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What We’re Learning, April 24 to April 28, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | April 24, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading books from our reading series.  Our word skills this week are long i digraphs (-ie, -igh). We are using the 5 Whs (question words): who, what, where, when, why, and how; beginning, middle, and end of the stories we read, and the main idea.  We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing, as well as sharing our writing with others.

Math: We are working on capacity and weight using nonstandard units of measurement.

Science: We are investigating water. Students need to know that liquids mix or separate from water as well as some solids dissolve or not dissolve in water. The temperature of the water affects how fast a solid will dissolve.

Social Studies:  We are learning about consumers and producers. A consumer buys goods and services; a producer makes or sells goods and services. People save their money to spend later.

Notes:  With the warmer weather come more comfortable clothes. Please remember the dress code when dressing in shorts and sandals. Flip flops and sandals with no back straps are not allowed at school. We have PE on Thursdays. Also, tank tops and shorts above the hands are discouraged. Students should probably bring a light jacket, as the air conditioner will be on in the building. Thank you for your understanding.

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What We’re Learning, April 17-21, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | April 19, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading various stories from our reading series.   Our word skills this week are -oa and -ow patterns. We are using the 5 Whs (question words): who, what, where, when, why, and how; beginning, middle, and end of the stories we read, and the main idea for nonfiction stories and dictionary skills for reading.  We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing, as well as sharing our writing with others.

Math: We are working with measurement using nonstandard forms (length, weight, capacity/volume). Continue to practice all skills at home. Study guides went home in the red folders for Monday.

Science: We are studying water. Various liquids mix or separate from water; some common materials dissolve or not dissolve in water. The temperature of the water affects how fast things dissolve in water.

Social Studies:  We are working on our economics unit:  goods and services, consumers and producers.

Report cards go home Monday, April 24.

MAP testing for reading is Wednesday, April 19. MAP testing for math is April 28. MAP is not a graded test; it is intended to show growth in all areas of reading and math since February. It is not used for retention purposes, either. If you have any questions, let me know.

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What We’re Learning April 3-7, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | April 3, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading different stories review of long vowels and patterns, adjectives that tell number, compound words, and verb endings of –ed and –ing. We are finishing with predicting.  We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing, as well as sharing our writing with others.

Math: We are working with money. Students have to recognize each coin (penny, nickel, quarter, dime) and the amount of pennies equal to each coin. Students also have to count mixed sets of dimes, nickels, and pennies up to $1.00.

Science: We are doing simple science experiments.

Social Studies:  We are working on our economics unit.

End of the nine weeks is April 7.

Sweet Frog Spirit Night is April 20.

Report Cards go home April 24. No awards ceremony in the class. All certificates/awards will be sent home with report cards.

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What We’re Learning, March 27-31, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | March 27, 2017 | 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 the rest of the nine weeks with our unit on money. Students need to recognize the coins and amounts of pennies, nickels, and dimes. This week we are counting simple sets of pennies, nickels, dimes. Each value is skip counted by 1s, 5s, or 10s.

Science:  Our science benchmark is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29. Skills to review include 1.4 plants and 1.5 animals.

Social Studies:  Our social studies benchmark is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28. Skills to review include famous leaders (1.2), holidays associated with the leaders (1.3), map skills (1.5), climate and physical surroundings (1.6), and government/traditions (1.12).

**NOTE:  Spring Break is scheduled April 10-14. 

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What We’re Learning, March 20-24, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | March 20, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are finishing Unit 3 of our Reading Street series with the story, Where Are My Friends? We are making predictions and drawing conclusions for our comprehension skills. Writing is still making lists but also sharing our writing with others.

Math:  We are reviewing for our math benchmark, scheduled for Wednesday. Skills include place value (1.1b), patterns (1.16), time to the half hour (1.8), equality (1.18), calendar skills (1.11), and story/picture problems of addition and subtraction (1.6).

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 Wednesday, March 29. It will cover plants and animals.

Social Studies:  We are studying all 5 American leaders. Our test is scheduled for Thursday, March 23. Our benchmark is scheduled for Tuesday, 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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