## February 16, 2016

Ozzie Reading 2nd Base due this week!

The kids had so much fun at the Valentine's Party!!!

## ELA- (English/Language Arts)

Unit 2 Module B

We will be reading the book, Deep Down and Other Extreme Places to Live

Reading Essential Question: How do photographs, illustrations, and details help readers understand text?

Writing Essential Question: How do writers compare and contrast information and ideas?

Focus This Week:

• Look at how pictures and captions help us understand what we read.
• Learn how readers can ask and answer questions to determine the main ideas of a text.
• We are going to learn how readers can use vocabulary to understand a text and to compare and contrast extreme places to live.

Foundational Skills: Prefixes: un-, re-, mis-, dis-, non-

Writing:

• Students will describe and analyze an illustration in the text, using evidence from the text and photos to show how it conveys information.
• Write an introduction to a topic that appears in the book, Deep Down and Other Extreme Places to Live.
• They will then add details to their topic by adding facts and definitions.

Grammar:

• Review Coordinating Conjunctions and learn about Subordinating Conjunctions- because, while, after, when, although, since, until, unless.

## Math

Lessons this week:

• Tuesday we will review area and perimeter and do a fun activity!!
• Wednesday we will take the Mastery Connect Unit test on Area and Perimeter and begin our unit on Fractions. We will make fraction strips to use as a resource throughout this unit.
• Our fraction unit should take us until spring break to finish. There is only 1 Chapter in My Math on fractions so we will be doing a lot of supplemental lessons/activities.
• Unit fractions

Homework This Week

Tuesday 2/16- None

Wednesday 2/17- Fraction Strips to Keep at Home

Thursday 2/18 10.1

## Science

This week we will investigate water on a slope. If we had to race 2 water domes, which one would get to the bottom first?

## Social Studies

• This week we will finish up our Daniel Boone interactive book!

## Important Dates

• Feb. 9 - March 1- Chili's Dinner Nights

• Feb. 16- Ozzie Reading 2nd Base Due

• Feb. 19- Fun Fair! 5:30-8:30

• Feb. 19- 6 Flags Reading Incentive Due

• Feb. 24- Art to Remember Due

• Feb. 29- Ozzie Reading 3rd Base Due

• March 14- Ozzie Reading Home Run! Due

• April 11- Raging Waves Due