I hope that everyone enjoyed their extended weekend and was able to reflect on MLK day. This week I am sure will go by very quick! Last week, we started our fraction unit. Students spent the first half of the week digging in to the basics of fractions and this week we will be adding and subtracting like fractions. We finished our study of text structures in nonfiction text. We dove into the beginning of the cause to the Revolution in social studies and Force and Motion in science.
Scholastic Book Orders are due by this Friday. The Ident-a-kid ID card photo and money will be due this Wednesday. Also make sure to get your child’s yearbook online for the reduced rate.
New Units of Study this Week:
Math: We will work with decomposing, adding and subtracting fractions this week. Students will be using Conceptua to digdeeper into fractions. If they have a device, please send it in daily. Unfortunately, Ipods/Iphones do not work with Conceptua. Homework this week will be My Math Worksheets AND any Conceptua that they did not finish during the day.
Reading: We will begin a new unit Traditional Literature. Students will discuss fairy tales, fables, and myths. We will complete Vocabulary week 6 and their Scholastic magazine. Vocab unit 6 SWYK will be on Friday and the magazine will also be due.
Writing: This is the last week that we will be working on our opinion writing piece.
Science: We will continue our study of force and motion. The kids will be assigned a simple machine project. It will be done at home and will be assigned this week (probably on Wednesday). We will be using DEVICES (Tablets, not cell phones or ipods because they will not be compatible with what we are working on) to help with our learning this week as well.
Social Studies: We continue learning about the causes of the revolution. If we cover all of our material this week, we will have a test on Monday. If we don’t get through everything we will have a test sometime next week. We will be using DEVICES (Tablets, not cell phones or ipods because they will not be compatible with what we are working on) to help with our learning this week as well.