- If you happen to have any extra pillows or bean bag type chairs that you no longer use, I'd love your cast-offs.
- If you have any plastic shoe boxes that you no longer need, I'd love those too.
- Please make sure your child has a CHAPTER BOOK to read at school.
Specials (We go in order that spells "CAMP")
Tuesdays - Library
Fridays - Social Skills and Latin rotation
Check your student's reading teacher's website for info.
Cox reading class- We are continuing with King Arthur. During class we have socratic-type discussions. We will also be taking a vocab quiz over the Robin Hood vocabulary.
We are now doing writing in our reading classes to hone in on their specific levels and needs. Writing assignments will be included in students' reading grades.
We are also doing some writing about the Grinch and his kind brother. See link below for the details.
We will begin working on a compare and contrast essay towards the end of the week.
See your child's math teacher's website for info on math.
- PRACTICE MATH FACTS!!!! I am seeing that many students don't know their math facts. Please take some time on a regular basis to practice. There are gobs of sites out there to facilitate this, but my favorite is simply to use flash cards. Another great resource I've discovered is the car. When I'm in the car, I sometimes test my kids on math facts. I know if I did this more often, they would benefit. Maybe challenge yourself as a parent to do this once a day? Simply ask, "What's 7x3, 4x8.....etc." Do addition and subtraction as well. Each student has a calendar and is required to practice 5-10 min 5 times a week. I will be collecting the calendars, signed by a parent, for an easy participation grade once a month.
Cox math class - More data analysis is on the way for math this week.We are discussing outcomes, probability as a fraction, and applying data analysis to real world situations. The test over Ch 5 will be on Fri of this week.
Spelling has been moved into our Language Arts grade category. As a homeroom class, we will review with a game called "Sparkle", and take the test on Fri.
***Reasearch has shown that practicing spelling words ORALLY is the best practice. This leads to optimal memory retention which transfers into an increase in of spelling words correctly in everyday writing.***
Spelling packet due Fri
Spelling test Fri
Click on the link and scroll down to the appropriate week.
We are learning about inverted sentences this week. I also started supplimenting Shurley Grammar lessons with some from Easy Grammar to help solidify the pieces of the puzzle of the English language.
Grammar flash cards / "cheat sheet"
Here's a helpful parent booklet for Shurley Grammar:
Memorize the prepositions!!!! Here's the list:
Here's a fun song with motions studetns can use to learn the prepositions:
Here is a motion guide in slower version for the above song:
Here's a printable bookmark for prepositons:
To learn or review the jingles, click the following link:
Our Ghana journal entry is due on Wed. Details: https://avacademy-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/tcox_aspenviewacademy_org/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc=%7B3E8BAAC1-4F25-4992-BE59-1B722609A07F%7D&file=Ghana%20journal.docx&action=edit&mobileredirect=true
We will learn about Mali, Sundiata Keita, Mansa Musa, and Songhai this week. All of these topics are part of our Ancient Africa unit. I plan to have a test over this material next week.