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Week of August 15-19....

ELA HEADLINES

 

Comprehension Focus

·         Making text-to-self connections

·         Explore using illustrations to make inferences about stories

·         Discuss lessons (themes) in a story

·         Read independently during IDR

 

Social Development Focus

·         Listen respectfully to the thinking of others and share their own

·         Work in a responsible way

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Recognize words with multiple meanings

·         Use the prefix –un to determine word meanings

·         Recognize antonyms

 

 

Grammar Focus

·         Recognize and correct sentences that are incomplete

 

Writing Focus

·         Hear and discuss good writing

·         Generate ideas for writing

·         Write freely about their own interests

·         Learn about a professional author’s writing practice

 

MATH HEADLINES

 

 

 

·         Subtraction up to 3-digit with borrowing and across zeros

 

·         Using a letter to stand for a missing variable

-          Rounding to the nearest ten and hundred

Week of August 8-12, 2016...

 

ELA HEADLINES

 

 

 

Comprehension Focus:

 

·         Begin exploring illustrations to make inferences about the text

 

·         Compare and contrast two stories by the same author

 

·         Begin Individualized Daily Reading (IDR) and read independently.

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Focus:

 

·         We will begin vocabulary instruction next week.

 

 

 

 

Grammar Focus:

The students will determine parts of a complete sentence and distinguish complete from incomplete sentences

 

 

Math Headlines

 

·         The students will identify the Properties of addition

 

·         The students will add and subtract within 1000 – this includes whole dollar amounts and subtracting across zeros.

 

REMINDERS:

·         MONDAY – P.E. day – please wear tennis shoes!

·         TUESDAY – Graded Paper folders will come home, please return on Wednesday

·         THURSDAY – Library books returned

·         FRIDAY – Homework Folder is due!

Third Grade Fees are due – if you have not already sent in the $14.50, please do so as soon as possible!

 

 

 

Thank you so much for all of my goodies for Teacher Appreciation!!  I felt very loved!!

 

This week we will be diving into Science & Social Studies.  Our final Spelling Test will be on Friday!

 

Next Friday, May 20th we will have Awards in our Classroom @ 8:00 and our Color Run will begin @ 8:30!  You are welcome to come join us!

 

 

Week of May 2-6...

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6...Don't forget Activity Teachers!

ELA - Review all week; WE Questar for Reading on 5/5 @ 12:00 and Writing will be next Monday, 5/9 @ 8:15am.  Then we will be DONE with Questar for 2016!

Comprehension Test 2-10 will be on Friday :)

Math- We will take our Two-Step Word Problem Test on Wednesday along with Fact Fluency

 

We will be practicing organization of writing for the rest of the week!

 

 

 

Week of April 25-29...

 

ELA Unit: Greek Mythology

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: reviewing all reading skills

 

 

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predicting, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEReviewing sentence structure (simple, compound & complex)

 

 

 

WRITING – Reviewing informational & opinion structures to prepare for Opinion Prompt

 

 

 

MATH – Two Step Word Problems – all operations – Reviewing all Math Skills for Questar THIS week!

 

 

Week of April 18-22...

Don't forget our Field Trip to the Pink Palace on Wednesday!

 

ELA Unit: Greek Mythology

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: reviewing all reading skills

 

 

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predicting, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEreference skills (dictionary, index, and thesaurus)

 

WRITING – Opinion Writing Prompt in class

 

 

 

MATH – Two Step Word Problems – all operations – Reviewing all Math Skills for Questar next week!

 

 

Week of April 11-15...

ELA: Review central message/moral of a fable or myth, character traits, how illustrations support the text

Writing - Informational Prompt in class

Math - Area & Perimeter, classifying Quadrilaterals - Test on Wednesday, begin 2-step word problems all operations

 

Assessment Schedule:

4/13 - Math Test (Quadrilaterals, Area, Perimeter)

4/14 - Comprehension Test

4/15 - Spelling Test & Fact Fluency

4/22 - Math Test: 2-Step Word Problems (all operations)

 

 

Week of April 4-8...

ELA Unit: Greek Mythology

ELA (English, Language Arts):

Skills: reviewing compare/contrast, central message, character traits, central message, how illustrations give meaning to text

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predicting, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year!

 

LANGUAGEidioms; abstract nouns; Review subjects and predicates – types of sentences & structure

WRITING – practicing prompted informational writing based on a reading selection

 

MATH – polygons; and classifying quadrilaterals based on their attributes (angles, # of sides, parallel lines, etc.) See charts in binder that will show up by Wednesday!

 

No Homework due this week. 

Practice on ReadTheory.org & IXL.com.

 

Week of: 2/29-3/4...

 

ELA Unit: People, Preamble, & Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: how a text is structured intentionally to serve its intended purpose best – comparing texts by the same author with similar characters and/or topics; cause & effect (as related to historical events)

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! !

 

 

 

LANGUAGEpunctuating dialogue; possessive nouns

 

WRITING – revising, editing and publishing opinion writing

 

 

 

MATH – Measuring to the nearest inch, half-inch and quarter-inch and displaying collected data on a line plot – TEST ON FRIDAY!! LOOK OVER MORNING WORK THAT WILL BE IN THEIR BINDER STARTING TOMORROW!

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

Class Picture $ Due – 3/11                   Spring Break 3/14-18

Spelling Words: seasick, baseball, keyboard, notebook, sweetheart, peppermint, snowstorm, weatherman, dishwasher, toothpaste, himself, superhero, forefather, teenager, grandchild

 

Week of: 2/8-12...

VALENTINE TREATS on FRIDAY!!  If you would like to send a treat, feel free! DON'T FORGET THE VALENTINE BOX CONTEST!!!

ELA: text structure, citing evidence to support answers, cause & effect

Writing - begining drafting opinion/persuasive paragraphs

Language - possessive nouns; abstract nouns

Math - measuring to the nearest half-inch

 

Spelling Words: theme, motel, grade, scream, greet, tight, window, below, stone, gain, flight, basic, complain, waste, focus

 

 

Week of 2/1...

 

ELA Unit: People, Preamble, & Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: how a text is structured intentionally to serve its intended purpose best – comparing texts by the same author with similar characters and/or topics; cause & effect (as related to historical events)

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Cold-Read this Thursday!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEpunctuating dialogue

 

WRITING – introduction to opinion writing

 

 

 

MATH – Comparing & Equivalent Fractions is scheduled for FRIDA& – Look at Morning Work in binder each evening – these are the best way to prepare for Math assessments! Comparing and ordering fractions using greater than (>), less than (<) and equivalent (=) – Math Test at the end of next week! FACT FLUENCY each week! All Facts – 50 in 5 minutes!

 

Part of HW: Spelling Words 2x each in cursive & 7,8 & 9 facts 3x each – unless you make an A on Fact Fluency Quiz!!

Spelling Words: simple, terrible, total, single, central, national, normal, signal, title, medal, multiple, festival, struggle, several, possible

 

Week of 1/25-29...

 

ELA Unit: People, Preamble, & Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: how a text is structured intentionally to serve its intended purpose best – comparing texts by the same author with similar characters and/or topics; cause & effect (as related to historical events)

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Cold-Read this Friday!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEpunctuating dialogue

 

WRITING – drafting & revising informational president writing in class

 

 

 

MATH – quiz on Wednesday on equivalent fractions – begin comparing and ordering fractions using greater than (>), less than (<) and equivalent (=) – Math Test at the end of next week! FACT FLUENCY each week! All Facts – 50 in 5 minutes!

 

Part of HW: Spelling Words 2x each in cursive & 7,8 & 9 facts 3x each – unless you make an A on Fact Fluency Quiz!!

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

         1/28 – Class Group Picture   2/13/16 – Full Day & Valentine Treats!

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of :1/11-15...

 

ELA Unit: People, Preamble, & Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: how a text is structured intentionally to serve its intended purpose best – comparing texts by the same author with similar characters and/or topics

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Cold-Read this Thursday!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEcomplex sentences; compound sentences; composing simple sentences (1 noun & 1 verb) sentences with compound subjects and predicates; prepositions & prepositional phrases

 

WRITING – researching presidents

 

 

 

MATH – fractions on a number-line; I’ll send an anchor chart on Remind! Look over the Morning Work pages they have in their binder – we go over them in class, so their answers should be correct, but the set-up is VERY similar to the test questions! – TEST ON FRIDAY!

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

1/18/16 – School HolidayJ           1/28 – Class Group Picture

 

 

 

 

 

IXL Skills to Work on:

W.9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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Mentor Sentences:

We will begin working with mentor sentences this week. Every 2 weeks students will have an “Invitation to Edit” on Friday; they will be averaged together at the end of the grading period to count as one ELA: Writing Grade. Skills will be practiced throughout the two weeks. Let me know if you have any questions!

 

                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling Words: isn’t, let’s, won’t,

 

they’ll, he’s, haven’t, didn’t, you’ve,

 

it’s, they’d, hasn’t, she’d,

 

we’ve, there’s, I’ll

 

 

Week of: 1/4-8...

 

ELA Unit: People, Preamble, & Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: how a text is structured intentionally to serve its intended purpose best – comparing texts by the same author with similar characters and/or topics

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEprepositions and prepositional phrases; complex sentences; compound sentences; composing simple sentences (1 noun & 1 verb) sentences with compound subjects and predicates

 

WRITING – researching presidents

 

 

 

MATH – unit fractions ( ½, 1/3, ¼, etc.), partitioning fractions into equal parts, parts of a group or set expressed as a fraction – Skill Practice next Tuesday!

 

 

Week of: 12/7-11...

 

ELA Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: determining perspective of the author, reader and/or character and comparing and contrasting perspectives; cause & effect ( how historical events are related to one another)

 

LAST COLD-READ on Friday!!

Spelling Words: fearless, spotless, impossible, incomplete, useless, yearly, endless, immature, incapable, imperfect, loudly, honestly, biography, biopsy, biology

LANGUAGEcomplex sentences – Sentence Test on Thursday; SEE STUDY GUIDE IN BINDER!!!!!!

 

WRITING – publishing Sea Animal Narrative

 

 

 

MATH – 2-Step Addition & Subtraction Word Problems – Assessment next Tuesday!

 

IXL Skills to Practice: anything!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 – WE will be slowing increasing the number of problems to complete in 5 minutes. **These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

WEEK OF 11/30-12/4...

 

ELA Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: determining perspective of the author, reader and/or character and comparing and contrasting perspectives; cause & effect ( how historical events are related to one another)

 

Spelling Words: See Sheet in Binder J

 

LANGUAGEsimple, compound and complex sentences – Big Sentence Test before Christmas!

 

WRITING – revising and editing Sea Animal narrative; publishing now

 

 

 

MATH – 2-Step Addition + Subtraction Word Problems – Assessment covering 2-Step Problems on 12/15

 

IXL Skills to Practice: V10-14

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 – WE will be slowing increasing the number of problems to complete in 5 minutes. **These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

Spelling Words: rusty, dirty, misplace, thirsty, telegraph, autograph, photograph, television, telephone, beautiful, mistreat, forgetful, dislike, disobey, dishonest

 

 

 

WEEK OF: 11/16-20...

 

ELA Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: determining perspective of the author, reader and/or character and comparing and contrasting perspectives; cause & effect ( how historical events are related to one another)

 

Spelling Words: reunite, revisit, pretest, preplan, preheat, precook, preschool, unsure, unsafe, unafraid, overheat, unfair, overflow, underwater, pregame

 

LANGUAGEsimple and compound sentences – Big Sentence Test before Christmas!

 

WRITING – revising and editing Sea Animal narrative

 

 

 

MATH – finding area, finding area using the distributive property of multiplication; finding area of rectilinear figures – Quiz on Tuesday & Math Assessment over Area on Thursday

 

IXL Skills to Practice: V10-14

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 – WE will be slowing increasing the number of problems to complete in 5 minutes. **These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

Week of 11/9-13...

 

ELA Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: determining perspective of the author, reader and/or character and comparing and contrasting perspectives; cause & effect ( how historical events are related to one another)

 

Spelling Words: parties, cried, stopping, hopped, cracking, babies, tried, bragging, twisted, grabbed, shocked, munched, hollered, opened, expected

 

LANGUAGEsimple and compound sentences – Big Sentence Test before Christmas!

 

WRITING – revising and editing Sea Animal narrative

 

 

 

MATH – finding area, finding area using the distributive property of multiplication; finding area of rectilinear figures – Quiz on Tuesday & Friday – Math Assessment over Area next Thursday (before Thanksgiving Break)

 

IXL Skills to Practice: V10-14

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 – WE will be slowing increasing the number of problems to complete in 5 minutes. **These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

WEEK OF: 11/2-6...

Monday - Zoo Trip

Tuesday - Student Holiday

Math - Time & Measurement Test Wednesday & Thursday

ELA - Introducing our new unit - "Creative, Inventive & Notable People"

 

 

Week of 10/26-30...

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: Poetry focus: interpreting figurative language; visualizing - Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Comparing themes, settings and plots of stories written by the same author.

 

 

 

LANGUAGEcomparative adjectives/adverbs & what they modify; Figurative Language (simile, metaphor & personification) – Adverb Skill Check on Friday – Figurative Language Quiz on Wednesday J

 

WRITING – drafting narrative paragraph

 

 

 

MATH – Elapsed Time (using a number line) – Late in the week we will be introducing measurement and estimation of liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units such as grams, kilograms and liters. Later this week we will begin working on solving one-step word problems involving masses and volumes (no conversions!!) – Math Assessment next Tuesday/Wednesday!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. **These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

Week of 10/13-16...

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: NONFICTION FOCUS: nonfiction text features & their purposes, cause & effect, main idea & details (determining the most important details; summarizing – Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, referencing specific evidence

 

SPELLING WORDS: piece, peace, hear, here, break, brake, flour, flower, board, bored, knight, night, whole, hole, ate, eight, forth, fourth, capital, capitol – Spelling Test on Friday!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEFigurative Language (simile, metaphor & personification) – See chart below!

 

WRITING – begin modeling an informational paragraph – students will compose in the following weeks

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – telling time to the nearest minute (quiz on Wednesday) – begin Elapsed Time

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS THURSDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

Week of 10/5-9...

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea (Titanic Study)

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: NONFICTION FOCUS: nonfiction text features & their purposes, main idea & details (determining the most important details; summarizing Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, referencing specific evidence

 

SPELLING WORDS: their, they’re, there, where, wear, you’re, your, to, too, two, right, write, dear, deer, meet, meat, through, threw, principle, principal

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – adjectives & what they modify; adverbs

 

WRITING – researching for nonfiction; expository writing

 

 

 

MATH – solving multiplication and division word problems find missing variables in multiplication and division equations, multiplication and division as a concept: using strategies (repeated addition, number lines, arrays & area models) to find the products and quotients of whole numbers (within 100) – Multiplication/Division Word Problem Test on Tuesday & Wednesday – We will begin telling time to the minute & elapsed time on Thursday J

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

Begin studying 3, 4 & 6 multiplication facts! They will begin showing up on Fact Fluency soon!!

 

 

Week of 9/28-10/2...

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: NONFICTION FOCUS: nonfiction text features & their purposes, main idea & details (determining the most important details; summarizing – Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, referencing specific evidence,

 

SPELLING WORDS: accept, calendar, because, friend, said, thought, family, people, another, think, favorite, finally, sometimes, different, something

 

 

 

LANGUAGEadjectives & adverbs – Skill Check on Adjectives coming soon J

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks – publishing for a grade J

 

 

 

 

 

MATHfind missing variables in multiplication and division equations & solving multiplication & division word problems, multiplication and division as a concept: using strategies (repeated addition, number lines, arrays & area models) to find the products and quotients of whole numbers (within 100) – Multiplication/Division Word Problem test next Tuesday & Wednesday!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

 

Week of 9/21-25...

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

ELA (English, Language Arts):

Skills: NONFICTION FOCUS: nonfiction text features & their purposes, main idea & details (determining the most important details – Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, referencing specific evidence,

SPELLING WORDS: fingernail, underground, windshield, sunrise, watermelon, seashell, seaweed, heartbeat, jellyfish, starfish, moonlight, slowpoke, homemade, footprint, firework

 

LANGUAGEadjectives

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks – publishing for a grade J

 

MATHfind missing variables in multiplication and division equations, multiplication and division as a concept: using strategies (repeated addition, number lines, arrays & area models) to find the products and quotients of whole numbers (within 100) – Multiplication/Division Unit Test on Tuesday and Wednesday – SEE STUDY GUIDES IN BINDER!!!

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!!

 

Week of 9/14-18...

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

VOCABULARY WORDS:  barricade, halt, disguise, banister, insist, astonished, bewildered, homesick, ashamed, spare, quiver, vanish

 

Skills: central message (theme of a text), Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence, constructing responses (answers in complete sentences) still adding the evidence component this week J - Short Answer Explanation below!

 

We will have a Cold-Read Weekly; sometimes on Thursday, sometimes on Friday J

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – pronouns – Skill-Check on Thursday – begin Adjectives

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks – working on revising & editing in class J

 

 

 

 

 

MATHproperties of operations (commutative, associative, zero & identity) multiplication and division as a concept: using strategies (repeated addition, number lines, arrays & area models) to find the products of whole numbers – See note with explanations & examples – Test on Thursday & Friday – Next week we will begin One-Step Word Problems with Multiplication & Division

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS THURSDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

Week 9/8-11...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: central message (theme of a text), Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence, constructing responses (answers in complete sentences) still adding the evidence component this week – Cold-Read Comprehension on Friday!

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – Pronouns (Subject & Object)

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks

 

SPELLING WORDS: radios, videos, heros, dominoes, kilos, pianos, tomatoes, potatoes, torpedoes, echoes, vetoes, tornados, zeros, mosquitoes, kangaroos – See website for a detailed explanation about when to use an – and when to use an –es!

 

 

 

MATH – concepts of multiplication (Strategies include: repeated addition, skip-counting, groups and arrays) – Test will be given next week!

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

 

Week of 8/31-9/4...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: central message (theme of a text), Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence, constructing responses (answers in complete sentences) still adding the evidence component this week J - Explanation to come home this week to help you with clarification!

 

Cold-Read on Friday – pay attention to this weeks homework; it is VERY similar to the test (the chart!)

 

SPELLING WORDS: knives, loaves, leaves, calves, wives, wolves, thieves, shelves, scarves, hooves, chiefs, beliefs, proofs, gulfs, reefs

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – Verbs (types & tenses) – Skill Check on Tuesday

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – continuing to work on solving one-step addition & subtraction word problems – writing equations with missing variables – Test on Thursday (9/3)

 

 

 

Fact Fluency FIRST TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

I apologize for the late update!  I am NOT back into routine yet :)

Week of: 8/24-28...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: inferring character traits, Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence, constructing responses (answers in complete sentences) still adding the evidence component this week J

 

 

 

Spelling – blueberries, buddies, countries, toys, donkeys, butterflies, libraries, groceries, candies, puppies, valley, delay, supplies – We will have a traditional Spelling Test on Friday!

 

LANGUAGE – Verb types (action, helping & linking) – verb tense (past, present & future tense – Quiz next week.

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a fictional narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks

 

 

 

MATH – introducing solving one-step addition & subtraction word problems & creating and reading graphs – writing equations with missing variables – Test will be late next week and will cover all skills taught to this point J

 

 

 

Fact Fluency– Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – Test coming soon!!!

 

 

Week of: 8/17-21...

ELA:

Reading: continuing concepts of Reading Workshop, reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summerizing & questioning), restating the question in the answer, locating evidence & introducing character analysis

We will have a Cold-Read on Thursday of each week :)

Language: common/proper & making nouns plural

Quiz on Friday

Math: rounding (quiz on Tuesday), Addition & Subtraction of 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping, quiz on Friday

 

Spelling & Vocabulary Words will come home next week!

Begin studying multiplication facts - 0, 2, 5 & 10 facts!

 

 

Week of: 8/10-14...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: We will be working on procedures/concepts for Reader’s Workshop 

 

Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – identifying nouns, common/proper; plural nouns; sentence structure – developing well-crafted sentences

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – rounding numbers to the nearest ten & hundred, patterns in addition, 2 & 3 digit addition & subtraction with and w/o regrouping

 

 

 

Fact Fluency – We will take our first fact fluency test soon. I will send more details home in the next few days!

 

Week of: 5/11-15...

NO HOMEWORK!!!

MUSICAL this Thursday @ 7:30pm!!

 

Week of: 4/27-5/1...

 

ELA Unit: Greek Mythology

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: reviewing compare/contrast, central message, character traits, central message; summary strategies– using prefixes & suffixes to determine word meaning, Greek & Latin roots, reference skills, context clues, reviewing all skills covered

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predicting, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Last Cold-Read on Friday!!!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEidioms; abstract nouns & context cluescontinue to review- Review subjects and predicates – types of sentences & structure

 

WRITING – practicing prompted narrative writing; drafting, revising & editing informational piece on a mythological

 

Character or creature – Writing Grade!!

 

 

 

MATH Review: 2-step word problems & setting up equations to solve; rounding; interpreting data on a graph, distributive property, metric measurement, and elapsed timePBA on Word Problems on Thursday!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency- We will now be completing 75 problems in 5 minutes; all facts 0-10 are included! Test on Wednesday!

 

 

Week of: 4/20-24...

 

ELA Unit: Greek Mythology

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: reviewing compare/contrast, central message, character traits, central message – using prefixes & suffixes to determine word meaning, Greek & Latin roots, reference skills, context clues, reviewing all skills covered

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predicting, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEidioms; abstract nouns & context cluesLanguage Test on these 3 on Friday - Review subjects and predicates – types of sentences & structure

 

WRITING – practicing prompted narrative writing; drafting, revising & editing informational piece on a mythological

 

Character or creature – Writing Grade!! We will also take a grade on a Writing Prompt on Tuesday.

 

 

 

MATH Review: 2-step word problems & setting up equations to solve; rounding; interpreting data on a graph, distributive property, metric measurement, and elapsed time – Assessment covering these objectives on Friday!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency- We will now be completing 75 problems in 5 minutes; all facts 0-10 are included!

 

 

Week of: 4/13-17...

We will be taking the MKAS (Reading Gate Test) on Thursday, April 16th.  Please be sure to be here and be on time!! 

 

ELA Unit: Greek Mythology

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: reviewing compare/contrast, central message, character traits, central message – using prefixes & suffixes to determine word meaning, Greek & Latin roots, reference skills, context clues, reviewing all skills covered

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predicting, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Cold-Read on Thursday!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEidioms; abstract nouns; Review subjects and predicates – types of sentences & structure

 

WRITING – practicing prompted narrative writing; researching for informational writing on a mythological

 

Character or creature

 

 

 

MATH Review: area of regular and composite shapes; fractional parts, visual representations of fractions; fractions on a number line; Performance Task (PBA) on Friday

 

 

 

Fact Fluency- We will now be completing 75 problems in 5 minutes; all facts 0-10 are included!

 

 

Week of: 4/7-10...

Our class will be taking the MKAS (Reading Gate Test) on April 16th!  Be sure to be here and be on time!!

 

ELA Unit: Greek Mythology

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: reviewing compare/contrast, central message, character traits, central message – prefixes & suffixes, Greek & Latin roots, reference skills, context clues

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predicting, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEidioms; abstract nouns; Review subjects and predicates – types of sentences & structure

 

WRITING – practicing prompted narrative writing

 

 

 

MATH – perimeter of polygons; quiz on perimeter on Wednesday! classifying quadrilaterals based on their attributes (angles, # of sides, parallel lines, etc. – Test covering all geometry skills covered so far this Friday!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency- We will now be completing 75 problems in 5 minutes; all facts 0-10 are included!

 

 

Week of: 3/23-27...

 

ELA Unit: A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: reviewing compare/contrast, central message, character traits, central message

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predicting, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEabstract nouns; Review subjects and predicates – types of sentences & structure

 

WRITING – practicing prompted narrative writing

 

 

 

MATH – polygons; and classifying quadrilaterals based on their attributes (angles, # of sides, parallel lines, etc.

 

Look over the Morning Work pages they have in their binder – we go over them in class, so their answers should be correct, but the set-up is VERY similar to the test questions!

 

 

 

Eggs for your “Egg”cellent Teacher!

The PTA will be sponsoring an exciting opportunity for our classrooms! Each morning for the rest of March they will be selling eggs that the students can purchase for $.50 each. We will display them in our classroom basket in the hallway. The classroom with the most eggs wins a $200 grant! What an “egg” citing opportunity!

 

 

Week of: 3/16-20 (and 21st)...

 

MCT3:  We will take a portion of the MCT3 this week.  There are several testing sessions and students are assigned a time to complete the assessment.  Each student will test at some point this week.  If you need to know your student's assigned time, let me know! :) Please make every effort to be here every day, all day!  Thanks!

 

 

 

ELA Unit: A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: reviewing compare/contrast, central message, character traits

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predicting, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEabstract nouns; Review subjects and predicates – types of sentences & structure

 

WRITING – practicing prompted narrative writing

 

 

 

MATH – revisiting 2-step word problems; assessment later this week – This is something we have been working on for a while! We will begin studying 2-D shapes and classifying quadrilaterals based on their attributes.

 

Look over the Morning Work pages they have in their binder – we go over them in class, so their answers should be correct, but the set-up is VERY similar to the test questions!

 

 

 

Eggs for your “Egg”cellent Teacher!

The PTA will be sponsoring an exciting opportunity for our classrooms! Each morning for the rest of March they will be selling eggs that the students can purchase for $.50 each. We will display them in our classroom basket in the hallway. The classroom with the most eggs wins a $200 grant! What an “egg” citing opportunity!

 

 

Week of: 2/9-13...

 

ELA Unit: People, Preamble, & Presidents

 

 

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: how a text is structured intentionally to serve its intended purpose best – comparing texts by the same author with similar characters and/or topics; compare/contrast themes, settings & plots

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! - COLD-READ on THURSDAY!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEpossessive nouns, capitalizing & punctuating titles of books, stories, poems, ships, etc.Skill Check by Thursday; composing simple sentences (1 noun & 1 verb) sentences with compound subjects and predicates – Skill Check on sentences sometime this week

 

WRITING – practicing prompted narrative writing

 

 

 

MATH – measuring to the quarter-inch using a ruler, plotting measurement findings on a line-plot – Review fractions!

 

Review: Solving 2-step word problems within all four operations & area – both will show up on the test! Look over the Morning Work pages they have in their binder – we go over them in class, so their answers should be correct, but the set-up is VERY similar to the test questions!

 

 

 

 

Week of: 2/2-6...

ELA Unit:

The People, The Preamble & the Presidents

Skills: how a text is structured, comparing texts, comparing themes, settings and plots

 

Language- capitalizing titles of books, stories, poems, ships, compound & complex sentences

 

Writing - publishing informational writing

 

Math - comparing fractions on a number line & with visual representation

Review: soliving 2-step word problems

 

PBA on Thursday & Test on Friday

 

Week of: 1/26-30...

 

ELA Unit: People, Preamble, & Presidents

 

 

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: how a text is structured intentionally to serve its intended purpose best – comparing texts by the same author with similar characters and/or topics; compare/contrast themes, settings & plots

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! - COLD-READ on THURSDAY!

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – capitalizing & punctuating titles of books, stories, poems, ships, etc. - complex sentences; compound sentences; composing simple sentences (1 noun & 1 verb) sentences with compound subjects and predicates – Skill Check on sentences sometime this week

 

WRITING – researching presidents; beginning drafting informational paragraphs

 

 

 

MATH – Equivalent Fractions with a visual representation either a shape partitioned into fractional parts or on a number-line; I’ll send an anchor chart on Remind! Test covering fractional parts, fraction bars and fractions on a number line Quiz ON FRIDAY!!!

 

Review: Solving 2-step word problems within all four operations & area – both will show up on the test! Look over the Morning Work pages they have in their binder – we go over them in class, so their answers should be correct, but the set-up is VERY similar to the test questions!

 

 

Week of: 1/20-23...

 

ELA Unit: People, Preamble, & Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: how a text is structured intentionally to serve its intended purpose best – comparing texts by the same author with similar characters and/or topics; compare/contrast themes, settings & plots

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year!

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – capitalizing & punctuating titles of books, stories, poems, ships, etc. - complex sentences; compound sentences; composing simple sentences (1 noun & 1 verb) sentences with compound subjects and predicates – Skill Check on sentences sometime this week

 

WRITING – researching presidents; beginning drafting informational paragraphs

 

 

 

MATH – fractions on a number-line; I’ll send an anchor chart on Remind! Test covering fractional parts and fractions on a number line on Thursday – begin equivalent fractions using a visual representation. TEST ON FRIDAY!!!

 

Review: Solving 2-step word problems within all four operations & area – both will show up on the test! Look over the Morning Work pages they have in their binder – we go over them in class, so their answers should be correct, but the set-up is VERY similar to the test questions!

 

Week of: 1/12-16...

 

ELA Unit: People, Preamble, & Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: how a text is structured intentionally to serve its intended purpose best – comparing texts by the same author with similar characters and/or topics

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Cold-Read this Thursday!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEcomplex sentences; compound sentences; composing simple sentences (1 noun & 1 verb) sentences with compound subjects and predicates

 

WRITING – researching presidents

 

 

 

MATH – fractions on a number-line; I’ll send an anchor chart on Remind! Solving 2-step word problems within all four operations – we will take an Independent Skills Practice soon! Look over the Morning Work pages they have in their binder – we go over them in class, so their answers should be correct, but the set-up is VERY similar to the test questions!

 

 

 

Week of:1/5-9...

 

ELA Unit: The People, the Preamble & the Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: structure of the text, related to author's purpose, why did they set the text up in the fashion they did; review all other skills

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE –complex sentences; a dependent clause that begins with a subordinating conjunction plus an independent clause

 

WRITING – researching presidents

 

 

 

MATH – identifying unit fractions; partitioning fractional parts, recognizing parts of a group or set as a fractional part

 

 

Week of: 12/1-5...

 

ELA Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: POINT OF VIEW (first & third person, differentiating our point of view from that of the author/perspective)-

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Cold-Read next Thursday!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEcompound sentences; composing simple sentences ( 1 noun & 1 verb) sentences with compound subjects and predicates – Skill Check next Tuesday.

 

WRITING – revising, editing & publishing a narrative about a sea animal

 

 

 

MATH – solving 2-step word problems within all four operations – we will take a Performance Task and Unit Test before Christmas Break – Look for an anchor chart to be posted on the website, on Twitter & Remind!

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

 

 

COOKIES WITH SANTA – Thursday, Dec. 4th                CHRISTMAS PARTY – 12/19 – 1:00-1:45

 

 

 

 

 

***Don’t forget our class book order from Scholastic! Online order code: GMHCL – due date 12/8!

 

 

Week of: 11/17-21...

 

ELA Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

ELA (English, Language Arts):

Skills: POINT OF VIEW (first & third person, differentiating our point of view from that of the author/perspective)-

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Cold-Read on Friday!

 

LANGUAGEcomposing simple sentences ( 1 noun & 1 verb) sentences with compound subjects and predicates – Skill Check on Monday

of next week!

WRITING – revising, editing & publishing a narrative about a sea animal

 

MATH – Finding Area of composite figures, using the distributive property to find/model area.  Show the relationship between addition and multiplication, & solve word problems using area. Performance Task on Wednesday, Area Unit Test on Thursday!

 

Area = length x width  

Fact Fluency - DIVISION WILL BE SHOWING UP every week from now on!!! Weekly Assessment on Friday!

**These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

Week of: 11/10-11/14...

 

ELA Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: POINT OF VIEW (first & third person, differentiating our point of view from that of the author/perspective)-

 

Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Cold-Read next Tuesday!

 

 

 

LANGUAGEcomposing sentences with compound subjects; Review adjectives & adverbs & what they modify; Figurative Language (simile, metaphor & personification) – identify and interpret.

 

WRITING – drafting a narrative about a sea animal

 

 

 

MATH – Finding Area: explore area, find area by multiplying and by tiling. Show the relationship between addition and multiplication, & solve word problems using area. Skill Practice (quiz) on Friday.

 

 

 

Area = length x width  

 

Fact Fluency - DIVISION WILL BE SHOWING UP every week from now on!!! Weekly Assessment on Friday!

 

**These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

COMING EVENTS

 

School Yearbooks are on sale - $30 – deadline is Nov. 25th Price will increase after this deadline– The class with the most orders wins a PJ & Chick-fil-a Party!!

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Holidays – 26th – 28th

 

 

Week of: 11/3-11/7...

 

ELA Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: POINT OF VIEW (first & third person, differentiating our point of view from that of the author) - Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Cold-Read on Friday – it is a nonfiction focus.

 

 

 

LANGUAGEcomposing sentences with compound subjects; adverbs & what they modify – Skill check on Wednesday; Figurative Language (simile, metaphor & personification) – Adverb Skill Check on Friday – Figurative Language Quiz on Thursday J

 

WRITING – planning/drafting a narrative about a sea animal

 

 

 

MATH Solving one-step word problems involving masses and volumes & measurement and estimation of liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units such as grams, kilograms and liters. Elapsed Time - Later this week we will begin working on Area.

 

Performance Task (covering elapsed time & one-step word problems) on Wednesday – Unit Test on Thursday.

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - DIVISION WILL BE SHOWING UP this week!!! Weekly Assessment on Friday!

 

**These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

Week of: 10/27-31...

We will be eating lunch this week @ 11:05!

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: Poetry focus: interpreting figurative language; visualizing - Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Comparing themes, settings and plots of stories written by the same author.

 

 

 

LANGUAGEadverbs & what they modify; Figurative Language (simile, metaphor & personification) – Adverb Skill Check on Friday – Figurative Language Quiz next week J

 

WRITING – drafting/revising/editing Informational Paragraph

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – Elapsed Time (using a number line) – Late in the week we will be introducing measurement and estimation of liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units such as grams, kilograms and liters. Later this week we will begin working on solving one-step word problems involving masses and volumes (no conversions!!) – Possibly a Performance Task on Friday (if we are ready), more than likely we will continue working until next Tuesday or Wednesday J

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. DIVISION WILL BE SHOWING UP in NOVEMBER!

 

**These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

Week of 10/20-25...

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: NONFICTION FOCUS: nonfiction text features & their purposes, main idea & details (determining the most important details; summarizing Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, referencing specific evidence

 

 

 

COLD-READ ON FRIDAY – WILL FOCUS ON NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES J

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGEadjectives & what they modify; Figurative Language (simile, metaphor & personification) – Figurative Language Test will be next week.

 

WRITING – modeling/drafting an informational paragraph – students will compose in the following weeks

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – telling time to the nearest minute – quiz on Thursday!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. DIVISION WILL BE SHOWING UP VERY SOON!!! These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

If you have not returned your students report card, please do so tomorrow!

 

 

 

Shoeboxes for Soldiers are still being accepted J

 

Math Harvest Night – this Thursday, parents only @ 6pm! See you there!

 

 

Week 10/15-17...

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: NONFICTION FOCUS: nonfiction text features & their purposes, main idea & details (determining the most important details; summarizing Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, referencing specific evidence

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGEadjectives & what they modify; Figurative Language (simile, metaphor & personification)

 

WRITING – begin modeling an informational paragraph – students will compose in the following weeks

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – telling time to the nearest minute

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS THURSDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication & division problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Report Cards are coming home on Friday, Oct. 17th. Please sign and return them on Monday. If you would like a copy for your records – just let me know! Thank you so much!

 

 

 

Homework this week – Writer’s Notebook Share – just respond to one of your student’s writing with some positive feedback!

 

 

Week of 10/6 - 10/10...

Last day for Picture Money - 10/17

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: NONFICTION FOCUS: nonfiction text features & their purposes, main idea & details (determining the most important details; summarizing Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, referencing specific evidence -

Last Cold-Read of the 9 weeks - Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGEadjectives & what they modify; verb focus: verb tenselocating and classifying as action, linking or helping; Invitation to Edit on Thursday

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks – publishing for a grade!

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – solving multiplication and division word problems find missing variables in multiplication and division equations, multiplication and division as a concept: using strategies (repeated addition, number lines, arrays & area models) to find the products and quotients of whole numbers (within 100) – Multiplication/Division Word Problem Test on Thursday – covering all multiplication & division skills we have covered so far!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency  – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

Begin studying 3, 4 & 6 multiplication facts! They will begin showing up on Fact Fluency after Fall Break. We will also begin to have division facts on our tests – still 25 problems with 5 minutes to complete!

 

 

 

 

Week of 9/29 - 10/3...

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: NONFICTION FOCUS: nonfiction text features & their purposes, main idea & details (determining the most important details; summarizing Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, referencing specific evidence,

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGEverb focus: verb tense locating and classifying as action, linking or helping; Invitation to Edit on Friday – Verb Skill Check on Thursday

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks – publishing for a grade J

 

 

 

 

 

MATHfind missing variables in multiplication and division equations, multiplication and division as a concept: using strategies (repeated addition, number lines, arrays & area models) to find the products and quotients of whole numbers (within 100) – Multiplication/Division Unit Test on moved to Tuesday or possibly Wednesday! – covering all multiplication & division skills we have covered so far!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

 

Week of 9/22-26...

 

ELA Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: NONFICTION FOCUS: nonfiction text features & their purposes, main idea & details (determining the most important details – Close Reading: this is annotating our thinking on the passage, writing questions, clarifying meaning of words, predictions, inferences, etc. This process will grow through the year! Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, referencing specific evidence,

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGEverb focus: locating and classifying as action, linking or helping; Noun Skill Check on Tuesday Invitation to Edit on Friday

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks – publishing for a grade J

 

 

 

 

 

MATHfind missing variables in multiplication and division equations, multiplication and division as a concept: using strategies (repeated addition, number lines, arrays & area models) to find the products and quotients of whole numbers (within 100) – Multiplication/Division Unit Test on Friday – covering all multiplication & division skills we have covered so far!

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

Week of 9/15-19

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: central message (theme of a text), Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence, constructing responses (answers in complete sentences) still adding the evidence component this week J - PCR Explanation below!

 

 

 

Comprehension Assessment #3 on Thursday or Friday depending on when we are ready! – will cover all skills so far – there will be multiple-choice questions as well as a PCR (essay question)

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs (Mentor Sentence – Invitations to Edit on Fridays will be averaged together to count as one Writing grade for the grading period)

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks – working on revising & editing in class J

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – multiplication and division as a concept: using strategies (repeated addition, number lines, arrays & area models) to find the products of whole numbers – See note with explanations & examples – Performance Task on Wednesday

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

 

 

Thank you so much to all of you that ordered from our Scholastic order!!

 

 

 

Homework and Reading Log are due on Fridays. It will come home on Mondays and always be due the following Friday.

 

 

 

WANT ADS

 

Hot glue gun glue sticks,that is the ONLY thing that I can think of that we need!! You guys ROCK!!!

 

 

 

Week of 9/8-12...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: central message (theme of a text), Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence, constructing responses (answers in complete sentences) still adding the evidence component this week J - PCR Explanation below!

 

 

 

Comprehension Assessment #2 on Tuesday – students will infer character traits and give evidence to support their inferences J

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – adverbs & prepositions – graded activity on Friday! (Mentor Sentence – Invitations to Edit on Fridays will be averaged together to count as one Writing grade for the grading period)

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks

 

 

 

 

 

MATHmultiplication as a concept: using strategies (repeated addition, number lines, arrays & area models) to find the products of whole numbers – See note with explanations & examples

 

 

 

Fact Fluency - TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

 

 

Book Order due September 12th! Please order if you can – our online order code is GMHCL – make checks out to Scholastic, but cash is ok as well!

 

 

 

Homework and Reading Log are due on Fridays. It will come home on Mondays and always be due the following Friday.

 

 

 

WANT ADS

 

Thank you so much!!! You have showered us with such valuable items; I am overwhelmed with the kindness!! I will let you know when we run low on anything – Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

 

 

 

 

Week of 9/2-5...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: central message (theme of a text), Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence, constructing responses (answers in complete sentences) still adding the evidence component this week J - Explanation to come home this week to help you with clarification!

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – verbs/pronouns– graded activity on Friday!

 

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded for the 1st nine weeks

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – continuing to work on solving one-step addition & subtraction word problems – writing equations with missing variables – Test has been rescheduled from 8/29 to this Thursday (9/4).

 

 

 

Fact Fluency FIRST TEST THIS FRIDAY!! – Keep studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

 

 

Book Order due September 12th! Please order if you can – our online order code is GMHCL – make checks out to Scholastic, but cash is ok as well!

 

 

 

Homework and Reading Log are due on Fridays. It will come home on Mondays and always be due the following Friday.

 

 

 

WANT ADS

 

Thank you so much!!! You have showered us with such valuable items; I am overwhelmed with the kindness!! I will let you know when we run low on anything – Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

 

CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have not already done so, please pay 3rd Grade Fees!

 

 

 Week of 8/25-29...

ELA (English, Language Arts):

Skills: We will be working on procedures/concepts for Reader’s Workshop J

Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence, constructing responses (answers in complete sentences) adding the evidence component this week J

 

LANGUAGE – verbs – graded activity on Friday!

WRITING – collecting personal narrative seeds – students will write a personal narrative in class that will be graded this nine weeks

 

 

MATH – solving one-step addition & subtraction word problems – writing equations with missing variables – Test is scheduled for Friday 8/29; I will move it to the following week if we are not ready! First Math Test will cover rounding, addition & subtraction & solving word problems.

 

Fact Fluency – First test will be the week after Labor Day! Begin studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10 – We will have 25 multiplication problems to complete in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged together to count as one Math Assessment grade for the Nine Weeks.

 

COMING EVENTS

 

Book Order due September 12th! Please order if you can – our online order code is GMHCL – make checks out to Scholastic, but cash is ok as well!

 

Homework and Reading Log are due on Fridays. It will come home on Mondays and always be due the following Friday.

 

We need extra Marble notebooks; if you see some on sale, please grab some!

WANT ADS

“mini” soft drinks, full size candy bars, colored copy paper, dry-erase markers

CLASSIFIEDS

 

Parent Night – TONITE - Monday, August 25th @ 7pm!

 

 

Week of...8/18-22

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: We will be working on procedures/concepts for Reader’s Workshop J

 

Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence, constructing responses (answers in complete sentences)

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – subject/predicate; possessive nouns – graded activity on Friday!

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – patterns in addition, 2 & 3 digit addition & subtraction with and w/o regrouping, rounding – Skill Practice (grade) will be taken on Wednesday

 

 

 

Fact Fluency – coming in September; more information to come! Begin studying facts for 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

 

 

Book Order – will come home in Tuesday Folder, we are trying to meet a class book to get free books for our classroom!!!

 

 

 

Homework and Reading Log are due this Friday, August 22nd. See the Reading Log explanation note in your student’s binder – HW is in the front pocket of their binder J

 

 

 

We need extra Marble notebooks; if you see some on sale, please grab some!

 

WANT ADS

 

“mini” soft drinks, full size candy bars, colored copy paper, dry-erase markers

 

CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

Parent Night – next Monday, August 25th @ 7pm!

 

 

Week of... 8/11-15

HEADLINES

 

 

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

 

Skills: We will be working on procedures/concepts for Reader’s Workshop J

 

Reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, flipping questions and forming answers by restating the question and using keywords, locating evidence

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – identifying nouns, common/proper; plural nouns; sentence structure – developing well-crafted sentences

 

 

 

 

 

MATH – patterns in addition, 2 & 3 digit addition & subtraction with and w/o regrouping

 

 

 

Fact Fluency – We will take our first fact fluency test soon. I will send more details home in the next few days!

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

 

 

Book Order – will come home in Tuesday Folder, we are trying to meet a class book to get free books for our classroom!!!

 

 

 

Homework and Reading Log are due this Friday, August 15th. See the Reading Log explanation note in your student’s binder – HW is in the front pocket of their binder J

 

 

 

PTA – support our class and join the PTA!

 

 

 

WANT ADS

 

“mini” soft drinks, full size candy bars, Dollar Tree giftcards (for things to stock the classroom store), colored copy paper, dry-erase markers

 

CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

I am so glad to have your child in my class this year! We are off to a fabulous start! Look for notes/explanations in the next few weeks as we phase in all of our routines. Please don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions or concerns. I appreciate each and every one of you sharing your kids with me J

 

lauren.germany@dcsms.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of 5/12-16...

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF MY GOODIES LAST WEEK!  I FEEL VERY LOVED AND APPRECIATED!!!

 

NO HOMEWORK this week!

We will be taking the MCT2 this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Please make sure that your kiddos get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast and are here at school on time! 

Awards Day in the Classroom - next Thursday (5/22) - Time: TBA (most likely in the afternoon, around 1:00 or 1:30 :)

 

Last Day for students - 5/23 - 60% day - Dismissal @ 11:15!

 

Week of 5/5-5/9...

 

Unit 6: Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods & Giants – my favorite unit!!!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: text structure (how a paragraph is set-up/organized; based on the author’s intent – description, sequential order, compare/contrast, problem-solution, cause & effect – focusing on constructed response questions (essay) – research skills – determining importance & taking notes

 

COLD-READ (our last one!!) on WEDNESDAY!!

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGEusing a dictionary to locate words for definitions & for correct spelling – Test on Thursday (last Language test!)

 

 

 

            WRITING –publishing opinion writing (last writing grade!)

 

 

 

MATH –finding area of rectilinear & composite shapes – modeling and recognizing the correct use of the distributive property to find area of a figure – TEST on Tuesday (Tomorrow)!

 

Fact Fluency will typically be given on Friday – but it can occasionally be on Thursday! Study every night!

 

 

 

*****FACT FLUENCY – will now have 100 problems each week, a combination of multiplication & division facts – STUDENTS WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES to complete 100 PROBLEMS!!! Please study every night!! Facts Assessed: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 – 7’s and 9’s have been added!!!

 

COMING EVENTS

 

5/13-15 – MCT2 Testing

 

                                   

 

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WANT ADS

 

Dollar store treats for end of the year activity J

 

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CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

****Students are to be writing 7 & 9 multiplication and division facts 5x each as part of HW unless they earned an A on the Fact Fluency Quiz from the previous week! I let them know on Monday and the Quiz will be in Tuesday Folders each week J

 

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This is the last week for Homework & Reading Logs! Next week is MCT2 Week and the last week is full of activities as well! This year has FLOWN by!

 

 

Week of 4/28-5/2...

 

Unit 6: Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods & Giants – my favorite unit!!!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: text structure (how a paragraph is set-up/organized; based on the author’s intent – description, sequential order, compare/contrast, problem-solution, cause & effect – focusing on constructed response questions (essay) – research skills – determining importance & taking notes

 

COLD-READ on WEDNESDAY!!

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGEusing a dictionary to locate words for definitions & for correct spelling - test next week on dictionary skills.

 

 

 

            WRITING –beginning opinion writing

 

 

 

MATH –finding area of rectilinear & composite shapes – modeling and recognizing the correct use of the distributive property to find area of a figure – TEST WILL BE SOMETIME NEXT WEEK.

 

Fact Fluency will typically be given on Friday – but it can occasionally be on Thursday! Study every night!

 

 

 

*****FACT FLUENCY – will now have 100 problems each week, a combination of multiplication & division facts – STUDENTS WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES to complete 100 PROBLEMS!!! Please study every night!! Facts Assessed: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 – 7’s and 9’s have been added!!!

 

COMING EVENTS

 

                                                                       

 

Zoo Field Trip – 5/1                                                                                    May Day (field day) – 5/2

 

MCT 2 – 5/13-15                                                                                          Student’s Last Day – 5/23

 

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WANT ADS

 

Ticonderoga Pencils

 

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CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

****Students are to be writing 7 & 9 multiplication and division facts 5x each as part of HW unless they earned an A on the Fact Fluency Quiz from the previous week! I let them know on Monday and the Quiz will be in Tuesday Folders each week!

 

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Week of 4/21-25...

 

Please send field trip $ as soon as possible!!

 

Unit 6: Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods & Giants – my favorite unit!!!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: text structure (how a paragraph is set-up/organized; based on the author’s intent – description, sequential order, compare/contrast, problem-solution, cause & effect – practicing oral expression in class – focusing on constructed response questions (essay)

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE –abstract nouns; idioms(literal vs. figurative meaning) – Reviewing synonyms & types of figurative language (simile, metaphor & personification) to use in student writing

 

 

 

 

 

            WRITING –beginning opinion writing

 

 

 

MATH –finding perimeter & review of area – Performance Task on Wednesday (4/24/14)

 

Fact Fluency will typically be given on Friday – but it can occasionally be on Thursday! Study every night!

 

 

 

*****FACT FLUENCY – will now have 100 problems each week, a combination of multiplication & division facts – STUDENTS WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES to complete 100 PROBLEMS!!! Please study every night!! Facts Assessed: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 – 7’s and 9’s have been added!!!

 

COMING EVENTS

 

Spring Picture $ Due – 4/15                                                                     April 18th Good Friday Holiday

 

Zoo Field Trip – 5/1                                                                                    May Day (field day) – 5/2

 

MCT 2 – 5/13-15                                                                                          Student’s Last Day – 5/23

 

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WANT ADS

 

full size candy bars,”mini” Dr. Peppers J Ticonderoga pencils

 

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CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

****Students are to be writing 7 & 9 multiplication and division facts 5x each as part of HW unless they earned an A on the Fact Fluency Quiz from the previous week! I let them know on Monday and the Quiz will be in Tuesday Folders each week J

 

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Week of 4/13-17...

 

Unit 6: Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods & Giants – my favorite unit!!!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: text structure (how a paragraph is set-up/organized; based on the author’s intent – description, sequential order, compare/contrast, problem-solution, cause & effect – practicing oral expression in class – focusing on constructed response questions (essay)

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE –abstract nouns; idioms(literal vs. figurative meaning) – Reviewing synonyms & types of figurative language (simile, metaphor & personification) to use in student writing

 

 

 

 

 

            WRITING – publishing & performing our Fairy Tales J - beginning opinion writing

 

 

 

MATH – Test on Tuesday or Wednesday – dependent on student performance, covering: classifying quadrilaterals by attribute – and reviews fractions & word problems – then we will begin perimeter & review area – Performance Task by the end of next week.

 

Fact Fluency will typically be given on Friday – but it can occasionally be on Thursday! Study every night!

 

 

 

*****FACT FLUENCY – will now have 100 problems each week, a combination of multiplication & division facts – STUDENTS WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES to complete 100 PROBLEMS!!! Please study every night!! Facts Assessed: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 – 7’s and 9’s have been added!!!

 

COMING EVENTS

 

Spring Picture $ Due – 4/15                                                                     April 18th Good Friday Holiday

 

Zoo Field Trip – 5/1                                                                                    May Day (field day) – 5/2

 

MCT 2 – 5/13-15                                                                                          Student’s Last Day – 5/23

 

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WANT ADS

 

full size candy bars,”mini” Dr. Peppers J Ticonderoga pencils

 

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CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

****Students are to be writing 7 & 9 multiplication and division facts 5x each as part of HW unless they earned an A on the Fact Fluency Quiz from the previous week! I let them know on Monday and the Quiz will be in Tuesday Folders each week J

 

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Week of: 4/7-11...

 

Unit 6: Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods & Giants – my favorite unit!!!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: text structure (how a paragraph is set-up/organized; based on the author’s intent – description, sequential order, compare/contrast, problem-solution, cause & effect – practicing oral expression in class

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE –abstract nouns; idioms(literal vs. figurative meaning) – Reviewing synonyms & types of figurative language (simile, metaphor & personification) to use in student writing

 

 

 

 

 

            WRITING – publishing & performing our Fairy Tales J

 

 

 

MATH – Test on Tuesday covering Mass (grams, kilograms, milliliters & liters) & elapsed time – then we begin Geometry: to understand that shapes in different categories may share attributes and that shared attributes can define a larger category. SEE UNIT 6 OVERVIEW for examples & more detailed explanation – Performance Task is possible on FRIDAY – dependent on students! J

 

 

 

 

 

Fact Fluency will typically be given on Friday – but it can occasionally be on Thursday! Study every night!

 

 

 

*****FACT FLUENCY – will now have 100 problems each week, a combination of multiplication & division facts – STUDENTS WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES to complete 100 PROBLEMS!!! Please study every night!! Facts Assessed: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 – 7’s and 9’s have been added!!!

 

COMING EVENTS

 

Spring Picture $ Due – 4/14                                                                     April 18th Good Friday Holiday

 

 

 

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WANT ADS

 

full size candy bars,”mini” Dr. Peppers J Ticonderoga pencils

 

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CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

****Students are to be writing 7 & 9 multiplication and division facts 5x each as part of HW unless they earned an A on the Fact Fluency Quiz from the previous week! I let them know on Monday and the Quiz will be in Tuesday Folders each week J

 

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Week of: 3/31-4/4...

 

Unit 5: A Feast of Words

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: text structure (how a paragraph is set-up/organized; based on the author’s intent – description, sequential order, compare/contrast, problem-solution, cause & effect

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

Comprehension Test on Friday! – 4/4

 

 

 

LANGUAGE –abstract nouns; idioms(literal vs. figurative meaning) – Reviewing synonyms & types of figurative language (simile, metaphor & personification) to use in student writing

 

 

 

 

 

            WRITING – drafting & revising (and hopefully publishing!) our Fractured Fairy Tales – for a GRADE!

 

 

 

MATH – measure & estimate liquid volumes and masses using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (L) and milliliters (mL). Add, subtract, multiply and divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes of the same units (NO CONVERSIONS!!!) – Performance Task on Thursday and Test on Friday (test will cover liquid volume, mass and elapsed time

 

 

 

 

 

Fact Fluency will typically be given on Friday – but it can occasionally be on Thursday! Study every night!

 

 

 

*****FACT FLUENCY – will now have 100 problems each week, a combination of multiplication & division facts – STUDENTS WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES to complete 100 PROBLEMS!!! Please study every night!! Facts Assessed: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 – 7’s and 9’s have been added!!!

 

 

Week of: 3/24-28...Case 21 Tests this week!

Fundraiser due on Wednesday!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: text structure (how a paragraph is set-up/organized; based on the author’s intent – description, sequential order, compare/contrast, problem-solution, cause & effect

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE –abstract nouns; idioms(literal vs. figurative meaning) – Reviewing synonyms & types of figurative language (similie, metaphor & personification) to use in student writing

 

 

 

 

 

            WRITING – model drafting a fractured/modified fairy tale – students may begin drafting later

 

                               this week

 

 

 

MATH – Performance Task covering telling time & elapsed time onTuesday – begin Mass (capacity & weight using Metric units) – the majority of the problems will be word problems using these units.

 

 

 

Fact Fluency will typically be given on Friday – but it can occasionally be on Thursday! Study every night!

 

 

Week of: 2/24-28...

Unit 5: A Feast of Words

We are focusing this week on telling time to the nearest minute - we will take a quiz on this on Monday or Tuesday of next week - possibly on Friday, but only if I feel as though they are VERY prepared!!  We also will take a standard assessment on time next week, probably Wednesday or Thursday. 

 

Next week we will be taking an assessment on abstract nouns & idioms, and an assessment on prefixes & suffixes (all review).  We will also take a Cold-read covering idioms and nonfiction (includes text features - chart).  I plan on giving one each day, Monday - Wednesday.  We will be preparing for the musical, so we will work with the time we have! 

 

Next Friday we will "Rock the Jukebox" and then have Spring Break!

 

Week of: 2/3-7...

 

Unit 4: The People, the Preamble & the PresidentsI LOVE this UNIT!!!!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: text structure (how a paragraph is set-up/organized; based on the author’s intent – description, sequential order, compare/contrast, problem-solution, cause & effect; taking notes

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – capitalizing titles of literary works – Test on Thursday covering possessives, capitalizing and punctuating titles, parts of a book, using a dictionary, using a table of contents

 

 

 

            WRITING – Opinion/Argument Writing – continuing to model as a class this week and working

 

                             and working on developing points with research to support our opinion

 

 

 

MATH – Continue equivalent fractions – comparing fractions – Test on Friday (it is entirely possible that we will not take it until next week!)

 

 

 

Fact Fluency will typically be given on Friday – but it can occasionally be on Thursday! Study every night!

 

 

 

*****FACT FLUENCY – will now have 75 problems each week, a combination of multiplication & division facts – STUDENTS WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES to complete 75 PROBLEMS!!! Please study every night!! Facts Assessed: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10 – 4’s and 8’s have been added!!!

 

 

 

 

Week of: 1/21-24....

ELA- focus on context clues and text structure: sequential order and compare/contrast

         Language - capitalize titles of literary works, contractions and   possessives

          Writing - composing informational text (President paragraph)

 

Math - fractions on a number line - Test on Friday

 

Week of: 1/13-17...

 

 

Unit 4: The People, the Preamble & the Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: author’s point-of-view; visualizing; poetry; figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole) nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text; summarizing using main idea & details – COLD-READ on FRIDAY!

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – Reviewing parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, object of the preposition)

 

 

 

            WRITING – Beginning President research

 

 

 

MATH – 2-Step Word Problems (including all operations) – Assessment Tuesday (1/14) – Begin Fractions – see 3rd Nine Weeks Syllabus for examples

 

 

 

*****FACT FLUENCY – will now have 75 problems each week, a combination of multiplication & division facts – STUDENTS WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES to complete 75 PROBLEMS!!! Please study every night!! Facts Assessed: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10 – 4’s and 8’s have been added!!!

 

 

 

 

Week of: 1/6-10...

 

Unit 4: The People, the Preamble & the Presidents

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: author’s point-of-view; visualizing; poetry; figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole) nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text; summarizing using main idea & details

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – Reviewing simple, compound and complex sentences (1 independent clause, 1 subordinate conjunction and 1 dependent clause)

 

 

 

            WRITING – Composing simple, compound & complex sentences

 

 

 

MATH – 2-Step Word Problems (including all operations) – Assessment next Tuesday (1/14)

 

 

 

*****FACT FLUENCY – will now have 75 problems each week, a combination of multiplication & division facts – STUDENTS WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES to complete 75 PROBLEMS!!! Please study every night!! Facts Assessed: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10 – 4’s and 8’s have been added!!!

 

 

 

 

Week of: 12/16-20...

NO Homework or Reading Log due this week!!  Merry Christmas!!! Don't forget to send Secret Santa items on your assigned day, if you forget just send when you remember :) 

 

We will take 2 multiplication Fact Fluency tests this week, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday - STUDY!!!

 

Week of: 12/9-13...

 

Please send a GIFT BAG with your child if you haven’t already done so!!!

 

 

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: author’s point-of-view; visualizing; poetry; figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole) nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text; summarizing using main idea & details – Cold-Read on Friday!

 

 

 

WORD WORKFOCUS - using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE –complex sentences (1 independent clause, 1 subordinate conjunction and 1 dependent clause)- Test covering Compound + Complex Sentences on Friday 12/13)

 

 

 

            WRITING – Finishing Informational Writing for a grade!

 

 

 

MATH – Area Performance Task on Wednesday (12/11) – Math Assessment on Area on Friday (12/13)

 

 

Week of:12/2-6...

 

Unit 3: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: author’s point-of-view; visualizing; poetry; figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole) nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text; summarizing using main idea & details – Cold-Read on Friday!

 

 

 

WORD WORK – using context cluesto determine meaning of unknown words in text

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE –REVIEWING SIMPLE SENTENCES; focusing on complex sentences (1 independent clause, 1 subordinate conjunction and 1 dependent clause)

 

 

 

            WRITING – Informational Writing for a grade!

 

 

 

MATH – We will be taking the Math Assessment covering 2 step-word problems and graphing tomorrow (12/3) – We will begin area on 12/4 – Math HW will come home on Wednesday!

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 10. 50 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Thursday! THESE MUST BE MEMORIZED – DAILY PRACTICE IS NECESSARY!!!

 

Week of: 11/11-15...

 

Unit 3: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: author’s point-of-view; visualizing; poetry; figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole) nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text; summarizing using main idea & details – WE ARE DIVING INTO CLOSE READING – Look for anchor charts on Twitter and in student binders!!! COLD-READ on Friday!

 

 

 

WORD WORK – using context clues

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE types of sentences (simple sentence, compound sentence, simple sentence-compound subject, and simple sentence – compound verb) – See anchor chart in binder!

 

 

 

            WRITING – drafting Expository/Informational Writing

 

 

 

MATH 2 Step-Word Problems (addition, subtraction & multiplication) – See the bar model explanation in the Math pocket in their binder. Anchor charts will be included as we create them!

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 10. 50 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Friday! THESE MUST BE MEMORIZED – DAILY PRACTICE IS NECESSARY!!!

 

 

Week of: 11/4-8...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: visualizing; poetry; figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole) nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text; summarizing using main idea & details – WE ARE DIVING INTO CLOSE READING – Look for anchor charts on Twitter and in student binders!!!

 

 

 

WORD WORKusing context clues

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE types of sentences (simple, compound sentence, simple sentence-compound subject, simple sentence compound-verb (predicate)

 

 

 

            WRITING – begin Expository/Informational Writing

 

 

 

MATH  Multiplication Properties (quiz on Wednesday) - We are retaking Patterns Performance Task on Friday - see study "notes" in binder.  We will be taking the first half of our next standard assessment on Friday - 2nd half on Monday coviering multiplication properties, Multiples of Ten, patterns, missing quantities, and division.

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 10. 50 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Thursday! THESE MUST BE MEMORIZED – DAILY PRACTICE IS NECESSARY!!!

 

 

Week of: 10/28-11/1...

 

***Look for anchor charts in student binders!!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: visualizing; poetry; figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole) nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text; summarizing using main idea & details – WE ARE DIVING INTO CLOSE READING – Look for anchor charts on Twitter and in student binders!!!

 

 

 

WORD WORK –dividing multisyllabic words, irregularly spelled words (words spelled differently than they sound); prefixes & suffixes; synonyms & antonyms; using context clues

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE Reviewing figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration) – Language Skill Test on Friday

 

 

 

            WRITING – begin Expository/Informational Writing

 

 

 

MATH –We will revisit Properties of Multiplication (associative, distributive, commutative) in the next few weeks. This week will will focus on multiplying with multiples of 10 and missing quantities (addend, subtrahend, minuend, factor, divisor, dividend) – See foldable in student binder! Performance Task on Wednesday (Missing Quantities) and Friday (Multiply w/ multiples of 10)

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 10. 50 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Thursday! THESE MUST BE MEMORIZED – DAILY PRACTICE IS NECESSARY!!!

 

 

 

 

Week of: 10/7-10/11...

 

***Look for anchor charts in student binders!!

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: poetry; figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole) nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text; summarizing using main idea & details

 

 

 

WORD WORK –dividing multisyllabic words, irregularly spelled words (words spelled differently than they sound); prefixes & suffixes; synonyms & antonyms; using context clues

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE adverbs (how? when? where?), comparative & superlative adverbs – Skill Check on Thursday – Language Test on FRIDAY!!

 

 

 

            WRITING – publishing a 2nd personal narrative

 

 

 

MATHgrowing (increase/decrease w/rule) & repeating (pattern unit) patterns (using addition + multiplication tables) input/output tables – Performance Task on FRIDAY!!!

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 5 & 10. 25 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Thursday! You may want to begin studying 3’s & 6’s also, after Fall Break those will be included in our weekly drills – we will have 50 problems for the 2nd Nine Weeks!!!!

 

 

Week of: 9/30-10/4...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text; summarizing using main idea & details

 

 

 

Spelling Words: learn, money, school, started, third, while, a lot, favorite, outside, really, until, family, because, finally

 

 

 

WORD WORK –dividing multisyllabic words, irregularly spelled words (words spelled differently than they sound); prefixes & suffixes; synonyms & antonyms

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE adjectives (which one, what kind, how many); comparative & superlative (good, better, best) – Skill-Check this Tuesday – begin Adverbs

 

 

 

            WRITING – publishing a personal narrative

 

 

 

MATH – conceptual division – Performance Task on Tuesday – students need to determine operation (multiplication, division, addition) – We will continue working on multiplication & division word problems.

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 5 & 10. 25 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Thursday! You may want to begin studying 3’s & 6’s also, after Fall Break those will be included in our weekly drills – we will have 50 problems for the 2nd Nine Weeks J

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF: 9/23-27...

 

 

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: nonfiction text features; main idea in nonfiction text

 

 

 

Spelling Words:clean, six, bring, kind, full, warm , seven, myself, long, hold, done, try, much, grow, never, hot

 

draw, today

 

 

 

WORD WORK –dividing multisyllabic words, irregularly spelled words (words spelled differently than they sound); prefixes & suffixes; synonyms & antonyms

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE adjectives (which one, what kind, how many); comparative & superlative (good, better, best) – Skill-Check next Wednesday

 

 

 

            WRITING – publishing a personal narrative

 

 

 

MATHconceptual division – Performance Task on Friday – IT IS POSSIBLE that we will not take this until the following Tuesday – I will gauge our progress on Thursday J

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 5 & 10. 25 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Thursday! You may want to begin studying 3’s & 6’s also, after Fall Break those will be included in our weekly drills – we will have 50 problems for the 2nd Nine Weeks J

 

 

Week of: 9/16-20...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, inference (reading between the lines to determine author’s meaning), making connections across texts, comparing and contrasting, central message (related to theme); trickster tales; compare + contrastCold-Read on FRIDAY!

 

 

 

Spelling Words: – coming, cousin, friend, mother, started, through, threw, you’re, they’re, won’t asked, father, decided, received - traditional spelling test on Friday J

 

 

 

WORD WORK –dividing multisyllabic words, irregularly spelled words (words spelled differently than they sound); classifying and categorizing

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE pronouns (subject, object & possessive) – Skill Check on Wednesday – Unit Test on Friday – Reviewing all of the skills covered so far: nouns, verbs, subject-verb agreement, pronouns

 

 

 

            WRITING – publishing a personal narrative

 

 

 

MATHconceptual multiplication strategies: repeated addition, skip-counting (number-lines), arrays, area models – solving equations and word problems -

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 5 & 10. 25 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Thursday! You may want to begin studying 3’s & 6’s also, after Fall Break those will be included in our weekly drills – we will have 50 problems for the 2nd Nine Weeks J

 

 

Week of: 9/9-13...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, inference (reading between the lines to determine author’s meaning), making connections across texts, comparing and contrasting, central message (related to theme); trickster tales; compare + contrast

 

 

 

Spelling Words: again, another, beautiful, because, believe, children, decided, different, every, getting, little, many, people, together, clothes – traditional spelling test on Friday J

 

 

 

WORD WORK –dividing multisyllabic words, irregularly spelled words (words spelled differently than they sound); classifying and categorizing

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGEsubject-verb agreement (skill-check on Tuesday)

 

 

 

            WRITING – drafting seeds for personal narratives

 

 

 

MATH – Use data collected to draw a scaled bar and picture graph to represent data with several categories. Solve one-step problems using information from the graphs – Performance Task on Wednesday (9/11) – (first Math Test - Friday –9/13)

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 5 & 10. 25 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Thursday!

 

 

Week of: 9/3-6...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, inference (reading between the lines to determine author’s meaning), making connections across texts, comparing and contrasting, central message (related to theme); trickster tales; compare + contrast

 

We will have a Cold-Read on Thursday!

 

 

 

WORD WORK –dividing multisyllabic words, irregularly spelled words (words spelled differently than they sound); classifying and categorizing

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGEsubject-verb agreement (skill-check on Thursday)

 

 

 

            WRITING – drafting seeds for personal narratives

 

 

 

MATH – Use data collected to draw a scaled bar and picture graph to represent data with several categories. Solve one-step problems using information from the graphs – Performance Task on Tuesday (9/10) – (first Math Test –9/12)

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 5 & 10. 25 problems – 5 minutes to complete! – Test on Friday!

 

 

Week of: 8/26-30...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded; we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, summarizing, questioning), character analysis, inference (reading between the lines to determine author’s meaning), making connections across texts, comparing and contrasting, central message (related to theme); trickster tales; compare + contrast

 

We will have a Cold-Read on Friday!

 

 

 

WORD WORK –dividing multisyllabic words, irregularly spelled words (words spelled differently than they sound); classifying and categorizing

 

 

 

SPELLING WORDS – little, two, going, her, said, over, where, want, today, home, down, under, much, know, there, their – traditional oral spelling test on THURSDAY!

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – verbs (skill-check on Friday); begin subject-verb agreement

 

            WRITING – drafting seeds for personal narratives

 

 

 

MATH – use a letter to represent an unknown quantity while solving 1-step word problems; estimate to check reasonableness of answers – Performance Task on Friday – (first Math Test – approx. 9/11)

 

 

 

FACT FLUENCY – multiplication and division facts for 0, 2, 5 & 10. 25 problems – 5 minutes to complete!

 

 

 

 

Week of: 8/19-23...

 

ELA (English, Language Arts): **New skills for the week will be bolded, we are continuing to do use and practice all skills with all texts!

 

Skills: reciprocal reading strategies (predicting, questioning), beginning character analysis, inference (reading between the lines to determine author’s meaning), making connections across texts, comparing and contrasting, central message (related to theme)

 

First Reading Test will be next Friday, August 30th!

 

 

 

WORD WORK –dividing multisyllabic words

 

 

 

LANGUAGE – Noun Check-up on Tuesday (8/20); begin verbs (action, linking, being), verb tense and subject-verb agreement

 

 

 

            WRITING – drafting personal narrative seeds

 

 

 

MATH – Adding and Subtracting within 1000 (3-digit numbers); review addition properties and place value in relation to the concept – Performance Assessment in class on Friday – 1st Test on 9/11/13

 

 

Week of: 8/12-8/16...

ELA:

Reading - character analysis; setting up procedures for Reader's Workshop

Language - Nouns (common/proper, singular/plural, forming plurals) - Quiz next Tuesday

Writing - setting up Writer's Workshop

 

Math- rounding numbers (up to 4-digits) to the nearest ten and hundred - Performace Assessment will be completed in class on Friday for a grade.

Fact Fluency Test - given on Friday; will include multiplication and divison facts for 0,1,2,5 & 10.  Time = 5 minutes for 25 problems

 

Classroom Needs:  tootsie rolls, starburst, mini-soft drinks, full size candy bars