I hope you all are looking forward to the three-day weekend. Here at school we are getting back into the swing of things, developing routines, and good classroom norms.
In Writing the past two weeks we have been working on an assignment that is based on Time magazine’s “10 Questions”. As a class, we have been looking at different examples and writing down the things we notice about the articles and the way the articles are structured. This week we have been revising our pieces. Next week we will begin our Narrative writing unit. Students will be writing small moment stories, setting clear goals, and developing more strategies to enhance their writer’s craft.
In Math, we are continuing to find the factors and multiples of numbers to solve problems. Students have also been identifying prime, square, composite, odd, and even numbers. Additionally, we have begun solving problems using order of operations. Next week we will begin solving multiplication problems with 2-digit numbers. At home, it is encouraged to practice math facts a few times a week.
Schema is our focus the next few weeks in Reading. We will be using our background knowledge to aid in making connections. Making meaning using our background knowledge is an important strategy in reading comprehension!
Geography has been our theme in Social Studies. We are researching the regions of the United States. Students will create a Google Slides presentation to share with their peers.
Finally, Spelling and Wordly Wise have not yet started. The week of September 11th we will begin our first round of spelling by introducing and practicing strategies to build an understanding of word patterns. Soon we will be diving into vocabulary knowledge practice by way of our Wordly Wise books. Improving vocabulary is one of the keys to being successful in reading comprehension.
As always please let me know of any questions, comments, or concerns.
Have a wonderful weekend!!