The Weekly Grind in Cafe 226
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Monday, January 18th 2016
What's New in Math?
Skills we will work on this week include:
-Comparing decimal shift patterns
Remember to look for corrected homework in Friday Folders! I will be correcting about 3-5 questions on each homework assignment in order to provide you and your child with feedback on how they are doing with each concept.
**Please remember that topics are subject to change depending on the pace at which we master each new concept.
New Unit in Reading!
As your child prepares to enter the middle school, it becomes increasingly important that your child learn how to successfully read informational texts and gain new knowledge from them.
Some skills we will work on this week include:
-Identifying main ideas and supporting details
-Understanding the central message
-Noticing new information and fitting in with what they have previously learned
Be sure to ask your child how they are doing with their weekly letters, and ask to see their Reader's Notebook if you have not seen it lately!
*Please remember that your child should be reading for at least 30 minutes, 5 times per week. Their reading log should be filled out and signed by you frequently!
What's New in Writing?
**Since this is a shorter writing piece than personal narratives and realistic fiction stories, we are closer to the publishing process than we usually would be!
This week we will work on:
-Creating powerful introductions
-Writing meaningful conclusions
-Conferring with partners and teacher
-Beginning the revising and editing process
Words Their Way - Spelling
Challenge words for all students: