Here’s the 411 on this week!Β πŸ™‚


  1. Next due date for Guided Reading responses is Nov 8th for the next 6 entries (entire class).
  2. Check Bloomz for last minute updates and communication.Β πŸ™‚
  3. Behavior is now documented on Bloomz versus paper copies. Notifications are sent out at 6 p.m. daily. If you are not on Bloomz, I will contact via Synergy, if there is a behavior situation. πŸ™‚
  4. Have your child check out the video sections on our blog for content-related information.
  5. Mystery Reader day is Oct. 31st! Thank you for those who volunteered to come read! πŸ™‚ We are spend the day focusing on reading, sharing books we love, and sharing our published narratives with each other. πŸ™‚


Math– We are continuing to learn how to add/subtract mixed fractions with unlike denominators this week with a focus on word problems. Students need to be able to find the LCM (Least Common Multiple) to determine the LCD (Least Common Denominator). Then, they can convert the fractions to have the same LCD and perform the operation (Add/subtract). Finally, they need to simplify to the lowest terms. Students also need to understand the 5/8 is the same as 5 divided by 8 and perform long-division.

The enrichment group is working on multiplying fractions this week, including word problems.

Mini quiz on Friday will be on prodigy. πŸ™‚

Reading– We will starting our next nonfiction text, Promises to Keep. Our focus for reading will be on nonfiction texts, which correlates to our focus in writing. Grades will be from Reading Response Journals. πŸ™‚ Mini quiz on Friday on Main Idea and dealing with the book.

Science– We are studying animal (Vertebrae vs.Β  non-vertebrae) and plant classification (flowering vs. nonflowering). We are also going to start on inherited vs. learned traits/behaviors and genes.

Writing– We are starting informational writing this week and using INFORM as a guide.Β (Opening paragraph with topic that briefly lists the subtopics, 3 body paragraphs for the 3 subtopics and details for each, closing paragraph). It has been decided that we will focus on biographies of important historical people instead of animal classification.

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