Week… (No School Friday, 1.18)

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Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week…

Math: Students will take their Chapter 7 test on Monday and Tuesday. They will begin Chapter 8 on Wednesday. This week, we will learn how to solve word problems by interpreting a fraction as a division of the numerator and denominator and we will determine the common factors and the greatest common factor of a set of numbers. 

ELA: We will wrap up cause and effect this week. We will continue to work on Lesson 15 vocab words and have a quiz on Thursday with these words. We will be taking our ELA CDTs on Tuesday and Wednesday on our laptops.

Spelling: Lesson 16 will be a 2 WEEK SPELLING PACKET! Packets will not be due until 1/25. This will be our last spelling test for MP 2.

Writing: We will finish Lesson 14 TDAs. We will finish our 2019 “word of the year” writing activity.

Grammar: We will review simple tenses and take a quiz on this concept on Wednesday.

Reading Fair Projects are due on MONDAY! A flyer will be sent home this week on when our reading fair will be. Look out for it! I will also post about it as well. The tri folds that have been turned in so far looks AWESOME!! Students will lose points if the project is late.

January Happenings:

15- 3-4 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

17- End of 2nd Marking Period- End of 1st Semester

17- 5-6 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

18- No School K-12 In-Service Day

21- No School Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

25- K-12 Early Dismissal 1:30 PM- AM-KDG in session

29- 3-4 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

30- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

31- 5-6 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

1.7 to 1.11: A Glimpse at our Week…

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January is HONESTY month.

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week…

Math: Students will continue with Chapter 7 this week. They will begin the week with a quiz on Lessons 1-4 (order of operations, numerical expressions, and problem solving). This week, we will graph points on a coordinate plane to solve real world and mathematical problems, and we will graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane to solve problems involving two numerical patterns. On Thursday, we will review for our CH. 7 test and take it on Friday to end the week.

ELA: We will continue to identify cause and effect relationships this week. We will review this concept by combining cause and effect sentences using signal words. We will also create causal chains. We will continue with “A Drop of Water” and take our assessment at the end of the week.

Spelling: Lesson 15 spelling test will be on Friday 1/11. Lesson 16 will be due next Thursday (no school next Friday 1/18)

Writing: We will finish Lesson 14 TDAs. We will finish our 2019 “word of the year” writing activity.

Grammar: We will learn about present, past, and future tenses this week.

READING FAIR PROJECTS: These projects are DUE ON FRIDAY 1/11.

January Happenings:

7- PTO Meeting- 6:30 PM- CM Library

15- 3-4 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

17- End of 2nd Marking Period- End of 1st Semester

17- 5-6 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

18- No School K-12 In-Service Day

21- No School Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

25- K-12 Early Dismissal 1:30 PM- AM-KDG in session

29- 3-4 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day

30- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

31- 5-6 Grade Discover Co-Hort Day