Let's start off with some good news!
Thanks to your help, our class was able to bring in $300 worth of Scholastic Book Orders! 1- This earned 10,000 points for our class!
Because of this, the class will come together as a whole group and discuss which books they would like added to our classroom library.
Thank YOU parents for promoting reading and helping us achieve this awesome goal!
***A special thanks to Mr. Gearren for giving us some of his orders to push us over the edge. What a team player :)
WHAT WE ARE LEARNING!
We ended the unit with adding and subtracting decimals and moving forward we will hit geometry and multiplying and dividing decimals. Again, please practice these at home.
If your child still needs support with any of the math concepts taught in quarter one - please continue to practice with them at home. They will not be re-taught. www.commoncoresheets.com is very helpful - it provides practice BY standard as well as answer keys. I am also able to provide extra practice if needed - just ask.
DECIMAL OF THE WEEK HAS STARTED
Students will be required (from now until the end of the year) to take a given decimal each week and perform operations with it.
This is to continuously practice base ten standards and keep them fresh and help them to become more fluent in completing these operations.
Social studies - We will begin S.S. with the Revolutionary War. Students will be analyzing historical documents that helped shape the United States. This includes taking a closer look at the social aspects of colonial life in the 13 colonies and analyzing the change in leadership over time. Social Studies will be fully integrated into our literacy block.
Science - science will cover the human body. Students will be looking at the major body systems and discussing how all of these systems work together to make our body work each day. (this is one of my favorites!) - Vocabulary IS CRUCIAL!!!
We just finished reading The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo as our read aloud. The kids enjoyed it and it was a great model book for all the concepts we taught.
Our next read aloud is PAX - by Sarah Pennypackert. This book has been chosen as this years GLOBAL READ ALOUD, which our class will be participating in!. :) : ) I'm SUPER excited!!
What is Global Read Aloud? It is where a book is chosen for kids across the globe to read the same book - at the same time. There is a weekly breakdown of chapters to read and with this, you connect with other classes across the world and have discussions. To read more, visit THEGLOBALREADALOUD.COM
IN CLASS READING:
- We will be shifting our focus JUST slightly - last quarter we focused on literature and fiction based texts. This quarter will be focused on non-fiction based reading.
- We will still focus on summarizing and quoting accurately from the text - but with non fiction
- Students will examine the structure of a text - or how it is organized and determine why/how the structure contributes to our understanding.
- Our first writing piece will be focused on persuasive writing!