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.