Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
This week, students will complete their tasks in the Daily Five. Students will use their IR books to guide them through Daily Five weekly. Please make sure your child is reading nightly for 30 minutes minimum 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 work with Guided Reading groups this week. The purpose of Guided reading is to provide support in reading texts that are more complex, work on vocabulary development, and increase comprehension. This week students will work on using context clues to identify unknown words and use questioning and inference within the text with a reading skill called, “Lift A Line”.
This week, students will begin work on their next expoistory essay. Students will use a graphic organizer to organize the parts of the essay. We will review topic sentences and develop details and examples for our writing. In addition, students will read and respond to a play in Scholastic Scope about Sherlock Holmes. Students will compose an essay response to the question, “What type of person is Sherlock Holmes?”, citing information from the article to support their thinking.
In Math, students will continue Unit4: Decimal Concepts; Coordinate Grids. Students will practice adding and subtracting decimals this wek. Lessons 4.11-4.14 will be covered.
Social Studies- Students will continue Chapter 5, The Thirteen Colonies. Students will finish Lesson 2 notes this week– The Middle Colonies. We will answer lesson 2 questions and take a quiz over the lesson.
Science- This week, students will learn about the phases of the moon. Then, students will conduct Investigation E: Moon Phases. Students will write a formal investigation, experimenting with replication of the moon phases.
Homework Chart for the week:
|Math||Home Link 4.11||Home Link 4.12||Home Link 4.13||Checking Progress Quiz|
|Writing||Graphic Organizer: write your introductory paragraph.||Graphic Organizer: Write your body paragraph topic sentences/details|
|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||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Reading Log is due Monday,