Weekly News

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Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Sounding like a reading star (scooping up words, using expression, showing feeling, reading loud and clear)
  • Writing book reviews
  • Specific word work

Math

  • Partitioning circles and rectangles into 2 and 4 equal shares and describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters.
  • Addition fluency

Science

  • Planning and conducting investigations to show that vibrating materials can make sound and sound can make materials vibrate

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.
  • Practice your math flash cards.

Important Dates and Reminders

  • May 10 – 9am start
  • May 18 – ES Book Swap (more information here)
  • May 23 – Field Day (Children will need: to wear their teams color t-shirt, to wear sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, a dry change of clothes and a recess snack)
  • May 25 – No School
  • Last day for clubs:

***Sunday, May 21st  Soccer, Basketball, Hip Hop, Fun Science

***Monday, May 15th Basketball, Soccer, Fencing, Arts & Crafts, Yoga

***Tuesday, May 9th Ping Pong, Cheerleading, Young Chefs, Strategy Board Games

***Wednesday, May 17th TWD, Fun Engineering, Break Dancing, Lego Club, Mixed Media Art

***Thursday, May 18th Robotics We Do, Robotics E3 level, Choir 2-5

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Weekly News

Standard

Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Taking charge of our reading by noticing tricky words and asking “Does it look right?”,“Does it sound right?”, “Does it make sense?”.
  • Make movies to picture what is happening in stories.
  • Writing reviews – adding Introductions and Conclusions and working together to edit writing.
  • Specific word work

Math

  • Distinguishing between defining attributes vs. non-defining attributes of shapes.
  • 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

  • Giving and following directions (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.
  • Practice your math flash cards.

Important Dates and Reminders

  • May 1 – May 4 – Earth Week
        TuesdayNo plastic bag/bottle day and Pick up trash day (reusable plastic water bottles are okay!)
        Wednesday: Reduce water day 
        Thursday: Recycle art day. As a class, we will be creating paper mache representations of the Earth. If you have old newspapers, could you please send them to school before Thursday.
  • May 3 – 9am start
  • May 18 – ES Book Swap (more information here)
  • May 25 – No School

Weekly News

Standard

Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Taking charge of our reading by noticing tricky words and asking “Does it look right?”,“Does it sound right?”, “Does it make sense?”.
  • Using sight words and sounds to figure out unknown words.
  • Writing reviews.
  • Using persuasive language.
  • Specific word work

Math

  • 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

  • Giving and following directions (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.
  • Practice your math flash cards.

Important Dates and Reminders

  • April 26 – 9am start
  • April 30 – May 4 – Earth Week
  • May 1 – No School
  • May 3 – 9am start
  • May 18 – ES Book Swap (more information here)

Weekly News

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

Literacy

  • 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

Math

  • 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)

 

Weekly News

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Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Taking charge of our reading by noticing tricky words and asking “Does it look right?”,”Does it sound right?”, “Does it make sense?”
  • Using our collections to judge qualities and give reasons for our opinions
  • Specific word work

Math

  • Measurement using non-standard units
  • Comparing the length of two objects
  • Addition fluency

Social Studies

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

Home Connection

  • Bring your Opinion writing collection to school! (more information below)
  • 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

Important Dates and Reminders

  • April 12 – 9 am start
  • April 16 & 17 – No School for Students
  • Find the April Calendar here

 

Opinion Writing Collection (copy of email that was sent)

Good afternoon,

We will be starting a new unit in Writer’s Workshop on Opinion Writing after Spring Break.  Students will be working on their natural persuasive skills by reviewing lots of things – from toys to restaurants – anything they have strong opinions about.

To begin, students will be writing about the “stuff” of their lives.  Judging items from a personal collection, writing about the item they like best and their reason for this judgment.  Please help your child look around home to find a collection of items.  Some examples of collections are:  baseball cards, rocks, stickers, bracelets, hats, action figures, hairbands, etc.  Collections must be made of items that are all the same (for example, 7 Matchbox cars.)  There should be no more than 10 items and all items should fit inside one shoebox or ziplock bag.

Although students will be keeping their collections in the classroom for the next few weeks, please do not send anything valuable or fragile.

Please have your child bring their box to school by Monday, April 10th.

Weekly News

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Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Working in groups to perform our books in different ways (ex: using different voices for the characters, changing the characters feelings)
  • Using specific vocabulary and writing techniques to help us write poetry
  • Specific word work

Math

  • Adding and subtracting using place value
  • Measurement using non-standard units
  • Comparing the length of two objects
  • 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
  • Use descriptive words to discuss the characters in books you are reading.
  • Practice word patterns by sorting weekly word cards
  • Practice your math flash cards

Important Dates and Reminders

  • March 29 – 9 am start
  • Find the March Calendar here
  • March 31-April 9 – Spring Break (No School)