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An Update on Our Hard Work!

Hi Parents!

Your kids have been working very hard! We will continue to dig in as we approach the Christmas Break!

We are beginning a new Reading Unit on Informational Texts where we will learn how to preview, predict, tap prior knowledge, and determine the main idea of the books we read. I’m sure we will be able to learn many new and interesting things from our books and from each other!

In Writing, we are beginning the study of Personal/Opinion Essay! You’re about to find out how your child feels about some BIG ideas out there in our world 🙂

It’s Division time! Yes! We are digging into Division (as promised!). Please check out the links I have under the Long Division heading on the right column of the blog. PLEASE encourage your child to practice division on Mathfactspro!

We wrap up our Government Unit with a test early this week! Please help your child study the packet that was sent home. Our next unit is all about The Bill of Rights! Check out a couple of videos that we use in class…

Bill of Rights/Shake It Off

Bill of Rights Rap

Rights, Rights Baby

Yeah, they’re corny, but they help 🙂

Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe is due on Friday, Dec. 4. We’ll also have a spelling test.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

 

 

Here’s What’s Going On… :)

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.

We’ve Been Working Hard :)

Hi Parents!
I want to update you on what we’ve been learning so far 🙂
Reading: We are reading Stone Fox!  Plus, we are learning how to pick Just Right books, share with others during our discussions, set reading goals, and Take Charge of our reading. This week we will learn how to solve problems that we may face as we read.
Writing: We are generating ideas for a Personal Narrative by thinking about Special People, Places, Events and Emotions.
Math: So far, we’ve been comparing and rounding numbers up to 1 Million. This week, we will begin to add and subtract multi-digit numbers. It’s time to work on borrowing again 🙂 We call this New Groups Above/New Groups Below.
Social Studies: Last week, we learned about the location of the United States. This week, we learn about the various land and water forms that can be found in our country.
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Enjoy the Sunshine 🙂
Mindy