# Cahill Class News

## 9/15/14 What we are learning!

Here is what we will be learning in the upcoming week:

The italicized questions drive what we are learning. We will focus on these questions throughout the entire unit. The statements below are the student learning goals for the week.

• We will be completing our Book Trailers this week. Be looking for these soon!
• Over the next few weeks we will be learning about 6 signposts that can help us think more deeply about reading. This week we will be introducing Contrasts & Contradictions and Aha Moments.

Writing-

• How do writers use various techniques to enhance their narrative writing?
• How do narratives unfold in a way that makes sense to the reader?

• With guidance, I can use the writing process to produce high quality writing pieces-- This week we are working on drafting. We will be working on choosing a quality idea and planning for that idea.

Math-

• How does a digit’s position affect its value?
• In what ways can operations affect numbers?
• How can different strategies be helpful when solving problems?
• I can recognize that each place to the left is ten times larger in a multi-digit number.
• I can recognize that each place to the right is 1/10 as much in a multi-digit number.
• I can illustrate and explain a pattern for how the number of zeros of a product – when multiplying a whole number by power of 10 – relates to the power of 10. (500 = 5 x 100) (and similarly for division, 500 ÷ 5 = 100

Science

• We will be taking our Science Acuity Test this week.

## Weekly Specials Schedule

A Day= PE B Day= Music C Day= Library Media Center

Monday-- A

Tuesday-- B(Art is always on Tuesdays)

Wednesday--C

Thursday--A

Friday--B

## Updates and Reminders

Monday September 15-Dot Day-- Ask your child how they plan to make their mark

Tuesday, September 23rd- Picture Day

Our classroom expectation is that students read for 20 minutes nightly! This is considered nightly homework!

## Spelling Words

1) photography

2) geography

3) paragraph

4)biography

5)paragraph

6)graphite

7)hydrography

8)homograph

9)autograph

10)phonograph

11)suspense

12)increase

13)dense

14)reverse

15)cease

Our root this week is "graph". It means to write.

## Mrs.Cahill

Please feel free to contact me anytime with ideas, questions, or concerns.