Feel free to browse around our classroom, p eruse your student’s desk (beware!), & investigate our textbooks and materials. Make yourself at home! . Welcome!. Curriculum Night Henry David Thoreau Elementary Mrs. Emily Patterson 3/4 Quest. Agenda . Welcome; About Mrs. Patterson
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To facilitate the parent-teacher partnership
To review skills and content your child will learn
To get involved in our classroom community
9:00-9:30 Unpack, Silent Reading + Response
9:30-10:45 Math instruction
11:10 Writing instruction
12:00 Lunch, recess
1:00 Reading instruction
2:15 Social Studies/Science
3:00 Planners, Calendar, Homework, CNN student news
Magnetism & Electricity
Attraction, orientation and repelling: magnetic force; detecting, sorting and categorizing elements, circuits, motors, electromagnets, telegraphs
Respect for Life, Terrestrial & Aquatic Systems, Controlled Experiments, Optimum Functioning, Environmental Preferences, Organizing Data, Changes Over Time, Lab Life Connection, Biology Vocabulary
Properties, surface tension, slope & flow, temperature and energy transfer, density, evaporation and condensation
Marketplace, classroom economy.
Washington State History:
Geography, Pacific NW, U.S. Regions, Cultural changes in WA state, State/National Government, Historical timelines
On a weekly basis we will read Time for Kids (Intermediate level) and view CNN student news to learn about current events & the world around us.
We use ‘Home’ folders to add structure and organization to our daily routine.
Please look for the HOME folder and planner each day and assist your child in maintaining order in their “Home” folder
Provides information on what units/concepts we are studying, any special events in our classroom, notes from the office, and other information I would like to share with you.
I also post polls and invite your comments & questions !
Best for brief, simple communication.
Useful for exchanging/gathering of information, gives opportunity to clarify and reflect together.
Ideal for discussing complex or sensitive issues; provides opportunity for brainstorming and collaboration.
Students have a few minutes after AM recess to have a healthy snack. The class will not have an “emergency” snack supply, so it is your decision as a family to decide what is best for your student.
We will celebrate birthdays as a class by recognizing students during our morning meetings as students wish. In support of our district nutrition policy, please observe healthy “birthday treat” policies and bring them during snack time (10:45) or the end of the day.