Friday, March 24, 2017




Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom

March 27, 2017



Literacy
Read Aloud - Island of the Blue Dolphins
Compare and Contrast 

Independent Reading:

AR goal for March
It worked out so well to have students identify a personal reading goal in February that we did it again for March.  Again, if our entire class meets individual goals we will have a class celebration.


If you want to check if a book you have at home has a test or see the reading level or point value, you can visit this web site: 

                                            http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home.asp

Spelling
Pretest - Tuesday
Final Test - Friday

Math
Unit 7 - Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number and Measurement
Students will practice converting between fractions and decimals to solve number stories
Students will record data on a line plot and answer questions regarding the data

Games to practice this week: Games with fractions and rugs and fences
IXL - Review division skills and multiply fractions by whole numbers


Targeted Services Dates
April 4, 11

Dates

March 27 - No School - Teacher Workshop
March 28 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 7:30
March 30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:30 - 7:30

Friday, March 10, 2017




Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom

March 13, 2017



Literacy
Read Aloud - Beardance by Will Hobbs
Research animal, write informational report, keyboarding skills
Following directions
Writing - Research and write a report about a rainforest animal

STAR reading assessment will be Tuesday.

Independent Reading:

AR goal for March
It worked out so well to have students identify a personal reading goal in February that we did it again for March.  Again, if our entire class meets individual goals we will have a class celebration.


If you want to check if a book you have at home has a test or see the reading level or point value, you can visit this web site: 

                                            http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home.asp

Spelling
Maintenance test this week.
Test 3A will be Tuesday over Lessons 15, 16, and 17.
Test 3B will be Thursday over Lessons 18, 19, 20, and 21.
New levels will be evaluated and determined by weekly test scores as well as the maintenance tests.

Math

Unit 7 - Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number and Measurement
Students will multiply fractions by a whole number
Students will multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers
Students will estimate, find, and assess the reasonableness of answers to multstep division number stories
Students will use division strategies to solve various measurement problems
Students will generate and analyze patterns in rectangular numbers

Games to practice this week: Games with fractions and rugs and fences
IXL - Review division skills and multiply fractions by whole numbers

Science
Animal Research and report.

Targeted Services Dates
March 14, 21
April 4, 11

Dates

March 13 - Wild Kratts night 5 - 8 PM
March 17 - HS will perform a short play
March 24- Electricity Presentation
March 24 - Last Day of Quarter 3!!!!
March 27 - No School - Teacher Workshop
March 28 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 7:30
March 30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:30 - 7:30

Friday, February 24, 2017


Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom

February 27, 2017


Prairie Fire Theater

Try outs will be on Monday, March 6th.  Information and permission slips were already sent home.  The production is Robin Hood.

Literacy
Read Aloud - Beardance by Will Hobbs
Research animal, write informational report, keyboarding skills
Following directions

Independent Reading – All students are expected to achieve the AR goal. Every student should have a minimum of 5 AR points every month. I send an AR report home every week (usually Thursday or Friday) for you to monitor your child’s reading progress. Students are keeping track of the books they are reading in different genres.  Please see the Independent Reading tab on my blog for more information.


If you want to check if a book you have at home has a test or see the reading level or point value, you can visit this web site: 

                                            http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home.asp
Writing - Research and write a report about a rainforest animal


AR goal for February
Each student has set an individualized goal for "I Love To Read" month.  If students meet or exceed the goal, we will have a movie and popcorn activity.  


The movie we will watch on Thursday is Zootopia.  It is rated PG for "mild violence".  The information I have received is that it is age appropriate.  If you do not want your child to watch this movie, please let me know before Wednesday, March 1.


Spelling
Lesson20
Pretest on Monday
Final test on Friday

Math

Unit 6 - Division and Angles
Students will add and subtract to find unknown angle measures
Students will add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators to solve number stories
Students will use their understanding of whole number multiplication to multiply fractions by whole numbers
Review Unit 6
Test Unit 6

Games to practice this week: Games with fractions and decimals

Social Studies
Current events on Friday

Science
Water

Targeted Services Dates
February  28
March 7, 14, 21
April 4, 11

Dates

Feb. 27, 28 - Book Fair
March 1, 2 - Book Fair
March 3 - Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Week of March 6 - Prairie Fire Theater
March 8 - Art with Grandma Cookie
March 9 - Electricity Presentation
March 24 - Last Day of Quarter 3!!!!
March 27 - No School - Teacher Workshop
March 28 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 7:30
March 30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:30 - 7:30

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom

February 13, 2017


Literacy
Read Aloud - Beardance by Will Hobbs
Nonfiction text features
Following directions

Independent Reading – All students are expected to achieve the AR goal. Every student should have a minimum of 5 AR points every month. I send an AR report home every week (usually Thursday or Friday) for you to monitor your child’s reading progress. Students are keeping track of the books they are reading in different genres.  Please see the Independent Reading tab on my blog for more information.


If you want to check if a book you have at home has a test or see the reading level or point value, you can visit this web site: 

                                            http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home.asp
Writing - Research and write a report about a rainforest animal


AR goal for February
Each student has set an individualized goal for "I Love To Read" month.  If students meet or exceed the goal, we will have a movie and popcorn activity.  The planned movie is Cars.


Valentine's Day Party

We will celebrate Valentine's Day with a classroom party on Tuesday, February 14. . Students are welcome to bring Valentines and/or treats for classmates.  Please remember, treats should be store bought and individually wrapped or bakery made.  I sent home a class list with my class on one side and the other class on one side.  


Spelling
Lesson 19
Pretest on Monday
Final test on Friday

Math

Unit 6 - Division and Angles
Students will explore dividing multi digit numbers into parts as a method for division
Students will explore US customary units of weight and convert tons to pounds and pounds to ounces
Students will practice using partial quotients division to divide whole numbers with 3 and 4 digit dividends
Students will explore different different ways to express and interpret remainders
Students will make an angle measurer and use it to measure angles
Students measure angles with a half circle protractor


Games to practice this week: Games with division and fractions 

Social Studies
Current events on Friday

Science
Water

Targeted Services Dates
February  28
March 7, 14, 21
April 4, 11

Dates


Feb. 20 and 21 - No School
Feb. 23
Feb. 27, 28 - Book Fair
March 1, 2 - Book Fair
Week of March 6 - Prairie Fire Theater

Friday, February 3, 2017


Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom

February 6, 2017


Literacy
Read Aloud - Jaguar by Roland Smith
Alliteration

Independent Reading – All students are expected to achieve the AR goal. Every student should have a minimum of 5 AR points every month. I send an AR report home every week (usually Thursday or Friday) for you to monitor your child’s reading progress. Students are keeping track of the books they are reading in different genres.  Please see the Independent Reading tab on my blog for more information.


If you want to check if a book you have at home has a test or see the reading level or point value, you can visit this web site: 

                                            http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home.asp
Writing - Research facts about states


AR goal for February
Each student has set an individualized goal for "I Love To Read" month.  If students meet or exceed the goal, we will have a movie and popcorn activity.  The planned movie is Cars.


February is "I Love To Read" month.  To celebrate, to school has designated the following days during the week of February 6 for dress up days:

Race into Reading
February 6th-10th

Monday: wake up into racing...p.j. day
Tuesday: wear your favorite number
Wednesday: wear your racing gear
Thursday: wear something with flags
Friday: pit crew day...wear a hat

Valentine's Day Party


We will celebrate Valentine's Day with a classroom party on Tuesday, February 14. Students should have a Valentine bag or box in school by February 7.  Students are welcome to bring Valentines and/or treats for classmates.  Please remember, treats should be store bought and individually wrapped or bakery made.  I am sending a class list with my class on one side and the other class on one side.  


Spelling
Lesson 18
Pretest on Monday
Final test on Friday

Math

Unit 6 - Division and Angles
Students will learn a rule for solving extended division facts
Students will find missing side lengths of rectangles
Students will solve division number stories using familiar multiples
Students will explore dividing multi digit numbers into parts as a method for division


Games to practice this week:  Fishing for Fractions (Mixed Number Addition and Mixed Number Subtraction), Multiplication Wrestling

Social Studies
Students will research interesting information about states.

Science
Electricity

Birthdays - February and August
August 5 - Ellie
February 14 - Joe


Targeted Services Dates
February 7, 28
March 7, 14, 21
April 4, 11

Dates


Feb. 7 - NAEP test
Feb. 9 - Art with Grandma Cookie
Feb 20 and 21 - No School

Friday, January 27, 2017


Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom

January 30, 2017


Literacy
Read Aloud - Jaguar by Roland Smith
Alliteration

Independent Reading – All students are expected to achieve the AR goal. Every student should have a minimum of 5 AR points every month. I send an AR report home every week (usually Thursday or Friday) for you to monitor your child’s reading progress. Students are keeping track of the books they are reading in different genres.  Please see the Independent Reading tab on my blog for more information.

AR goal for February
5 points minimum
If you want to check if a book you have at home has a test or see the reading level or point value, you can visit this web site: 

                                            http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home.asp
Writing - Research facts about states

February is "I Love To Read" month.  To celebrate, to school has designated the following days during the week of February 6 for dress up days:


Race into Reading
February 6th-10th


Monday: wake up into racing...p.j. day
Tuesday: wear your favorite number
Wednesday: wear your racing gear
Thursday: wear something with flags
Friday: pit crew day...wear a hat

Valentine's Day Party


We will celebrate Valentine's Day with a classroom party on Tuesday, February 14. Students should have a Valentine bag or box in school by February 7.  Students are welcome to bring Valentines and/or treats for classmates.  Please remember, treats should be store bought and individually wrapped or bakery made.  I am sending a class list with my class on one side and the other class on one side.  


Spelling
Lesson 17
Pretest on Monday
Final test on Friday

Math

Unit 5 - Fraction and Mixed Number Computation, Measurement
Students will learn the to use degrees as a unit to measure angles
Students will explore line symmetry and explore properties of symmetric shapes
Students will solve multi-step multiplication number stories and express their solution strategies with appropriate units and number models
Review Unit 5
Test Unit 5

Games to practice this week:  Fraction Top-It, Fishing for Fractions (Subtraction)

Social Studies
Students will research interesting information about states.

Science
Electricity

Birthdays - February and August
August 5 - Ellie
February 14 - Joe


Targeted Services Dates
February 7, 28
March 7, 14, 21
April 4, 11

Dates

Feb. 2 - Lions vision screening
Feb. 7 - NAEP test
Feb. 9 - Art with Grandma Cookie
Feb 20 and 21 - No School




Race into Reading
February 6th-10th


Monday: wake up into racing...p.j. day
Tuesday: wear your favorite number
Wednesday: wear your racing gear
Thursday: wear something with flags
Friday: pit crew day...wear a hat