Remember that Monday, January 26, 2015, is a half day.
This week we will read a Reading A to Z book titled The Bill of Rights to help build background knowledge for social studies. This book will also provide practice in nonfiction reading comprehension and the skill of cause and effect. We will read this together and then again in teams before students complete a graphic organizer together and then independently create a summary of a section of the book.
In math we will work on SOL 5.90 Divisibility Rules. We will begin by making a foldable to place in our Math Interactive Notebooks to assist in learning these rules.
In social studies we will begin to learn about the Articles of Confederation (USI.7a), and in science we will work on scientific investigation and classification keys. We will review both of last week’s benchmarks.
In writing we will continue to work on our first book reviews. Students will turn their first book reviews into our first formal persuasive writing for the third nine weeks. We will also review last week’s reading and writing benchmarks, in chunks.
Looking ahead, remember that Parent Teacher Conferences will be scheduled on Friday, February 13, 2015.