Monday, November 18, 2013

Reynold's Raptor's News #13

Hello Everyone!
     Wow! This year is passing fast!!  Your child was involved in a net smart safety assembly on Friday, 15, 2013.  As a follow-up to this program, your child needs to access http://nsteens.org and play games, do activities etc. to show what they learned during the assembly, about being internet smart.  I have to report to the district offices that each child accessed and used this site.  Please make sure your child does this, please sign, and return a paper stating that it was done, and return it to school.
     Science:  Ranger Kody Schoppman with wildlife resources, will be here Tuesday, Nov.19. to share with us more, about Animal Adaptations and Habitats.  We will start our study of fish.
     Math:  3.5 Multiply with Regrouping, 3.6 Choose a Multiplication Method, and 3.7 Problem Solving. Multiply 2-Digit Numbers. Math Homework correlates with the days assignment.
     Spelling: Lived, living, rattled, rattling, studied, studying, traveled, traveling, changed, changing, appeared, appearing, raced, racing, hoped, hoping, wrapped, wrapping, Navajos, and tribes.  We will not have spelling next week, as it is a short week.
     Social Studies:  Activities related to the Five Indian Tribes of Utah, and Thanksgiving.  Most have their belts started, some are completed.  Our Indian Dolls are finished and are in the display case in our hall.  We will be God's eyes with the remaining yarn.
     Reading: We are finishing up Hatchet,  and will start on Brian's Winter both By Gary Paulsen.
All students will participate with Mr. Oldroyd in a special Read-A-Thon for reading and doing book reports on two of the Battle of The Books.  We acheived this in class.  We read, Sign of The Beaver and Walk Two Moons. Your child should be reading a Battle of The Books book on their on own, and is scheduled to report on it November 26, in class.
     Heads-up for December: Your child will be making a Christmas present for you, in which they will need 1yd. of tear-able fabric.  It can be old Levis, skirts, shirts, or new fabric, as long as there is 1yd. and it is tear-able.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Thomas!!! November 25th.
Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Reynolds' Raptor's News #12

Hello Everyone!
     I can hardly believe how fast this yer is zipping by!!  I have a great class, and I love each and every one of them.  Their success is evident in the support they get from home!! Thank you so much for your undying support!!  Thank you for supplying items for our anatomically correct, edible insects!! They were fun to make, and delicious also!!
     Social Studies:  We have divided up into the five Indian tribes of Utah!  They are the Utes, Paiutes, Goshiute, Shoshone, and Navajo Tribes.  We are weaving our belts, and letting our Indian Doll heads, shrink in the sun!  We have learned a song about the tribes, and done an anticipatory guide.  We have looked up special vocabulary, regarding the tribes. 
     Spelling:  Anyone, however, everything, himself, birthday, herself, somewhere, afternoon, chalkboard, daydream, downstairs, grandparents, breakfast, outfield, scarecrow, nobody, dragonfly, keyboard, Goshiute, Shoshone.
     Math:  3.4 Multiply using Partial Products.  3.5 Multiply With Regrouping.  3.6  Choose a Multiplication Method.  Math homework correlates with the lessons taught above.  Please continue to use Think Central in helping solidify the lessons taught in class.
     Science: Spiders and Animal Adaptations. Fish
     Reading:  We have read two Battle of the Books together as a class, and have written book reports on each of them.  This will qualify our entire class to participate in a Read-A-Thon with Mr. Oldroyd in December.  Currently, our class is reading "Hatchet," By Gary Paulsen.  Your child should have read a Battles book on their own, that they will give a report on November 26th.  I will send home the rubric for that report on Friday.
Have a great week!!!  A giant THANK YOU to our reading helpers!!!!

    

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Reynolds' Raptor's News #11

Hello Everyone!
     I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!!  Our field trip to "Frontier Homestead," was a great success!!  Sorry, I wasn't able to attend, as my uncle's funeral was that same day!  Our Spelling Test was words only! No dictation!  Biography Book Reports were great!!!  Ashtyn was surprised  when her uncle, Brandon Kintzler, a professional baseball player, (Pitcher) for the Milwaukee Brewers, showed up for her report!
The whole school was invited to see him, and ask questions about his career in baseball!  We made our anatomically correct, "Edible Insects!"  Thank you for your support in furnishing the ingredients for this fun, learning activity!
     Spelling: Didn't, that's, they're, you're, couldn't, haven't, o'clock, we're, isn't, I'm, it's, who's, they'd could've, they've, you'll, don't, aren't, Utes, Paiutes.
     Math:  Chapters 3.1, Multiply by Tens, 3.2 Estimate Products, 3.3Area Models and Partial Products, 3.4Multiplying using Partial Products, 3.5 Multiply with Regrouping. Pages 99-122
     Math Homework: Correlates with the lessons above.I also sent home a "Homework" page that was due Monday, Nov. 4.  It gave step-By-Step instructions on how to access Think Central and our Go Math Book, Homework Book, and activities.  You needed to sign that your child accessed the site!
     Science: Insects, Spiders.  Compare/Contrast
     Social Studies:  We have divided into the Five Indian Tribes of Utah!  We will make "Indian Dolls" using our 'shrunkin'", carved apple heads, weave belts with yarn, make small "God's Eyes," and learn about the different tribes, through music and reading.
     Reading:  Our next book report will be on a "Battle of The Books," book.  It is due, November 25.
We are still reading "Hatchet" By Gary Paulsen, as a class!
     Have a great week!!!
I love your child!! What a great class I have!! Thank you for giving me this opportunity to teach them!