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What We’re Learning, April 9-13, 2018

Posted by: Susan Markham | April 9, 2018 | No Comment |

Welcome back from break!

Reading: We are starting a new unit from our learning series, with vowel digraphs of long a (-ai and -ay). Our writing skills will focus on research.

Math: We are focusing on graphs and data. Students will make bar graphs, tally graphs, and picture graphs. Students will collect data and turn the data into graphs and then read the information on the graphs.

Science: We will be focusing on water (1.3) and its properties. Students need to know what mixes with water, what dissolves with water, and that temperature affects how fast things dissolve in water.

Social Studies: We are working on our economics unit. Students need to know about goods and services, and consumers and producers. 

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What We’re Learning, April 9-13, 2018

Posted by: Susan Markham | April 9, 2018 | No Comment |

Reading: We have started Unit 4 in our Reading Street series with Mama’s Birthday Present. The word skills are long vowel patterns of /a/, including -ai and -ay. Writing skills will finish with sharing our writing and using descriptions. We will do some spring writings, such as acrostic poems, as well as simple stories/narratives.

Math:  We will be working on graphing. Students need to be able to do bar graphs, picture graphs, and read graphs.

Science:  We will be studying water. Students need to know that water is a liquid, things can dissolve or separate in water, and that temperature affects how fast things dissolve in water.

Social Studies:  Our social studies unit will focus on goods and services and consumers and producers.

 

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What We’re Learning, March 26-30, 2018

Posted by: Susan Markham | March 26, 2018 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are finishing our unit in our reading series. Students will compare using -er and -est. Writings will be a letter to a famous leader thanking them for their contributions, as well as a fun spring story.

Math:  We are taking our math benchmark Monday and will finish the week with skip counting.

Science:  We will take our plants test Tuesday and our benchmark Thursday afternoon, which covers animals and plants.

Social Studies:  Our benchmark is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28. It will cover famous leaders and review map skills as well.

Note: Spring Break is April 2-6, 2018. Enjoy!!

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What We’re Learning, March 19-23, 2018

Posted by: Susan Markham | March 19, 2018 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are making predictions and drawing conclusions for our comprehension skills. Writing is still making lists but also sharing our writing with others. Our reading benchmark is scheduled for Tuesday.

Math:  We are reviewing for our math benchmark, scheduled for Wednesday. Skills include patterns, time to the half hour, story/picture problems of addition and subtraction, money, and review of previous skills from the year.

Science:  We are finishing with plants. Plants can be classified as edible/nonedible, flowering/nonflowering, or evergreen or deciduous. We will have our plants assessment Monday, March 27; our benchmark is scheduled for Thursday, March 29. It will cover plants and animals.

Social Studies:  We are studying all 5 American leaders. Our test is scheduled for Friday, March 23. Our benchmark is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, and will cover American leaders and review of maps (1.5), climate and physical surroundings (1.6), and government/traditions (1.12).

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What We’re Learning, March 5-9, 2018

Posted by: Susan Markham | March 5, 2018 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading various stories from our reading series.  Our word skills this week are ABC order as well as compound words. We are working on lists in writing, as well as sharing our writing with others.

Math: We are still working with fractions and equal parts of a whole with 2 parts or 4 parts (halves and fourths).

Science: We are studying plants. This week students need to know the needs of plants.

Social Studies:  We are studying Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a volunteer for many organizations and worked with the United Nations.

 

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