November 9th - November 24th
Rewards and Donations
Students are working hard on learning their multiplication facts and keeping up great behavior in the classroom. In order to motivate this behavior and work ethic I would like to have a treasure chest that students can pick little prizes out of! This could be any little thing your child might enjoy. Think dollar spot at Target or something from Party City. I would love your help in purchasing some of these items for the classroom!
Students have been learning a lot about nonfiction text! We have talked about the different genres of nonfiction: narrative, informational, and biographical. We have used dogs and animals as our topic for nonfiction.
Below you can see students working on their nonfiction text feature project. Students used Time for Kids magazines to identify different text features.
Grammar: Students have studied verbs and how they are used in sentences! We have recently started using a program called, Mountain Language to help review grammar skills daily!
Writing: Throughout our research of nonfiction text students have learned how to summarize this information. This is a challenging task because it requires students to use their inferencing skills in the process. We will continue to work on identifying the big ideas of a text!
Students worked hard to demonstrate their understanding of different multiplication strategies by creating a multiplication project! Students had to show that they could use: arrays, equal groups, repeated addition, number lines, and that they understand the commutative property on their posters. They are hanging on the walls outside the classroom right now!
Students learned about area and had a great time creating their dream home and finding the area of each room, as well as, the total area of the whole house!
Working hard on dream homes!
Some students had to make sure that their house had a ball pit room, pool room, and a bowling room! Duh! Who doesn't want that in their house! :)
Writing on the table!
Who doesn't love school when you get to write on the tables with dry erase marker! Students explained their understanding of area by writing on the tables!
Students have loved learned about rocks and minerals! We had a great time learning about sedimentary rocks by participating in a rock sandwich activity!
They have also spent time creating a rock cycle brochure! Ask your child what he/she created in his/her brochure today!
Upcoming Skills and Resources
Below I have listed some of our topics and suggestions of how you can help at home! Please note that these are only suggestions and in no way required!
Math: Time and Money
Question: What is fact fluency?
- Each week your student will take a timed quiz to practice their addition and subtraction facts. They will have five minutes to complete the 100 problem quiz. The goal is to get your students to know their math facts in a snap!
- We will now start practicing our multiplication facts: 20 problems in 1 minute.
Resources to practice at home:
- Create flash cards (the old fashioned way)
- Download the app(s):
- There are many more apps you can find and utilize
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS TO HELP AND NOT REQUIRED!!!
Reading: Nonfiction Text
How to help at home:
-Make a space for your child to read every night
- Read with, beside, or to your child
- Listen to your child read to you
Questions to ask about reading:
"What was the setting?"
"What is a character trait for the main character? How do you know?"
"What was that chapter, book, or page all about?"
"Retell what you just read."
"How would you feel if you were.... (character in novel)"
"Why do you think the author told you that?"
"How would this book be different if the setting was different?"
"What caused the character to do that?"
"Predict what will happen next. What from the text caused you to make that prediction?"
"Identify the theme." (Theme: the message or moral of the story)
"What is the problem in the story?"
"What was the solution to the problem?"
- Light and Sound Unit
- What is the Scientific Method?
- What is the Engineering Process?
How to help at home:
-Review the Scientific Method with your child.
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