Reading: We are reading the book, The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo. While reading this book, we are learning to envision, predict, and make inferences about the characters. We are also growing theories and gathering evidence to understand the motivations of the characters.
Writing: Your child is writing his/her very own Realistic Fiction story! Pretty cool, huh?
Spelling: The first spelling list is coming home this week. A homework Tic-Tac-Toe board is attached to the list. Each list will be worked on for 2 weeks.
Math: We are learning strategies to multiply a 1 digit number by a 2 digit number. So far, we have learned the Area Model. Next, we are digging in to the Place Value Sections Method and the Expanded Model.
Social Studies: We have wrapped up our first unit on the physical geography of the United States. Your kids ROCKED the Unit 1 test! Now, on to Human Geography- how and why people move to the U.S. and across the U.S.