* Picture Day is on Friday. If you are ordering pictures, please have
your child return the envelope to school by Friday. You may also
purchase photos online.
* Thanks for all your support in daily reading at home. Reading logs
should be returned every Monday.
* Please assist your child in stapling or paper clipping all assignments
for the spelling contract that is due on Friday. The spelling
contract should be on top.
* Last week your child brought home usernames and passwords for
getting on the Wonders and My Math sites. Your child may use
these sites for review and practice skills taught each week.
*Students will be tracking their own progress in the different
subject areas by using a data folder. This will allow your child to gain
ownership and a sense of urgency in their own learning. Papers will
go home once data is entered in their folders.
Reading- We will be reading the biography, Mary Anderson’s Great
Invention. We will be learning how to identify a biography and when
it might be useful to read this genre. The students will once again be
using the ask and answer strategy to check comprehension. We will
also be learning about the cause and effect relationship within text
and how it can help us when comprehending.
We will be learning about metaphors this week. A metaphor is a
group of words that compare two things that are different. For
example: “The sky was a grey curtain.” We will be discussing how
authors use metaphors to “paint a picture in our minds” and make
their writing more descriptive. Students will be encouraged to use
metaphors in their own writing.
Writing- Last week we learned that sequence words can help us to
organize our paragraphs. This week, the students will go through the
writing process as we work on our “How to Make Popcorn”
paragraphs. We will be learning how to revise and edit our written
work. We will then finish by writing and sharing our final copy.
We will be review the 4 types of sentences: statements,
commands, questions, and exclamations. We will have a quiz on
Friday. In addition we will begin to learn how to identify the subject
in a sentence.
Math- We are starting chapter 2 on addition. This week we will be
learning the properties of addition which include the identity
property ( the sum or any number plus 0 is the same number,
Example 4+0=4 ), commutative property (The order of the numbers
does not change the sum. For example 3+4= 7 , 4+3= 7), and
associative property (The way in which the addend are grouped does
not change the sum. For example 2+(3+7)= (2+3) +7) .
In addition we will be looking at addition patterns, how numbers
change when you add to each place value, and ways to add mentally.
Science- We will be learning about the 3 types of rocks and the rock
cycle. Last week we took time to make observations and categorize
rocks according to different properties. This week we will try to
identify if the rocks are igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic. We
will be making notecards with our science vocabulary words this
week. Please have your child review the definitions nightly. We will
be taking a Rock quiz next week.