Wednesday, February 12th – Choral Performance
Thursday, February 13th – Picture Day, Say “Cheese”
Friday, February 14th – Friendship Book Exchange/Valentine Exchange/Kindness Cards/Papa John’s Pizza Reward
February 17th – 21st – Winter Break, No School
Learning this Week:
We will continue expanding Westward and students will learn about the Indian Removal Act, Trail of Tears, Oregon Trail, Gold Rush and the annexation of Texas!
We will continue learning about fractions, specifically adding and subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators and regrouping to subtract with like denominators. Thank you for your continued practice with multiplication fact fluency through Moby Max, flash cards, etc. this knowledge is a critical foundation for their mathematical thinking.
Students will be reading chapters 116 – 20 in Tuck Everlasting and focusing on evidence from text to support comprehension and opinion. In small group we will work on a leveled informational text; focusing on structure, main idea and supporting details with a social studies passage on the Indian Removal Act.
Students will finish our work with paired text from StoryWorks , Attack from Outerspace and Planet Protectors focusing on vocabulary, text evidence, synthesizing information, text structure, and critical thinking skills. In small group we will work on a leveled informational text focusing on structure, main idea and supporting details with a social studies passage on the Indian Removal Act.
Continue working on the 10 Book Challenge! Remember that there is a Choice Board for possible book projects when the book they are reading does not have a Reading Counts Quiz. Several book projects have come in this week and they are wonderful!
Student are progressing nicely with their opinion writing. This week in small groups we will focus on the structure of the body paragraphs reviewing the reason statement, giving examples, providing evidence from text or personal knowledge, explaining the evidence, and then transitioning to the next reason. We will also be working on ordering adjectives.