Math: We are working on Chapter 11 this week. It will cover geometry and volume. We will complete lessons 11.4-11.7 this week. We will take the Mid-Chapter Checkpoint Quiz on Wednesday.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 are working on main idea and supporting details. We have begun a final project to pull the concept together and offer students an opportunity to demonstrate creatively what they learned in the lessons.
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: Misery Guts, Stone Fox, The Case of the Million-Dollar Mystery, and The White Wolf.
Reading homework: There will be one page of reading homework assigned nightly. This week we will be focusing on time Venn Diagrams and Comparing.
Reading Skill Practice: We will be working a variety of reading skills. Students will read a short passage and then answer questions about the passage. We will be taking periodic comprehension tests on the reading passages. I will also be testing students on reading fluency. This week we will be focusing on quoting accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; explaining how a series of events fist together to provide the overall structure of a particular story.
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 Thursday over the week's spelling words. This week we will be working on words with the long a sound, and identifying words with open syllables. The spelling words are: afraid, explain, payment, sleigh, laid, raise, straight, freight, height, they, favorite, April, able, radio, station, relation, daybreak, trace.
Social Studies: We have started a unit on the American Revolution. This week we are going to be learning about the battles of Lexington and Concord. We will also begin talking about the importance of the language of war. We will be looking at important documents that help to spread colonial support of the war.
Science: We are going to begin a unit on the human body. This week we will be reading and taking notes on the parts of the skeletal system and the functions and parts of the nervous system.
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 narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Students will also write a quickwrite each day on a given prompt. Students should be writing at least a paragraph each day.