Mrs. Williams

new year January 14, 2019

Dear Students & Parents,

Wishing you all a happy & healthy continuation into 2019! We continue to be working hard in all subjects, despite the sniffles and coughs that seem to be ever present these days! To help us stay on top of disinfecting and keep our environment as germ-free as possible, we are running low on the following supplies: paper towels. We also seem to have blown through our supply of pencils for math - eeks! Any donations would be greatly appreciated!

Important Things to Know This Week
1. Picture Retakes and Band Lesson both happening Monday morning. 
2. Scholastic Book orders for the month of January are due no later than Wednesday whether you submit online or with order form/check.
3. Please send in your Family "Wordle" and collage photo as soon as possible. Lots of cutting and mounting has to occur prior to these being hung throughout the halls! If you are unable to print in color from home, follow the download instructions and email it to me. :-)

In math this week we will be:
-starting Chapter 5 - Factors, Multiples and Patterns. The essential question that will drive our lessons is: How can you find factors and multiples, and how can you generate and describe number patterns? Students should continue to practice their math facts and review the strategies/concepts we learned in the beginning of the year.  
This week students will be learning how to:
-find the factors for a given number. A visual model will be shown in class, but is not required for homework. An example of this concept would be - Factors of 15: 1, 3, 5, 15 (1 x 15 and 3 x 5 are the facts that equal 15)
-tell if a number is divisible by a certain divisor. Divisibility Rules will be taped into their spiral notebooks. Encourage them to look back when completing homework. 
-find common factors between 2 numbers. An example of this concept would be - Factors of 12: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12 and Factors of 6: 1, 2, 3, 6. The factors they have in common are 1, 2 and 3.

In science this week we will be: 
-starting Unit 5 - Weather. This unit will help students better understand how water moves in a regular cycle that influences the weather. There are many opportunities for experiments and digital labs to enhance student understanding of important concepts. 
This week we will be focusing on the following objectives:
-Explain how the oceans and other bodies of water interact through the water cycle.
-Describe the path of precipitation from cloud to ground to runoff and groundwater. 
-Describe the composition of the atmosphere (how does air pressure affect us?)
-Identify facts that make up weather. 

In religion this week we will be:
-working on Chapter 10 - The Second Commandment. In Chapter 9 the students learned about ways we follow the First Commandment. In this chapter the students will learn that we follow the Second Commandment by respecting and honoring the name of God. The following topics will guide our discussions:
-God's name is holy.
-We respect God's name.
-We call upon God's name.
-We respect and honor sacred places.     

For news about Reading, ELA and Social Studies, please click HERE to go to Ms. Grant's website.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at any time or call/leave a message at school (516-432-8900).  

Mrs. Williams

Mondays -  MUSIC
Tuesdays - LIBRARY

Wednesdays - SPANISH/GYM

Thursdays - COMPUTER
Fridays - ART