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Lido Elementary School

Weekly Update
 

 

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

     

Pre-Kindergarten


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/5/19

In physical development and health students will:

  • Health and Well Being
    Communicates to peers and adults when observing unsafe behaviors. 

 

In social and emotional development students will:

  • Relationships with Others
    Develops positive relationships with peers.
    Offers support to another child or shows concern when a peer seems distressed.
    Shares materials and toys with other children.


In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Be introduced to letter K Have exposure to letter /k/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: kind, friend, park, grow, peace, precious, world, care, champion, soccer,  helmet, kaleidoscope, Katydid, award, contest


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

  • Science- distinguish between living and nonliving things
    Become aware of living things
    Interpret photographs
    Build vocabulary: living, nonliving, eat, breathe, animal, plant, grow




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In approaches to learning students will:

Exhibits curiosity, interest, and willingness in learning new things and having new experiences.
Expresses an interest in learning about and discussing a growing range of ideas
Willingly engages in new experiences and activities​


In physical development and health students will:

  • Demonstrates eye-hand coordination and dexterity needed to manipulate objects.
    Uses pincer grasp
    Uses materials such as pencils, paint brushes, eating utensils and scissors effectively
    Manipulates small objects with ease

 

In social and emotional development students will:

  • Recognizes himself/herself as a unique individual having his/her own abilities, characteristics, feelings and interests.
    Describes himself/herself using several different characteristics
    Identifies self as being part of a family and identifies being connected to at least one significant adult


In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Introduce  the letter Ff
    Exposure to letter /f/ sound
    Build vocabulary: family, celebrate, everyone, none, size, together 


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

  • Physical Properties -Acquires knowledge about the physical properties of the world.
    Describes and compares the effects of common forces (pushes and pulls) on objects, such as those caused by gravity, magnetism, and mechanical forces
    Build vocabulary:  magnes, size, sink, float, submarine




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In physical development and health students will:

  • Health and Well Being
    Communicates to peers and adults when observing unsafe behaviors. 

 

In social and emotional development students will:

  • Relationships with Others
    Develops positive relationships with peers.
    Offers support to another child or shows concern when a peer seems distressed.
    Shares materials and toys with other children.


In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Be introduced to letter K Have exposure to letter /k/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: kind, friend, park, grow, peace, precious, world, care, champion, soccer,  helmet, kaleidoscope, Katydid, award, contest


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

  • Science- distinguish between living and nonliving things
    Become aware of living things
    Interpret photographs
    Build vocabulary: living, nonliving, eat, breathe, animal, plant, grow




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In approaches to learning students will:

  • Demonstrates persistence
  • Seeks assistance when the next step seems unclear appears too difficult
  • Modifies strategies used to complete a task

 

In physical development and health students will:

  • Combines a sequence of large motor skills with and without the use of equipment
  • Participates in a series of large motor movements or activities such as, dancing, follow the leader, or Simon Says

 

In social and emotional development students will:

  • Develops positive relationships with peers
  • Interacts with other children (e.g. in play, conversations, etc.).
  • Shares materials and toys with other children


In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Exposure to the letter Bb
  • Exposure to letter /b/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: share, wise, beautiful, shining, scale, problem, solution


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

  • Sort objects and count the number of objects in each category
  • Sorts objects into categories
  • Count the numbers of objects in each category




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In approaches to learning students will:

  • Maintains focus on a task
  • Seeks assistance when the next step seems unclear or appears too difficult

In physical development and health students will:

  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding of healthy habits
  • Recognizes the importance of good nutrition, water, rest and sleep in order to be healthy

In social and emotional development students will:

  • Understands and follows routines and rules
  • Engages easily in routine activities


In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Reinforce the letter Hh
  • Additional exposure to letter /h/ sound
  • Build vocabulary:  character, elephant, trunk, spray, tremendous, trumpet, splash, happy, healthy, germ, exercise, habit


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

  • Count to tell the number of objects
  • Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 10 things
  • Build Vocabulary: more, equal, match,




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In approaches to learning students will:

  • Maintains focus on a task
  • Seeks assistance when the next step seems unclear or appears too difficult

In physical development and health students will:

  • Recognizes the importance of good nutrition, water, rest and sleep in order to be healthy

In social and emotional development students will:

  • Engages easily in routine activities


In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Reinforce the letter Hh
  • Additional exposure to letter /h/ sound
  • Build vocabulary:  character, elephant, trunk, spray, tremendous, trumpet, splash, happy, healthy, germ, exercise, habit


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

  • Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 10 things
  • Build Vocabulary: more, equal, match,




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In approaches to learning students will:

  • Engages in play as a means of exploration and learning

In physical development and health students will:

  • Demonstrates eye-hand coordination and dexterity needed to manipulate objects

In social and emotional development students will:

  • Develops positive relationships with their peers


In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Introduce letter Ww
  • Exposure to letter /w/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: weather, wild, wonderful, slicker, chilly, 


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

  • Observes and discusses changes in weather and seasons using common weather related vocabulary
  • Build vocabulary: rainy, snowy, windy, cloudy, meteorologist. Season, temperature, thermometer, 

 

Kindergarten

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending  2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • learn what a book is about by identifying and utilizing the table of contents and headings. 
  • share newly learned  information from their text by turning and talking with a peer.  (This may take more than 1 day)

 

In writing students will:

  • drive their research by using questions.
  • Growing writers generate potential topics for an “All About” book by using their background knowledge.

 

In math students will:

  • Strategize to compare two sets.
  • visualize quantities to compare two numerals.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending  2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • recognize the features of nonfiction/informational texts by comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction texts. 
  • recognize the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts by examining examples. 

In writing students will:

  • recognize that nonfiction texts teach readers new information by determining author’s purpose.
  • recognize the text utilized in an “All About” book by noticing how it gives you information on the topic.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare sets informally using more, less, and fewer.
  • Identify and create a set that has the same number of objects.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • retell a story by using a logical sequence (beginning, middle and end).
  • identify the solution in the story by thinking about how the problem was solved. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will create lists of topics they are familiar with.
  • will develop their topics by adding additional items to develop that topic.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare the weight of an object with sets of different objects on a balance scale.
  • Compare volume using more than, less than and the same as by pouring.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/5/19

In reading students will:

  • discuss important story events by identifying the “what” in the story. 
  • identify the problem in the story by thinking about what went wrong.

 

In writing students will:

  • Continue to identify the structure of a list by exploring different ways lists are written.
  • will develop their topics by adding additional items to develop that topic.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare objects using heavier than, lighter than, and the same as with balance scales.
  • Compare the weight of an object to a set of unit weights on a balance scale.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • understand that a book may have more than one character by identifying the main character and the supporting characters. 
  • identify the setting of a story by analyzing the pictures and thinking about the word in the text to answer the question “where.”

 

In writing students will:

  • understand what a list is by exploring reasons why lists are written.  
  • identify the structure of a list by exploring different ways lists are written. (This lesson will take a few days.)

 

In math students will:

  • Determine which linking cube stick is longer than or shorter than the other.
  • Compare the length of linking cube sticks to various objects.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • identify characters in the story or the “Who” in the story by examining the pictures and previewing the book.
  • understand that a book may have more than one character by identifying the main character and the supporting characters. 

 

In writing students will:

  • understand what a label is by identifying its purpose. 
  • write their own labels by utilizing their knowledge of letter sounds. 

 

In math students will:

  • Identify and sort shapes as two-dimensional of three-dimensional.
  • Recognize two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes in different orientations and sizes.

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • choose books that interest them by looking at the book cover.
  • choose books that interest them by looking at the pages inside the book.

 

In writing students will:

  • understand what a label is by identifying its purpose. 
  • write their own labels by utilizing their knowledge of letter sounds.

 

In math students will:

  • Find and describe solid shapes.
  • Describe and communicate positions of solid shapes using the words, above, below, beside, in front of, next to, and behind. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • match the words they say to the words on the page by listening to how a story sounds (repeat, rhyme, and rhythm).
  • able to figure out unfamiliar words  by using beginning sounds. 

 

In writing students will:

  • select a pattern by using the  generated class list of patterns (I like, I see, I can). 
  • expand their topic by selecting details they want to include in their pattern book

 

In math students will:

  • Arrange number towers in order from 10 to 1 and describe the pattern.
  • arrange , analyze and draw sequences of quantities that are 1 less in configurations other than towers.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • will recognize what a pattern is by exploring patterns in the world around us. 
  • match words to print by pointing under each word while reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • recognize patterns in books by exploring various patterns (sentence starters).
  • will generate ideas for their own pattern books by creating a class list of topics.

 

In math students will:

  • Order and match numeral and dot cards from 1 to 10.
  • State 1 more than a given number.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • will recognize what a pattern is by exploring patterns in the world around us. 
  • match words to print by pointing under each word while reading.

 

 

In writing students will:

  • recognize patterns in books by exploring various patterns (sentence starters).
  • will generate ideas for their own pattern books by creating a class list of topics.

In math students will:

  • Order and match numeral and dot cards from 1 to 10.
  • State 1 more than a given number.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • separate various texts into  genre categories (fiction and informational) by thinking about their features.  
  • determine the words on a page by looking for rhyming patterns.

 

In writing students will:

  • tell their story by sketching out their ideas.
  • continue drafting their story by writing words that match their sketches.

In math students will:

  • Count 10 objects in all configurations.
  • Act out result unknown story problems without equations.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • practice buddy reading by following certain rules so all readers feel success.  
  • identify words in a text by pointing to each word for 1:1 correspondence.  (Some students may be reading on their own and others may be pointing as the text is read aloud.)
  • recognize how to read a book by matching the pictures to the words.

In writing students will:

  • learn how to write from left to right by utilizing the return sweep strategy.
  • select a topic by brainstorming meaningful ideas.

In math students will:

  • Organize and count 9 varied geometric objects in linear and array (3’s) configurations.
  • Strategize to count 9 objects in circular and scatter configurations.
  • Write the number 9.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

  • appropriately share their thoughts about books by using the “Turn and Talk” strategy. 
  • familiarize themselves with the parts of a book by locating the  front cover, back cover, spine, title page, and first/last page of a book

In writing students will:

  • will identify the parts of the writing journal by navigating through their FUNdations journal book.
  • follow writing routines by writing their name on the top of their paper.

In math students will:

  • Model decompositions of 3 with materials, drawings and expressions.
  • Represent the decomposition as 1+2 and 2+1

 

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First Grade


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will think about the main characters in their stories by noticing how the characters think, act, and feel.
  • Growing readers will retell a story by telling what the character did  first, next, then and last.

 

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will recognize the varied purposes for writing friendly letters by examining a variety of letters written for different reasons.
  • Growing writers will recognize the features of a friendly letter by examining the parts and their functions.

 

 

In math students will:

  • Students will use the place value chart to record and name tens and ones within a two-digit number. 
  • Students will interpret two-digit numbers as either tens and some ones or as all ones.
  • Students will write and interpret two-digit numbers as addition sentences that combine tens and ones. 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...


 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will identify the main topic by using their key detail post-it notes to synthesize ideas logically for each category.
  • Growing readers will create a glossary of new vocabulary by noticing and using bold print words in nonfiction texts.
  • Growing readers will celebrate their success in reading!


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will edit their writing by rereading and making sure every sentence ends with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. Writers edit their writing by making sure they have a space between each word.
  • Growing writers will fancy up their books by adding an “about the author” page and a cover.
  • Growing writers will celebrate their work by sharing their research report.


In math students will:

  • Students will compare the efficiency of counting by ones and counting by tens.
  • Students will use the place value chart to record and name tens and ones within a two-digit number. 
  • Students will interpret two-digit numbers as either tens and some ones or as all ones. 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will explain what they learned from the text by rephrasing textual information.
  • Growing readers will find the connections between pieces of information in the text by sorting key detail post-its into categories.
  • Growing readers will identify the main topic by using their key detail post-it notes to synthesize ideas logically for each category.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will revise their pictures by “zooming in” on specific details and adding labels, captions, or arrows to their drawings.
  • Growing writers will revise their Table of Contents by making it match what they have actually written. 
  • Growing writers will edit their writing by rereading every sentence. Writers edit their writing by making sure the word I is capitalized. Writers edit their writing by looking at the words they wrote and asking: Does the word look right? Is it spelled right? Does it make sense in the sentence?

 

In math students will:

  • Students will collect, sort, and organize data; then ask and answer questions about the number of data points.
  • Students will ask and answer varied word problem types about a data set with three categories.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will monitor comprehension by asking questions before, during, and after reading a nonfiction text.
  • Growing readers will build comprehension by independently interacting with a text before, during, and after reading. 
  • Growing readers will retell and analyze what they learned by the use of the K-W-L-H Chart.
  • Growing readers will identify the new vocabulary they are learning by using post-it notes to organize the words.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will make a glossary by thinking what are the important words that my reader might not know the meaning of.
  • Growing writers will say more about their topic by using words like “so”, “or”, “also”, “but”, or “because.”
  • Growing writers will say more about a question  by giving more information by asking themselves, “How can I say more about ___?” 
  • Growing writers will say more about their topic by comparing something about their topic to something everyone would know. (Ex. The dinosaur was as large as a mini-van.)

 

In math students will:

  • Students will answer problems about lengths of two different objects measured in centimeters. 
  • Students will collect, sort, and organize data; then ask and answer questions about the number of data points.
  • Students will ask and answer varied word problem types about a data set with three categories.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will understand that main topics are supported by identifying the relevant, key details in a text and by asking and answering questions about the text.
  • Growing readers will think about what the text is mostly about by locating the key details that support it.
  • Growing readers monitor comprehension by asking questions before, during, and after reading a nonfiction text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will make a table of contents by creating questions they have about the topic.
  • Growing writers can plan their books by using questions and answers.
  • Growing writers teach readers about their topic by answering the questions on each page.
  • Growing writers will make a glossary by thinking what are the important words that my reader might not know the meaning of.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will order, measure, and compare length of objects before and after measuring with centimeter cubes, solving word problems. 
  • Students will measure objects with non-standards units simultaneously to see the need to measure with a consistent unit. 
  • Students will understand the need to use the same units when comparing measurements with others.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will identify the main topic by analyzing the text components prior to reading. 
  • Growing readers will understand that main topics are supported by identifying the relevant, key details in a text and by asking and answering questions about the text.
  • Growing readers will think about what the text is mostly about by locating the key details that support it.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will plan their nonfiction question and answer books by listing five topics they are interested in learning more about.
  • Growing writers will plan their nonfiction question and answer books by creating a web about their prior knowledge of a topic.
  • Growing writers will plan their question and answer books by doing a picture walk and creating questions that they have about a topic.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will order three lengths using indirect comparison.
  • Students will express the length of an object using centimeter cubes as length units to measure with no gaps or overlaps.
  • Students will rename and measure with centimeter cubes, using their standard unit name of centimeters.
  • Students will order, measure, and compare length of objects before and after measuring with centimeter cubes, solving word problems. 



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will gain a deeper, more holistic understanding of a fictional text by identifying different story elements.
  • Growing readers will state their opinions by sharing what they like and dislike about a previously read book.
  • Growing readers will support their opinion by identifying supporting details from the text. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will publish their opinion writing by transferring their writing from their writing notebook to special paper.
  • Growing writers will fancy up their opinion pieces by illustrating their opinion writing.
  • Growing writers will celebrate their published piece.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will continue to solve word problems, relating varied addition and subtraction strategies. 
  • Students will continue to strategize and apply understanding of the equal sign to solve equivalent expressions. 
  • Students will identify 1 ten as a unit by renaming representations of 10.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will monitor their comprehension independently by asking questions on post-its throughout an entire text.
  • Growing readers will identify facts from opinions by analyzing text to determine if a statement is a fact or the opinion of the author.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will begin drafting their opinion piece by selecting a graphic organizer.
  • Growing writers will add details to strengthen their writing.
  • Growing writers will edit their writing by rereading their drafts.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will continue to subtract 7, 8, and 9 from teen numbers.
  • Students will solve word problems, relating varied addition and subtraction strategies. 
  • Students will strategize and apply understanding of the equal sign to solve equivalent expressions. 



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will share their wonders about a topic by asking questions before reading a text.  
  • Growing readers will monitor their comprehension by asking questions while reading a text. 
  • Growing readers will think more deeply about a text by asking and answering questions after reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will use specific vocabulary to clearly express their opinions. 
  • Growing writers will write their opinion pieces by utilizing their graphic organizer.
  • Growing writers will generate ideas by thinking about topics they feel strongly about.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will relate counting on to making ten and taking from ten.
  • Students will model subtraction of 8 from teen numbers. 
  • Students will subtract 7, 8, and 9 from teen numbers.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will review the different ways to read with a partner by introducing books to each other. 
  • Growing readers will practice ways to talk about books with a partner by turning and talking about the book the teacher has read.
  • Growing readers will show their thinking about the text by using Post-Its to help retell the pages read.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will determine what a fact is by identifying what is true and certain.
  • Growing writers will discuss what an opinion is by recognizing that it’s the way you think or feel about something based on evidence.
  • Growing writers will develop their own opinions by selecting an idea from a text.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will continue to use the commutative property to make ten.
    Students will make ten when one addend is 8. 
    Students will solve problems with addends of 7, 8, and 9.

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will show their thinking by using post-it notes to connect and express feelings.
  • Growing readers will gain a deeper understanding of nonfiction texts by comparing and contrasting two texts on similar topics with a reading partner. 
  • Growing readers will gain a deeper understanding of fiction and a nonfiction texts by comparing and contrasting a fiction and a nonfiction book on similar topics with a reading partner.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will plan how-to writing by sketching and writing words to match their sketches. 
  • Growing writers will revise their how-to by adding adjectives, verbs and prepositions.
  • Growing writers will edit their writing by checking for spelling, punctuation, and capital letters.
  • Growing writers will publish their writing to share with others by adding details and color the illustrations.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will make ten when one addend is 9. 
  • Students will use the commutative property to make ten.
  • Students will make ten when one addend is 8.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will show their thinking by using post-it notes to connect and express feelings.
  • Growing readers will gain a deeper understanding of nonfiction texts by comparing and contrasting two texts on similar topics with a reading partner. 
  • Growing readers will gain a deeper understanding of fiction and a nonfiction texts by comparing and contrasting a fiction and a nonfiction book on similar topics with a reading partner.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will plan how-to writing by sketching and writing words to match their sketches. 
  • Growing writers will revise their how-to by adding adjectives, verbs and prepositions.
  • Growing writers will edit their writing by checking for spelling, punctuation, and capital letters.
  • Growing writers will publish their writing to share with others by adding details and color the illustrations.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will make ten when one addend is 9. 
  • Students will use the commutative property to make ten.
  • Students will make ten when one addend is 8.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will gain understanding of nonfiction texts by looking at the text features including the title and cover; understanding that some text features help locate information while others help the reader visualize information.
  • Growing readers will gain deeper understanding of information by discussing what they already know about the topic and deciding what they still want to learn.
  • Growing readers will activate prior knowledge by asking questions, making connections, and making predictions about what they might learn with their reading partners.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will explore different how-to topics by determining the steps or procedures for the topics.
  • Growing writers will generate a list of topics by using their interests and background knowledge.
  • Growing writers will select a how-to topic by thinking about a topic they know a lot about.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will solve word problems with three addends, two of which make ten.
  • Students will use the associative and commutative properties to make ten with three addends. 
  • Students will make ten when one addend is 9. 
  • Students will continue to practice fluency with addition up to 10.

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will determine which genre  a nonfiction text is by examining  a variety of genres within informational texts ( ex: biography, how-to, informational, articles, etc…)
  • Growing readers will determine Author’s Purpose by noticing different types of nonfiction text: Narrative, Persuasive,and Expository.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will discuss how  text features help the reader better understand  what they are reading, by exploring text features in a variety of How-to books.
  • Growing writers will notice text features used in How-to books by listing them.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will continue to utilize math drawings to solve subtraction math stories. 
  • Students will continue to practice fluency with addition up to 10.
  • Students will look for and make use of repeated reasoning and structure, by using the addition chart to subtraction problems.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will notice differences between fiction and nonfiction text by examining text features.
  • Growing readers will decide what genre of nonfiction a text is by examining the variety of genres within informational texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will understand one type of informational text by exploring a variety How-to books.
  • Growing writers will learn about the author’s organization of How-to books by studying the features of How-to mentor texts.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will continue to utilize math drawings to solve subtraction math stories. 
  • Students will continue to practice fluency with addition up to 10.
  • Students will relate subtraction facts involving fives and doubles to corresponding decompositions. 
  • Students will relate subtraction facts from 10 to corresponding decompositions.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will develop their fluency by reading smoothly (like they are talking).
  • Growing readers will work with a partner to understand a book by retelling it.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will publish their writing by rewriting their stories in their best handwriting, utilizing corrections from revising and editing, and adhering to the margins.
  • Growing writers will celebrate by sharing their published pieces.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will use math drawings to solve subtraction math stories. 
  • Practice fluency with addition up to 10.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will practice fluency  by noticing the  punctuation in a story (periods, question marks, and exclamation points).
  • Growing readers will build stamina when reading their books independently and with a partner.

In writing students will:

  • Growing  writers  will select a small moment story from their writer’s notebook focusing on the sequence of events ( first, next, then, and finally). 
  • Growing writers will practice writing sentences with correct capitalization and end punctuation.

In math students will:

  • Students will determine the missing addend that makes 2 expressions equal. 
  • Practice fluency with addition up to 10.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will retell the plot (beginning, middle, and end) of a text  by focusing on the most important parts.
  • Growing readers will build stamina when reading their books independently and with a partner.

In writing students will:

  • Growing  writers  will  collect information for their personal narratives by using their five senses.
  • Growing writers will practice writing sentences with correct capitalization and end punctuation.

In math students will:

  • Students will count on to find unknown part with sums up to ten. 
  • Practice fluency with addition up to 10.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will practice 3 ways to read a book: read the pictures, read the words, and retell the story.
  • Growing readers will build stamina when reading their books independently and with a partner.

In writing students will:

  • Growing  writers  will  use  their heart maps to illustrate and write a story with a beginning, middle, and an end.
  • Growing writers will practice writing sentences with correct capitalization and end punctuation.

In math students will:

  • Students will count on to find the missing number in addition number sentences.
  • Practice fluency with addition up to 10.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will review and practice  procedures for a successful reading workshop. They will identify and illustrate  procedures they are doing well, as well as which ones they are still  working on.
  • Growing readers will practice reading their just right books independently.

In writing students will:

  • Growing  writers  will  use  their generated lists of their favorite things,  to illustrate and write a complete sentence. 
  • Growing writers will practice writing sentences with correct capitalization and end punctuation.

In math students will:

  • Represent addition situations with number bonds, pictures, and number sentences.
  • Practice fluency with addition up to 10.

 

 

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Second Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will notice that Nonfiction books are broken into parts by looking at each section as a seed idea.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will be introduced to the features of a Scientific Lab Report and The Scientific Method

In math students will:

  • Relate 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, and 100 less to addition and subtraction.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...


Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will  monitor for meaning by tracking what  they are thinking about a particular topic as they read informational/nonfiction texts.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will create their Table of Contents by making decisions about how they want their Expert books to go. ( order, sequence) 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent subtraction with up to two decompositions




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of will continue to develop and answer 
     “right there”/literal/”thin” 
    questions as they read Informational Text.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will complete their glossary by collecting specific vocabulary words and definitions in alphabetical  order. 
    (3-5 words)
  • Growing writers will begin thinking about the order and how to organize their expert books.

 

In math students will:

  • Using manipulatives and drawings, subtract from a two or three digit number with up to  two decompositions. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of will develop and answer “right there”/literal/”thin” questions as they read Informational Text

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers teach their reader about a topic by collecting specific vocabulary words and definitions in order. (glossary 3-5 words)

 

In math students will:

  • Solve addition problems with up to four addends with totals within 200.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue to support their comprehension of a text by utilizing text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue to develop topics and some supporting details for their expert books. 

 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent addition problems with one or two compositions.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue to pause and reflect as they learn new information in nonfiction texts. 
  • Growing readers support their comprehension of a text by utilizing text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing readers will organize their Expert Books by developing  subtopics and some supporting details.

 

In math students will:

  • Use manipulatives to add with two compositions.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers continue to build background knowledge for future reading by “build up nonfiction/informational books”.
  • Growing readers read informational texts differently than fiction/literature texts by paying attention to the tone, mood and voice of the narrator

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will choose a topic for their expert book based on something they know a lot about, are good at and can teach others.

 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings when adding a two-digit to a three-digit number.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers  continue to activate their schema about a topic by thinking about what they already know before reading informational texts 
  • Growing readers build background knowledge for future reading by reading nonfiction/informational texts at a simpler level (“build up books”).

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers continued to examine  the author’s purpose of writing informational expert books by examining various  texts.
  • Growing writers will begin brainstorming their expert topics 

 

In math students will:

  • Continue using manipulatives to represent the composition of 10 ones as 1 ten in a two-digit number.
  • Relating addition to the vertical method using manipulatives and math drawings.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue to examine the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts by exploring various text types.
  • Growing readers  continue to activate their schema about a topic by thinking about what they already know before reading informational texts 

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers continued to examine  the author’s purpose of writing informational expert books by examining various  texts.

 

In math students will:

  • Continue solving one and two- step word problems.
  • Use manipulatives to represent the composition of 10 ones as 1 ten in a two-digit number.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will recognize the difference between reading nonfiction/informational text and fiction/literature by identifying their attributes.
  • Growing readers will examine the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts by exploring various text types.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will explore the features of nonfiction expert books by talking with a partner about the topics on which they might be an expert.

 

In math students will:

  • Relate 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less in addition and subtraction.
  • Add and subtract multiples of 10

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue to get to know the characters in their books they read by paying attention to their wants and problems.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue to get to know their characters by identifying external and internal character traits.
  • Growing readers will begin to work independently to create a realistic character by describing their character which highlights internal traits. 

 

In math students will:

  • Compare three digit numbers using < , >, and =.
  • Finding 1, 10, and 100 more or less than a number.
  • Complete a pattern counting up and down.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will get to know the characters in the books they read by paying attention to their wants and problems.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers understand that realistic fiction stories are written about true-to-life characters by identifying external character traits.

 

In math students will:

  • Count the total value of ones, tens, and hundreds with place value disks.
  • Read and write numbers within 1,000 after modeling with place value disks. 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will understand Realistic Fiction and Fiction by identifying its attributes.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will be immersed in a variety of realistic fiction stories by listening to read alouds and discussing the attributes of realistic fiction. 

In math students will:

  • Write base ten three-digit numbers in unit form and show the value of each digit.
  • Write base ten numbers in expanded form.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue acknowledging the important parts of a story by identifying the essential story elements.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will make their writing more interesting by using their 5 senses.   

In math students will:

  • Bundle and count ones, tens, and hundreds




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers acknowledge the important parts of a story by identifying the essential story elements.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will make their writing more interesting by using their 5 senses.   

In math students will:

  • Measure and compare lengths using centimeters and meters.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing Readers will enhance their comprehension by creating mental pictures in their head.
  • Growing Readers will monitor their understanding by retelling the beginning, middle and end of a story.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will  learn how to plan their writing in different ways by selecting a seed idea to organize and plan.
  • Growing writers will identify themselves as the main character in their personal narrative by using “I”    

In math students will:

  • Measure with centimeter cubes and unit rulers.
  • Measure with centimeter rulers and meter sticks.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will utilize their reader’s notebook. 
  • Growing readers will monitor their reading stamina by setting reading goals. 
  • Growing readers will continue  to use strategies to solve tricky or difficult words.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will create a Map of the Heart with things that they love.
  • Growing writers will narrow down the big ideas into seed ideas which are special  moments in time

In math students will:

  • Measure lengths using physical units and unit rulers.
  • Measure various objects using centimeter rulers and meter sticks.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue  to practice routines of routines and procedures of Readers Workshop.
  • Growing readers will participate in meaningful conversations about reading by using conversational prompts. 
  • Growing readers will identify just right books by recognizing their attributes.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will understand that writing takes time by identifying the stages of the writing process.
  • Growing writers will get their ideas from many different places by thinking about special memories and experiences.
  • Growing writers will write about places, people and things they know and love by creating a Map of the Heart with Seed Ideas.

In math students will:

  • Make a ten to add within 20
  • Make a ten to add within 100
  • Subtract single-digit numbers from multiples of 10 within 100.
  • Take from ten within 20.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue  to practice routines of routines and procedures of Readers Workshop.
  • Growing readers will participate in meaningful conversations about reading by using conversational prompts. 
  • Growing readers will identify just right books by recognizing their attributes.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will understand that writing takes time by identifying the stages of the writing process.
  • Growing writers will get their ideas from many different places by thinking about special memories and experiences.
  • Growing writers will write about places, people and things they know and love by creating a Map of the Heart with Seed Ideas.

In math students will:

  • Make a ten to add within 20
  • Make a ten to add within 100
  • Subtract single-digit numbers from multiples of 10 within 100.
  • Take from ten within 20.

 

  

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Third Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers answer questions about a text  by going back to the text to find evidence to support their thinking and answers.
  • Growing readers analyze the answers to a question by eliminating incorrect answers.  


In writing students will:


 

  • Growing writers will learn how to respond to a challenging prompt by “breaking apart “ the question into shorter prompts and answering one question at a time in sequential order.
  • Growing writers will learn how to revise and edit their writing in one draft.


In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will learn how to generate and organize data in tally charts and picture graphs.  
  • Mathematicians will learn how to rotate tape diagrams vertically as a precursor to understanding bar graphs.  
  • Mathematicians will label fractions on a number line and draw a matching number bond to match the number line.  
  • Mathematicians will compare fractions using Greater than, Less than and Equal to.


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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...


Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers read text closely in order to identify, highlight, and define specific vocabulary used to respond to questions asked thoughtfully and accurately.
  • Growing readers analyze and compare different types of test questions in order to determine what is being asked.  

  
In writing students will:


  • Growing writers understand that the writer’s response provides a sufficient number of facts, definitions, concrete details, and or other information form the text to support as required by the prompt.  Students will review sample answers using a 2 point rubric and decide if the requirements were met.  
  • Growing writers will respond to texts read by writing short response paragraphs based on a passage.  They will ue strategies taught and assess their own writing by using the 2 point rubric. 


In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will compare fractions using the Greater than , Less than and Equal to symbols.  
  • Mathematicians will order fractions and use Cross Multiplication to decide Greater, Less and Equal to.
  • Mathematicians will express fractions as pictures, Unit Fractions, Whole fractions and a Number Bond.

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NYS ELA Testing:  4/2-4/3/19


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...


Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will learn how to integrate information by asking themselves how information (whole and parts) from two distinct authors or texts fit together to provide a deeper understanding of a given topic.
  • Growing readers of nonfiction compare and contrast texts pertaining to the same topic.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will check their writing for spelling errors during the editing phase of the writing process and use strategies to fix them ( word walls, sight word lists, dictionary, computers, books, peers, etc.)
  • Growing writers use editing checklists to ensure that their work is ready for an audience.  


In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will build non unit fractions less than one whole from unit fractions.
  • Mathematicians will identify and represent shaded and non shaded part of one whole as fractions.

 

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of nonfiction recognize the main idea of texts and supporting details.  
  • Growing readers of nonfiction link texts to see how information about a topic presented by one author connects to information about a topic presented by another author.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will work in partnerships to brainstorm alternate conclusions for their writing pieces.  Discuss, “ How have my revisions in this conclusion made my writing better overall?”
  • Growing writers will begin to edit!  They will focus on revising their texts by adding capitals appropriately throughout their writing piece. 

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will find area by decomposing into rectangles or completing composite figures to form rectangles.  
  • Mathematicians will study and review the concepts, skills and strategies taught and learned in Module 4 in preparation for the End of Module Assessment. 

 

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of nonfiction recognize the main idea of texts and supporting details.  
  • Growing readers of nonfiction link texts to see how information about a topic presented by one author connects to information about a topic presented by another author.

 

In writing students will:

  • Mathematicians will find area by decomposing into rectangles or completing composite figures to form rectangles.  
  • Mathematicians will study and review the concepts, skills and strategies taught and learned in Module 4 in preparation for the End of Module Assessment.  

 

In math students will:

  • Growing writers will work in partnerships to brainstorm alternate conclusions for their writing pieces.  Discuss, “ How have my revisions in this conclusion made my writing better overall?”
  • Growing writers will begin to edit!  They will focus on revising their texts by adding capitals appropriately throughout their writing piece. 

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of nonfiction make decisions and differentiate between important and interesting informations in a text.  They will do this by using strategies such as : looking at intentionally repeated academic vocabulary, and identifying headings , bold faced words, italics, and captions. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will develop their nonfiction paragraphs by including a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence.  
  • Growing writers will revise their writing piece by rereading and varying sentence beginnings to improve the fluency and progression of their ideas.

 

 

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will apply the distributive property as a strategy to find the total area of a large rectangle by adding two products.  
  • Mathematicians will solve word problems involving area.

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of nonfiction make decisions and differentiate between important and interesting information in a text.  
  • Growing readers of nonfiction apply the strategy of chunking text to aid in comprehension.  Readers will break apart challenging and long texts by “chunking” the text into manageable sections to promote comprehension.

 

In writing students will:

  • Mathematicians will find the Area of various rectangles using the formula A=LxW.  
  • Mathematicians will use the centimeter side of a ruler to draw tiles and then skip count to find the unknown Area.
  • Mathematicians will find and label the side lengths and then multiply to find the Area.

In math students will:

  • Growing writers will develop their nonfiction paragraphs by including a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence. 
  • Growing writers will revise their writing pieces by rereading and varying sentence beginnings to improve the fluency and progression of their ideas.

 

 

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of nonfiction make decisions and differentiate between important and interesting information in a text.  
  • Growing readers of nonfiction apply the strategy of chunking text to aid in comprehension.  Readers will break apart challenging and long texts by “chunking” the text into manageable sections to promote comprehension.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will develop their nonfiction paragraphs by including a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence. 
  • Growing writers will revise their writing pieces by rereading and varying sentence beginnings to improve the fluency and progression of their ideas.

 

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will apply the distributive property as a strategy to find the total area of a large rectangle by adding two products.
  • Mathematicians will solve word problems involving area. 

 

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of nonfiction learn new vocabulary words by reading them in context.
  • Growing readers of nonfiction use the text features to help with understanding new or content specific vocabulary. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Mathematicians will decompose and recompose shapes to compare Area.
  • Mathematicians will review the attributes of common shapes ( rectangle, square, rhombus, hexagon, octagon, pentagon etc.)

 

In math students will:

  • Growing writers will develop their nonfiction paragraphs by including topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence.  
  • Growing writers will revise their writing pieces by rereading and varying sentence beginning to improve the fluency and progression of their ideas.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of nonfiction explore the craft and text structure of nonfiction texts by studying a variety of nonfiction pieces.  Readers will look closely at the following areas: cause and effect, question and answer, problem and solution, sequence and description.
  • Growing readers develop and answer questions as they read to help them further understand nonfiction texts and passages.  Readers use headings, captions, text boxes, and the text itself to find answers to their questions.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will determine if a topic or idea form their “expert” list will work for their writing piece by generating more ideas about the topic using a web.
  • Growing writers narrow the focus of their writing by considering their main idea(s) and purpose.  Writers will be expected to notice commonalities among the ideas in their webs and may recognize a main idea to center their future writing piece around. 

 

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will apply the distributive property as a strategy to find the total when solving multiplication and division problems.
  • Mathematicians will solve word problems using the tape diagram strategy to solve.

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers learn the importance of activating prior knowledge prior to reading a nonfiction text.  They will complete KWL charts as they read and explore nonfiction texts.  
  • Growing readers of nonfiction explore and discover the setup or organization of facts on a page and decide how to read it.

 

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will count by units of 6 and 7 to multiply and divide using number bonds to decompose.
  • Mathematicians will interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems using units of 6 and 7. 
  • Mathematicians will continue to solve equations by solving the missing variable.

 

In writing students will: 

  • Growing writers will can diagram the parts of an expository writing piece to understand its structure and how ideas are developed.
  • Growing writers generate a list of familiar topics/an “expert list” to get ideas for their expository writing. 

 

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of nonfiction understand the difference between the genres of fiction and nonfiction.
  • Growing readers of nonfiction become familiar with the different types of nonfiction texts such as articles, biographies, textbooks, and procedural written pieces.

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will study commutativity to find known facts of 6,7,8 and 9.
  • Mathematicians will multiply and divide with familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown.

 

In writing students will: 

  • Growing writers will generate a list of familiar topics/an “expert list” to get ideas for their expository writing.
  • Growing writers will analyze the difference between writing fiction and nonfiction pieces.  

 

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will learn how to gather evidence from the text to support their thinking of the selected trait. 
  • Growing readers will gather and organize the evidence to support their thinking.
  • Growing readers will draw conclusions about characters by utilizing schema and details to develop theories about characters.

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will add and subtract two and three digit measurements using the standard algorithm.
  • Mathematicians will continue to round to the nearest ten and hundred using two and three digit numbers.

 

In writing students will: 
  • Growing writers will learn strategies that will help them to “show” not just “tell” about events in their real or imagined story.
  • Writers will learn about many different ways to provide an interesting opening to their written piece as a whole.

 

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will learn how to gather evidence from the text to support their thinking of the selected trait. 
  • Growing readers will gather and organize the evidence to support their thinking.

 

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will solve mixed word problems involving all four operations with grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters given in the same units.
  • Mathematicians will round two-digit measurements to the nearest ten on the vertical number line.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will learn strategies that will help them to “show” not just “tell” about events in their real or imagined story.
  • Writers will learn about many different ways to provide an interesting opening to their written piece as a whole.

 

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Remembeers using the vertical number line.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers choose their topic for narrative writing by thinking carefully and thinking carefully and thoughtfully about certain criteria. We can utilize a graphic organizer to help choose a topic to write about.
  • Growing writers can add clarity and description to their writing by identifying, collecting, and listing descriptive words.

 

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will learn about a character by using evidence to think about what he/she says (dialogue)
  • Growing readers learn about a character by utilizing evidence to think about how the character acts/behaves in different situations.

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will learn how to solve word problems involving time intervals within 1 hour by counting forward and backward, as well as showing their work on a number line.
  • Mathematicians will learn how to build and decompose a kilogram.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will learn how to “stretch” a moment.
  • Writers will learn how to further develop the events in their personal narrative by adding details and important happenings.

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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will learn about a character by utilizing evidence to think about the characters traits.
  • Readers will look at how characters are described on the inside (internal), as well as on the outside (external).  

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will relate skip-counting by 5 on the clock and telling time to a continuous measurement model, the number line.
  • Mathematicians will count by fives and ones on the number line as a strategy to tell time to the nearest minute on the clock.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will begin their writing piece by developing real or imagined experiences or events using descriptive details.
  • Students are developing their writing piece by adding an event sequence that unfolds naturally using transitions to demonstrate sequential thinking. 

Sneakers everyday!
Study multiplication facts!
Remember to WRAP daily!
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For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will differentiate between main characters and minor characters in the story.
  • Readers will look at how characters are described on the inside (internal), as well as on the outside (external).  

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians will study commutativity to find known facts 6,7,8 and 9.
  • Mathematicians will multiply and divide with familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will draft the important events of their personal narrative.  
  • Growing writers will incorporate onomatopoeia into their writing pieces.   

 

Sneakers everyday!
Study multiplication facts!
Remember to WRAP daily!




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers are detectives looking for context clues as they read to figure out hard words.  Strategies include definition, antonym, synonym and inference.  
  • Readers notice when meaning breaks down and have strategies to fix it up. 

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians are applying the distributive property to decompose units of 2-5 and 10.
  • Students will solve two-step word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, while assessing the reasonableness.  

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers are beginning their writing piece by developing real or imagined experiences or events using descriptive details.  
  • Students are developing their writing piece by adding an even sequence that unfolds naturally using transitions to demonstrate sequential thinking. 

 

Sneakers everyday!
Study multiplication facts!
Remember to WRAP daily!
Schools are closed: 10/8/18 .  Have a nice long weekend!




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers are continuing to implement the routines and practices of the Reading Workshop.
  • Students will learn various prompts to help them furthering their partner discussions when referring to books during the reading workshop.
  • Students will identify the story elements in a text to deepen their understanding of what they are reading.  

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians are applying the distributive property to decompose units of 2-5 and 10.
  • Students will solve two-step word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers are learning how to “stretch” a moment in a personal narrative that they are drafting.  
  • Writers will learn how to further develop the events in their personal narrative by adding details and important happenings. 

 

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Study multiplication facts!
Remember to WRAP daily!
Picture Day 10/3/18




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers are continuing to implement the routines and practices of the Reading Workshop.
  • Students are continuing to learn how to use the classroom library to select “just right” books and read for sustained periods of time. 

In math students will:

  • Mathematicians are learning about the relationship between addition and multiplication, as well as the relationship between division and multiplication.  
  • Visual aids, such as arrays and number bonds are being taught to further promote the understanding of multiplication.  

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers are learning about memoirs by writing about an experience from their summer vacation.  
  • Students are learning how to produce a writing piece by following the stages of the writing process.

 

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Study multiplication facts!
Remember to WRAP daily!
Back to School Night 9/26/18

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Fourth Grade



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • describe a historical period in the text by citing text evidence and background knowledge.

In writing students will:

  • focus in on one point in history by listing what they know about the time period.

 

In math students will:

  • use metric measurement to model the decomposition of one whole into tenths.

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...


 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • use their annotations from a text to answer multiple choice questions.  Students will be showing their understanding by applying their purposeful annotations to attacking multiple choice questions.

In writing students will:

  • craft an extended response comparing TWO texts by analyzing the lens through which the question is being asked. Students will utilize their extended response checklist for support.

 

In math students will:

  • find the product of a whole number and a mixed number using the distributive property.

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...


Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • independently interact with a text by annotating, discussing, and paraphrasing. 

 

In writing students will:

  • craft a short response about “Excerpt from If Wishes Were Horses” by supporting their answer with text details.

 

In math students will:

  • compare fractions greater than 1 by reasoning using benchmark fractions.

 



 For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will:

  • self-monitor comprehension by annotating a text when close reading with a purpose/focus of author’s craft. They will do this by asking themselves, “Why did the author make these decisions when organizing his/her writing?”

 

In writing students will:

  • craft an extended response by analyzing the question being asked and utilizing their extended response checklist.

 

In math students will:

  • decompose and compose fractions greater than 1 to express them in various forms.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • self-monitor comprehension by annotating a text when close reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • gain a thorough understanding of the expectations of a short response by analyzing the short response with a rubric.

 

In math students will:

  • compare fractions with unlike denominators




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the author’s use of figurative language which helps make a picture in their minds (similes, metaphors, idioms, strong verbs and adjectives).  

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will reflect on their argumentative essays 

 

In math students will:

  • Find common units or number of units to compare two fractions.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

In reading students will:

  • analyze the way a text is structured (organized) by paying close attention to how the author is teaching the information.  

 

In writing students will:

  • develop their body paragraphs by supporting each reason with relevant details from their research.

 

In math students will:

  • decompose fractions as a sum of unit fractions using tape diagrams.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the main idea of each section of a text by using the headings and asking, “What is this section mostly about?”    How do the details under the heading support the main idea?  

 

In writing students will:

  • compose arguments, supported by reasons and evidence. 

 

In math students will:

  • measure and draw angles. Sketch given angle measures, and verify with a protractor.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • identify how nonfiction (informational) texts are organized by using text features and referring to evidence when explaining what the text is about.  

 

In writing students will:

  • know that when we compose arguments, we are composing claims supported by reasons and evidence.

 

In math students will:

  • use right angles to determine whether angles are equal to, greater than, or less than right angles. Draw right, obtuse, and acute angles.

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • understand theme, conflict and foreshadowing by noticing when a word, object, or situation is mentioned repeatedly.

 

In writing students will:

  • make decisions about what notes and ideas will support their thesis statement by including only relevant information.

In math students will:

  • find factor pairs for numbers to 100, and use understanding of factors to define prime and composite. 

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • think about different aspects of their book/topic by looking for patterns and connections between different ideas.

In writing students will:

  • achieve new and deeper understandings of the characters they meet in stories by selecting quotes from the story and writing about what these quotes reveal about the character.

In math students will:

  • understand and solve division problems with a remainder using the array and area models.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • persuade another person to take their position (viewpoint, perspective) about a character by debating and supporting their position with evidence. 

In writing students will:

  • reflect on what is working in their writing and make plans for the next steps by self-reflecting.

In math students will:

  • multiply three- and four-digit numbers by one-digit numbers applying the standard algorithm.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • continue to grow their ideas about characters by paying attention to their motivations while looking at the obstacles they face and how they overcome them. 

In writing students will:

  • revise their writing by including aspects of the story they may have left out such as thought, action and appropriate dialogue.

In math students will:

  • use place value disks to represent two-digit by one-digit multiplication.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • continue to grow their ideas about characters by paying attention to their motivations while looking at the obstacles they face and how they overcome them.

In writing students will:

  • revise their writing by including aspects of the story they may have left out such as thought, action and appropriate dialogue.

In math students will:

  • solve multiplicative comparison word problems by applying the area and perimeter formulas




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • grow insightful ideas about characters by using precise, true words to convey their thoughts about the character.

In writing students will:

  • emulate mentor authors and texts to learn craft moves they want to use in their own writing by analyzing their leads and asking themselves, “How did they begin their story, and how can I try that in my own writing?”

In math students will:

  • solve multiplicative comparison word problems by applying the area and perimeter formulas




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • deepen understanding and extend theories about characters by noticing similarities and differences in the ways different characters from different texts behave in similar situations.

In writing students will:

  • become teachers for themselves and their peers by providing conversational feedback to one another in order to allow the writer to uncover layers of an idea.

In math students will:

  • know and relate metric units to place value units in order to express measurements in different units.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • identify the point of view (perspective) of the narrator by analyzing who is telling the story.

In writing students will:

  • think about the different ways their stories can go by considering different starting points and different ways the story can unfold.

In math students will:

  • express metric mass measurements in terms of a smaller unit; model and solve addition and subtraction word problems involving metric mass.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • gain deeper understandings of a text by using the author's description of the story elements to visualize/envision the story.

In writing students will:

  • generate ideas by thinking about major issues in our lives, such as bullying, family pressure, or fitting in at school.

In math students will:

  • solve additive compare word problems modeled with tape diagrams.

 

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Fifth Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/29/19

In reading students will:

  • identify and analyze the speaker’s perspective and influence on events by reacting to the narrator’s point of view.
  • draw reasonable inferences by combining what they already know (schema) with text evidence, such as clues and facts.  

In writing students will:

  • determine what still needs to be learned about a topic by generating questions which will further their research.
  • research and provide evidence to support their non-fiction topic by collecting quotes and paraphrasing facts as they continue their research. 
  • prepare for their writing by selecting and utilizing the tool that best helps them organize their ideas. 

 

In math students will:

  • interpret and evaluate numerical expressions including the language  of scaling and fraction division. 
  • create story contexts for numerical expressions and tape diagrams, and solve word problems. 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...


Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • tackle complex/challenging texts by rereading chunks of information and asking themselves who and what each paragraph is about
  • compare and contrast characters effectively by analyzing their qualities, behaviors, and interactions with other characters.

 

In writing students will:

  • answer short response questions by utilizing the “boxes and bullets” graphic organizer. 
  • draft their short responses by using details from their bullets into an organized paragraph.
  • utilize details in the text to enhance their writing by referring back to the text for relevant, well- chosen details 

 

In math students will:

  • explain the size of the product, and relate fraction and decimal equivalence to multiplying a fraction by 1. 
  • compare the size of the product to the size of the factors. 
  • solve word problems using fraction and decimal multiplication. 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...


Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the author’s perspective on a topic by noticing how they sway you to think a certain way about a topic.
  • study a topic deeply by allowing the research they do to change the way they think and feel about their topic

 

In writing students will:

  • credit their sources by using parenthesis or transition words.
  • give voice to informational writing by commenting on details and facts. 

 

In math students will:

  • solve word problems by using tape diagrams and multiply unit fraction- by- fraction multiplication.
  • relate decimal and fraction multiplication
  • convert measures using whole numbers, and solve multi-step word problems.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will:

  • craft powerful writing about reading by starting with a big idea (your own or the author’s) and supporting that idea with specifics from the text.
  • notice how a topic is portrayed in similar and different ways by comparing and contrasting what researchers say about the same topic, from different sources.

 

In writing students will:

  • interest their audience by utilizing writing techniques that “hook” readers.
  • strengthen their point(s) by providing evidence (facts, quotes, or examples) to support their thinking. 

 

In math students will:

  • multiply unit fractions by unit fractions. 
  • multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions. 
  • multiply non-unit fractions by non-unit fractions. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • dig deep into a topic by asking questions at different levels.
  • investigate a topic more deeply by encountering subtopics inside their topic and ask themselves how all of the parts fit together.

 

In writing students will:

  • prepare for their writing by selecting and utilizing the tool that best helps them organize their ideas.
  • communicate their message by selecting words that convey the tone they think best delivers their message to their intended audience

 

In math students will:

  • find a fraction of a measurement, and solve problems
  • compare and evaluate expressions with parentheses.  
  • Solve and create a fraction word problem involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • craft short versions of text by summarizing complex nonfiction texts.
  • Conduct a mini-inquiry by considering the following question: How is the work we do as researchers of our topics (and of our world) similar to and different from the reading work we do in books?

 

In writing students will:

  • know their audience and select topics by considering what is relevant and newsworthy to them.
  • gather all the information they know about the topic and determine if they have enough information or if they need to gather more.

 

In math students will:

  • take the end of Module 3 Assessment.
  • measure and compare pencil lengths to the nearest ¼, ½, ¼, and ⅛ of an inch, and analyze the data through line plots. 
  • interpret a fraction as division. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 2/4/19

In reading students will:

  • notice the organization of more complex texts by considering the overall structure of the texts.
  • notice when they are confused or feeling stuck by monitoring their comprehension of more complex texts with strategy tools.

 

In writing students will:

  • prepare themselves for writing in new genres by familiarizing themselves with the characteristics of the genre, non fiction.
  • select topics for feature articles by considering the audience and purpose for their writing. 
  • know their audience and select topics by considering what is relevant and newsworthy to them.

 

In math students will:

  • use benchmark fractions to assess the reasonableness of addition and subtraction equations.
  • strategize to solve multi- term problems.
  • Solve multi-step word problems; assess reasonableness of solutions using benchmark fractions.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/28/19

In reading students will:

  • push themselves to look inside of words when they are tricky by doing some inquiry.
  • notice the organization of more complex texts by considering the overall structure of the texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • prepare themselves for writing in new genres by familiarizing themselves with the characteristics of the genre, non fiction.
  • select topics for feature articles by considering the audience and purpose for their writing. 

 

In math students will:

  • add fractions with sums greater than 2.
  • subtract fractions making like units numerically
  • subtract fractions greater than or equal to 1.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/14/19

In reading students will:

  • discover that main idea is not always easily identified by exploring more complex texts.
  • understand that main ideas can be complex  by developing a toolkit of  strategies to support them in determining those main ideas.
  • notice the ways nonfiction texts become increasingly complex by exploring different ways in which main idea is presented and identifying multiple main ideas through a guided inquiry.

 

In writing students will:

  • revise their writing to ensure that it is the best it can be by checking for transition words, powerful language, and clarity.
  • will edit their work by self-reflecting on a checklist and/or peer editing.
  • will publish their literary essays.

 

In math students will:

  • add fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions
  • add fractions with sums between 1 and 2
  • Subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • understand that reading any text well requires accessing prior knowledge by approaching the text with what they know about the genre.  
  • orient themselves to complex nonfiction texts by using text features and background knowledge (schema). 

 

In writing students will:

  • make choices about how they want the reader to think about their literary essay by crafting a powerful conclusion paragraph.
  • revise their writing to ensure that it is the best it can be by checking for transition words, powerful language, and clarity.

 

In math students will:

  • make equivalent fractions with the number line, the area model, and numbers.
  • make equivalent fractions with sums of fractions with like denominators. 
  • add fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • learn about a character by studying what they say (dialogue) and how they say it (actions). 
  • revise or add new theories about a character by identifying a time (or times) when a character acts “out of character.” 

 

In writing students will:

  • strengthen written claims by paraphrasing evidence from the text.
  • revise sentences and paragraphs to ensure they flow smoothly by using transitional words.

 

In math students will:

  • divide three- and four-digit dividends by two-digit divisors resulting in two- and three-digit quotients, reasoning about the decomposition of successive remainders in each place value.
  • divide decimal dividends by multiples of 10, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point and making connections to a written method.
  • use basic facts to approximate decimal quotients with two-digit divisors, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • recognize the major issues that develop with characters by identifying the central conflicts.  
  • formulate theories about characters by noticing how they respond to challenges in a text.

 

In writing students will:

  • write a thesis statement by organizing their ideas.
  • develop their thesis by using evidence and examples from the text.  

 

In math students will:

 

  • reason about the product of a whole number and a decimal with hundredths using place value understanding and estimation.
  • use whole number multiplication to express equivalent measurements.
  • use fraction and decimal multiplication to express equivalent measurements.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • envision and empathize with characters by remembering a time in their lives when they lived through something similar.
  • work to understand characters by selecting precise words that accurately describe their main character.

 

In writing students will:

  • empathize with characters by writing about the critical choices and strong emotions of the characters.
  • can compare and contrast characters by analyzing their motives and actions. 
  • can compare and contrast characters by analyzing their motives and actions. 

In math students will:
  • fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm to solve multi-step word problems
  • multiply decimal fractions with tenths by multi-digit whole numbers using place value understanding to record partial products.
  • multiply decimal fractions by multi-digit whole numbers through conversion to a whole number problem and reasoning about the placement of the decimal.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • grow complex ideas about characters by sharing ideas with book club members and using prompts to elicit conversation.
  • recognize the importance of time efficiency and contributions to meaningful discussions of a book club by generating expectations and identifying roles

In writing students will:

  • write about their characters by analyzing their motives and actions.
  • empathize with characters by writing about the critical choices and strong emotions of the characters

 

In math students will:

 

  • Multiply decimal fractions with tenths by multi-digit whole
    numbers using place value understanding to record partial products
  • Multiply decimal fractions by multi-digit whole numbers
    through conversion to a whole number problem and reasoning about the
    placement of the decimal




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • recognize the benefits of reading in a book club by being able to view the text through the eyes of other readers. 
  • recognize that working in a book club requires compromise and patience by considering book club etiquette.

In writing students will:

  • celebrate their narratives by sharing excerpts from their writing with their peers.
  • build a strong foundation of text by being immersed in quality mentor text book discussions.

In math students will:

  • connect visual models and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm without renaming.
  • connect area models and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm with renaming.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • grapple with themes by make inferences using text evidence.
  • recognize similarities in themes from various texts and begin finding recurrent themes and universal truths by synthesizing information and ideas.

In writing students will:

  • edit their narratives using a checklist, as well as the support of peer editing. 
  • publish their work by examining all the editing and revising they made to their drafts.  

In math students will:

  • write and interpret numerical expressions and compare expressions using a visual model.
  • convert numerical expressions into unit form as a mental strategy for multi-digit multiplication.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • identify the theme of a text by providing text evidence to support a conclusion about the story’s main message to the reader. 
  • synthesize the information and ideas from a story to identify the theme or universal truth being presented, and the events that support the theme or universal truth.

In writing students will:

  • revise their narratives by using a variety of learned strategies.
  • edit their narratives using a checklist, as well as the support of peer editing. 

In math students will:

  • multiply multi-digit whole numbers and multiples of 10 using place value patterns and the distributive and associative properties.
  • estimate multi-digit products by rounding factors to a basic fact and using place value patterns.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify the difference between topic and theme by clarifying the distinction between these two concepts with text evidence and clearly knowing the definitions.
  • Growing readers work to understand the deeper, significance of objects in texts by paying attention to objects/symbols that repeat and/or are stressed by the author.

In writing students will:

  • recognize pacing in their narrative by selecting an action and adding details.
  • Writers bring out the internal story by using scenes from the past or
    future (flashback/flash forward) in their writing.

In math students will:

  • Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers,
    including using estimation to confirm the placement of the decimal point.
  • Divide decimals by single-digit whole numbers involving easily
    identifiable multiples using place value understanding and relate to a written method
  • Divide decimals with a remainder using place value
    understanding and relate to a written method.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • add new layers of understanding about a text by having meaningful discussions with others about reading.
  • develop ideas (theories) about the text by thinking about how the title impacts the meaning of the story at various points of the story.
  • deepen comprehension by recognizing that authors tell stories from various perspectives and how their perspective affects the events in the story..

In writing students will:

  • recognize the theme of their personal narrative by identifying the message.
  • improve their writing by using purposeful dialogue.
  • recognize pacing in their narrative by selecting an action and adding details.

In math students will:

  • add decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method.
  • subtract decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method. 
  • multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, relate to a written method through application of the area model and place value understanding, and explain the reasoning used.

 

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