Dec. 12-16, 2016
On Monday, we will branch into algebra and solve multiplication & division problems to find the value of the letter. Tuesday, the students will learn how to create arrays to match square numbers. Wednesday, the students and I will practice multiplying with multiples of 10. Thursday, they'll discover how to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. Friday, the students will be able to see how much their learning has progressed in Math since the beginning of the year when they take the I-Ready Diagnostic Test. A copy of their results will be sent home with their report card in January.
This week, we will continue working on identifying the main idea & supporting details. Monday, we will focus on finding the main idea in either the first or last sentence of a paragraph. Tuesday, we'll learn how to state the main idea in our own words. Wednesday & Thursday, the students will match supporting details with the corresponding main idea. Friday, the students will advance to identifying the main idea of a passage.
Writing & Spelling
This week, we will focus on researching, paraphrasing, and note-taking. Monday, I'll model for the students how to identify an important fact, put it in my own words, record it, and color code it for the corresponding chapter. Tuesday & Wednesday, the students will be reading books on their topic, identifying important facts, restating the facts in their own words, and color coding their notes. Thursday & Friday, they'll learn how to use online sources for researching & answering questions they have about their topic.
In Spelling this week, we will focus on blends, digraphs, and irregular past tense verbs.
Monday, the students will take their test over "Insect & Animal Life Cycles".
Tuesday, we will begin a new unit in Social Studies - Citizenship. First, the students will become familiar with the terms: citizen, right, responsibility, volunteer, tax, & vote. Wednesday & Thursday, we'll discuss our Constitutional rights or freedoms given to us as United States citizens - Freedom of Speech, Assembly, Religion, & the Press. Friday, we'll learn about the responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen: paying taxes, volunteering, serving on a jury, following the law, voting, & providing for the common good.
- Tues., Dec. 12 - Art Club 4:10p.m.
- Wed., Dec. 13 - Garden Club (red) 4:10p.m.
- Thurs., Dec. 14 - Lego Club 8a.m.
- Thurs., Dec. 14 - Major Saver ends
- Thurs., Dec. 14 - PTA Skate Night 6-8p.m.