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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 5/5/17

In approaches to learning students will...

In physical development and health students will..

 

In social/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 4/28/17

In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Introducing letter Ii
  • Exposure to letter /Ii/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: impossible, inch, insect, butterfly, egg, life cycle, pupa, chrysalis, caterpillar, ant, antennae, firefly  and spider



In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

Life Science- Insects

  • Observes and describes characteristics of living things.
  • Describes simple life cycles of animals and plants.
  • Asks questions and makes predictions based on observations and manipulation of things and events in the environment.


In social/emotional development students will:

Regulates his/her responses to needs, feelings and events

  • Demonstrates an ability to independently modify his/her behavior in different situations.
  • Respect for living creatures

 

In physical development and health students will:

Physical Development

  • Identifies sights, smells, sounds, tastes and textures.
  • Compares and contrasts different sights,smells, sounds, tastes, and textures.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Introducing letter Ttsafety belt, dentist, bike, helmet, safety, tricycle, brakes, pedal, traffic, hand signal, training wheels, practice, emergency


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

Science-Earth and Space 

  • Science-Earth and Space  time, season, morning, noon, afternoon, evening and night


In social/emotional development students will:

Relationships With Others

  • Develops close friendship with one or more peer
  • Interacts with other children

 

In physical development and health students will:

Health and Well Being

  • Describes the role of doctors, dentists and other health care workers in keeping him/herself healthy


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

 

Week Ending 3/3/17

In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Introducing letter Yymorning, night, rest, sleep, today, yawn, yodel


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

Science-Earth and Space 

  • time, season, morning, noon, afternoon, evening and night


In social/emotional development students will:

Accountability
●    Engages easily in routine activities
●    Applies rules in new, but similar situations

 

In physical development and health students will:

Health and Well Being
●    Recognizes the importance of good nutrition, water, rest and sleep in order to be healthy



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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Introducing letter Cc
  • Exposure to letter /c/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: colossal, shy, cap, non-fiction, imaginary




In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

  • Science - Healthy Habits
  • Identifying healthy foods
  • Identifying unhealthy foods
  • Build vocabulary: recipe, ingredients


In social/emotional development students will:

Relationship with Others ●    Seeks guidance from familiar adults ●    Develops friendships with one or more peers

 

In physical development and health students will:

Physical Fitness
●    Engages in large motor activities
●    Participates in activities to promote balance and flexibility

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Introducing letter Ooopposite


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

  • Math - Patternspattern


In social/emotional development students will:

Self Concept and Self Awareness

  • Displays an understanding of the purpose of rules.
  • Engages easily in routine activities.


 

In physical development and health students will:

Physical Development

  • Manipulates small objects with ease.
  • Uses pincer grasp.


 


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Be introduced to letter Dd
  • Have exposure to letter /d/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: dazzling, dance, symmetry


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

Math- Geometry

  • Identify and describe shapes
  • Build vocabulary: solid shape, sphere, cylinder, cube, rectangular prism


In social/emotional development students will:

Self Concept and Self Awareness

  • Recognizes himself/herself as a unique individual having his/her own abilities, characteristics, feelings and interests

 

In physical development and health students will:

Physical Development

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

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Be introduced to letter Bb
  • Have exposure to the letter /b/ sound
  • Build vocabulary: beautiful, shining, scale, starfish, octopus, wise, problem, solution, 911


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

Math- Geometry

  • Analyze, compare and sort shapes and objects, in different sizes, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, and other attributes
  • Build vocabulary: attributes, same, different

  

In social/emotional development students will:

Relationship with Others
Develops positive relationships with their peers

  • Shares materials and toys with other children
    Demonstrates pro-social problem solving skills in social interactions.
  • Use and accept compromise, with assistance

 

In physical development and health students will:

Health and Safety

  • Explains how to get help in emergency situations

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In communication, language and literacy students will:

  • Reinforce letter Aa
  • Have more exposure to the letter sound /a/
  • Build Vocabulary: a’choo, happy, feeling, angry, sad, excited, shy, proud, surprised, thoughtful, serious, curious, grumpy, loving, frightened, sleepy, silly, confused


In cognition and knowledge of the world students will:

Math- Geometry

  • Identify and describe shapes
  • Analyze, compare and sort objects
  • Build vocabulary:  circle, curve, side, corner, triangle, rectangle, square

  

In social/emotional development students will:

Self Regulation
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 name types of emotions and associate them with different  facial expressions, words and behaviors

 

In physical development and health students will:

Health and Well Being

  • Recognizes and communicates when experiencing symptoms of illness

 

 

Kindergarten

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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • become passionate, avid about reading by learning that the more you read, the more you grow.
  • react to books by showing different emotions.

In writing students will:

  • reread their work by using an editing checklist.
  • add illustrations to their writing to bring their words to life.


In math students will:

  • Count Straws the Say Ten way to 19; make a pile for each ten.
  • Count straws the Say Ten way; make a pile for each ten.


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • will identify external traits of a character by drawing the character and labeling the external traits.
  • will identify the internal traits of a character by writing words (or pictures) that describe the character.

In writing students will:

  • continue to write their opinion piece.
  • continue to go back and add to their opinion piece.

In math students will:

  • count straws into piles of ten and count the piles as 10 ones.
  • count 10 objects within counts of 10 to 20 objects and describe as 10 ones and __ ones.


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • will identify the problems of the story, The Three Little Pigs, by examining the two phrases: “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.” and “I’ll come down the chimney and eat you all up.”
  • will connect the problem of a story to the solution by using text evidence.

In writing students will:

  • will collect details about the topic they selected by organizing the content of their opinion books on a graphic organizer.
  • get their ideas down fast and furious by drafting their opinion book. (This may take more than one day.)

In math students will:

  • Add or subtract 0 to get the same number and relate to word problems.
  • Add 1 to numbers 1-9 to see the pattern of the next number using 5-group drawings and equations.


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • sequence the main events in a story by sequentially retelling the story to a partner.
  • will listen to a story and retell it by acting it out with a group of 4 students to build summarizing and fluency skills.

In writing students will:

  • generate multiple ideas about texts (stories) about which they have strong opinions.
  • generate multiple ideas about characters and their internal character traits to share their opinion.

In math students will:

  • Solve take from equations with no unknown using numbers to 10.
  • Represent subtraction story problems by breaking off, crossing out and hiding a part.


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • identify who the main character is by answering the question, “Who is the story mostly about?”
  • analyze the pictures in their fiction books to identify the main character by noting which characters show up in the illustrations the most.


In writing students will:

  • can distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion specific to a topic. (This may take more than one day).
  • form and share opinions by speaking their opinion with a partner.


In math students will:

  • Use objects and drawing to find out how many are left.
  • Solve to take away from with result unknown expressions and equations using the minus sign with no unknown.


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • Review and practice finding text features of informational texts in their “just right” books.
  • Review and practice finding story elements in fictional texts in their “just right” books.


In writing students will:

  • Review how to write a sentence using proper capitalization and punctuation.
  • Edit and give feedback when reviewing their own writing and a partner’s writing.


In math students will:

  • Solve add to with result unknown word problems to 8 with equations.
  • Solve put together with total unknown word problems to 8 using objects and drawings.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • who the main character is by answering the question, “Who is the story mostly about?”
  • analyze the pictures in their fiction books to identify the main character by noting which characters show up in the illustrations the most.



In writing students will:

  • distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion specific to a topic. (This may take more than one day).
  • form and share opinions by speaking their opinion with a partner.


In math students will:

  • represent decompositions stories of 6-8 with drawings and equations.
  • represent composition stories of 6-8 with drawings and equations.


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

 

Week Ending 3/3/17

In reading students will:

  • use the main idea/topic to determine the key supporting details of a text by identifying words in the text or photograph that directly connect to the main idea/topic  (This may take 2 days.)
  • recognize similarities and differences between between two texts on the same topic by comparing informational texts on the same topic.

In writing students will:

  • guide their text-based research by utilizing questions.
  • make their topic more meaningful and informative for their reader by using diagrams.


In math students will:

  • Model decompositions up to 8 using story situations, arrays and number bonds.
  • Model decompositions of 6-8 using linking cube sticks to see patterns.


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • gain a deeper understanding of the informational content by annotating (coding)  the text.   
  • verbalize their curiosity and wonderings by asking questions based off of photographs and text.

In writing students will:

  • generate possible topics for an “All About” book by thinking about the animals in the world around them. (personal connections).
  • think about certain criteria when choosing their topic for an “All About” book by thinking about their interest level, available research, and their audience.


In math students will:

  • describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight.
  • directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common to see which has “more of”/ “less of”.


 


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

 

Week Ending 2/3/17

In reading students will:

  • spark their prior knowledge by
  • thinking about what they already know about their topic before they begin reading their nonfiction/informational texts. (May take 2 days)
  • recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by focusing on photographs, labels, and captions to build comprehension. (May take more than one day)


In writing students will:

  • recognize the visuals utilized in an “All About” book and how it adds to the text that they read by locating certain text features and discussing their purpose.    (diagrams, photographs, maps) (This may take more than 1 day.)
  • become aware that their curiosity and the world around them lead to possible topics by thinking about the topics about which they are curious.


In math students will:

  • match, count and strategize  to compare two sets of objects.
  • visualize quantities to compare two numerals.


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

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. (This lesson will take a few days.)


In math students will:

  • Compare using heavier than and lighter than using classroom objects.
  • Compare objects using heavier than, lighter than and the same as with balance scales.


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

 

Week Ending12/23/16

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. (This lesson will take a few days.)


In math students will:

  • Compare using heavier than and lighter than using classroom objects.
  • Compare objects using heavier than, lighter than and the same as with balance scales.



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

 

Week Ending

In reading students will:

  • practice their fluency by choral reading with a partner and matching their voices.
  • make predictions about the story by thinking how the title, the pictures, and the words all go together.


In writing students will:

  • will use complete sentences to communicate their ideas.
  • students will write independently to write pattern sentences.

  

In math students will:

  • name the solid shapes
  • explain decisions about classification of solid shapes into categories.


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

 

Week Ending 11/4/16

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.


Week Ending 10/21/16

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 9/30/16

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.
  • familiarize themselves with the parts of a book by identifying the author and illustrator.

In writing students will:

  • create a community of writers by understanding what a writing workshop looks like.
  • understand how to hold a pencil by practicing the proper grip.

  

In math students will:

  • Understand the meaning of zero.
  • Write the numeral 0



 

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First Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • Describe how characters change in a story.
  • Students will read just right books independently and in small groups.

In writing students will:

  • Generate a strong beginning to either introduce themselves or provide information stating their reason for writing the letter.
  • Review the varied purposes for writing friendly letters.

In math students will:

  • Write and interpret 2-digit numbers to 100 as addition sentences that combine tens and ones.
  • Practice adding 10 to 2-digit numbers.


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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • Determine who is the main character in the book by noticing who the story is mostly about.
  • Students will read just right books independently and in small groups.

In writing students will:

  • Use their notes to write about their STREAM topics.
  • Use information to answer any questions that  still they have on their topic.

In math students will:

  • Create composite shapes from two-dimensional shapes
  • Practice adding 10 to 2-digit numbers.


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • Discuss characters in their books by noticing how the characters think, act, and feel.
  • Students will read just right books independently and in small groups.

In writing students will:

  • Use their notes to write about their STREAM topics.
  • Use information to answer any questions that  still they have on their topic.

In math students will:

  • Add a pair if two- digit numbers with varied sums in the ones.
  • Practice adding 10 to 2-digit numbers.


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • Read text to prepare for STREAM Fair topics.
  • Use text features to help them understand nonfiction text.

In writing students will:

  • Work collaboratively to take notes about their STREAM Fair topics.
  • Utilize text features to locate information that will answer questions that they have on a topic.

In math students will:

  • Add a pair if two- digit numbers when the ones digits have a sum greater than ten.
  • Practice adding 10 to 2-digit numbers.


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • Read text to prepare for STREAM Fair topics.
  • Use text features to help them understand nonfiction text.

In writing students will:

  • Work collaboratively to take notes about their STREAM Fair topics.
  • Utilize text features to locate information that will answer questions that they have on a topic.

In math students will:

  • Use tape diagrams to solve addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Practice adding 10 to 2-digit numbers.


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • Use what they learned about  a  topic to  answer questions.
  • Discuss how text features help the reader gain understanding of a text.

In writing students will:

  • Identify information that answers the questions they  asked the reader about a topic.
  • Utilize text features to locate information that will answer questions that they have on a topic.

In math students will:

  • Use counting on and the make ten strategy when adding across a ten.
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  • Continue to practice addition and subtraction within 20.


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

 

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will:

  • identify the supporting characters by recognizing that the main characters need help! Readers ask themselves, “Who is helping the main character?”
  • sequence the main events in a story by sequentially retelling the story to a partner.


In writing students will:

  • form opinions by stating how they feel about a particular topic.
  • think about opinions that they want to share with the world- my favorite genre. (informational, fairy tales, poems, realistic fiction, jokes, etc.)

In math students will:

  • model decompositions of nine using a story situation, objects and number bonds.
  • Model decompositions of ten using fingers, sets, linking cubes and number bonds.



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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify the main idea by identifying the details that support it.
  • Discuss how text features help the reader identify the main idea.


In writing students will:

  • Plan their nonfiction question and answer book by creating a web
  • Utilize text features to locate information that will answer questions that they have on a topic.

In math students will:

  • Use dimes and pennies as representatives of tens and ones
  • Continue to practice addition and subtraction within 20.


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify the main idea by analyzing the text components
  • Discuss how text features help the reader identify the main idea.


In writing students will:

  • Generate questions about a topic they want to learn more about.
  • Utilize text features to locate information that will answer questions that they have on a topic.

In math students will:

  • Compare the efficiency of counting by ones and counting by tens.
  • Continue to practice addition and subtraction within 20.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Read just right nonfiction “all about” books locate, identify, and name text features.
  • Discuss how text features help the reader better understand complex text.


In writing students will:

  • Examine a variety of “all about” nonfiction books and discuss how the texts are similar and different.
  • Focus on text features to locate information that will answer questions that they have on a topic.

In math students will:

  • Ask and answer varied word problem types about a data set with three categories.
  • Continue to practice addition and subtraction within 20.


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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Read just right nonfiction “all about” books and identify and name text features.
  • Use text features to locate desired information.


In writing students will:

  • Examine a variety of “all about” nonfiction books and discuss how the texts are similar and different.

In math students will:

  • Collect, sort, and organize data;then ask and answer questions about the number of data points.
  • Continue to practice addition and subtraction within 20.


 


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

 

Week Ending 3/3/17

In reading students will:

  • Read just right nonfiction books and find text features.
  • Use text features to locate new information.

In writing students will:

  • Complete how-to writing pieces.
  • Share how-to writing with the class.

In math students will:

  • Determine whether objects are longer or shorter than each other.
  • Compare the lengths of paths on a map.


 


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

 

Week Ending 2/3/17

In reading students will:

  • Examine the variety of genres within nonfiction books ( biography, how-to,news articles, etc…).
  • Use nonfiction text features to identify  the  author’s purpose for writing a nonfiction text.




In writing students will:

  • Identify the components of How-to books by reading mentor texts.
  • Begin  writing a how-to book


In math students will:

  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems decomposing and composing teen numbers as 1 ten and some ones.
  • Practice fluency of addition and subtraction through 20.

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • retell a story by using a logical sequence (beginning, middle and end). (May take more than 1 day)
  • identify the solution in the story by thinking about how the problem was rectified.


In writing students will:

  • select one of the lists they have created and add additional items to develop that topic.
  • draft their story by  sketching each item on their list.


In math students will:

  • Compare volume using more than, less than, and the same as by pouring.
  • Explore conservations of volume by pouring.


 

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Make text-to-text connections by comparing characters and events two different texts.
  • Study the elements of a story (setting, characters, problem, solution and plot).
  • Continue working on improving reading stamina.


In writing students will:

  • Write their opinions and reasons for their opinions by selecting a favorite object or place. Students will include a topic sentence and a conclusion.
  • Share their writing with a buddy.

  

In math students will:

  • Solve problems with 7,8 and 9.
  • Use addition within 20 to solve word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Make text-to-self connections by thinking how the characters and events in a story remind them of something in their own lives.
  • Study the elements of a story (setting, characters, problem, solution and plot).
  • Continue working on improving reading stamina.


In writing students will:

  • Generate ideas and express their  opinions and reasons for their opinions by ranking objects or artifacts.
  • Share their writing with a buddy.

  

In math students will:

  • Compare the efficiency of counting on and making ten when one addend is 8.
  • Use addition within 20 to solve word problems.



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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • Show their thinking about texts by using post- it notes or graphic organizers  to help retell a story
  • Study the elements of a story (setting, characters, problem, solution and plot).
  • Continue working on improving reading stamina.


In writing students will:

  • Write their opinion about a selected topic using essential vocabulary ( I think, I prefer,  One reason is, etc…)
  • Share their writing with a buddy.

  

In math students will:

  • Use number bonds and math drawings to add  three addends, two of which make ten.
  • Use addition within 20 to solve word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

  • practice ways to talk about books with a partner to help understand what they are reading.
  • Study the elements of a story (setting, characters, plot).
  • Continue working on improving reading stamina.


In writing students will:

  • Distinguish between fact and opinions
  • Share their opinions with a buddy.

  

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems with three addends, two of which make ten.



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

 

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will:

  • Use a variety of reading strategies to build fluency and comprehension
  • Choose “just right” books


In writing students will:

  • Tell a story in a sequence of events
  • Practice using invented spelling and use punctuation

  

In math students will:

  • Relate addition and subtraction facts through 10
  • Use number bonds and number paths to solve equations


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • Work on reading strategies to use when they are stuck on a word
  • Choose “just right” books

 

In writing students will:

  • Work on spacing between words and punctuation
  • Practice using invented spelling

  

In math students will:

  • Work on fluency using number bonds and number sentences
  • Adding number through ten by counting on


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Learn to manage Reading Workshop materials
  • Choose “just right” books

 

In writing students will:

  • Learn to manage Writing Workshop materials
  • Practice using invented spelling

  

In math students will:

  • Work on fluency using number bonds and number sentences
  • Learning to add numbers up to ten

 

  

 

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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 5/15/17

In reading students will:

  • Crowing readers will find evidence to support their thinking by analyzing text details.
  • Growing readers will express their questions and thoughts about the content they are reading by jotting down notes on post-its.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will conclude the experiment on buoyancy by developing thoughtful conclusions in their lab reports.

In math students will:

  • Relate manipulative representations to the addition algorithm.
  • Relate manipulative representations to the subtraction algorithm.
  • Connect math drawings to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 5/8/17

In reading students will:

  • Continue utilizing the boxes and bullets strategy for recording main ideas and supporting details.
  • Notice the similarities and differences among the content they are learning by comparing and contrasting ideas in different books and/or articles on the same topic.

In writing students will:

  • Think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report: posing a question and developing a hypothesis. As well as, recording our procedure and materials.

In math students will:

  • Use the associative property to make a hundred in one addend.
  • Use the associative property to subtract from three-digit numbers and verify solutions with addition.
  • Share and critique solution strategies for varied addition and subtraction problems within 1,000.


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

 

Week Ending 5/1/17

In reading students will:

  • Continue identifying the details in each section of an informational text.
  • Utilize the boxes and bullets strategy for recording main ideas and supporting details.

In writing students will:

  • Think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report: writing a conclusion to reflect upon your experiment and your results.

In math students will:

  • Relate 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, and 100 less to addition and subtraction of 10 and 100.
  • Add and subtract multiples of 100, including counting on to subtract.
  • Add multiples of 100 and some tens within 1,000.


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

 

Week Ending 4/3/17

In reading students will:

  • Monitor for meaning by reading a chunk of their nonfiction text, putting the information they learned into their own words and explaining what they learned to others.


In writing students will:

  • Identify the first steps to writing a lab report: posing a question and developing a hypothesis.


In math students will:

  • Use number bonds to break apart three-digit minuends and subtract from the hundred.
  • Use manipulatives to represent subtraction with decompositions of 1 hundred as 10 tens and 1 ten as 10 ones.
  • Relate manipulative representations to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify with characters in the books they read by learning from the characters.
  • Celebrate their characters by creating character posters.


In writing students will:

  • Provide their readers with memorable endings that will keep readers coming back.


In math students will:

  • Use manipulatives to represent additions with two compositions.
  • Relate manipulative representations to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 3/13/17

In reading students will:

  • Continue to track their character’s feelings by noticing how they change in the beginning, middle and end of the story.
  • Engage in conversations about characters by listening carefully to peers while adding on thoughts and raising meaningful questions.


In writing students will:

  • Enrich their writing by adding meaningful dialogue to the scences of their stories.
  • Hook their readers by creating a powerful beginning.



In math students will:

  • Solve one- to two-step word problems within 100 using strategies based on place value.
  • Utilize strategies to relate compositions of 10 tens as 1 hundred to 10 ones as 1 ten.


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

 

Week Ending 3/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Analyze their character by noticing their reactions to the problems they face.
  • Track their character’s feelings by noticing how they change in the beginning, middle and end of the story.


In writing students will:

  • Strengthen their stories by zooming in and adding description to the setting.
  • Continue to revise their stories by adding descriptive character feelings to their drafts.


In math students will:

  • Utilize math drawings to represent subtraction with and without decomposition and relate drawings to a written method.


 


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

 

Week Ending 3/3/17

In reading students will:

  • Step into a character’s shoes by noticing their reactions to problems they may face.

In writing students will:

  • Structure their story in sequential order by writing the events that place.


In math students will:

  • Utilize strategies for decomposing a ten.


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify a character’s traits based on what they say.

In writing students will:

  • Create a realistic character by identifying external and internal traits.


In math students will:

  • Continue utilizing strategies for composing a ten.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending

In reading students will:

  • Continue to identify a character’s external and internal traits in realistic fiction using adjectives.

In writing students will:

  • Continue to discuss the attributes of realistic fiction.

 

In math students will:

  • Utilize strategies for composing a ten.


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

 

Week Ending

In reading students will:

  • Identify a character’s external and internal traits in realistic fiction texts.

In writing students will:

  • Create a realistic character by describing their character’s external and internal traits.

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract multiples of 10 within 100.


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

 

Week Ending

In reading students will:

  • Monitor for meaning by tracking what they are thinking about a particular topic as they read informational texts.

In writing students will:

  • Analyze how facts are stated in nonfiction writing and begin drafting a catchy introduction for their expert book.

 

In math students will:

  • Continue to model numbers within 1,000 with place value disks.


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

 

Week Ending

In reading students will:

  • Monitor for meaning by tracking what they are thinking about a particular topic as they read informational texts.

In writing students will:

  • Analyze how facts are stated in nonfiction writing and begin drafting a catchy introduction for their expert book.

 

In math students will:

  • Continue to model numbers within 1,000 with place value disks.


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

 

Week Ending

In reading students will:

  • Continue identifying and utilizing text features to support their comprehension of a nonfiction text.

In writing students will:

  • Determine what nonfiction expert book they will write about.

 

In math students will:

  • Continue to write three-digit numbers in unit, standard, expanded, and word forms. Students will also begin modeling base ten numbers with 1,000 with money.


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will:

  • Build an even stronger reading community by identifying story elements such as setting, characters, problem/solution, plot, and theme.

In writing students will:

  • Incorporate important elements such as action, dialogue, and setting to grow their personal narrative.

 

In math students will:

  • Continue to measure using centimeters, meters, and nonstandard units.

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • Build an even stronger reading community by visualizing and proving their thinking with text evidence.

In writing students will:

  • Use their five senses to grow their personal narrative. 

 

In math students will:

  • Continue in Module 2 to deepen their understanding of measurement and relate addition and subtraction to length.


Reminders:
1.    Picture Day is Tuesday, October 18th.


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • 2nd graders are launching Reader’s Workshop. We are focusing on selecting Just Right Books.

In writing students will:

  • 2nd graders are launching Writer’s Workshop. We are reviewing capitalization and punctuation.

 

In math students will:

  • 2nd graders are completing Module 1 in Eureka, which focuses on adding and subtracting within 100.

Remember to wear sneakers everyday!
No school on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th.

  

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Third Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will reflect on what their crime solver learns to grow ideas and develop theories.
  • 3rd graders will reflect on important versus less important clues that helped their crime solvers become good detectives.  How can I use skills taught in this unit to help determine what is important information to consider when reading texts of other genres?

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will solve a variety of word problems involving perimeter.
  • 3rd graders will enrich their understanding of perimeter and area by solving word problems using all four operations.

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will build up their drafts by adding important and vivid dialogue.
  • 3rd graders will add in questions to build suspense and show internal thinking. 

Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!
Practice multiplication facts!!
Field Day is June 9th!


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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will search for alibis and opportunities to help them narrow their suspect list.
  • 3rd graders will connect details to the “big picture” of the story to help them solve the mystery. 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will explore perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and solve problems.
  • 3rd graders will determine the perimeter of regular polygons and rectangles when whole number measurements are missing.

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will collect more information around their seed by thinking about sensory details that accompanied their event.
  • 3rd graders will continue to collect more information around their seed by thinking about words and phrases that describe how they were feeling at the time of the event being described in their writing.

Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!
Practice multiplication facts!!
Schools are closed on 5/29/17!
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will pay attention to what a crime solver does, says and thinks.  They will explore attributes of the crime solver through his external actions, dialogue, and internal thoughts.  
  • 3rd graders will determine motive (motivation).  They will investigate suspects’ wants and need in order to help the reader understand WHY he/she may choose to commit a crime.

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will decompose quadrilaterals to understand perimeter as the boundary of a shape.  
  • 3rd graders will measure side lengths in whole number units to determine the perimeter of polygons.

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will choose a topic for their “ edge of seat writing”.  They will use ideas generated during Writer’s Workshop as motivation to write an original suspense/mystery story.  
  • 3rd graders will plan out their “edge of seat” story by using a plot diagram as a graphic organizer.


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


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will identify the secondary characters in their mystery book such as the sidekick
  • 3rd graders will identify the three different types of clues seen in mystery books.  These clues are obvious/planted clues, hidden clues, and red herring clues.

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will analyze multi step word problems.  
  • 3rd graders will recognize shapes according to their sides and angles. 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will recognize the importance of sensory details in Edge of Your Seat Stories.  
  • 3rd graders will generate entries for an Edge of Your Seat Story by thinking about emotional times in their lives ( focus on nervous/anxious).


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


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will identify the main problem in their mystery book or text.
  • 3rd graders will recognize that there may be smaller problems within their mystery text/book that the character faces and must overcome.


In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will continue to analyze line plots and create their own line plots.

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders determine the importance of climax in an “edge of your seat” story.
  • 3rd graders will recognize all of the components necessary to successfully write an “edge of your seat” story.


NYS Math Test: 5/2-5/4/17
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will become “ mystery solvers/active readers”when reading mystery books.
  • 3rd graders will identify the detective/crime solver in their mystery book and the crime solver’s personality traits.


In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will create scaled bar graphs.
  • 3rd graders will solve one and two step word problems involving graphs.

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will independently complete an extended response for an essay that simply needs you to answer questions in order.
  • 3rd graders will work with a shared writing piece and add transitions to make their writing stronger.


Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!


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

 

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will identify main ideas, recount key details, and explain how they support the main idea of a text.
  • 3rd graders will determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will create scaled bar graphs.
  • 3rd graders will solve one and two step word problems involving graphs.

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will independently complete an extended response for an essay that simply needs you to answer questions in order.
  • 3rd graders will work with a shared writing piece and add transitions to make their writing stronger.


Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!
Spring Break: 4/8-4/18/17
Have a wonderful holiday and spring recess.  See you on Tuesday the 19th of April!!


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will answer questions about a text by going back to the text to find the evidence to support their thinking and answers.
  • 3rd graders will skim and scan texts and questions to get an idea of what the passage is about and to set the purpose of the passage.
  • 3rd graders will analyze the answers to a question by eliminating incorrect answers.


In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will learn how to generate and organize data in  tally charts and picture graphs.
  • 3rd graders will learn how to rotate tape diagrams vertically as a precursor to understanding graphs.

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders 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 a sequential order.
  • 3rd graders will learn how to revise and edit their writing in one draft.


Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!
NYS ELA Testing dates: 3/28 - 3/30/17


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will answer questions about a text by going back to the text to find the evidence to support their thinking and answers.
  • 3rd graders will skim and scan texts and questions to get an idea of what the passage is about and to set the purpose of the passage.
  • 3rd graders will read text closely in order to identify, highlight, and define specific vocabulary used to respond to questions asked thoughtfully and accurately.


In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will compare unit fractions with different sized models representing the whole.
  • 3rd graders will compare fractions with and without number lines.
  • 3rd graders will place fractions on a number line according to their size.  
  • 3rd graders will generate equivalent fractions by using a number line and visual fraction models.

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will read directions carefully when presented with a short response question and create a checklist of all the tasks.  They need to circle key words like why, how, what, explain, describe, etc. which will aid in grasping an understanding of what type of question is being asked.
  • 3rd graders will use a format to help organize a complete short answer response which usually an inferential question needing support of at least two pieces of evidence.


Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!
NYS ELA Testing dates: 3/28 - 3/30/17


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will know how to use text features to learn about what they are going to read about.
  • 3rd graders will skim and scan texts and questions to get an idea of what the passage is about and to set the purpose of the passage.
  • 3rd graders will read text closely in order to identify, highlight, and define specific vocabulary used to respond to questions asked thoughtfully and accurately.


In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will compare unit fractions with different sized models representing the whole.
  • 3rd graders will compare fractions with and without number lines.
  • 3rd graders will place fractions on a number line according to their size. 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will read directions carefully when presented with a short response question and create a checklist of all the tasks.  They need to circle key words like why, how, what, explain, describe, etc. which will aid in grasping an understanding of what type of question is being asked.
  • 3rd graders will use a format to help organize a complete short answer response which usually an inferential question needing support of at least two pieces of evidence.


Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!
Parent-teacher conferences: 3/16 and 3/17.  
½ day of school 3/16 and 3/17.



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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will know how to use text features to learn about what they are going to read about.
  • 3rd graders will skim and scan texts and questions to get an idea of what the passage is about and to set the purpose of the passage.


In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will read directions carefully when presented with a short response question and create a checklist of all the tasks.  They need to circle key words like why, how, what, explain, describe, etc. which will aid in grasping an understanding of what type of question is being asked.
  • 3rd graders will use a format to help organize a complete short answer response which usually an inferential question needing support of at least two pieces of evidence.


In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will compare unit fractions with different sized models representing the whole.
  • 3rd graders will specify the corresponding whole when presented with one equal part.


Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!
Parent-teacher conferences: 3/16 and 3/1717.  Please return slips as soon as possible.  

 


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

 

Week Ending 3/3/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will know how to use text features to learn about what they are going to read about.
  • 3rd graders will skim and scan texts and questions to get an idea of what the passage is about and to set the purpose of the passage.



In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will compare unit fractions with different sized models representing the whole.
  • 3rd graders will specify the corresponding whole when presented with one equal part.


In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will read directions carefully when presented with a short response question and create a checklist of all the tasks.  They need to circle key words like why, how, what, explain, describe, etc. which will aid in grasping an understanding of what type of question is being asked.
  • 3rd graders will use a format to help organize a complete short answer response which usually an inferential question needing support of at least two pieces of evidence.



Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will recognize the main idea of text and supporting details.
  • 3rd graders will 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:

  • 3rd graders will separate and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions using concrete models.
  • 3rd graders will partition a whole into equal parts and define the equal parts to identify the unit fraction numerically.




In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will work in partnerships to brainstorm alternate conclusions for their writing pieces.  Discuss, “ How have my revisions in this conclusion made my writing piece better overall?”
  • 3rd graders will begin to edit! They will focus on revising their texts by adding capitals appropriately throughout their writing piece.


Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!!!
PTA BIG Project due 2/17/17.

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/3/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will will 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.
  • 3rd graders 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.
  • 3rd graders will compare and contrast texts pertaining to the same topic.



In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will understand area as an attribute of plane figures.
  • 3rd graders will understand the formula A=LxW when solving for area.
  • 3rd graders will solve for Area using a basic floor plan and the formula A= L x W. 


In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will check their writing for spelling errors during the editing phase of the writing process and use strategies to fix them (i.e. word walls, sight word lists, dictionary, computers, books, peers, etc.)
  • 3rd graders will use editing checklists to ensure that their work is ready for an audience.

 

Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!!!



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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will explore the craft and 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.
  • 3rd graders will 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:

  • 3rd graders will solve 2 step word problems.
  • 3rd graders will review Module 3 with preparation for the end of module test.  


In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will continue to analyze and work on the topic selected from their “expert list”.  They will continue to generate ideas about this topic.
  • 3rd graders will narrow the focus of their writing by considering their main idea and purpose. 3rd graders will be expected to notice the commonalities among the ideas in their webs and may recognize a main idea to center their future writing piece around

 

Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Hofstra Slip and $ is due!
No School 1/16/17

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will 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.
  • 3rd graders can locate and define different text features. 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will define expository writing by examining features of exemplars and comparing them to narrative features.
  • 3rd graders will become more familiar with the expository style by reading more exemplars and identifying an author’s purpose for writing.

 

In math students will:

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


 

Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Hofstra Slip and $$!


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will notice that each nonfiction text feature has a specific purpose.
  • 3rd graders can locate and define different text features in nonfiction.

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will define expository writing by examining features of exemplars and comparing them to narrative features.
  • 3rd graders will become more familiar with the expository style by reading more exemplars and identifying an author’s purpose for writing.

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will apply the distributive property and the fact 9=10-1 as a strategy to multiply.
  • 3rd graders will identify and use arithmetic patterns to multiply.


 

Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Holiday Concert: 12/23/16 @ 9:45. Children must be dressed in black bottoms and white tops.
Holiday Break: 12/26-1/2/17!
We wish you and your families a wonderful and happy holiday and New Year.  See you in 2017!


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will learn the importance of activating prior knowledge prior to reading a nonfiction text.  They will complete KWL ( what I know, what I want to know and what I learned) charts as they read and explore nonfiction texts.
  • 3rd graders will explore and discover the setup of organization of facts on a page and decide how to read it.

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will explore the parts of an expository writing piece to understand its structure and how ideas are developed ( notice paragraphing, main idea and supporting details in each).
  • 3rd graders will generate a list of familiar topics/an “expert list” to get ideas for their expository writing.

 

In math students will:

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

 

Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Holiday Concert: 12/23/16 in the a.m.  More information to come!


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will analyze the differences between the genres of fiction and nonfiction.
  • 3rd graders will become familiar with the different types of nonfiction texts such as articles, biographies, textbooks, and procedural writing pieces.

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will count by units of 6 and 7 to multiply and divide using number bonds to decompose.
  • 3rd graders will interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems using units of 6 and 7.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences: 12/7/16!
Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Holiday Concert: 12/23/16 in the a.m.  More information to come!


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

 

Week Ending 11/23/16

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will learn how to gather evidence from the text to support their thinking of the selected trait.
  • 3rd graders will gather and organize the evidence to support their thinking before writing.

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will draft important events of their personal narrative.
  • 3rd graders will incorporate onomatopoeia into their writing pieces.

 

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders will learn to estimate differences by rounding.  They will apply the strategy to solve measurement word problems.
  • 3rd graders will apply the distributive property and the fact 9=10-1 as a strategy to multiply.
  • 3rd graders will identify and use arithmetic patterns to multiply.

 

Thanksgiving Holiday: 11/24 and 11/25 (no school)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!


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

 

Week Ending 11/4/16

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 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.

  

In math 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.
  • 3rd graders will solve one-step word problems involving metric weights within 100 and estimate to reason about solutions.

 

Remember to wear sneakers everyday!
Study your multiplication facts!!


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

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 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.

  

In math students will:

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

 

Remember to wear sneakers everyday!
Study your multiplication facts!!



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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • 3rd graders will learn various prompts to help them furthering their partner discussions when referring to books during the reading workshop.
  • Readers will identify the story elements in a text to deepen their understanding of what they are reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • 3rd graders will learn 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.

  

In math students will:

  • 3rd graders 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.

 

Remember to wear sneakers everyday!
Study your multiplication facts!!


 

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Fourth Grade

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

 

Week Ending 1/16/17

In reading students will:

  • learn about issues in our world and in our lives by studying the characters in their books closely.

 

In writing students will:

  • understand the issues that exist in our world by looking at the characters’ reactions to the issues they face.

 

In math students will:

  • create conversion tables for units of time, and use the tables to solve problems.



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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • recognize social issues by revisiting books that they have read.

 

In writing students will:

  • understand social issues more deeply by asking probing questions.

 

In math students will:

  • compare and order mixed numbers in various forms.


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • revisit setting details from the story that occur again and again to find a common thread (theme).

 

In writing students will:

  • clearly communicate their thoughts and ideas by using precise language in their writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Use the area model and number line to represent mixed numbers with units of ones, tenths, and hundredths in fraction and decimal forms.


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • notice and trace the conflicts characters face by creating an ongoing flow chart of the plot

 

In writing students will:

  • formulate their position about the text they are analyzing by reviewing and organizing their thoughts and ideas prior to drafting.

 

In math students will:

  • solve multiplicative comparison word problems involving fractions.

 


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • understand a question by identifying its purpose.

In writing students will:

  • craft a short response on a text by supporting their answer with text details.

 

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 3/10/17

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:

  • 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 3/3/17

In reading students will:

  • synthesize a “big idea” by using multiple texts to support their thinking.


In writing students will:

  • use their information and b&b organizer to write a 5-paragraph essay for a variety of arguments


In math students will:

  • decompose fractions into sums of smaller unit fractions using tape diagrams


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • identify the purpose of a text feature by asking themselves, “What is this teaching me?”


In writing students will:

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


In math students will:

  • use varied protractors to distinguish angle measure from length measurement.


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • use the THIEVES strategy to preview a nonfiction text and summarize what they think the text will mostly be about.


In writing students will:

  • debate our topics to really hash out our claims and evidence. They do this by revisiting their research and having meaningful conversations that allow for questions and discussions.


In math students will:

  • identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles and recognize them in various contexts and familiar figures.


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

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


In writing students will:

  • know that when we compose arguments, we are composing claims supported by reasons and evidence. They do this by researching both sides of an issue, and identifying the author’s perspective. 


In math students will:

  • transition from four partial products to the standard algorithm for two-digit by two-digit multiplication.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

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:

  • Write an informational persuasive essay on the topic of their choice:
    • Should students have to wear uniforms to school?
    • Should homework be given every night?
    • Should school be year round?

  

In math students will:

  • interpret division word problems as either number of groups unknown or group size unknown.


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • develop a larger understanding or interpretation of a book by thinking about all of the elements of a story.

In writing students will:

  • celebrate all of their hard work by being full of energy and sharing their narratives with one another.

  

In math students will:

  • represent numerically four-digit dividend division with divisors of 2, 3, 4, and 5, decomposing a remainder up to three times.


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • understand that characters may be complicated by noticing how they can be one way in one setting or relationship and another way in a different context.

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:

  • explore properties of prime and composite numbers to 100 by using multiples.


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • end their personal narratives with a “BANG!” by purposefully choosing and writing a conclusion.

  

In math students will:

  • solve division problems without remainders using the area model


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

 

Week Ending 11/18/16

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:

  • will improve their writing by returning to mentor texts with a more analytical eye.

  

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 10/24/16

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:

  • 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 capacity measurements in terms of smaller units; model and solve addition and subtraction word problems involving metric capacity.



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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Monitor for meaning by formulating text based questions while they are reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • Generate ideas for personal narratives by thinking about important turning points in their lives.

  

In math students will:

  • Use place value understanding to decompose to smaller units once using standard subtraction algorithm.

 

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Fifth Grade

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

 

Week Ending 5/15/17

In reading students will:

  • recognize that arguments can be supported by using information from a variety of sources.
  • differentiate between relevant and less relevant information by taking brief and concise notes.


In writing students will:

  • recognize that notes can be recorded using a number of strategies (i.e. bullets, boxes and bullets, t-chart, venn diagram).
  • use multiple visual aids to organize their notes and research.

In math students will:

  • name points using coordinate pairs, and use the coordinate pairs to plot points.
  • investigate patterns in vertical and horizontal lines, and interpret points on the plane as distances from the axes.
  • plot points, use them to draw lines in the plane, and describe patterns within the coordinate pairs.


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

 

Week Ending 5/1/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will study mentor texts to understand the genre of persuasive/argumentative texts.
  • Growing readers find evidence to support their claim/position by analyzing text details.
  • Growing readers verbally rehearse their arguments/positions by participating in the debate process.


In writing students will:

  • Writers use mentor texts to find evidence to support their claim/position by analyzing text details. 
  • Writers caucus with their peers to develop a stronger claim/position.
  • Writers caucus with their peers to plan rebuttals to counterarguments of their claim/position.

In math students will:

  • Compose and decompose right rectangular prisms using layers.
  • Use multiplication to calculate volume.
  • Use multiplication to connect volume as packing with volume as filling.



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

 

Week Ending 4/19/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will study mentor texts to understand the genre of persuasive/argumentative texts.
  • Growing readers find evidence to support their claim/position by analyzing text details.
  • Growing readers verbally rehearse their arguments/positions by participating in the debate process.


In writing students will:

  • Writers use mentor texts to find evidence to support their claim/position by analyzing text details.  
  • Writers caucus with their peers to develop a stronger claim/position.
  • Writers caucus with their peers to plan rebuttals to counterarguments of their claim/position.

In math students will:

  • Compose and decompose right rectangular prisms using layers.
  • Use multiplication to calculate volume.
  • Use multiplication to connect volume as packing with volume as filling.


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

 

Week Ending 4/3/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers recognize how details and ideas are organized by analyzing the various text structures authors use.
  • Growing readers examine the various literary elements used by authors by noticing how characters express their thoughts and feelings.
  • Growing readers compare and contrast the themes and topics as well as the common plots and patterns in various texts by recognizing and noting the similarities and differences.

In writing students will:

  • Writers make an inference independently by gathering text evidence to  support their writing.
  • Writers will revise their short responses by citing the texts.
  • Writers will organize their extended responses by examining the prompt and creating a logical order prior to drafting.


In math students will:

  • Divide decimal dividends by non-unit decimal divisor
  • Interpret and evaluate numerical expressions including the language of scaling and fraction division.
  • Module 4 Assessment


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

 

Week Ending 3/27/17

In reading students will:

  • compare and contrast characters effectively by analyzing their qualities, behaviors,and interactions with other characters.
  • pay attention to the details throughout the passage by capturing the theme the author wants the reader to understand.
  • determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by analyzing context clues.


In writing students will:

  • 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 (eliminating irrelevant) to show BEST examples

In math students will:

  • Solve problems involving fraction division
  • Write equations and word problems corresponding to tape diagrams and number line diagrams
  • Connect division by a unit fraction to division by 1 tenth and 1 hundredth



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

 

Week Ending 3/20/17

In reading students will:

  • generate their own answers to main idea questions by rereading the question closely to confirm their ideas with the answer choices provided.
  • identify predictable narrative questions by analyzing the various kinds of questions that focus on literary elements.

In writing students will:

  • connect ideas by carefully choosing words that help one idea flow into another.
  • vary their sentence structure by using different sentence beginnings.
  • inform their audience about a topic by using precise language and specific vocabulary.

In math students will:

  • compare the size of the product to the size of the factors.
  • solve word problems using fraction and decimal multiplication.
  • divide a whole number by a unit fraction.


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

 

Week Ending 3/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify predictable main idea questions by analyzing the various kinds of questions that focus on main idea.
  • Growing readers tackle complex/challenging text by rereading chunks of information and asking themselves who and what each paragraph is about.  (May take more than 1 day)



In writing students will:

  • strengthen their point(s) by providing readers evidence (facts, quotes, or examples) to support their point(s).
  • credit their sources by using parenthesis or transition words.
  • Writers give voice to informational writing by commenting on details and facts.




In math students will:

  • Convert mixed unit measurements, and solve multi-step word problems.
  • 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.



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

 

Week Ending 2/13/17

In reading students will:

  • craft short versions of text by summarizing complex nonfiction texts.
  • notice how the work we do as researchers of our topics (and of our world) are similar to and different from the reading work we do in books

In writing students will:

  • notice the kinds of articles featured in nonfiction publications and consider the audience and purpose for said texts.
  • know their audience and select topics for their nonfiction feature article by considering what is relevant and newsworthy to them.


In math students will:

  • Relate fractions as division to fractions of a set
  • Multiply any whole number by a fraction using a tape diagram
  • Relate fractions of a set to repeated addition.


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • notice when they are confused or feeling stuck by monitoring their comprehension of more complex texts with strategy tools.
  • craft short versions of text by summarizing complex nonfiction texts.


In writing students will:

  • notice the kinds of articles featured in nonfiction publications and consider the audience and purpose for said texts.
  • know their audience and select topics for their nonfiction feature article by considering what is relevant and newsworthy to them.


In math students will:

  • use tape diagrams to model fractions as division.
  • solve word problems involving the division of whole numbers with answers in the form of fractions or whole numbers.


Study your multiplication facts!!
Sneakers everyday!
Remember to read daily!!!
PTA BIG Project due 2/17/17.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/30/17

In reading students will:

  • infer meanings of unfamiliar words by using information that comes before and after the words in surrounding sentences (context clues).
  • 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 genres.
  • identify text features in nonfiction articles
  • identify text structure in feature articles 


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
  • use tape diagrams to model  fractions as division


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

 

Week Ending 1/16/17

In reading students will:

  • discover that main idea is not always easily identified by exploring more complex texts.
  • understand that the main ideas of a text can be complex, thus creating the need for and development of a toolkit of strategies to determine the main ideas.

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.
  • edit their writing by self-reflecting on a checklist and/or peer editing.





In math students will:

  • add fractions making like units numerically.
  • add fractions with sums greater than 2.


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

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:

  • strengthen written claims by paraphrasing evidence from the text.
  • make sentences and paragraphs flow smoothly  by using transitional words.
  • must make choices on how they want the reader to think about their literary essay by crafting a powerful conclusion paragraph.



In math students will:

  • solve two-step word problems involving fractions.
  • Mid- Module Assessment Task
  • 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 12/19/16

In reading students will:

  • gain insight into their character by analyzing the motives and actions of the characters in the text.
  • describe how the character’s perspective influences the events of the story by using evidence from the text for support.  


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 the text in the body of their essays after citing their thesis.

 

In math students will:

  • solve division word problems involving multi-digit division with group size unknown and the number of groups unknown.
  • build stamina by solving a variety of word problems and incorporating the use of visual models to support their math work and thinking.




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

 

Week Ending 12/12/16

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:

  • can compare and contrast characters by analyzing their motives and actions.
  • write a thesis statement by organizing their ideas.
  • develop their thesis by using evidence and examples from the text.

 

In math students will:

  • 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 2 digit divisors, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point.
  • divide decimals by 2 digit dividends, estimating the 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 12/5/16

In reading students will:

  • grow complex ideas about characters by sharing ideas with book club members and using prompts to elicit conversation.
  • envision and empathize with characters by remembering a time in their lives when they lived through something similar.


In writing students will:

  • think critically about the types of questions that writers ask about texts before formulating a thesis.
  • Empathize with characters by writing about the critical choices and strong emotions of the characters.

 

In math students will:

  • Divide 2 and 3-digit dividends by multiples of 10 with single digit quotients and make connections to a written method.
  • Divide 2 and 3-digit dividends by 2-digit divisors with single digit quotients and make connections to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 11/28/16

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:

  • build a strong foundation of text by being immersed in quality mentor text book discussions.
  • think critically about the types of questions that writers ask about texts before formulating a thesis.

 

In math students will:

  • Use divide by 10 patterns for multi-digit whole number division
  • Use basic facts to approximate quotients with two-digit divisors


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

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.
  • grapple with themes by making inferences using text evidence.


In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • connect area diagrams and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm without 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 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • better understand a story by analyzing the plot structure including the rising action and climax.
  • monitor for meaning by summarizing the main events in the text.


In writing students will:

  • begin drafting their personal narratives by writing fast and furiously.
  • revisit their ideas to determine if they are “seed” or “watermelon” stories.
  • revise their writing by using specific details.

 

In math students will:

  • Will add decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method
  • Will subtract decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method.
  • Participate in place value quiz.


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

 

Week Ending 10/17/16

In reading students will:

  • Develop ideas about the text by thinking about how the title impacts the meaning of the story.
  • Deepen comprehension by recognizing that authors tell stories from various perspectives and how their perspectives affect the events in 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 narratives by identifying the message they want their readers to walk away with.
  • improve their writing by using purposeful dialogue

 

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 whole numbers by rounding factors to a basic fact and rounding using place value patterns.
  • write and interpret numerical expressions and compare expressions using a visual model


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • better understand a story by analyzing the plot structure including the rising action and climax.
  • monitor for meaning by summarizing the main events in the text.


In writing students will:

  • begin drafting their personal narratives by writing fast and furiously.
  • revisit their ideas to determine if they are “seed” or “watermelon” stories.
  • revise their writing by using specific details.

 

In math students will:

  • Will add decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method
  • Will subtract decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method.
  • Participate in place value quiz.

 

 

 

 

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