This week in reading we will study the question, “How can I help my community?” Students will read stories about people finding small ways to help their community which end up making a big difference. As we read this week we will ask and answer questions. Additionally, we will decide the author’s purpose for writing the story (persuade, inform, or entertain). Students will learn about the long o spelling pattern this week, and we will begin to learn about synonyms and antonyms.
In math this week, the students will spends lots of time measuring to the inch, half inch and centimeter. We will review measuring tools, reasons why we measure, lining up our measuring tools, and practice measuring tons of items around our classroom. Here is a link to a website that lists 3 fun measurement activities you can do at home with your child:
Measurement really is all about practice. The more opportunity your child has to practice measuring items, the better they will get!
This week during our writing time, the students will learn how to use a rubric to score their opinion writing they have worked on. I will conference with the children to find areas of strength in their writing, and areas they can improve upon. We will then revise our work, improving on any identified areas.
Finally, this week in Science we will launch a new unit around the concept: Some of Earth’s changes happen quickly, while others occur slowly. This broad idea will carry the students through the rock cycle, erosion, landforms, and finally-our artist in residence project with eco-artist Cynthia Robinson. I am excited to start this next unit with the class!
Have a wonderful week!