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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 2/16/18

In approaches to learning students will..
Engagement
Actively engages in problem solving.
Identifies a problem and tries to solve it independently
Attempts multiple ways to solve a problem
Engages with peers and adults to solve problems


In physical development and health students will..
Demonstrates awareness and understanding of healthy habits
Recognizes the importance of good nutrition, water, res and sleep in order to be healthy
Talks about food choices in relationship to allergies and overall health


In social and emotional development students will..
Adapts to change
Transitions with minimal support between routine activities and new/unexpected occurrences
Adjusts behavior as appropriate for different settings and/or events


In communication, language and literacy students will..
Print Concepts & Phonological Awareness
Introduce the letter Cc
Exposure to letter /c/ sound
Vocabulary: shy, cap, colossal, need, want, collapse


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will..
Scientific Thinking
Asks questions and makes predictions based on observations and manipulation of things and events in the environment
- Makes predictions based on background knowledge, previous scientific experiences, and observations of objects and events in the world


In approaches to learning students will...

  • Actively engages in problem solving.
    Identifies a problem and tries to solve it independently
    Attempts multiple ways to solve a problem
    Engages with peers and adults to solve problems

In physical development and health students will...

 

  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding of healthy habits
    Recognizes the importance of good nutrition, water, res and sleep in order to be healthy
    Talks about food choices in relationship to allergies and overall health

 

In social and emotional development students will...

 

  • Adapts to change
    Transitions with minimal support between routine activities and new/unexpected occurrences
    Adjusts behavior as appropriate for different settings and/or events

 


Week Ending 2/9/18


In approaches to learning students will...

  • Actively engages in problem solving.
    Identifies a problem and tries to solve it independently
    Attempts multiple ways to solve a problem
    Engages with peers and adults to solve problems

In physical development and health students will...

 

  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding of healthy habits
    Recognizes the importance of good nutrition, water, res and sleep in order to be healthy
    Talks about food choices in relationship to allergies and overall health

 

In social and emotional development students will...

 

  • Adapts to change
    Transitions with minimal support between routine activities and new/unexpected occurrences
    Adjusts behavior as appropriate for different settings and/or events

 

In communication, language and literacy students will...

 

  • Introduce the letter Cc
    Exposure to letter /c/ sound
    Vocabulary: shy, cap, colossal, need, want, collapse

 

In cognition and knowledge of the world students will...

 

  • Scientific Thinking
    Asks questions and makes predictions based on observations and manipulation of things and events in the environment
    - Makes predictions based on background knowledge, previous scientific experiences, and observations of objects and events in the world


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

Week Ending 2/2/18

 

 

In Creativity and Imagination students will...

  • Approaches tasks, activities and problems with creativity, imagination and/or willingness to try new experiences or activities.
    Chooses materials/props and uses novel ways to represent ideas, characters, and objects
    Seeks additional clarity to further his/her knowledge

 

 

In Physical Fitness students will...

  • Engages in a variety of physical fitness activities
    Participates in activities designed to strengthen major muscle groups
    Participates in activities to promote balance and flexibility

 

 

In Relationships with Others students will...

  • Develops positive relationships with their peers
    Approaches children already engaged in play
    Sustains interactions by  cooperating, helping, and suggesting new ideas for play
    Develops close friendship with one or more peers

 

 

In Print Concepts & Phonological Awareness students will...

  • Introduce the letter Oo
  • Exposure to letter /o/ sound

 

In Math students will...

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
    Understand simple patterns
    - Duplicate and extend simple patterns using concrete objects

 


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

Week Ending 1/26/18

 

 

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 Curiosity and Initiative 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 Self Concept and Self Awareness 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 Print Concepts & Phonological Awareness students will...

  • Reinforce the letter Ff
  • Continue exposure to letter /f/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: family, celebrate, everyone, none, size, together

 

In Science 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 1/5/18

 

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 12/22/17

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 12/15/17

In approaches to learning students will...

 

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

In physical development and health students will...

  • Demonstrates coordination and control of large muscles
    Runs, jumps, walks in a straight line, and hops on one foot
    Puts on age appropriate clothing

 

In social and emotional development students will...

  • Regulates his/her responses to needs, feelings and events 
    Expresses feelings, needs, opinions and desires in a way that is
    appropriate to the situation
    Appropriately names types of emotions and associates them with
    different facial expressions, words and
    behaviors

 

In communication, language and literacy students will...

  • Exposure to the letter Aa
  • Exposure to letter /a/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: feelings, happy, sad, angry, excited, shy proud, surprised,
    thoughtful, serious, curious

 

In cognition and knowledge of the world students will...

  • Identify and describes shapes
    Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and
    describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as top,
    bottom, up,down, in front of, behind, over, under, and next
    Correctly name shapes regardless of size

 


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

Week Ending 12/8/17

In approaches to learning students will...
In physical development and health students will...
In social and emotional development students will...
In communication, language and literacy students will...
In cognition and knowledge of the world students will...


 


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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In approaches to learning students will...
In physical development and health students will...
In social and emotional development students will...
In communication, language and literacy students will...
In cognition and knowledge of the world students will...



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

Week Ending 11/10/17

In approaches to learning students will...
In physical development and health students will...
In social and emotional development students will...
In communication, language and literacy students will...
In cognition and knowledge of the world students will...

 

 

 


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

Week Ending 10/16/17

In reading students will:

 

  • recognize how to read a book by matching the pictures to words.
  • practice matching  one word to a picture, while independently reading a teacher selected “just right book”. They will focus on saying the beginning sound of the  picture and match the sound to the corresponding letter. 

In writing students will:

  • understand that there are different reasons to express their ideas through writing.
  • identify different forms of writing and their purpose (birthday cards, menus, shopping lists).

In math students will:

  • order and write numerals 1-5.
  • represent decomposition with materials, drawings, and equations 3=2=1 and 3=1=2.


 

Kindergarten

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

Week Ending 1/5/17

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 12/22/17

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 list is by exploring reasons why lists are written.
  • identify the structure of a list by exploring different ways lists are written. 

In math students will:

  • Compare the length of linking cube sticks to various objects.
  • Compare objects using the term “the same as”.




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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • organize their reading life by having a special place to keep their books and know the routines of book shopping in their classrooms.  
  • choose books that interest them by looking at the book cover.

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:

  • Compare lengths using taller than and shorter than with aligned and non-aligned endpoints.
  • Compare length measurements with string.




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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

 

  • be able to figure out unfamiliar words  by using beginning sounds. 
  • read books by matching pictures to letters and words.  (This teaching is a review of different strategies already taught, but ties it all together called self-monitoring or cross checking)

In writing students will:

  • will generate ideas for their own pattern books by creating a class list of topics.
  • select a pattern by using the  generated class list of patterns (I like, I see, I can).

In math students will:

  • Explain decisions about classifications of triangles into categories using variants and non-examples.
  • Explain decisions about classifications of rectangles into categories using variants and non-examples.




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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • be able to figure out unfamiliar words by using beginning sounds.

In writing students will:

  • recognize patterns in books by exploring various patterns (sentence starters).
  • create a class pattern book by utilizing familiar mentor texts. 

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.




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

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students 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).
  • create a class pattern book by utilizing familiar mentor texts. 

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 10/21/17

In reading students will:

 

  • make meaning about parts of the book by utilizing the pictures to help them code the story. 
  • distinguish between letters and words by discussing identifying examples within a text.

In writing students will:

  • know that there are different types of writing by exploring different examples of writing.
  • share and rehearse their ideas by turning and talking.

In math students will:

  • Compare counts of 8 in linear and array configurations.
  • Write the numerals through 8.




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

Week Ending 10/14/17

In reading students will:

 

  • distinguish between letters and words by discussing identifying examples within a text.
  • identify words in a text by pointing to each word for 1:1 correspondence. 

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:

  • Count 4-6 objects in vertical and horizontal linear configurations and array configurations.
  • Write numerals 7 and 8.




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

Week Ending 10/16/17

In reading students will:

 

  • recognize how to read a book by matching the pictures to words.
  • practice matching  one word to a picture, while independently reading a teacher selected “just right book”. They will focus on saying the beginning sound of the  picture and match the sound to the corresponding letter. 

In writing students will:

  • understand that there are different reasons to express their ideas through writing.
  • identify different forms of writing and their purpose (birthday cards, menus, shopping lists).

In math students will:

  • order and write numerals 1-5.
  • represent decomposition with materials, drawings, and equations 3=2=1 and 3=1=2.




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

 

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will:

  • 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.
  • use just right books to practice locating the parts of the book.
  • follow teacher direction to place a post it note on each designated part of their book.

In writing students will:

  • identify the parts of the writing journal by navigating through their FUNdations journal book.
  • independently go back to their “writing positions” with their journals and practice naming the parts of the books and turning pages.

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 12/8/17

In reading students will:

  • Practice using a variety of strategies to figure out unknown words.
  • Read just right books independently
  • Notice a variety of text features in nonfiction books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Explore writing their opinion about various topics.
  • Pay attention to using capital letters and punctuation.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will continue to explore related facts in addition and subtraction.
  • Practice counting on from any number through 20.

 

 


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

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Practice using a variety of strategies to figure out unknown words.
  • Read just right books independently

 

In writing students will:

  • Explore writing their opinion about various topics.
  • Pay attention to using capital letters and punctuation.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will continue to explore related facts in addition and subtraction.
  • Practice counting on from any number through 20.




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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Practice using a variety of strategies to figure out unknown words.
  • Read just right books independently

 

In writing students will:

  • Choose a small moment story to bring through the writing process with guidance from adults.
  • Pay attention to using capital letters and punctuation.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will continue to explore related facts in addition and subtraction.
  • Practice counting on from any number through 10.




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

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Focus on story elements to retell a story
  • Read just right books independently

 

In writing students will:

  • Select a small moment story to write about with a clear beginning middle, and end by looking through their writer’s notebook.
  • Create more lists for possible narrative topics.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will count on using a number path to find an unknown part.
  • Practice counting on from any number through 10.




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

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Focus on story elements to determine the most important parts.
  • Read just right books independently

 

In writing students will:

  • Continue to discuss the elements of a good small moment story by studying mentor texts that model small moment stories.
  • Create more lists for possible narrative topics.


In math students will:

  • Visualize and solve doubles and doubles + 1 using charts and 5-groups .
  • Practice counting on from any number through 10.




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

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Retell a story to help monitor their thinking by skimming and scanning a book after it’s been read.
  • Read just right books independently


In writing students will:

  • Learn about the elements of a good small moment story by studying mentor texts that model small moment stories


In math students will:

  • Apply the commutative to count on from a larger addend/
  • Practice counting on from any number through 10.




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

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Talk about their books by sharing what they notice with their reading partner


In writing students will:

  • Think about what they are going to write by illustrating to help tell a story.


In math students will:

  • Count on up to 3 more using 5-group cards and fingers to track change.
  • Practice counting on from any number through 10.




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

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Recognize what makes for a GREAT reading partner (working together, sitting knee to knee,focus discussion on task, etc…)


In writing students will:

  • Create a list of what and why writers write. Students will create lists of their favorite people, places and things.


In math students will:

  • Solve addition word problems by drawing pictures, number bonds, and writing equations.
  • Practice counting on from any number through 10.




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

Week Ending 9/26/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Discuss, review and practice procedures for a productive reading workshop.


In writing students will:

  • Discuss, review and practice procedures for a productive writing 


In math students will:

  • Solve math stories by drawing and writing equations.

 

 

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Second Grade

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

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue identifying a character’s external traits.
  • Growing readers will identify a character’s internal traits by analyzing what they say.
  • Growing readers will identify a character’s internal traits by analyzing their actions.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue creating a realistic character, which highlights internal traits.
  • Growing writers will demonstrate they understand the foundation of an interesting realistic fiction story by starting with a solid, believable problem and a realistic solution. 

 

In math students will:

  • Continue representing subtraction with and without the decomposition when there is a three-digit minuend.
  • Solve one- and two-step word problems within 100 using strategies based on place value.

 

 


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

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will understand Realistic Fiction and Fiction by identifying its attributes.
  • Growing readers will notice what the character looks like on the outside by identifying external traits.
  • Growing readers will identify a character’s internal traits by analyzing what they say.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will be immersed in a variety of realistic fiction stories by listening to read aloud and discussing the attributes of realistic fiction.
  • Growing writers will understand that realistic fiction stories are written about true-to-life characters by identifying external character traits.
  • Growing writers will create a realistic character, which highlights internal traits.

 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent subtraction with and without decomposition and relate drawings to a written method.
  • Represent subtraction with and without the decomposition when there is a three-digit minuend.




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

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will continue finding details to support the main idea by reading informational texts.
  • Growing readers will determine why the information in the text is important by thinking about the big idea when reading informational texts.
  • Growing readers will reflect upon how they’ve grown as readers and interpreters of informational texts by jotting down information they have learned.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will get ready for publication by using an appropriate editing checklist.
  • Growing writers will enable their readers to understand their topic in an even deeper way by including visuals in their Expert Book.
  • Growing writers will prepare their piece for an audience by creating clever titles and “About the Author” pages.

 

In math students will:

  • Continue using math drawings to represent the composition when adding a two-digit to a three-digit addend. 
  • Represent subtraction with and without the decomposition of 1 ten as 10 ones with manipulatives. 
  • Relate manipulative representations to a written method. 




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

Week Ending 1/12/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will develop “right there/literal/thin” questions as they read informational/ nonfiction texts by using questioning prompts.
  • 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 a Table of Contents by making decisions about how they want their expert books to go.
  • Growing writers will analyze how facts are stated in nonfiction writing by examining their research and creating a draft booklet.

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract multiples of 10 including counting on to subtract.
  • Add and subtract multiples of 10 and some ones within 100.
  • Solve one- and two-step word problems within 100 using strategies based on place value.




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

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will learn more about a topic by recognizing important words (bold words, italics, glossary, etc.). 
  • Growing readers will develop “right there/literal/thin” questions as they read informational/ nonfiction texts by using questioning prompts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will go in depth about their topic by writing factual information with supportive details.
  • Growing writers will teach their reader about a topic by collecting specific vocabulary words and definitions in order.
  • Growing writers will create a Table of Contents by making decisions about how they want their expert books to go.

 

In math students will:

  • Complete a pattern counting up and down.
  • Relate 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, and 10 less to addition and subtraction of 1 and 10.




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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will support their comprehension of a text by utilizing text features.
  • Growing readers will develop and enhance their understanding of the text by utilizing visuals.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will collect expert facts by creating a web about their topic.
  • Growing writers will go in depth about their topic by writing factual information with supportive details.

 

In math students will:

  • Model and use language to tell about 1 more and 1 less, 10 more and 10 less, and 100 more and 100 less.
  • Model 1 more and 1 less, 10 more and 10 less, and 100 more and 100 less when changing the hundreds place.
  • Complete a pattern counting up and down. 




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

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will continue building background knowledge for future reading by reading informational texts at a simpler level.
  • Growing readers will read informational texts differently than fiction/literature texts by paying attention to the tone, mood and voice of the narrator.
  • Growing readers will think about the new information they have learned by pausing and reflecting.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue generating ideas for expert books by thinking about the ways in which they are active members in their community/home and their interests/hobbies.
  • Growing writers will determine what nonfiction expert book they will write about by using the selecting chart. Students understand that an expert knows a lot about something.

 

In math students will:

  • Explore a situation with more than 9 groups of ten. 
  • Compare two three-digit numbers using <, >, and =.
  • Compare two three-digit numbers using <, >, and = when there are more than 9 ones or 9 tens.
  • Order numbers in different forms.




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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will examine the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts by exploring various text types.
  • Growing readers will activate their schema about a topic by thinking about what they already know before they begin reading informational texts.
  • Growing readers will build background knowledge for future reading by reading informational texts at a simpler level.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will recognize the purpose of writing informational expert books by examining texts.
  • Growing writers will begin brainstorming their expert topics by using their artifact bags to discuss with peers. 
  • Growing writers will generate ideas for expert books by thinking about the ways in which they are active members in their community/home and their interests/hobbies.

 

In math students will:

  • Count the total value of ones, tens, and hundreds with place value disks.
  • Change 10 ones for 1 ten, 10 tens for 1 hundred, and 10 hundreds for 1 thousand.
  • Read and write numbers within 1,000 after modeling with place value disks. 




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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will continue monitoring their understanding by retelling the beginning, middle and end sequentially across five fingers.
  • Growing readers will recognize the difference between reading nonfiction/informational text and fiction/literature by identifying their attributes.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will edit their work by checking their spelling and punctuation.
  • Growing writers will publish their personal narrative and celebrate!
  • 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:

  • Count the total value of $1, $10, and $100 bills up to $1,000.
  • Count from $10 to $1,000 on a place value chart and an empty number line.
  • Explore $1,000. How many $10 bills can we change for a thousand dollar bill?




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

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will continue acknowledging the important parts of a story by identifying the essential story elements.
  • Growing readers will monitor their understanding by retelling the beginning, middle and end sequentially across five fingers.
  • Growing readers will acknowledge that reflection and setting goals about their reading growth is important by having reading conferences with their teacher.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will  help their audience visualize their stories by adding descriptive language.
  • Growing writers will  bring their characters to life by adding dialogue to their writing.
  • Growing writers will stretch thoughts, feeling and actions by using Show Don’t Tell.

 

In math students will:

  • Count up and down between 90 and 1,000 using ones, tens, and hundreds. 
  • Count up to 1,000 on the place value chart.
  • 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 10/27/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will demonstrate their comprehension of a story by stopping and thinking, saying their thoughts and proving them with text evidence.
  • Growing readers will acknowledge the important parts of a story by identifying the essential story elements.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue making their writing more interesting by using their 5 senses.
  • Growing writers will  understand that personal narratives include many important elements by identifying the most important  ingredients (i.e. dialogue, description of characters, description of setting, action and internal thinking).

 

In math students will:

  • Apply conceptual understanding of measurement by solving two-step word problems. 
  • Bundle and count ones, tens, and hundreds to 1,000. 
  • Count up and down between 100 and 220 using ones and tens.




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

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will continuing utilizing a Reader’s notebook by jotting down entries about books they read.
  • Growing readers will monitor for meaning by using strategies to solve difficult or unknown words.

 

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.”
  • 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. 
  • Measure and compare lengths using standard metric length units and non-standard length units.
  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems using the ruler as a number line.




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

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will continue identifying just right books by recognizing their attributes.
  • Growing readers will utilize a Reader’s notebook by jotting down entries about books they read.
  • Growing readers identify will their reading stamina by setting reading goals.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue identifying the stages of the writing process.
  • Growing writers will  learn how to plan their writing in different ways by selecting a seed idea to organize and plan.

 

In math students will:

  • Apply concepts to create unit rulers and measure lengths using unit rulers.
  • Measure various objects using centimeter rulers and meter sticks.




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

Week Ending 10/2/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will continue identifying just right books by recognizing their attributes.
  • Growing readers will utilize a Reader’s notebook by jotting down entries about books they read.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue identifying the stages of the writing process.
  • Growing writers will collect their ideas and keep them safe by utilizing special folders or notebooks for jotting down ideas.

 

In math students will:

  • Connect measurement with physical units by using multiple copies of the same physical unit to measure
  • Use iteration with one physical unit to measure.




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

Week Ending 9/26/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 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:

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

  

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of nonfiction make decisions and differentiate between important and interesting information in a text. 
  • Growing readers of nonfiction compare and contrast texts pertaining to the same topic.

 

In writing students will:

  • Mathematicians will understand area as an attribute of plane figures.
  • Mathematicians will find area by decomposing into rectangles or completing composite figures to form rectangles.

 

In math students will:

  • Growing writers will work with partners to brainstorm alternate conclusions for their writing pieces. 
  • Growing writers will discuss with partners “ how can I make my writing better”?
  • Growing writers will begin to edit! 

 

 


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

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will:

 

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

  • Mathematicians will understand area as an attribute of plane figures.
  • Mathematicians will decompose and recompose shapes to compare areas.

 

In math students will:

  • Growing writers think about certain criteria in order to select a topic that will work best as an expository piece of writing.
  • Growing writers use tools such as graphic organizers to help them sort and logically sequence ideas.

 

Sneakers everyday!
Study multiplication facts!
Read daily!!!
Extra help sessions are in progress!




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

Week Ending 1/26/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers of nonfiction will learn the importance of activating prior knowledge 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.
  • Growing readers will learn new vocabulary words by reading them in context.

 

In writing students will:

  • Mathematicians will solve two step word problems involving all four operations and assess the reasonableness of solutions.
  • Mathematicians will multiply by multiples of 10 using the place value chart.

 

In math students will:

  • Growing writers 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.
  • Growing writers will use tools such as graphic organizers to help them sort and logically sequence ideas.

 

Sneakers everyday!
Study multiplication facts!
Read daily!!!
Extra help sessions are in progress!




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

Week Ending 1/19/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers of nonfiction will learn the importance of activating prior knowledge 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.
  • Growing readers will learn new vocabulary words by reading them in context.

 

In writing students will:

  • Mathematicians will solve two step word problems involving all four operations and assess the reasonableness of solutions.
  • Mathematicians will multiply by multiples of 10 using the place value chart.

 

In math students will:

  • Growing writers 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.
  • Growing writers will use tools such as graphic organizers to help them sort and logically sequence ideas.

 

Sneakers everyday!
Study multiplication facts!
Read daily!!!
Extra help sessions are in progress!
No School 1/15/18 in observance of MLK
Hofstra Trip: 1/19/18: Must have a bagged lunch and snack!




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

Week Ending 1/5/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers of nonfiction notice, utilize, and understand that each text feature ( i.e. title, headings, subheadings, sidebars, captions, illustrations, maps, diagrams, charts, index, glossary, etc.) has a specific purpose.
  • Growing readers of nonfiction can locate and define different text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • Mathematicians will solve two-step word problems which will entail multiplying single digit factors and multiples of 10.
  • Mathematicians will study and review the concepts, skills, and strategies taught and learned in module 3 in preparation for the end of module assessment.

 

In math students will:

  • Growing writers will define expository writing by examining features of exemplars and comparing them to narrative features.
  • Growing writers will become more familiar with the expository style by reading more exemplars and identifying an author’s purpose for writing.

 

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Study multiplication facts!
Read daily!!!
Extra help sessions are in progress.




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

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders will learn the importance of activating prior knowledge prior to reading a nonfiction text.  They will complete a KWL chart 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 writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will solve two step word problems involving all four operations and assess the reasonableness of solutions.
  • Mathematicians will multiply by multiples of 10 using the place value chart.

 

In math students will:

  • Growing writers can diagram the parts of an expository writing piece to understand its structure and how ideas are developed (noticing paragraphing, main idea and supporting details in each)
  • Growing writers generate a list of familiar topics/an expert list to get ideas for their expository writing.

 

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Study multiplication facts!
Read daily!!
Please return report card envelopes!
Holiday Concert 12/22/17!!!!!



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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders 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 before writing.
  • Growing readers will continue to analyze Internal and External traits of a character.

 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders 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.

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will work towards publishing their narratives by revising and editing their drafts.
  • Growing writers will produce a published narrative that reflects the learning and application of acquired skills and strategies taught through the narrative unit of study.

 

Sneakers everyday!
Study multiplication facts!
Read daily!!
Please return report card envelopes!
Information on upcoming Holiday concert soon!





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

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders will identify motivations ( reasons why a character acts a certain way) by studying character’s actions and behaviors.
  • Growing readers will draw conclusions about characters by utilizing schema and details to develop theories about characters.

 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders 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 math students will:

  • 3rd graders will develop their drafts by expanding their timeline and adding details, interesting words and or phrases to each event of the narrative.
  • Growing writers will select transitional words or phrases to help their narrative move along.  They will add appropriate transition words to facilitate fluidity of the sequence of events.

 

Sneakers everyday!
Study multiplication facts!
Read daily!!
Please return report card envelopes!
Information on upcoming Holiday concert soon!


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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders will learn about a character by utilizing evidence to think about how the character interacts with others.
  • Students will learn more about a character by examining their internal thinking.

 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will learn how to read and label a vertical number line.
  • Students will learn how to round two digit numbers to the nearest ten and hundred on a vertical number line.

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will chose their topic for a personal narrative by thinking carefully and thoughtfully about certain criteria.  
  • Students will implement what they have learned about narrative writing into a writing piece about the character, Flat Stanley.

 

Sneakers everyday!
Study multiplication facts!
Read daily!!



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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders will learn about a character by using evidence to think about what he/she says. (dialogue)
  • Readers learn about a character by utilizing evidence to think about how the character acts/behaves in different situations. 

 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will solve mixed word problems involving all 4 operations with grams, kilograms, liters and milliliters. 
  • 3rd graders will round 2 digit measurements to the nearest ten on the vertical number line.

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will utilize different sources of inspiration, including, but not limited to artifacts and prior entries into their writer’s notebook, to help generate ideas for writing. 
  • 3rd graders will use a graphic organizer to help sort out seed ideas in order to facilitate selection for a personal narrative.

 

Sneakers everyday!
Chillin with Chapters: 11/16/17 in your child’s classroom!!
Remember to read daily!
Practice multiplication facts!!
No school 11/7 and 11/10/17!!!




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

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders 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 writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will develop estimation strategies by reasoning about the weight in kilograms of a series of familiar objects to establish mental benchmark measures. 
  • Mathematicians will solve one step word problems involving  metric weights within 100 and estimate to reason about solutions.

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will recognize and better understand the features of a personal narrative by studying the writing of authors we admire.
  • Writers will use their memories and five senses as inspiration to generate ideas for their writing.

 

Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!
Practice multiplication facts!!




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

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders will read fluently.  They will learn and practice skills to improve their ability to read with appropriate speed, intonation, and expression.
  • Readers check their understanding by retelling a story.  The students will learn skills that will help them to show understanding of a text by retelling the most important parts of a story in sequential order.

 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders 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 math students will:

  • 3rd graders 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 selections. They will experiment with these openings and make choices that match the style of the written piece as a whole.

 

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Remember to read daily!
Practice multiplication facts!!




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

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders will read as word detectives looking for context clues as they read to figure out hard words.  Strategies include definition, antonym, synonym and inference. 
  • Students will notice when meaning breaks down and have strategies to fix it up.

 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will apply the distributive property to decompose units of 2-5 and 10.
  • Students are solving 2 step word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division while assessing the reasonableness of answers. 

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will beginning 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. 

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Remember to read daily!
Practice multiplication facts!!

 

 




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

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders will become word detectives are looking 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 writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will apply the distributive property to decompose units of 2-5 and 10.
  • Students are solving 2 step word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division while assessing the reasonableness of answers. 

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will beginning 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!
Remember to read daily!
Practice multiplication facts!!




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

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 3rd graders will continue to implement the routines and practices of Reading Workshop.
  • Students are continuing to learn how to use the classroom library to select “just right” books and read for a sustained period of time.

 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will learn 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.  

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will learn about the relationship between addition and multiplication, as well as the relationship between multiplication and division.
  • Students will use visual aids, such as arrays, number bonds and Tape diagrams to further promote understanding of multiplication.

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Remember to read daily!
Practice multiplication facts!!
Picture day is 10/3/17!!!

 

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Fourth Grade


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

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will:
  • read and annotate the close-reading passages from the Close Reading Baseline Assessment (5 passages on different genres

 

In writing students will:

  • use the close-reading passages from the Close Reading Baseline Assessment (5 passages on different genres  to answer short response and extended response questions

 

In math students will:

  • explain fraction equivalence using a tape diagram and the number line, and relate that to the use of multiplication and division.



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

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:
  • synthesize a “big idea” by using multiple texts to support their thinking.

 

In writing students will:

  • reflect, revise and edit. Students will reflect on their argumentative essays using their on demand piece from teaching point 1 and the opinion checklist/rubric.  Students will choose the one essay they are most proud of and enhance it with their knowledge gained over the last few weeks.

 

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 1/26/18

In reading students will:
  • determine the meaning of  unknown words by using context clues and text features.  (glossary, bold words, the text, visuals, prior knowledge)

 

In writing students will:

  • write an essay using the following argument: Which colonial trade was the most valuable craftsman in colonial times?

 

In math students will:

  • use the addition of adjacent angle measures to solve problems using a symbol for the unknown angle measure.



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

Week Ending 1/19/18

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:

  • read the articles pertaining to colonial life focusing on the question-Which culture made the most significant impact on our society today?

 

In math students will:

  • Identify, define, and draw perpendicular lines.



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

Week Ending 12/22/17

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:

  • conclude their essay  with power by restating their claim and their reasons while leaving their reader with a final thought about their topic.

 

In math students will:

  • multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using the area model.



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

Week Ending 12/1517

In reading students will:
  • summarize a text by identifying the main idea and relevant supporting details using boxes and bullets.

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • interpret and find whole number quotients and remainders to solve one-step division word problems with larger divisors of 6, 7, 8, and 9



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

Week Ending 12/8/17

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:

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

 

In math students will:

  • represent and solve division problems with up to a three-digit dividend numerically and with number disks requiring decomposing a remainder in the hundreds place.



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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

 

  • identify differences between fiction (literature) and nonfiction (informational) texts by noticing their attributes.

In writing students will:

  • self-assess their on demand and set goals for themselves by using the argumentative essay rubric and student exemplar piece.

 

In math students will:

  • solve division problems with remainders using the area model



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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • celebrate themselves as close readers and thinkers of text by reviewing their reading notebook notes and post-its that have been created throughout the unit.

In writing students will:

  • publish their narratives by reflecting on all of the strategies they have learned and staying focused on their writing!

 

In math students will:

  • represent and solve division problems requiring decomposing a remainder in the tens



 

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

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

 

  • develop a theory about their characters by rereading and collecting evidence to support their ideas.

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:

  • Interpret and represent patterns when multiplying by 10, 100, and 1,000 in arrays and numerically.




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

Week Ending 10/20/17

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:

  • 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:

  • be assessed on unit conversions and problem solving with metric measurement
  • investigate and use the formulas for area and perimeter of rectangles




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

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

 

  • will make inferences about the text by using their schema (what I already know) and details (text evidence).

In writing students will:

  • develop their seed idea further by asking themselves, ‘What am I trying to show about myself through this story?’ and ‘What is my story really about?’

 

In math students will:

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




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

Week Ending 9/26/17

In reading students will:

 

  • monitor for meaning by using strategies to help clarify their understanding when meaning breaks down

 

In writing students will:

  • generate more sophisticated ideas by thinking about important people in their life

 

In math students will:

  • solve multi-step word problems using the standard addition algorithm modeled with tape diagrams and assess the reasonableness of answers using rounding...

 

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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 2/5/18

In reading students will:

  • notice the ways nonfiction texts become increasingly complex by exploring the different ways in which the main idea, or main ideas, is presented through a guided inquiry.
  • infer meanings of unfamiliar words by using information that comes before and after the words in the surrounding sentences (context clues).

 

In writing students will:

  • gather all the information they know about the selected topic and determine if they have enough information, or if they need to gather more information as part of their research.
  • determine what still needs to be learned about a topic by generating questions which will further their research.

 

In math students will:

  • measure and compare pencil lengths to the nearest 1/2 , 1/4, and 1/8 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 1/22/17

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.

 

In writing students will:

  • prepare themselves for writing in new genres by familiarizing themselves with text features  and text structures.
  • 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




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

Week Ending 1/15/17

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:

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

 

In math students will:

  • solve two-step word problems.
  • add fractions to and subtract fractions from whole numbers using equivalence and the number line as strategies.




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

Week Ending 12/22/17

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:

  • use transitional words in their sentences and paragraphs to create a smooth flow in their writing.
  • make choices on how they want the reader to think about their literary essay by crafting a powerful conclusion paragraph. 

 

In math students will:

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




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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • gain insight into the characters in their books by analyzing the motives and actions of the characters in the text.
  • describe how the characters’ perspectives influence the events of the story by using evidence from the text for support.

 

In writing students will:

  • strengthen written claims by paraphrasing evidence from the text.
  • use transitional words in their sentences and paragraphs to create a smooth flow in their writing.

 

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




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

Week Ending 12/4/17

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:

  • clearly introduce their thesis statement by using a strong lead in an introduction paragraph.
  • strengthen written claims by citing direct quotes from text  in their body paragraphs after citing their thesis.

 

In math students will:

  • divide decimal dividends by two-digit divisors, estimating quotients, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point, and making connections to a written method
  • divide decimal dividends by two-digit divisors, estimating quotients, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point, and making connections to a written method




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

Week Ending 11/6/17

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:

  • will build a strong foundation of text by being immersed in quality mentor texts book discussions. 
  • write about their 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 10/30/17

In reading students will:

 

  • delve into themes by making inferences using text evidence to understand the story’s central message to the reader
  • recognize similarities in themes from various texts and begin finding recurrent themes and universal truths by synthesizing information and ideas.

 

In writing students will:

  • will ensure that every character plays a role in forwarding the larger meaning of the story by considering their own secondary 
  • edit their writing by using a checklist.

 

In math students will:

  • connect area diagrams and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm with renaming
  • fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm and using estimation to check for reasonableness of the product.




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

Week Ending 10/23/17

In reading students will:

 

  • 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.
  • delve into themes by making inferences using text evidence to understand the story’s central message to the reader.

 

In writing students will:

  • bring out the internal story by using scenes from the past or future (flashback/flash forward) in their writing.
  • think about and include a sense of closure to their writing by leaving the reader with a final message.

 

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 10/9/17

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.

 

In writing students will:

  • analyze their writing by asking themselves, “What is my story really about?” to make sure the heart (main idea) of their story is developed.
  • recognize the theme of their personal narrative by identifying the message they want the reader to walk away with.

 

In math students will:

  • 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 10/2/17

In reading students will:

 

  • summarize the main events in a text to monitor for meaning and comprehension.
  • build comprehension by digging deeper and thinking beyond the literal text (inferencing). 

 

In writing students will:

 

  • notice the words and writing authors use for inspiration in their individual narratives.
  • revise their writing by using specific details to help create vivid mental images in their minds, and reflected in their individual narratives (show not tell).

 

In math students will:

  • 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.
  • multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, including using estimation to confirm the placement of the decimal point.




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

Week Ending 9/26/17

In reading students will:

 

  • better understand the plot, setting, and characters in a story by identifying the genre of the text and noticing how the defining characteristics of that genre impact the story elements.  
  • better understand a story by analyzing the plot structure including the rising action and climax (Story Mountain).

In writing students will:

  • generate ideas for writing by tapping into many different memories or experiences (more than one day)
  • begin drafting their stories by writing fast and furiously (more than one day) 

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.

 

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