Week of: 10/10 - 10/13
Reading/Writing: As we continue to explore how good readers read fictional stories, we will dive deeper into the rest of the story elements this week. We will begin with exploring how some authors describe the setting so we could picture it in our minds. We will also look at the plot of a story and see how it helps the character solve their problem.
Spelling: Lesson 5 - REVIEW
(review patterns from the previous lists) SIGHT WORDS: our, just, name, good, sentence
Math: In Math this week, we will explore more about composing and decomposing. The students will also work on comparing and ordering numbers using their knowledge of place value.
Science: This week we will complete our unit on classifying matter by length, weight, temperature, mass, volume, and capacity.
Social Studies: The students will create maps to show places at school, home, and within their community.
Week of: 10/2 - 10/6
**Reminder Friday, October 6th is an early release day at 12:50!
Reading/Writing: This week the students will continue to identify character traits, motivations, and feelings. The students will then learn about plot/setting and compare/contrast the plot and setting of two different Kevin Henkes books.
Spelling: Lesson 4 - ng & nk blends
wink, sing, sink, king, long, sung, hang, blank, wing, junk, think, bring, stung,
Math: We will continue our place value unit and review composing/decomposing numbers. The students will begin learning how to compare numbers using number lines and comparative symbols.
Science: Our focus this week will be on how to measure matter including; temperature, capacity, and volume. I plan to test the students early next week since our lab investigations have taken more time than I had planned. With that said, I encourage you to practice the vocabulary listed below that is highlighted with your children to review what they have learned previously during our lab investigations.
Science Vocabulary: matter, property, classify, observe, investigate, smooth, rough, flexibility, length, weight, temperature, mass, volume, capacity
Social Studies: For the next few weeks, we will study maps and globes. This week the students will discover where exactly they live on a map. I invite you to send in any state or world maps that you have that we can look at and discuss. I will make sure they are returned to you in the same condition.
Week of: 9/25 - 9/29
Reading/Writing: This week in reading the students will describe main characters in works of fiction, including their traits, motivations, and feelings. We will continue small moment writing, with a focus on using details and transition words.
Spelling: Lesson 3
Math: The students will use concrete and pictorial models to represent and compose numbers up to 1,200.
Science: This week the students will classify matter by using their knowledge of physical properties including relative mass.
Social Studies: In social studies the students will identify the characteristics of different communities which include; urban, suburban, and rural.
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Week of: 9/18 - 9/22
Reading/Writing: This week will begin a bigger focus on strategies we use when reading fiction. The strategies we will practice this week are: questioning, predictions, making connections, and fix-up tools for reading new words.
Spelling: Lesson 1 - Short Vowel REVIEW (pt.2)
clap, spot, end, skin, ponds, drum, plan, men, must, flat, kept,twin, brushes, only, little, work, know
Math: This week the students will learn how to write their own addition or subtraction word problems. They will also review all the addition and subtractions strategies we have learned so far and complete a unit test on Thursday. I will review them in class on Wednesday.
Math Vocabulary: addend, addition, combine, compose, decompose, difference, equation, fewer, operation, place value, regroup, subtraction, sum, doubles, near doubles, doubles +1, equals, minus, plus, total, number sentence, part/part/whole, visual model,
Science: The students will classify matter by looking at properties such as: size, shape, texture, and flexibility.
Science Vocabulary: matter, property, classify, observe, investigate, smooth, rough, flexibility,
Social Studies: This week we will continue discussing how Being a Good Citizen contributes to our community. We will continue with the life principle of RESPECT and add: truthfulness, justice, equality, and responsibility. We will also begin to think about the difference between rules and responsibilities.
Social Studies Vocabulary: citizenship, respect, truthfulness, justice, equality, responsibility
Celebrate Freedom Week Information
Monday, Sept. 11 "A Call for Courage"-Students wear red
Tuesday, Sept. 12 "Loyalty to Our Land and Leaders"- Students wear blue
Wednesday, Sept. 13 "Liberty Lives"- Students wear white
Thursday, Sept. 14 "Hats Off to Our Heroes" Students wear red, white, and blue
Friday, Sept. 15 "Proud To Be An American"-Students wear a patriotic shirt or red, white and blue
Reading/Writing: We will continue to practice our reader's workshop routines and focus on comprehension strategies. The strategies we will practice this week are: questioning, predictions, making connections, and fix-up tools for reading new words.
Spelling: Lesson 1 - Short Vowel Review
band, send, hits, frog, jug, help, desk, wind, flap, hunt, clap, next, flit
Math: This week we will review addition strategies from last week and explore subtraction with a focus on: the part/part/whole and whole/part/part models along with solving and writing word problems.
Science: We will wrap up science safety procedures/gear and begin to investigate the physical properties of solids and liquids.
Social Studies: This week is Freedom Week! We will discuss heroism and patriotism.