We begin Unit 2 Week 2 with the theme of Immigration. The essential question this week is: Why do people immigrate to new places?
Comprehension Strategy: Make Predictions-Good readers find clues from the text and pictures to make predictions and revise if necessary.
Comprehension Skill: Theme- Sequence is the order in which a story’s events happen. It is what happens in the beginning, middle, and end.
Genre: Historical Fiction- made up story that happened in the past. It has a beginning, middle, and end. It uses pictures to better understand.
Vocabulary Strategy: Similies- Compares two things that are different using like or as. Similies don’ts mean exactly what they say.
Writing: Word Choice-We continue to write our persuasive essays this week titled, “Don’t Eat Me!” Good writers give descriptive details to help readers see and feel the story.
Spelling- Our spelling pattern is long e.
We begin our unit on multiplication! Students should be able to answer the question, “What does multiplication mean?” by the end of this chapter. Our main focus this week is to relate multiplication to addition and identify and make arrays. Students will begin to work on their banana split this week by completing zeros and ones. Students may work at their own pace as many will advance into higher digits when ready.
Our unit on rocks and minerals ends and we will test on Tuesday. A study packet and book came home last week. We also played a review jeopardy game so the class should be ready for the test. Our next unit is soil and we begin this unit with the study of the worm!
Thursday I will be at a science workshop learning all about matter which is a new unit added to our curriculum this year. I look forward to applying this information in the classroom!