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    Rio Seco Roadrunners
    We will begin the year with some poetry! By using "close reading" strategies, we will become aware of poetry's structure as well as its underlying deeper meaning. 
    Websites with Poetry:
    The Top 21 Poems to Share with Children Scroll down to find poems for elementary schoolers or poems for middle schoolers.
    Poetry Lover's Page  Check out poems by Kipling, Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and more!
    We will also be learning about the structure of our language, so that we can become better, more effective writers.
    For math, we are using a program entitled Core Connections, Year 1. This program integrates basic skills with conceptual understanding and problem solving and  is designed to prepare students for College Preparatory Mathematics courses in higher grades.  It is not only designed to enable students to understand and master mathematics curriculum standards, but to develop the students’ logical and mathematical reasoning skills. Students will be expected to take notes, explain, and reflect on their thinking in their math journal to better understand concepts. Here's an important link for information, resource pages, and even homework help! CPM Link
    In science, we will be diving into the Next Generation Science Standards exploring the Earth’s constantly changing surface.  Additionally, as part of the new engineering design standards, students will have opportunities to define problems and design, create, and test solutions to the problems.  Students will be required to keep a science journal as they note and record descriptions, explanations, predictions, and evidence while expanding content knowledge. 

    Did you know? We are going to 6th grade camp in January!  

    We will be going from January 22, 2018 to January 26, 2018. The cost will be $300.

    Our students will continue to have some fundraising opportunities this fall to help with 
    the cost.  

    Mrs. Richards 

    classroom phone: 956-5574
    office phone: 956.5500

Last Modified on August 17, 2017