This week we continue our study of animals and their habitats.
This week in our reading program, Wonders, we will explore the question-How are offspring like their parents? While reading, we will review the spelling pattern of consonant digraphs (ch, thc, sh, ph, th, nh, wh). We will learn about the importance of rereading this week, and will look again at main ideas and details.
Next week we will begin our third unit in Math. I will spend some time conferencing with students about their second unit assessment, and will run some review groups. In this third unit, students will learn subtractions strategies that will help them solve math problems quickly. I can't emphasize enough how important these strategies are for mental math and flexible math thinking. While we are working with smaller numbers, the upcoming strategies can be used with any number. The first two strategies we are working on are think addition for subtraction (counting up) and fact families. I have included a link about fact families for you here:
I am excited to see how the student's first independent narrative pieces come together this week. The students will apply all that they have learned in the unit, and we will work together the evaluate their finial writing piece. After this process, the students will then have a summative writing piece they complete.
We will begin our animal research this week, working through the process together at first. We will further research owls, giving the students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and work through the research process together. After that, the students will be able to select their own animal to research.
As always, let me know if you have any questions!
Wednesday, November 15th:
5:30 Volunteer Fingerprinting
6:30 School Board Meeting
7:00 PTA meeting
Friday, November 17th:
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