Friday, November 10th, 2017

Reading

In reading this week we have begun learning about nonfiction books and their text features. We learned that it is important to preview a book before reading it by looking at the text features and thinking, “I wonder how this part will go.”

 

 

Math

This week in math, students learned about solving and writing story problems. When solving a story problem it is important to read the question first and think, “What are they asking me to find?”.  Then, an effective strategy is to draw what is happening in the question to help you solve it.

Ask your child to give you a multiplication or division story problem this weekend!

 

Writing

This week, to celebrate the end of our realistic fiction writing unit, students have been working on writing one last realistic fiction piece with a partner. Next week we will be beginning our first nonfiction writing unit of the school year.

Social Studies

This week our class returned to social studies and began learning about government in the United States. So far we have learned about local and state government as well as the three branches of government.

Upcoming dates:

November 22 – No School

November 23 – No School

November 24 – No School

 

Next week’s schedule:

Monday – (B) Strings/Library

Tuesday (C) PE/Strings

Wednesday (D) Music

Thursday (E) P.E.

Friday (A) Art

 

Have an excellent weekend!

-Mr. Kempland

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

This week in,

Reading

We revealed to students that all of the “mystery” skills they learned were really just fiction reading skills in disguise. Students have been applying their detective skills when reading a normal fiction chapter book. We learned that it is important to be on high alert for clues in all of our reading.

 

 

 

Math

In math we have been focusing on understanding how to use multiplication tables. This week we have also been completing our end of trimester math assessments.

Writing

Students have continued to collaborate with partners in order to improve their writing. This week students have continued typing their realistic fiction stories. Next week we will finish drafting and soon we will begin our first nonfiction writing unit.

Science

This week the class took our Plant Growth and Development assessment. Results will be shared next week. Our plants are currently in the reproduction stage of their life cycle. This means our plants are currently developing seeds and seed pods. Though our plant unit is ending we will continue to take care of our plants until their life cycle has finished.

Upcoming dates:

 

November 6 – No School

November 10 – Veteran’s Day Assembly @ 10 am

November 22 – No School

November 23 – No School

November 24 – No School

 

Next week’s schedule:

Monday – No School

Tuesday (C) PE/Strings

Wednesday (D) Music

Thursday (E) P.E.

Friday (A) Art

 

Have an excellent weekend!

-Mr. Kempland