Unit Update!

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Week of June 16th

We are gliding into the homestretch of the school year, and busy as ever! Students have been putting incredible effort into their MAP assessments and are doing an outstanding job!  Please make sure your child returns any outstanding library books by Sunday, or you will be charged. When the students return we will be starting to wind down our school year so with that said students will be having end of year assessments.  If you plan to have your child leave earlier than June 27, please notify the teacher.

Math:

Students will have the opportunity to apply some of the things they have learned about fractions to contexts involving number lines, division, and data collection.   

How can we show what we understand about fractions?

How can we locate fractions on a number line?

How can we recognize equivalent fractions?

How can we compare two fractions?

IXL Skills

W12 -W22

X1 – X11

Y1 – Y7

Edmentum-Exact Path  

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234 or they can use their easy login

Reading/Writing

We are continuing to research animal life cycles and working on our final project that will synthesis everything that we’ve researched about our animals, their life cycles and traits that help them to survive.

How can we creatively show what we’ve learned.

Unit of Inquiry

We are continuing to inquire into life cycles using mealworms for this inquiry. We are also continuing our final projects sharing our inquiry into how animals live, grow and survive.  

What is a life cycle?

What are different animal groups & are their life cycles different?

How are animals similar and different from their parents?

Important Dates:

Sunday, June 16th: “Moving Up Day:” From 7:55-8:55 students will be going to 4th grade to start learning about what to expect next year.

Monday, June 17th: “Health Expo:” Students will be able to participate in an expo about healthy living and eating choices. There will be a wide variety of games and activities.

Tuesday, June 18th: Science MAP Test

Wednesday, June 19th: Field Trip to Festival Center to view the 5th Grade PYP Exhibition – Please return the permission slips at your earliest convenience.

 


Blog Update

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Week of June 9th

Eid Mubarak!

Next week we will all be enjoying a long week off for Eid.  We hope that everyone has a great week.

When the students return we will be starting to wind down our school year so with that said students will be having end of year assessments.  If you plan to have your child leave earlier than June 27, please notify the teacher.

Math:

Students will have the opportunity to apply some of the things they have learned about fractions to contexts involving number lines, division, and data collection.   

How can we show what we understand about fractions?

How can we locate fractions on a number line?

How can we recognize equivalent fractions?

How can we compare two fractions?

IXL Skills

W12 -W22

X1 – X11

Y1 – Y7

Edmentum-Exact Path

* Teachers have assigned an Edmentum Challenge for the holiday.  

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234 or they can use their easy login

Reading:

We are continuing to research animal life cycles. They will learn how to identify good sources, and differentiate between high quality and false information online.  

How can I find accurate information online?

What is the difference between a good source and a bad source?  

Unit of Inquiry

Students will continue to investigate the life cycles and traits of organisms.

What is a life cycle?

What are different animal groups & are their life cycles different?

How are animals similar and different from their parents?

Important Dates:

First Day back to our regular school schedule 7:20 – 3:20 – it will be a “B” Day

B Day  – 3NK

C DAY  – 3AV

A Day – 3MG

MAP Testing 

Sunday, June 9th – Math

Tuesday, June 11th – Reading

Thursday, June 13th – Language Arts

Tuesday, June 18th – Science

 


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Week of May 26th, 2019

Ramadan Kareem!

Math:

Students are investigating fractions models to understand unit fractions, comparing fractions and understanding equivalent fractions.  

Students are also looking at fractions on a number line.

What are different ways to show the same fraction?

How can we recognize equivalent fractions?

How can we compare two fractions?

IXL Skills

W12 -W22

X1 – X11

Y1 – Y7

Exact Path

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234 or they can use their easy login

Reading:

We are continuing to research animal life cycles. They will learn how to identify good sources and differentiate between high quality and false information online.  

How can I find accurate information online?

What is the difference between a good source and a bad source?  

What is fake news?

Unit of Inquiry

We are continuing to inquire into life cycles using mealworms for this inquiry. We will inquire into how animals live, grow and survive.  We will then explore the life cycles of animals and the traits they inherit. In the mealworm activity, students will observe and explore the life cycle of a mealworm and record data while making these observations.  

We still have not received materials for this investigation if you have not done so, please supply these materials.  If you have any extras at home, feel free to send them to school:

Empty Plastic Bottles

Styrofoam

Oatmeal

Dirt

Any plant bearing seed

Uncooked beans

What is a life cycle?

What are different animal groups & are their life cycles different?

How are plants and animals dependent on one another?

Important Dates:

Ramadan Schedule continues.  Please be sure that your child is in school on or before 8:20. School hours will be to 8:30 am-1:30 pm.


Weekly Update

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Week of May 19, 2019

Ramadan Kareem!

We hope everyone has enjoyed the first few days of Ramadan and is looking forward to the weekend ahead. At school, we have been loving our schedule as it has long, uninterrupted blocks of time for teaching & learning!

Math:

Kicking off reviewing multiplication and division strategies and beginning to look at fractions in terms of fractions on a ruler,  comparing fractions, equivalent fractions and word problems involving fractions.

What are different ways to show the same fraction?

How are multiplication & division related?

What are clue words to look for when solving multi-step number stories?

IXL Skills

W12 -W22

X1 – X11

Y1 – Y7

Exact Path

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below – site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234 or they can use their easy login

Reading:

Kicking off researching animal life cycles. They will learn how to identify good sources and differentiate between high quality and false information online.  

How can I find accurate information online?

What is the difference between a good source and a bad source?  

What is fake news?

Unit of Inquiry

Kicking off inquiring into life cycles using mealworms for this inquiry. We will inquire into how animals live, grow and survive. We will then explore the life cycles of animals and the traits they inherit. In the mealworm activity, students will observe and explore the life cycle of a mealworm and record data while making these observations.  

For this experiment, we will need some unique materials. If you have any extras at home, feel free to send them to school:

Empty Plastic Bottles

Styrofoam

Oatmeal

Dirt

Any plant bearing seed

Uncooked beans

What is a life cycle?

What are different animal groups & are their life cycles different?

How are plants and animals dependent on one another?

Important Dates:

Ramadan Schedule continues.  Please be sure that your child is in school on or before 8:20. School hours will be to 8:30 am-1:30 pm.

Important Dates:

Wednesday – May 22nd – ABT Arabic Test

 


Unit Update!

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Week of May 9th 2019

Ramadan Kareem!

We hope everyone has enjoyed the first few days of Ramadan and is looking forward to the weekend ahead. At school, we have been loving our schedule as it has long, uninterrupted blocks of time for teaching & learning!

Math:

We will wrap up our measurement unit with measurement number stories. Next, we will move forward with multiplication and division strategies, and equivalent fractions. Students need a “brush up” on their addition and subtraction with and without regroup.

What are different ways to show the same fraction?

How are multiplication & division related?

What are clue words to look for when solving multi-step number stories?

IXL Skills

BB13 – BB16 – For Measurements

C1- D4  –To review addition and subtraction with and without regrouping

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae) password: 1234 or they can use their easy login

Reading:

We will be wrapping up our “Reading to Learn” unit and moving into a research unit in which students will be researching animal life cycles. They will learn how to identify good sources, and differentiate between high quality and false information online.  

How can I find accurate information online?

What is the difference between a good source and a bad source?  

What is fake news?

Unit of Inquiry

We will be wrapping up our culture unit and moving into an animal life cycles unit. Students will be inquiring into life cycles using mealworms for this inquiry.

For this experiment, we will need some unique materials. If you have any extras at home, feel free to send them to school:

Empty Plastic Bottles

Styrofoam

Oatmeal

Dirt

Any plant bearing seed

Uncooked beans

What is a life cycle?

What are different animal groups & are their life cycles different?

How are plants and animals dependent on one another?

Important Dates:

Ramadan Schedule continues.  Please be sure that your child is in school on or before 8:20. School hours will be to 8:30 am-1:30 pm.

 

 


Unit Update!

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Week of April 5th, 2019

Thank you to our lovely parents who have supported us with our Cultural Breakfast today.  Our students were thrilled to share a little piece of their culture and very open-minded in trying foods from other cultures.  The day was a huge success. Ramadan officially starts on Monday, May 6th, however, UAS will begin their Ramadan schedule on Sunday.  Please be sure that the children in school on or before 8:20.

Math:

We will be focusing on measurement including time, weight, volume and length (metric system) as well as giving a Multiplication & Division checkpoint. This will help guide our instruction for the remainder of the year. Next, we will move into fractions & more division

What are different ways to measure the weight and mass of solid and liquid objects?

IXL Skills

BB13 – BB16

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below – site: https://login.edmentum.com/ account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234 or they can use their easy login

Reading:

We will continue our “Reading to Learn.” Students are completing this learning by researching cultures around the world.

How can I organize information that I learn while reading?

How can I use information I gather while reading to push my reading comprehension further?

Unit of Inquiry

Students have explored cultures around the world, and what makes them unique. They will be inquiring  into how climate and the weather have influenced some aspects of different world cultures (IE: traditional clothing, regional foods, and common architecture).

Important Dates:

Sunday, May 5 – Ramadan Schedule to begin (regardless of whether or not Ramadan is formally announced this day).

School hours will be from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. (8:20 the children should be in the yard lined up).

 

 

 


Weekly Update!

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Week of April 28, 2019

As the weather begins to heat up again, please make sure your child is coming to school with a hat, water bottle, and lathered up with sunscreen as needed. Ramadan is near, and this will be our final week of school before the Ramadan Schedule takes effect.

Math:

We will be focusing on measurement including time, weight, volume and length (metric system) as well as giving a Multiplication & Division checkpoint. This will help guide our instruction for the remainder of the year.

What are different ways to measure the weight and mass of solid and liquid objects?

IXL Skills

BB13 – BB16

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae) password: 1234

or they can use their easy login

Writing:

We have begun our nonfiction unit.  Students are writing an opinion piece on their culture and/or about a topic or issue that they strongly care about.

How do writers write nonfiction texts, that also include opinions?

How do writers use details and examples to support their opinions in writing?

Reading:

Our new unit is titled “Reading to Learn” and teaches children to move from “learning to read” to reading to learn.” Students are completing this learning by researching cultures around the world.

How can I organize information that I learn while reading?

How can I use information I gather while reading to push my reading comprehension further?

Unit of Inquiry

Students are exploring cultures around the world, and what makes them unique. They will compare and contrast several cultures and inquire into how climate and the weather have influenced some aspects of different world cultures (IE: traditional clothing, regional foods, and common architecture).

Important Dates:

Thursday, May 2 – Cultural Breakfast. 8:00 am

Thursday, May 2 – ES Assembly 12:40 – remember to have them wear their house colors

Sunday, May 5 – Ramadan Schedule to begin (regardless of whether or not Ramadan is formally announced this day). School hours will be from 8:30 am-1:30 pm.


Weekly Update

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Week of April 21, 2019

Welcome back! We hope your child is feeling rested and looking ready to work hard during the final trimester of the school year.

Below is the link to our How We Express Ourselves Unit.

G3 – U5 – HWEO – Culture (2)-19hcc4a

Math:

We will be exploring the relationship between multiplication & division and practicing multiple strategies for solving both types of problems.

How are division & multiplication related?

What are different strategies for solving double digit multiplication problems?

How can I break apart multi-step number stories to solve them easily?

How can I collect and organize data to graph patterns in the weather?

IXL Skills

Letters H, I, J and U (any within these categories will benefit your child.

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

site: https://login.edmentum.com/ account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234

or they can use their easy login

Writing:

We will begin a nonfiction, opinion writing project surrounding culture.

How do writers write nonfiction texts, that also include opinions?

How do writers use details and examples to support their opinions in writing?

Reading:

Our new unit is titled “Reading to Learn” and teaches children to move from “learning to read” to reading to learn.”

How do strong readers understand and use information they have learned in a test?

How do readers organize information they collect while reading?

Unit of Inquiry

Students will begin to explore cultures around the world, and what makes them unique. We will also inquire into how climate and the weather have influenced some aspects of different world cultures (IE: traditional clothing, regional foods, and common architecture).

Important Dates:

Sunday, April  21 – Professional Development. No Students.

Thursday, May 2 – Cultural Breakfast. 8:00 am

Sunday, May 5 – Ramadan Schedule to begin. School hours will be to 8:30 am-1:30 pm.


Weekly Update!

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Week of March 24, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day – Looking forward to one more week of learning until an exciting spring break!

Math:

How can I become fluent with my multiplication facts?

How can I show how to solve one digit multiplication facts in different ways?

What are different strategies for solving number stories?

IXL skills: E1-E13, F1-F13, G1-G13, H1-H13

For those of us who have completed the above, you can start on I1-I5

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234 or they can use their easy login

Writing:

How do we set goals to make our stories the best they can be?

How do our tell our fairy tales in such a way that they make people shiver?

How do we revise early and often to make our stories the best they can be?

Reading:

How do stories tend to go?

How do main characters face trouble?

What roles do secondary characters play in our stories?

UOI

Students are beginning to create timelines on the invention of their choice that shows how communication has changed over time. Please assist your student in kicking off their research this weekend if you have time!

Important Dates:

March 28 Performance Permission Slip and Money Due Date – see email or dojo message from your students’ teacher 🙂

March 28 Half Day for students

March 29 – April 13 Spring Break

Please let your student’s teacher know if your student will be leaving early for spring break!


Weekly Update!

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Week of March 17, 2019

Thank you for coming to the 3rd and 4th-grade concert. The kids were simply adorable in their dressy clothes and they tried their very best to impress you.

Math:

How can I become fluent with my multiplication facts?

How can I show how to solve one digit multiplication facts in different ways?

What are different strategies for solving number stories?

IXL skills: E1-E13, F1-F13, G1-G13, H1-H13

For those of us who have completed the above, you can start on I1-I5

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234

or they can use their easy login

Writing:

How can writers adapt classic tales with independence?

What are the steps to storytelling, planning and drafting fairy tales?

What changes can we make to improve our story?

Reading:

How do we develop theories about characters?

How can we use theories about characters to predict?

Why is it important to set realistic goals?

UOI

Students continue to code on Tynker. This skill helps them build computational thinking, problem-solving skills and perseverance.

They will begin to look at how technology has evolved and how it has changed the way we communicate