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Weekly Skills for the Week of January 22-26, 2018

*Due to snow days, no homework packet was assigned for this week. Students should study spelling words and multiplications facts.

LETTER TO PARENTS WILL BE SENT HOME WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MAKE UP DAYS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. 

Reading: Students will continue to read and analyze poetry. Review types of figurative language. (Comprehension Test on Friday)

Making Meaning: Mentor Text-Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx

  • Students identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.
  • Students use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.
  • Students read independently for 25 minutes.

*Extra comprehension practice: Read books on MyOn and take a test. Read text on Read Theory and take assessments. Log in information in located in student binder.

**No vocabulary words this week.

Grammar: Students correctly capitalize and punctuate titles.

Rules to Remember:

  • Underline titles of books, newspapers, movies, CDs, and magazines.
  • Use quotation marks around titles of articles, songs, poems, and book chapters.
  • In titles, capitalize the first and last word. Capitalize every word in between except a, an, the, by, for, with, in, of, and, or, and but. 

Writing: Read nonfiction texts on fossil fuels and write a response. This will be graded. 

Spelling: Week 18: cared, needed, chased, climb, wait, mean, loose, none, third, store, main, shared, eighteen, during, search, before, across, forty, doctor, modern (Test on Thursday)

Math: Fractions

  • identify parts of a whole and a set
  • match unit fractions to models
  • identify and label fractions on a number line

Students should know that anytime the numerator and denominator are the same, the fraction is equal to 1 whole. Examples: 2/2, 4/4, 12/12

Anytime the numerator is half of the denominator, the fraction is equal to one half. Examples: 2/4, 5/10, 6/12

Students need to also be able to spell fractions. Examples: 1/2 is written one half, 2/4 is written two fourths

Review all of the above. Use fraction bars to identify fractions on a numberline. Check My Progress will be completed by Thursday. Use as a review for assessment. (Fraction Assessment will be given next Tuesday)

**IXLMath review: W.1-W.8    F.5   F.9   G.1-G.4

**Students may also use IXL website to review ELA skills. Even though students do not have an account, they are able to complete a limited number of practice questions.

Starting this Friday, fact fluency quizzes will include 4's and 8's. Quizzes will also increase from 50 to 75 problems. 

Science: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

  • Students will watch a video and power point on weathering, erosion, and deposition.
  • Complete an activity with gobstopper candy to understand weathering, erosion, and deposition.
  • Complete cut and paste activity; put together a flap book to use as a study guide.

Important Dates

1/25 - Class Pictures

1/30 - PTA Meeting - 6pm

2/6 - Progress Reports

2/14 - Valentine's Day (No party-just treats & card exchange)

3/1 - Spring Pictures

3/5-9 - Case 21 Testing

3/12-16 - Spring Break