# Weekly Blast

## Upcoming Events

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Monday, May 2nd- Early Release Day, Safety Patrol Applications Due

Wednesday, May 4th- Music Field Trip to Straz Center

Friday, April 29th- Nonuniform Day, Battle of the Books Test, ELA Homework Due

Monday, May 9th- Second Payment for Animal Kingdom Due

Thursday, May 26th- Field Trip to Animal Kingdom

## Instructional Focus...

We will be doing a close read of a text this week. Students will be completing a performance task in which they will use evidence from the text to write an essay that identifies the theme and discusses the risk taken by Pee Wee Reese, his beliefs, and what he may have expected to gain.

This week students will:

• Identify key details for citing text evidence
• Infer the main idea of a text
• Identify and understand a biography
• Compose an informational essay

Homework:

• 1 Reading Response using Seesaw (make sure to post in the reading response folder)
• Read 30 minutes each night

## Instructional Focus...

We will be reviewing multiplication and division through project based learning this week. Students will be preparing a field trip for kindergarten students to the Strawberry Festival. They are challenged to complete 5 tasks for the trip and will be uploading the product from each task to their digital portfolio using Seesaw!

Students will:

• Solve multi-step word problems using the 4 operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted.
• Represent problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.
• Multiply a whole number of up to 4 digits by a one-digit whole number.
• Multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.
• Find whole number quotients

Think Central Resources:

Animated Math Model Skills 9-20

## Instructional Focus...

Students will be explaining how although characteristics of animals are inherited, some characteristics can be affected by the environment. They will also be comparing and contrasting the major stages in the life cycles of Florida animals, such as those that undergo incomplete and complete metamorphosis.

Essential Question:

• How would you explain how animals have certain characteristics?
• How the the major stages of Florida animals compare?

National Geographic:

Password: hMM/YYYY (letter h followed by birthday month and year ie: h112006)

There are vocabulary and enrichment assignments that can be completed for additional practice on myngconnect!

MyOn Connections:

From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Following the Life Cycle -Suzanne Slade

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