Week of: 2/5-2/9
Reading/Writing: The students will continue to learn about literary nonfiction. Literary nonfiction is factual text that is written in a narrative form. In writing, the students will expand their knowledge of persuasive writing with a focus on their audience using their view point.
Spelling: Lesson 16 - r-controlled -or, -ore, -oor
more, shore, chore, for, north, porch, pork, fort, storm, poor, door, floor, score
Math: The students will continue learning strategies in order to solve 3 digit subtraction equations that require regrouping.
Science: The students will classify rocks by their physical properties.
Social Studies: Please note that "Career Day" will be on Friday, 2-9-18. This week the students will explore and compare U.S. and Texas symbols.
Week of: 1/10-1/12
Reading and Writing: We will analyze rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in poetry.
Math: The students will review and apply the addition strategies they have previously learned in order to solve 3-digit addition equations that do not involve regrouping.
Science: This week our focus will be on types of energy with respect to light, sound, and heat.
Social Studies: The students will identify and record the accomplishments of the Navajo Code Talkers and WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) who both exemplified good citizenship.
Week of: 11/27-12/1
Reading: The students will be learning about traditional literacy with a focus on comparing different versions of the same fairy tale.
Writing: This week the students will use their previously collected notes from informational text to write a paragraph.
Spelling: Practice spelling words for Lesson 10
(long vowels u: u-e, ew, ui, ue)
Math: The students will begin learning strategies to subtract two-digit numbers that involve regrouping.
Science: This week in Science, we will explore different patterns of movement including; sliding, rolling, and spinning.
Social Studies: The students will learn how people depend on the physical environment and natural resources to meet their basic needs.
Week of: 11/6-11/10
Reading/Writing: This week we will continue learning about informational text with a focus on locating facts. The students will provide evidence from the text to support the facts that they locate. They will also compare facts/opinions and include examples in their daily writing.
Spelling Week 9-(long vowels o: o-e, oa, ow, oe)
Math: The students will learn how to regroup when adding two-digit numbers using base 10 blocks.
Science: We will continue to explore how materials can be combined based on their physical properties in order to create a sturdy bridge.
Social Studies: The students will explain how people can be producers and consumers.
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