This Week in Room 120

Week of March 18, 2013

Reader's Workshop

Due to last week's Snow Day and Dr. Seuss Day, we didn't get to work very much in our Traditional Literature studies, so we will continue to work on the the skills from last week:

This week we will be looking at magical objects that are found throughout this genre in order to look for commonalities. We will also be talking about the "hero's quest" as it is found in many traditional literature stories. We will be analyzing the reoccurring theme of good versus evil. This theme can be shown through an internal conflict in one character or in an external conflict amongst multiple characters. Finally, we will be looking for common themes throughout stories in this genre.

Writer's Workshop

Due to last week's Snow Day and Dr. Seuss Day, we didn't get to work very much in our Writer's Workshop studies, so we will continue to work on the the skills from last week:

Writer's Workshop will continue to look at parts of words this week. This skill is very important as a writing tool. The more understandings of how our language works that students have, the better able they will be to write and edit their writing pieces.

Word Study

This week we will be studying words that end in the sound le. This sound can be written as le, el, or al. Some of the words that will be analyzed this week: technological, morsel, dismantle, vulnerable, whimsical, potential, abnormal.

Math

This week the 8:00 math group will be learning how to divide with decimals in the divisor. We will completing problems such as 2.064 / 0.24


This week the 9:00 math group will continue practicing with the multiplication of decimals. Later in the week, they will be reviewing basic division and then learning how to divide a whole number by a decimal.

Announcements/Reminders:

Students should be reading each night for a minimum of 20 minutes!

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