Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Monday, September 30, 2013

Curriculum Update September 30-October 4

It was wonderful seeing everyone at parent-teacher conferences. I really enjoyed learning more about each of your children.

Here is the curriculum for the week:

Writing: The students are publishing their narrative writing on Storybird. We will also be looking at different communities, focusing on using a lot of description.

Grammar: We will continue to focus on verbs and adverbs in writing.

Math: The students are applying what they are learning about adding 3-digit algorithms through their birthday party projects. The students are planning their own birthday party, using as close to $120 as possible.

Spelling/Vocabulary: The spelling and vocabulary tests will be on Friday, October 4.
Here is the link to all the games to practice. Spelling & Vocab Practice:
Vocabulary Practice:

rural: a community with open land, few businesses and buildings, few people
urban: a city with a lot of tall buildings, it is larger or more crowded than a town
suburban: a community outside of the city where people live in neighborhoods with individual houses or small apartments
occupation: a person's work or place of business, how they make a living
population: all of the inhabitants in a particular area, town or country
school: an institution where instruction is given
hero: distinguished courage or ability, admired for brave deeds
language: the method of communication, either written or spoken
nation: a large group of people who live in the same part of the world and share the same language, customs and government
diversity: variety
charity: the voluntary giving of help to those in need
vigilant: watchful and alert

ELA/Social Studies: We will continue learning about our community. The focus questions are: Why do people choose to live in our community? What are your rights and responsibilities as a citizen of your community? How do different customs and cultural traditions shape your community? How has your community changed over time? What drives shifts in population in your community?

We will be reading about what makes a community. We will use research to make inferences and analyze our own community seeing how it has changed over time. We will also be studying the similarities and differences between rural, suburban and urban communities.

Have a fantastic week!

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