Schwartz's Shoutouts!

Week of December 15th

What Are We Learning?

Reading- character traits - How does a character's trait effect the plot of a story?

Writing- opinion writing - How can I make a strong argument?

Math- multiplication and division patterns

Social Studies- tension between settlers and Native Americans

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Homework

Monday- study multiplication facts and spelling words

Tuesday- study multiplication facts and spelling words

Wednesday- study multiplication facts and spelling words; study for Social Studies test

Thursday- study multiplication facts and spelling words

Friday- Have a wonderful break!!

Spelling Words

Regular List- air, wear, chair, stairs, bare, bear, hair, care, pear, pair, share, near, ear, beard


Challenge List- west, steep, member, gleam, fresh, freedom, speed, steam, beast, believe, speck, kept, cheap, pretend, greed, shelf, least, eager, reason, chief

Updates/Reminders/Dates

Multiplication Quizzes- Please have your child practicing their multiplication facts each night. The more fluent they become with their facts the easier multi-digit multiplication and long division will be for them. This week, those we passed will take their 3's quiz on Friday. Those who did not pass last week will take their 2's and 5's.


Dates

  • Dec. 15 Spearman Skate Night 6:00-8:00pm
  • Dec. 18 Last Day for Toys for Tots
  • Dec. 19 Last Day before Winter Break
  • Jan. 5 Students Return from Winter Break

What Can I Ask My Student About?

Division Projects- Ask them to show you their division video on their Ipad. Students created their own holiday division problem and then created a video that explained how to solve the problem.


Social Studies- Ask them to see their SC History bookabi on their ipad. This has all their Social Studies notes they've been typing each day. Have them show you the page they find most interesting.


Author's Purpose- Ask them to show you their author's purpose bookabi on their Ipad. They read 4 different books and then created a digital book that told about the author's purpose for each book and details that proved it. Ask them which book they enjoyed the most and what they learned from it.