Weekly Newsletter

February 22, 2021 - February 26, 2021

Message from Mrs. Langston

We are hoping to have a normal 5 day week! This week, we will continue with fractions and we will begin learning about decimals. There will be several graded quizzes coming home this week. Please be looking for them, so that you can see how your child is doing in math.


Independent reading for at least thirty minutes each night is always very important, especially this time of year.

Learning Goals for the Week

ELA:

Reading

I can compare and contrast the point of view of two fictional stories.

Writing

I can write a real or imaginary narrative using descriptive details and clear event sequences.


Math:

Fractions

I can explain why a fraction is equivalent to another fraction by using area and length fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

Decimals

I can learn how to use a decimal to represent a fraction.


*We will continue to practice division using the partial quotient method with word problems.


Social Studies: Government

I can learn the chronology of key historical events in North Carolina history; understand how and why North Carolina was established; explain how people, events and developments brought about changes to communities in various regions of North Carolina.

Multiplication Practice Always Needed

All students need to be reviewing their multiplication facts each night!
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I'm done! Now what?

These resources can be used any time a student finishes work early and needs extra practice.


Reading- Storyline Online has awesome books and read-alouds by celebrities and authors! https://www.storylineonline.net/


Math- Practice multiplication and other math skills using Math Playground. Penguin Jump is always a favorite! https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_PenguinJumpMultiplication.html


Science- CrashCourse Kids on Youtube has great, entertaining science videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids


Social Studies- Explore the United States with National Geographic Kids. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/states/


Health- Kid's Health is a great resource. ***Parents, please help guide your student in selecting topics from this website so you can make sure their choices of topic are age appropriate. https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/?WT.ac=k2k

Brain Break Resources:

Go Noodle

This website gets us on our feet and ready to move! If you start feeling like you need a brain break, take a breath and visit Go Noodle!

Mrs. Langston is here to help you!

Please feel free to call, email, or message me on ClassDojo! I am here for any questions or concerns! We're in this together! (: