Middle Primary Cottage News
January 2018 Curriculum Newsletter
Level 5 Math and Science
In January, students continue to work on their individual daily plans. Concepts being covered are subtraction and multiplication. Our IXL concentration has been a review of counting coins and making change. In basics class, we are practicing measuring to the ¼, ½ and inch. We continue to work on memorizing multiplication facts with timed tests given on Thursdays.
In science, we finished up our water unit after taking a break to practice for Lessons & Carols. We discussed the natural water cycle in Science class and Ms. Mayo taught a lesson about the urban water cycle in her regular Wednesday class with the students.
Level 5 Language Arts and Social Studies
January has been a very busy month! Our genre study was Historical Fiction and we began a project making flip books about the historical fiction books we read. We continue working on verb and verb tenses. We completed a writing project, If I Lived in a Snow Globe, writing narratives about what our lives would be like if we were trapped in a snow globe. We continue our reading challenge and are working hard learning more challenging words in word study.
We continue our study of the southeast region as we strive to learn all the states and capitals in that region. We cooked Hoe Cakes with Mr. Varner, studying the history of the region. We are beginning a study of the great state of Tennessee, and each child will research and make a brochure of special places and features from Tennessee.