# Wilson's Weekly

## Math

Monday, the students will draw fraction strips that match a given fraction. Tuesday, they will learn how to write a fraction for both the shaded and unshaded portion of a whole. Wednesday, we'll see how a number bond can be used to represent both the shaded & unshaded portion of a whole. Thursday, we will work with fractions that are greater than one. Friday, the students will compare fractions to see which one is greater.

Monday, we will finish up our study of figurative language with metaphors. Tuesday, the students will become familiar with vocabulary terms like act, scene, narrator, etc. Wednesday - Friday, the students will participate in Reader's Theater. In groups, they will be reading and acting out plays. Afterward, we'll identify the characters, setting, problem, events, & solution.

## Writing & Spelling

Monday, the students will finish typing their informational writing piece. Tuesday-Thursday, the students will define, label, and write both facts and opinions. Friday, I will model for the students how to complete a graphic organizer that includes stating your opinion & providing 3 reasons that support it.

In Spelling this week, we will cover sound & letter patterns, synonyms, context clues, and homophones.

## Science

Monday, the students will finish building their pulley and then answer discussion questions. Tuesday, we will go over the discussion questions to review how using a pulley can make work easier. We will then review the 6 types of simple machines. The students will be introduced to a scenario where they are to help rescue and move a tiger. Next, they will be given various criteria & constraints to work under. They'll then sketch their ideas for building a compound machine that will successfully rescue the tiger. Wednesday & Thursday, the students will decide as a group which of their ideas will work best and work together to build their machine.

## Upcoming Events

• Tuesday, Jan. 23 - Art Club 4:10p.m.
• Wednesday, Jan. 24 - Garden Club (yellow) 4:10-5:10p.m.
• Wednesday, Jan. 24 - Mad Science 4:10p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 25 - PTA Mtg. 6:30p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 26 - All school photo 2:40p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 26 - Character Assembly 3:10-3:40p.m.