# Blue Bird News

## Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan. 16th-2:30 -3:00 PM Assembly

Friday, Jan. 17th-Unit 5 Math test

Monday, Jan. 20th-Dr. Martin Luther King Day-No School

Friday, Jan. 24th Early Dismissal Day-Half Way Day

Monday, Jan. 27th-Staff Development Day-No School for students

## Curriculum for the Week

We will also be focusing on the following:

• identifying the characters and setting
• identifying the relationships among characters
• identifying the problem and solution
• understanding a character
• understanding the character's relationship to the plot

## Math

This week we will be working on the following skills:

• compare and contrast the characteristics of 3-Dimensional shapes
• construct pyramids
• identify lines of symmetry

On Friday the children will be taking the Unit 5 test. We will be reviewing on Thursday. The following topics will be on the test:

• ballpark estimates
• missing numbers
• drawing line segments
• identifying two-dimensional shapes
• identifying symmetrical figures
• describing geometric shapes in two-dimensions

## Writing

This week the children will be writing about a difficult time they overcame. I will be reading to them some stories to give them examples of difficult times. Some of the books are A Chair for My Mother, Sheila Rae the Brave and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. For this piece of writing they will use a storyboard to help them organize their thoughts. Next they will write a rough drafts and editing their own writing. I will be grading this piece of writing.

## Spelling

We will be working on Sort 22 which is long i vowel. Please remember to have your child practice their spelling words using the Spelling City website https://www.spellingcity.com/gayman/. Please look for Sort 22 for this week's words.

## Social Studies-Geography

We will be continuing our geography unit this week. The children will be identifying continents and oceans. Students will also learn how people use and misuse the environment.

## This Week's Homework

Monday-Home Link 5.6 and Spelling pg. 27

Tuesday-Home Link 5.7 and Spelling pg. 28

Wednesday-Home Link 5.8 and Spelling pg. 29

Thursday-Review for Unit 5 Math test and studying your spelling words