Wilson's Weekly

Sept. 4-8, 2017


This week, we will be working on place value. Tuesday, we will practice writing numbers for the base 10 blocks that we are given. Wednesday, the students will take numbers that are written in word form and write them in standard form. Thursday, we'll do the reverse by taking standard numbers and writing them in word form. Friday, we'll practice writing numbers in expanded form.

Spelling & Writing

Our focus in Spelling this week will be words with short o & e, consonant blends, dictionary skills, analogies, and synonyms.

In Writing, we'll begin our unit on "Capitalization". The students will first take a Capitalization Pretest. Then, we will chart their noticings about where they have seen capital letters used before. Next, we will use the pneumonic, MINTS, to help us remember what words need to be capitalized. This week, we'll focus on the M (months) and I (the pronoun).


We will finish our lessons this week about what makes a fluent reader. The students will practice their expression as they read with different voices. Next, we will move on to a phonics unit. The lessons will focus on strategies to help us sound out unfamiliar words. The first lesson we'll learn the difference between open & closed syllables. Second, we will see how the circle & bump method can help us sound out multisyllabic words.


We have just finished our technology/digital citizenship lessons. We are now ready to begin our first PLTW (Project Lead the Way) unit. Our first lesson compares balanced with unbalanced forces. Our second lesson introduces the students to the forces of flight - weight, lift, thrust, & drag. They will also be able to experience how each of these effect flight.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, Sept. 4 - Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Parents can begin eating lunch with students.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 - CiCi's Pizza Night 5-8p.m
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Garden Club 4:10-5:30p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Spanish Club 4:10-5:10p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 7 - Lego Club 8-9a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 7 - Fun Run 11:00-12:15p.m.