Reading: Students will be able to Ask and Answer Questions about grade level texts to demonstrate understanding. Students will identify the main idea and find details that support that idea. Students will find evidence in the text to “prove” their answers
Math: Students will have a strong understanding of place value and will decompose numbers to show the value of each place. ex: 527 = 5 hundreds 2 tens 7 ones = 500+20+7
Students will take a State Mandated Math test to help track their learning gains throughout the school year.
Writing: Students will learn to write informative essays. This week we will focus on writing strong introductions and making a plan
Science: generate testable questions about the world around them (e.g., “What happens when…?, “What if…?”, “What affects …?”, and “How do objects compare?”). Students will take a diagnostic Science test mandated by the state to track their learning gains throughout the year.
Social Studies: Students will continue to explore qualities of good citizenship
Reading: Story of the week “Save the Sand Dunes” will be used throughout the week to support the skills of: using context clues to determine the meaning if unfamiliar words, use text features to locate information and distinguish my point of view from that of the authors.
We will also be reading Chapters 2 and 3 of Wizard of Oz and working in our comprehension packets that correlate.
Students will finish placement test on Mobymax.com and begin working on leveled assignments.
Writing: We will read a non fiction article and write an informational article about how different types of feet help animals survive.
Math: We will be using a variety of strategies, including: manipulating place value blocks, playing “Race to 100” and completing virtual modules on IXL to make sure all students have a firm grasp of place value and how to expand and decompose numbers. www.ixl.com www.frontrowed.com
We will review how scientists use tools and be able to identify what each tool will be used for. This will be done through exploration, video presentation and an “I have, who has..?” game
We will also be taking the SMT Science Test to get a look at what students already know and what they will learn this year.
Social Studies: Social studies will be integrated into our Reading Block as we continue to explore the character traits of a good citizen and why it is important to our community to be a good citizen.
Reading: Friday we will assess knowledge of Spelling, Vocabulary and Comprehension. This weeks Comprehension assessment will focus on asking questions about the text to better understand what it is about.
Writing: Students will be assessed on their ability to make a plan for a non fiction essay and writing a strong introduction.
Math: Thursday we will assess student understanding of place value
Science: A quiz will be given on identifying Science tools with their purpose.
HOMEWORK: PLEASE LOOK FOR A MATH ASSIGNMENT EACH NIGHT AS WELL AS ENSURE THAT YOUR STUDENT HAS READ FOR 20 MINUTES AND HAS THEIR READING LOG FILLED OUT, INCLUDING A PARENT SIGNATURE.