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Our Vision: The vision of Ragsdale Elementary School is to prepare all students for successful futures through shared responsibility of family and community members.August 14th - 18th, 2017In MATH this week, we are going to finish working on our NBT3 standard. Specifically, we will be comparing two decimals to the thousandths place based on place value. In addition, students will be ordering 3-4 decimals from least to greatest using place value.In SCIENCE, students will begin a unit on PLANT and ANIMAL CELLS. Specifically, students will be developing a model to identify the parts of a plant cell (cell membrane, cell wall, cytoplasm, nucleus and chloroplasts) and an animal cell (cell membrane, cytoplasm, and nuclues), as well as explaining the differences between plant and animal cell structures. This week, students will finish creating and labeling their model of a plant or animal cell, as well as completing 3 centers in the science lab. Students will be looking at animal cells through a gret microscope and plant cells through a good microsope, as well as drawing and labeling a plant or animal cell.SPECIALS SCHEDULE (1:30 - 2:15)MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAYPE PE Music Art PEMATH STANDARD(S)/ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S):Standards: MGSE5NBT3a - I can read and write decimals to the thousandths place using words, numbers, and expanded form.MGSE5NBT3b - I can compare two decimals to the thousandths place based place value.EQs: How can we read, write and represent decimals?How do we compare decimals?MATH VOCABULARY:decimaltenth(s)hundredth(s)thousandth(s)word formstandard formexpanded formSCIENCE STANDARD(S)/ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S):Standard:S5L3. I can Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the parts of plant and animal cells.a. I can gather evidence by utilizing technology tools to support a claim that plants and animals are comprised of cells too small to be seen without magnification.b. I can develop a model to identify and label parts of a plant cell (membrane, wall, cytoplasm, nucleus, chloroplasts) and of an animal cell (membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus).c. I can construct an explanation that differentiates between the structure of plant and animal cells.EQs: What are the functions of plant and animal cell structures?How are plant and animal cell structures similar and different?SCIENCE VOCABULARY:cellsplant cellsanimal cellsnucleuscytoplasmcell membranecell wallchloroplastcomparecontrastobtainevaluateRAGSDALE ELEMENTARY PARENT RESOURCE CENTERPlease visit Ragsdale Elementary's Parent Resource Center! There are wonderful games and resources available for families to borrow. Kids can have fun practicing a variety of math and reading skills through play. The PRC has helpful resources and information, and a computer (with internet access) and printer available for parents. The PRC is open every school day, from 7:30AM to 3:30 PM, and is located in the main hallway in room B103.