Happy Easter and Happy Passover! I hope everyone has enjoyed some time with family and friends this weekend, despite the cold, dreary weather on Saturday. It’s hard to believe that we’re only about 4 1/2 weeks from the end of the year. I don’t know about you, but this year has flown by! I have enjoyed working with each and every one of you this year and look forward to hearing how things are going in the future! With that being said, let’s move on to what we’ve got going on this week.
Math – this week, we will be learning how to measure angles using a protractor, as well as understanding that angles are additive. We will be working to find the measurement of a missing angle, as well as measuring angles.
Reading – we will continue working on paired passages, where we are reading two different passages and then answering questions or writing a constructed response with information from the two articles. Please encourage your students to go back into the passage and find their answers, as much as possible. Many times, the creators of the questions and the “test,” will ask questions that have answers that can be found within the passage. It’s imperative that students take the time to go back and find the answers while they’re reading.
Writing – we are continuing to work on fictional narratives with a focus on using dialogue, and punctuating it correctly, using strong verbs to help the reader visualize what is being written, as well as the correct times to change paragraphs and how to use transition words and phrases appropriately.
Grammar – This week, our mentor sentence comes from the Patricia Polocco book, Chicken Sunday. We will be working on punctuation as well. We will be taking our invitation to edit on Friday.
Spelling – we will be waiting until after the GA Milestones to be taking our Sort 15 test, around May 10th. I don’t want students to lose their spelling contracts this week, so I will be placing the contract here, in case your student wants to get a jump start on studying the words and completing the activities. I’ll be passing out the actual contract next Monday, but it won’t be due until May 10th.
Science – We will be finishing up our unit on Force and Motion on Monday, then moving onto Social Studies, beginning on Tuesday.
Social Studies – we will begin our study on the U.S. Civil War. With this unit, we will be discussing slavery, because it’s part of our history, but in no certain terms is it acceptable. We teach history, so that hopefully history doesn’t repeat itself. I will only be teaching about the facts. If you would like to see the PowerPoint presentations that I will be using, please let me know and I will share them with you.
Thursday, 4/25/19 – First Annual STEAM Night – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 4/26/19 – WellStar Visit
Friday, 4/26/19 – End of 4.5 week grading period.
Monday, 4/29/19 – ELA Section 1 – GA Milestones (8:00 – 10:00)
Tuesday, 4/30/19 – ELA Section 2 – GA Milestones (8:00 – 10:00)
Tuesday, 4/30/19 – Fourth Quarte Progress Reports sent home.
Wednesday, 5/1/19 – ELA Section 3 – GA Milestones (8:00 – 10:00)
Thursday, 5/2/19 – Math Section 1 – GA Milestones (8:00 – 10:00) (this may be incorrect – will update on Monday)
Friday, 5/3/19 – Math Section 2 GA Milestones (this may be incorrect – will update on Monday)
Friday, 5/10/19 – Career Day
Monday, 5/13/19 – Fourth/Fifth Grade Field Day
Tuesday, 5/14/19 – Second/Third Grade Field Day
Wednesday, 5/15/19 – Kindergarten/First Grade Field Day