A Peek at Next Week
Writing - Writers have begun their realistic fiction story and will continue this week to complete it. They are using their story mountain as a guide to ensure that their problem and important events are followed. Each student determined events that would happen to solve their problem, while their character traits are evidenced in the writing. Revising and editing will follow.
Reading - Readers continue this week with character work. We will compare characters and work on character change. Readers are spending a majority of their time in reader's workshop, reading self selected "just right" books. During this time, they should be applying the skills we are learning in our lessons to their own reading. Reader's workshop time is a big part of our reading block.
Math - We have begun multiplication and are relating it to division. Students will practice them simultaneously, as inverse operations, using them in various ways to solve problems. While we work in problem solving every day, students will spend time determining products and quotients with and without word problems this week.
Science - Energy, all kinds; sound, light, heat/thermal, mechanical, and electrical. This week, we will focus on heat and light energy.
Social Studies - How Do People Become Part of our Country? We will play a game this week that focuses on the reasons why people immigrate to other countries.
This is the home/school connection from Ross Elementary which includes Mrs. Mooney's message and upcoming events for January.