Monday, September 22, 2014

Week of September 22-26, 2014

Highlights for the week:

Reading:  We will be working on author's purpose and main idea with supporting details.

Writing:  Final copies of "small moment" stories will be due by Friday.  The rubric can be found on their GoogleDrive.

Math:  We finished Chapter 2 and will begin Chapter 4 on Tuesday.  Please practice math facts with your child at home.  We have a goal for everyone in the class to be passed level D for Rocket Math by Friday!!!  :)

Social Studies:  We have a test over Unit 1 on Tuesday.

Science:  We will begin studying landforms on Wednesday.  Most of our science can be found at  Your child will learn how to log in this week.

Progress reports went home last Friday.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15-19, 2014

Here are some highlights for this week:

Literacy:  We will be working on main idea and author's purpose.

Writing:  We will continue to work on our small moment stories.  Students should be using first person point of view and dialogue in their stories.  Final products will be due by Friday, September 26, 2014.

Word Study:  Students will begin working on word sorts at their own level.

Math:  We will finish up chapter 2 and have a test on Friday.

Social Studies:  We will finish Unit 1 this week.  The test will be on Tuesday.  (Originally it was supposed to be on Friday.)

Progress reports will come home on Friday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 1-5, 2014

Highlights for the week:

Literacy:  We will be working on responding to literature in the form of a letter to me.  The students will need to have a paragraph that explains the story that they are reading.  They will also have a second paragraph that reflects on the story and gives me evidence from the text to support their thoughts.

Word Study:  We began a whole class sort today.  We will be working through a sort together for this week and next week.  The students will soon be having their own, individual sort that is at their own level.

Reading:  Your child came home with a reading log today for the month of September.  Their goal is to read 420 minutes a month.  Please keep this at home until the end of September.

Writing:  We have been reading books about small moments.  The students will begin to work on their own small moment story by the end of the week.

Math:  We will review for our Chapter 1 test that will be on Friday.

Social Studies:  We will have a vocabulary quiz over the first part of Unit 1 tomorrow.  Please help your child study!  We will also continue to learn about the geography of Indiana.  Lake Prairie has a subscription to Math.  This is an excellent way for students to practice various standards.  They should have brought a letter home about this last week.  Please let me know if you have any questions.