Wilson's Weekly

May 1-5, 2017

Math

Monday, the students will take the Ch. 9 Math Test to wrap up our unit on comparing fractions. Tuesday, those students who did not receive an "A" on the Ch. 9 Math Test will be taking the paper/pencil retake. Wednesday, we will begin a new unit on Area. We'll start off by using the equation (length x width = area). Thursday, we'll practice finding the area of a square. Friday, the students will find the length & width of different rectangles that share the same area.

Reading

Tuesday, we will finish up our unit on comparing & contrasting 2 nonfiction articles. Wednesday & Thursday, we will discover the meaning of various prefixes & suffixes. Friday, we will use context clues to figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word in a sentence.

Writing, & Spelling

Tuesday, the students will be reading online articles to locate key details to include in their informative writing piece about the natural disaster they've selected. Wednesday, I will model how to arrange details in sequence to create an organized paragraph that flows as you read it. Thursday, the students will take the details for their first paragraph, put them in order, add transition words, and compose their first draft. Friday, I will model how to approach the second paragraph.


This week in Spelling we have a review unit. We'll revisit words with double consonants, adding suffixes, and contractions.

Social Studies

Monday & Tuesday, we will discuss both the differences & examples of goods & services. Tuesday, we'll also learn how Missouri uses its tax money. The rest of the week, the students will learn about the 3 factors of production: natural, human & capital. We'll be reading The Tortilla Factory to see how all 3 factors are needed to bring a good from start to finish.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 1 - Girls on the Run 4:15-6:00p.m.
  • Monday, May 1 - Awesome Artists 4:15p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 2 - Master Chefs 4:15p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 2 - Building Club 4:15p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 2 - CiCi's Pizza Night 5-8p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 3 - Spanish Club 4:10p.m.
  • Thursday, May 4 - Lego Club 8a.m.
  • Thursday, May 4 - Girls on the Run 4:15p.m.