Paws for The Pack News

Week of January 4th

What's Coming up "in the Pack":

WELCOME BACK!

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL and RELAXING Holiday Break!


It was SO good to see the students back today - ready and anxious to learn!


We are very busy with Mid-Year Assessments this month! Your child should be bringing home their red baggie nightly with three books: a Biography, a Fiction, and a Nonfiction book. We are working on being independent and prepared to work on reading stamina as peers are being tested in class!

Curriculum:


Writer's Workshop: Biography Reports

Include important information:

*Birthplace and Date

*Family Members

*Childhood and School Life

*Hobbies, Interests and Activities

*Interesting Facts/Stories/Events

*Career

*Reason for Fame

*Later Life/Age

*Death/Still Alive

*Photos/Drawing

*Resources used



Reader's Workshop:

Narrative Nonfiction

Readers of narrative nonfiction texts use what they already know about fictional narrative to understand biographies. They do this by: (RI.3.3)

· Understanding that the individual in a biography faces similar struggles and challenges as the characters in a fictional story

· Attending to the important events and decisions in the individual’s life such as:

o personal challenges

o pivotal choices

o consequences

Math:

*Area and Perimeter

*Area and Perimeter Word Problems

*Combining two areas to find Total Area of a figure

*Finding Area of figure with more than four sides

*****Fact fluency (addition/subtraction and multiplication/division) - PLEASE practice triangle flash cards at home


Science: Skeletal System with Mrs. Fountain

WE LOVE CURSIVE

Mathematic Concepts

WE Love Math!

SHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS

*Class code GWFJQ.