Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

January 23, 2015

What we are learning this coming week...

Math: We will begin our 2D figures and area unit. Students will create two-dimensional shapes based on given attributes (# of sides & vertices). We will classify and sort polygons. Students will compose 2D shapes & 3D solids with given attributes, as well as, decompose 2D shapes through cutting, dividing, or partitioning a rectangle. Students will use concrete models of square units to find the area of a rectangle.

Reading: We will begin to locate the details in our text that support the main idea.

Writing: In Writing Workshop we will be learning how to create persuasive letters. We will be trying to convince our reader of an opinion or a belief with supporting arguments. We will also be adding powerful adjectives to persuade our readers.

Social Studies: Students will identify functions of governments such as establishing order, providing security, and managing conflict. Students will also name current public officials, including mayor, governor, and president. We will also be learning about ways that public officials are selected, including election and appointment to office.

On the calendar....

Thursday, Jan. 22 @ 5:30pm - Science Fair Night

Friday, Jan. 23 - Assembly day and Fundraiser Kick Off!

Thursday, Feb. 12 - Class Picture

Friday Feb. 13 - Valentine's Party


Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!