- The “Famous Dead People Project” is an assignment that will be completed at home and ready to present on Friday, October 30. Students should come dressed as their dead person and have props, posters, and notecards with their speech on it. We will present throughout the day, as we have a field trip to the Logan Center Of The Arts during that day.
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Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
This week, students will continue their tasks on the Daily Five. Students will use their IR books to guide them through Daily Five weekly. Please make sure your child is reading nightly from one book and bringing that book to and from school as if it were a textbook. This is an important component of Daily Five.
I will meet with Guided Reading groups this week. The purpose of Guided reading is to provide support in reading texts that are more complex. This week students will work on using context clues to identify unknown words, make connections to the text as they read, and make inferences about the text.
This week, students will finish publishing essays. We will have an Author’s Chair on Thursday to celebrate our first published work. The rubric for the published essays is available to view under the “Rubrics” tab on the blog. Students will begin writing Seed stories for our next Narrative: Fictional Narrative.
In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2. Lessons 2.10-2.13 will be covered. We will practice using the partial-quotients algorithm to solve division problems, make estimations, and determine what to do with remainders.
Social Studies- We will begin Chapter 3 this week: The Age Of Exploration. Lesson 1 will cover technology of the Renaissance, Christopher Columbus, and the European desire to find a route to Asia.
Science- This week, Room 314 will create sunclocks and calendars to keep track of time. We will graph our sunshadow lengths on a chart to determine relationships between the shadow length and the time of day.
Homework Chart for the week:
|Math||Home Link 2.10||Home Link 2.11||Home Link 2.12||Math Journal pages 66-67|
|Writing||Publish Narrative Essay||Publish Narrative Essay||Write a Seed story|
|Social Studies||Famous Dead People||Famous Dead People||Famous Dead People||Famous Dead People||Exploration worksheet|
|Reading||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log||Reading Log is due Monday.|