# Bacon's Weekly Bits

## Week-At-A-Glance

I am SO proud of our kiddos!!!!! I cannot tell you how hard they have been working.

In reading, we are working in Book Clubs. We are working on our vocabulary and context clues. Meaning, when we are reading and we come to a word we do not recognize or know the meaning. We are able to look at the surrounding words for clues. The clues will help us figure out what the word means. In addition to vocabulary, we are also looking for clues about the character and how the character develops. For example, in Deep,Dark, and Dangerous the mom keeps trying to end a conversation; she rubs her temples; she speaks in a shrill tone; she denies/avoids talking about the picture...we can infer that mom is hiding something. She has a secret. We can also use our understanding and development of this character to predict that she knows the girl who went missing. Finally, we are learning to infer. We will be working to start applying this to our reading in the next week or/and two.

In writing, we are working on research for our informational writing and our Famous Missourian speech. We are using sources to collect facts. We are using multiple sources to integrate our knowledge and understanding of a significant historical figure (particularly from or related to Missouri).

In Science, we started learning about the different forms of Energy: potential, kinetic, chemical, nuclear, mechanical, electric, and light. We are starting to explore how we use energy on a daily basis, for almost everything we do. As we begin to realize the importance of energy we will focus our study on electricity.

In Math, we are relating fractions to decimals in the tenth and hundreds places. Additionally, students are review Geometry. The concept is new and they are demonstrating understanding of reading and writing the fractions as a decimal.

## Homework!

This weekend, your child is responsible for completing Lesson 10.3 in math. We have been on pause to finish iReady and our counselor lesson. Therefore, to do what we need to do, we have homework. Aside from the weekly Lexia and Reflex green lights, this is a first. Please, make sure your kiddos have this completed. Most chose to take their books home. I do have on online resource if you need additional support at www.thinkcentral.com. They can complete the assignment online or in their book, as long as it is completed. Thanks!