Weekly Update








Music  All Week

Math HMWK 6-2

Veterans Day Letter

No school for students, PD Day for staff. =’(

Math HMWK 6-3

Math HMWK 6-4

Topic 5/6 Math Test

Can Food Drive all week, and Art all Week

       After an eventful last week with Google VR, Oreo Moon Phases, DCSD Halloween trip, and introduction to Overdrive, this is another fun week with only four days. Yeaup, it’s life. I uploaded pics to our gallery (almost 80 pics), and attached a “Halloween” Candy Buy-Back Program Flyer. This week is also the Can Food Drive school wide and Veterans letters for the Veterans Assembly next Monday.

Photo Gallery

Spelling: Depending on your list based on the Jan Richardson Spelling Assessment, students this week are following rules…

Group A - /o/ sound

Group B - long /ur/ sound  

Group C - Compound Words    

Grammar: We will also be practicing suffixes. Last week we focused on prefixes.

Math: Topic 6 continues with long multiplication, 3x1 and 4x1 multiplication problems. Examples are 238 x 7 or 2,965 x 8. Starting the text story problems has helped a great deal, and pulling support groups is also proving to show progress, in addition to the 20 minute math block during Reading Rotations.

Story Problem of the Day Prompts

Writing: This week  we are learning to write Persuasive, Argumentative, Opinion based writing. Students will will the focus and purpose, learn some “Persuasive Power” words, and begin an essay on why Colorado is (or isn’t) the best state to live in. After this week, the essay writing will be based of evidence based articles. The Colorado prompt is a nod to the Social Studies Curriculum, “All About Colorado.”

Persuasive Prompt  it is also in the Google Classroom.

Reading: We are informative text with science, space, and how the world works in relation to space...our Solar System, and seasons. Students will work daily with me on vocabulary matrices, character webs, comprehension questions, author's purpose, and using text features to increase understanding of content, decoding unknown words, applying meanings, and writing Short constructed responses)...

One small group I  do during writing independent time, to fit the other four groups into our allotted Literacy Block”.

How the world works : After slides, notes, videos, lectures, reading material, Moon Phase books, Moon-records, Google VR, and Necklace beads, it all comes to this. A comprehensive Solar System project that they are working in teams. Not only is this designed to show me what they have learned, it’s a warm-up for the “Solar System” Home project.  

We will also focus on the levels of government and how taxes work this week.

Solar System Google Slide


Reading - 15 min daily.

Math - Reteach, Practice, or Enrich side only (We can evaluate how this is working in a by Thanksgiving Break).  

Spelling - Weekly

Book Report - Monthly.

Planner Signature - Daily

Snack - Pretty darn good! A small blip with Halloween candy coming in, but pleased overall.  

Home Connection -

Look up in the sky and see if they can talk about the moon…

Ask students why it is getting colder, what season are we in, how about the southern Hemisphere?

Ask them to round or estimate a bill, receipt, or payment. Discuss why you might round, instead of knowing an exact amount.


8:20 - 8:35

Arrival/Soft Start

1:00 - 1:55

IB/Literacy I  

8:35 - 9:00

MTSS (Literacy)

1:55 - 2:10       


9:00 - 10:20


2:10 - 2:50

IB/Literacy II

10:20 - 11:05


2:15 - 3:05

Spanish ****

11:05 - 11:55


2:50 - 3:15

IB Planner

12:00 - 12:40


3:15 - 3:25

Pack + Stack

12:40 - 1:00

D.E.A.R/Read Aloud

3:25 - 3:30