Progress Reports went home Friday, May 20. If you have not done so already, please sign and detach the bottom portion of the report and send it back to school.
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 and a homework component, along with the Reading Log, comprise 30% of your child’s overall reading grade.
I will work with Guided Reading groups this week. We will continue work in Q4 books, focusing on inferencing in the text. Students will use text evidence quoted directly to support their reasoning.
This week, students will explore poetic devices. We will study simile and personification. Students will generate their own poems based on these devices.
In Math, students will continue work in Unit 8. Students will use volume units to plan a home aquarium, use volume representations to explore and explain volume concepts, and devise a plan to spend $1,000,000 on an animal rescie shelter. Lessons 8.3-8.5 will be covered.
Social Studies- Students will begin work on Chapter 9 this week. Students will learn about the Cumberland Gap and western expansion. Students will also learn about Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clark. There will be a lesson 1 quiz on Tuesday May 31.
Science- Students will use their observation skills to investigate and identify mystery substances with microscopes this week. Then, students will learn about the parts of a cell.
Homework Chart for the week:
|Math||Math Journal pages 281-282||Home Link 8.4||Math Boxes page 289||Home Link 8.5|
|Writing||Publish Simile poem|
|Social Studies/ Science||Exploring The West worksheet||SCIENCE QUESTIONS DUE Tuesday|
|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! Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.|