Weekly Update October 15, 2018
I hope you all have been enjoying this gorgeous cool weather!! I am so happy to have it finally feel like fall!
-Report Cards will be sent home Tuesday, October 23rd. Please be sure to sign them and send them back in their original envelope as soon as you can.
– Our October Party is Tuesday, October 30th. It will be from 2-3 PM. Students are allowed to bring in their costumes. We will change into them before the start of our party so they do not get ruined throughout the course of the day or during recess.
-Book Reports are due Monday, October 29th. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Reading: We will be reading Super Storms, which is an informational text. Our essential question for the week will be ‘how can some storms be dangerous?’
Reading Skills and Strategies: Our target skill this week will focus on main ideas and details, as well as cause and effect. We will be working on telling important ideas and details about a topic. Our target strategy will be to visualize, or picture what is happening as you read.
Grammar: In grammar this week we will work on verbs.
Phonics: We will be working on consonant digraphs th, sh, wh, ch, tch, ph and base words and endings -s, -es, -ing (without spelling changes)
Vocabulary Strategies: We will begin working on compound words
Math: Our Chapter 2 Math Test was amazing! Students did a FANTASTIC job- I am so proud of their hard work. We will be working the rest of this week on several types of graphs, as mean, median and mode. Extra homework support will continue to be sent home to really help solidify learning. Next week we will continue our study of graphs with line plots, and venn diagrams.
History: We finished our unit on the Constitution and we will now be working on our Constitution Flip-books.
Science: We started our first unit this week exploring the properties of rocks. Students will be learning that rocks are made from minerals, rocks can appear different from one another and that rocks are an important part of the Earth’s surface.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions!