Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Curriculum August 22-26

It is exciting that we will be beginning our second week of school. We began enVision and Rigby last week. Here is what we will be doing this week.  Parent Information Night is on Thursday at 6:00 pm.

enVision Math
Understanding Number Lines, Counting on the Number Line, Comparing Numbers, Ordering Numbers, Problem Solving-Make and Organized List
*Students can choose practice or enrichment or both. A problem solving sheet and logic will come home on Tuesday and Thursday for those that want extra practice.  On Wednesday, the Common Core Review will be required.

Rigby Reading
We will continue focusing on Making Connections.  After reading, you can ask your child how they are able to relate to the text, relate it to another text, or relate it to the world.   

*Grammar-We will focus on identifying nouns (person, place, and thing)

Each week, there will be a Rigby list and an extension list that will focus on a specific prefix, suffix, or Greek root.  The extension list will be a spelling test and a vocabulary test. Each week, the students will receive both lists in their Monday folder. They can choose which list they want to practice.
Rigby Words: dad, go, here, lake, heavy, insist, jungle, listen, rumble, joyous
Extension: Focus on Pre (before, in advance): preapprove, precaution, precede, predict, prefix, prejudge, prepay, pretest, prevent, preview

Last week, we began a unit on Solar Energy.  We talked about how it was renewable.  The students learned about the sun and then created a sun art project.  Students also used  Photovoltaics (PV) to see how they generate electrical pressure.  On Friday, students created sun dials and tracked their shadows to understand how the earth rotates, how people used the sun to tell time, and how the sun effects shadows.  This week, the students will be learning how to create solar collectors, learning about sun vs. shade, creating sun signs, and learning which earth materials absorbs the most solar energy.

Social Studies
We will be beginning a unit on communities.  The children will learn about what makes up a community.  There will be  focus on community and neighborhoods.  The students will focus on the following questions:
1)What make a community a community?
2)Why do I need a community?
3)Why does a community need me?
4)What makes a successful community?

We will focus on Pre-writing strategies.

Have a great week!

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