2T Edison School *May 23rd, 2016* Mrs. Tallman
Alex's Lemonade Stand
Our class will visit Alex's Lemonade stand on Friday, May 27th at 9:40. Lemonade and pretzels will be sold for $0.50 each. Proceeds will be donated to Childhood Cancer. Thanks to Mrs. Cronin's class for providing a refreshing snack and supporting this great cause! Wear yellow or pink that day too!
Last Trip of The Year!
We will be headed to Camp Creek Run on Thursday, June 2nd. We will connect our Fall visit to this late Spring trip. Students will visit Dolittle Farm, make scientific observations, complete their nature journals and conduct water studies. Please return the trip permission slip and $5.00 fee by Friday, May 27th.
During the next few weeks we will be exploring the theme What a Surprise! We will read about all kinds of surprises. As we read, we will explore the Big Idea “A surprise can change your life.”
We will begin with a fantasy story about a big birthday surprise, The Mysterious Tadpole. We will also learn about real tadpoles in the informational text From Eggs to Frogs. Throughout this first week, we will talk about this question: “Why is it helpful to know the setting of a story?”
Target Vocabulary: confused, ordinary, control, sensible, suspiciously, training, cage, upset
Phonics Skills: Vowel diphthongs oo (shoot), ew (dew), ue (true), ou (you)
Spelling List 26: crew, room, blue, few, spoon, scoop, you, grew, group, new, droop, argue, clue, head, goes **choose
Vocabulary Strategy: Multiple meaning words
Comprehension Skill: Story structure-tell the setting, character, and plot in the story
Comprehension Strategy: Infer/predict- use clues to figure out more about story parts
We have started a comic unit in writing. Students are creating original characters and writing their own comic. This is a great way to work on storyline, character development and sequence of events. The students are very excited about this unit!
We will learn about the contributions of historical figures who have influenced the community, state and nation and describe ways people honor their heroes. We will learn to read a map grid and use it to locate places on a map. We will explore the idea that cultures and civilizations existed in ancient times and that ancient Egptians, Chinese and Native Americans made contributions to our society.
Chapter 11 Assessment on Monday, May 23
Chapter 12 Fractions
Chapter Introduction and Lesson 1
Compare fractions and add and subtract like fractions.
Identify whether a shape is divided into equal fraction parts.
Read, write and identify unit fractions for halves, thirds, and fourths.
Show fractions and a whole using model drawings.
Make equal parts in many ways
Use fractions to describe equal parts of a whole.
Name fractional parts
Use models to draw a whole in different ways
Chapter 12 Lesson 2
Compare two or more unit fractions using models of the same size.
Order two or more unit fractions with or without the use of models of the same size.
Use models to compare fractions
Use identical models to compare fractions
Chapter 12 Lesson 3
Identify fractions that name more than one equal aprt of a whole.
Use models to add and subtract fractions.
Add or subtract fractions
Fractions can name more than one equal part of a whole.
Use fraction models to add like fractions.
Use fraction models to subtract like fractions