Weekly Update November 26, 2018
We’ve had a great couple of days back after Thanksgiving Break. The kids shared all the fun things they did and the family members they got to see. Sounds like they had a wonderful break! I’m still in awe of their incredible performance, and they have continued to receive numerous compliments for all their hard work!
-Book Reports are due Monday, December 10th
Students will be presenting their True/False facts to the class. Please note they DO NOT need to memorize their facts. However, they will need to be able to speak knowledgeably about their supplemental piece.
– Our Winter Party is set for Wednesday, December 19th from 2-3PM. I will reach out to parent volunteers to get our party planning started
-Our last day before break is Thursday, December 20th. Students will be dismissed at 1:00. There will be no afternoon Treehouse.
Reading: This week we will be reading Ah, Music, an informational text. Our essential question for the week will be ‘what are different ways to enjoy music?’
Grammar: Our grammar skill this week focuses on expanding and rearranging compound sentences to give them more detail and fluency.
Phonics: Our phonics skill this week will be vowel digraphs -ai and -ay
Vocabulary Strategies: Figurative language and idioms. For example, the idiom “shake a leg” means to hurry up!
Comprehension Skills and Strategies: We will be continuing to work on fact vs. opinion
Math: We are just about finished with our Chapter 4 unit with two digit addition. We will have a Check Progress on Wednesday, December 5th, and our Chapter 4 Test, Thursday, December 5th.
History: We are moving right along in our War of 1812 unit. We just learned that Congress has officially declared war against Great Britain. We will learn about the burning of Washington and Dolley Madison’s role in saving government documents, as well as understand the story of Francis Scott Key and the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Science: We have finished up with investigation 4 in our Earth’s surface unit. This week we did a little playacting with the words percolation, absorption, and infiltration. Next week, we begin our final investigation where we will explore what happens with the weight of wet and dry rocks, and soil.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions!