Welcome

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Announcements | Posted on October 27, 2013

Welcome to my classroom blog!  Check back regularly for updated class learning goals (typically every two weeks), online resources and announcements.

“I CAN” Statements:  Displayed prominently in our classroom, “I CAN”  Statements make desired learning outcomes clear to students, promoting engagement.  Our “I CAN” Statements are based on learning objectives described in the Common Core State Standards.

Words of the Week:  Related to “I CAN” Statements, our Words of the “Week” are academic vocabulary words emphasized in lessons (usually for a couple of weeks each).

February 9, 2015

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on February 4, 2015

“I CAN” Statements:

I can multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number.

I can identify solid shapes.

I can count the faces, edges and corners of solid shapes.

I can identify problems / conflicts and solutions in stories

I can read words with the suffix -ble.

Words of the Week:

  • conflict:  A conflict is a problem or an argument.
  • solution: A solution is a way to fix a conflict or a problem.
  • face: The face of a solid shape is a flat side.
  • edge: The edge of a solid shape is where two faces meet.  An edge looks like a line.

January 26, 2015

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on February 4, 2015

“I CAN” Statements:

I can identify solid shapes.

I can count the faces, edges and corners of solid shapes.

I can write a friendly letter.

I can summarize a biography.

I can read words with the suffixes -tion, -sion and -ful.

Words of the Week:

  • solid:  Solid is the opposite of flat.  Solid shapes can roll and stand up.
  • build:  Build means to make something that is large or that has a lot of parts.
  • frightened:  Frightened means the same thing as scared or afraid.
  • escape:  Escape means to get away from something bad.

January 13, 2015

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on January 13, 2015

Happy New Year!

“I CAN” Statements:

I can identify plane shapes.

I can count the sides and corners of plane shapes.

I can write a friendly letter.

I can summarize a biography.

I can read words with the suffix -tion.

Words of the Week:

  • biography: A biography is the story of a real person.  Biographies are non-fiction.
  • greeting:  A greeting is a way of saying hello.  When we write a letter, we start with a greeting.
  • signature:  A signature is a person’s name, written with a pen or a pencil.
  • corner:  A corner is where two walls or sides come together.  The corner of a shape looks pointy.

December 8, 2014

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on December 8, 2014

“I CAN” Statements:

I can find missing symbols in math equations.

I can identify geometric shapes.

I can find and write facts about the water cycle.

I can compare and contrast using a venn diagram.

Words of the Week:

  • venn diagram:  A venn diagram is a graphic organizer used to compare and contrast.  A venn diagram is made of two or more circles.
  • like fractions: Like fractions are fractions with the same denominator.
  • unlike fractions: Unlike fractions are fractions with different denominators.
  • precipitation:  Precipitation is water that falls from the clouds.  It can be rain, snow or hail.

November 17, 2014

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on November 18, 2014

“I CAN” Statements:

I can write mixed numbers.

I can identify and group nouns, adjectives and verbs.

I can find and write facts about animals in winter, using complete sentences.

I can solve word problems with missing addends and minuends.

Words of the Week:

  • hibernate: Hibernate means to sleep for a very long time.  Some animals hibernate all winter long, when it is cold and there is little food.
  • burrow:  A burrow is a safe, warm place for an animal to sleep.  A burrow can be a hole, small cave or den.
  • predator:  A predator is an animal that hunts and eats other animals.  Sharks, wolves and hawks are predators.
  • mixed number:  A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction together.

November 3, 2014

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on November 3, 2014

“I CAN” Statements:

I can compare like and unlike fractions.

I can name multiples of 2, 3, 4,  5 and 10.

I can use verbs to describe events and characters.

I can identify the main idea of a passage.

I can write facts about the ocean.

Words of the Week:

  • difference:  The answer to a subtraction problem.
  • sum:  The answer to an addition problem.
  • ocean: A very, very large body of salt water.
  • verb: An action word.  Verbs tell us what someone or something is doing.

October 20, 2014

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on October 17, 2014

“I CAN” Statements:

I can compare like and unlike fractions.

I can name multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 10.

I can solve addition problems with missing numbers (addends).

I can write adjectives to describe people.

I can compare characters in a story.

Words of the Week:

  • nocturnal:  Nocturnal means active at night.  Animals who are nocturnal sleep during the day.
  • election:  An election is when voters chose a leader.
  • adjective:  An adjective is a describing word.  It tells us what kind of person or thing that we have.
  • compare:  Compare means to see how things are different or how they are the same.

September 29, 2014

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on September 25, 2014

“I CAN” Statements:

I can add and subtract like fractions.

I can name multiples of 2, 5 and 10 using skip counting.

I can identify odd and even numbers.

I can record important details from informational texts.

Words of the Week:

  • numerator:  The numerator is the top number in a fraction.  It is the number that answers our question.
  • denominator:  The denominator is the bottom number in a fraction.  It tells us how many parts in the whole.
  • row:  A row is a group from left to right.
  • column:  A column is a group that is up and down.

September 15, 2014

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on September 25, 2014

“I CAN” Statements:

I can draw and identify lines of symmetry.

I can find the perimeter and area of squares and rectangles.

I can solve single-digit multiplication problems using repeated addition.

I can create arrays.

I can write introduction and conclusion sentences.

I can identify subjects and predicates.

Words of the Week:

  • sequence:  Sequence means to put things in order, from first to last.
  • event:  An event is something that happens.
  • fraction:  A fraction is a part or a piece of a whole.
  • efficient:  Efficient means working in a way that is quick and productive.

May 12, 2014

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Posted by mrroy | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on May 8, 2014

“I CAN” Statements:

I can draw and identify lines of symmetry.

I can find the perimeter of polygons.

I can solve multi-operation problems (addition and subtraction).

I can make good predictions.

I can read and spell words with long and short -oo.

Words of the Week:

  • symmetry:  Symmetry is having two parts that are the same.
  • conclusion:  A conclusion is an ending.  It reminds people of our main idea.
  • perimeter:  The perimeter of a shape is the length of all its sides.  We find the perimeter using addition.
  • prediction: A prediction is a guess about what is going to happen.
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