Curriculum August 29-September 2
*Picture day is on Tuesday, August 30.
*Book orders are due by Friday, September 2.
We be taking the practice test together in class for Topic 1. This same test is also online. Please notify me if you didn't receive the parent letter for enVision with your child's user name and password. Each lesson that your child views in class is also online. We will take the computerized Topic 1 test on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, we will begin Topic 2. The overview is Number Sense: Addition and Subtraction.
Next week, we will cover Addition Meaning and Properties, Subtraction Meanings and Using Mental Mat to Add.
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.
*We will begin reading logs this week. They are due the Tuesday of the following week.
*A leveled passsage and leveled graphic organizer will come home this week for homework.
*Students will begin working on open-ended reading questions.
*Grammar-We will continue to focus on identifying nouns with an emphasis this week on proper and common nouns.
Rigby Words: her, look, many, mom, dairy, dolphin, fixture, marble, visitor, physical
Extension: Focus on Post (after): postdate, postgraduate, posthumous, postindustrial, postmark, postmeridian, postmortem, postpone, postproduction, postscript
We will continue our solar energy unit. The students will test earth materials and create solar heat collectors.
We will continue our communities unit. This week, the students learned about their home and their city, laws and the mayor. Next week, we will be covering the history of Shawnee, recreation and city services in Shawnee.
We will begin a draft on the topic, "My favorite vacation ever." The main focus will be voice, strong beginnings and strong conclusions.
Have a great week!