Weekly News


I hope you had a nice long weekend. Here’s what we are working on this week:


  • Taking charge of our reading by noticing tricky words and asking “Does it look right?”,“Does it sound right?”, “Does it make sense?”.
  • Using the events of a story to help problem solve difficult words (what makes sense?)
  • Making our opinions more convincing.
  • Persuading others to share our opinion.
  • Specific word work


  • Measuring objects using non-standard units
  • Distinguishing between defining attributes vs. non-defining attributes of shapes.
  • Using 2-D and 3-D shapes to create a new shape.
  • Partitioning circles and rectangles into 2 and 4 equal shares and describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters.
  • Addition fluency

Social Studies

  • Identifying traits of maps.
  • Learning how to read maps.
  • Direction (right, left, straight)

Home Connection

  • Read for 20 minutes each night and record in the Reading Log.
  • Retell the beginning, middle and end of the story you are reading.
  • Practice word patterns by sorting weekly word cards.
  • Draw a map of your bedroom, or another part of your house.
  • Practice your math flash cards.
  • Remember to bring your Opinion writing collection to school!

Important Dates and Reminders

  • April 19 – Regular 8am start
  • Find the April Calendar here
  • May 18 – ES Book Swap (more information here)



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