Vocabulary: The vocabulary words are: country, culture, develop, education, employment, immigration, opportunity, preview, symbol, refuge, symbol, transition, translate. There will be a vocabulary test on these words on Wednesday, July 30th.
Spelling: We will be working on short a and commonly misspelled words. The spelling words are: absence, accent, ambassador, anticipate, aspect, bashful, behalf, compassion, diplomatic, financial, reality, tactics, tragedy, transported, vastness. The first spelling test will be on Wednesday, July 30th.
Grammar: Students will be working on complete sentences and simple subjects and predicates.
Writing: Each week, students will be completing a writing project. Our first writing project will be a writing a strong story introduction. We will go through the steps of the writing process: prewrite, draft, revise, edit, publish, present. The first writing assignment will be due on Thursday, July 31st.
Math: We will be working on our Go Math series. We will begin with chapter 1 which focuses on place value, multiplication, and expressions. We will be completing lessons 1.1-1.4 this week. There will be one page of math homework assigned nightly, except for Fridays. Each Friday, students will also take a multiplication timed test. It is very important for students to be fluid with their multiplication facts. Daily practice of multiplication facts is encouraged.
Social Studies: We will be starting off the year with a unit on geography. Students will practice using a variety of maps and answering questions about them.
Science: We will begin by studying a unit entitled "Exploring Your Environment". It will show students the links among energy, environment, and energy efficiency. We will be answering the following questions: What is the environment? Where is it? Does the environment change? How? How does using energy affect the environment? How is the environment different now than it use to be?