* Open House is scheduled for this Thursday, September 24th from 6-7pm. The children have been working hard and would love to show off all their work to you.
Reading/Language Arts: Unit 1 Week 3 Communities
The theme this week is communities.
Our essential question is: How do people from different cultures contribute to a community?
Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions means as they read, good readers ask questions about the story and look for answers in the text.
Comprehension Skill: Sequence: Sequence is the order in which a story’s events happen; the beginning, middle, and end. Clue words: first, next, then, and finally.
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction: Autobiography- tell the story of a person’s life, tells events in chronological order, and written about the author by the author.
Compound Words- two smaller words that make one word. The smaller words tell you the meaning of the compound word.
Good Writers have a clear beginning, middle and end. We will write a “How to” pop popcorn first and then carry it over to a paragraph on how to carve a pumpkin.
Spelling: Our spelling words have the final e sound.
During math this week, our class will model division as equal sharing. We started this lesson on Friday with the book The Doorbell Rang. The class will learn that one way to divide is to find the number in each group. This can be done by equal sharing. Our next lesson of the week will show how division and subtraction are related and use models, such as a number line, to show this. We will check our progress after this to make sure we understand the concepts so far.
Our exploration of rocks continues this week. Students will explore 12 rocks and become the scientists by grouping them according to what they believe the rocks should be grouped as. When this process is complete, they will learn that there are three types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. The class will also complete the rock cycle wheel and sing a song!