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 explore the character traits of main characters in a novel.
This week, students will continuework on their next expository 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 complete Unit4: Decimal Concepts; Coordinate Grids. Students will practice adding and subtracting decimals this wek. Then, students will take the Unit 4 test on Wednesday. Thursday, students will take a cumulative assessment of their learning this year so far.
Social Studies- Students will continue Chapter 5, The Thirteen Colonies. Students will work on lesson 3 notes this week– The Southern Colonies. We will answer lesson 3 questions and take a quiz over the lesson.
Science- This week, students will learn about the parts of the lever, what advantage is in simple lever systems, and how to get the greatest advantage when using a lever. Investigation G will be assessed in their notebooks.
Homework Chart for the week:
|Math||Home Link 4.14||Unit 4 Review||Cumulative Review|
|Writing||Graphic Organizer: Write your body paragraph topic sentences/details|
|Social Studies||Southern Colonies 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||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes.Reading Log is due Monday,|