Math: We have started working on Chapter 7 of our Go Math series. This chapter is about multiplying fractions. We will do lessons 7.2-7.5 this week. There will be one page of homework assigned nightly in addition to any work not completed during class. Remember there are many resources available on the Think Central Website. Click here to go the the website. For username and password questions, contact Mrs. Brannock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading: We will continue our work on the skill of summarizing. We will do several mini-lessons on this skill, and then students will complete a final project demonstrating what they have learned about summarizing.
Reading groups: Reading groups have been revised. We will be working on a variety of reading and literacy skills. Students will be expected to complete assignments related to the books we are reading, as well as to take Accelerated Reader quizzes on the books we read. We are currently reading the following books: Tuck Everlasting, Apple Island or the Truth About Teachers, How to Steal a Dog, and Leprechauns Don't Play Fetch.
Reading Fluency: We have started a readers' theater unit to help practice reading fluency in addition to comprehension. We will be working on a readers' theater play that students will perform. Students will be assessed on reading fluency and comprehension. We will have our second performance on the play "Synonym Olympics" on Wednesday at 12:15. Family members are welcome to come and watch! Students will take a comprehension quiz on the play on Thursday.
Spelling: We will be working to spell grade-appropriate words correctly. Students will receive one practice page each day. This page will be due that day. If students do not complete the work during class, they must finish it for homework and turn it in the next day. Students will take a test on Friday over the week's spelling words. This week we will be working on words with the /oo/ sound spelled oo, ou, ue, u, and ew; and words with the vowel sound in look. The spelling words are: gloomy, school, choose, loose, route, clue, truth, duty, ruin, Tuesday, usually, threw, understood, neighborhood, rookie, could, should, bulletin.
Social Studies: We are working on a unit on the American Revolution. This week we will be learning more about George Washington. We will also learn about how the colonists supported the soldiers with gifts and encouragement.
Science: We are working on a unit on the human body. Students have been working on an inquiry investigation. This investigation is due on Thursday, April 17th. Students will present the results of their experiments to the class.
Writing and Grammar: Each day students will complete a writing warm-up which will cover many writing and grammar skills. This week, our focus will be on writing informative/explanatory texts to examine topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Students will also write a quickwrite each day on a given prompt. Students should be writing at least a paragraph each day.