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We have taken our knowledge of what place value is and applied it to higher levels of thinking and new ways to see what the value actually is. We will now take that previous learning and move towards rounding to help us compare and order numbers.

Some vocabulary to consider:



Greater Than (>)

Less Than (<)

Equal to (=)

Compare- Use the place value to determine whether a number is >,<,or = to another number.

Order- Depending on the question, students will have to put number in a sequence from greatest to least or least to greatest.


In Science, we will end our Matter unit with MIXTURES. A mixture is a combination of 2 or more substances that can be separated physically.

Some vocabulary to consider:






Students will be finishing their personal narratives. We will also be learning about the proper use of conjunctions. Here are afew examples:

For -presents rationale. Mike couldn't find hid book, for he is sometimes unorganized.

And -presents non-contrasting item(s) or idea(s). Mike found 3 dollars and spent it at the school store. Nor -presents a non-contrasting negative idea. Mike does not like green eggs, nor does he like ham. But -presents a contrast or exception. Mike wanted to go to recess but he didn't get to finish his work. Or -presents an alternative item or idea. Mike couldn't find his book or folder. Yet -presents a contrast or exception. Mike was not happy that summer was ending, yet very excited to see his friends on the first day of school. So -presents a consequence. Mike didn't do his homework so his grade was a zero.

These are new examples. Please ignore the previous examples. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Students will be learning to make inferences for different types of Nonfiction texts such as informational texts like biographies.

Students will ask themselves questions as they read and conclude based on evidence in the story, as well as, their schema to make inferences (predictions about what will happen next).

Two thing we will focus on this week are:

  1. How do readers make inference?
  2. Why do readers understand better when they infer?


How to read a map.



Legend or Map Key

Map Title

Map Symbols


Changing States of Matter
Place Value
Rounding RAP
Homework Tutorials Week of 9/22
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