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Lindell Elementary School

Weekly Update
 

 

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Kindergarten

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

 

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Be able to practice their fluency by choral reading with a partner and matching their voices.
  • Be able to make   predictions about the story by thinking how the title, the pictures, and the words go together.  
  • Be able to recognize “Growing and Shrinking” patterns by examining and talking about the format and content of the text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Use complete sentences to communicate their ideas.
  • Understand that they need to leave spaces between their words.
  • Edit their writing by using ending punctuation.

 

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

  • Be able to think closely about the text by rereading.
  • Be able to figure out the surprise ending by using multiple strategies.
  • Practice reading fluently by rereading.

 

In writing students will:

 

  • Transfer illustrations from graphic organizer to pattern books.
  • Recognize that the illustrations should be realistic and have details.
  • Begin to recognize that sentences begin with a capital letter.

 

In math students will:

  • State one more than 10
  • Be able to arrange and draw one more up to ten.
  • Order and match numerals from one to ten.


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

 

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

  • match the words they say to the words on the page by listening to how a story sounds (repeat, rhyme, and rhythm). 
  • be able to figure out unfamiliar words  by using beginning sounds. 
  • read books by matching pictures to letters and words.  (This teaching is a review of different strategies already taught, but ties it all together called self-monitoring or cross checking)  

In writing students will:

  • select a pattern by using the  generated class list of patterns (I like, I see, I can). 
  • expand their topic by selecting details they want to include in their pattern book (3-9 ideas).
  • label their ideas/details on their graphic organizer by utilizing inventive spelling.

 

In math students will:

  • Count 10 objects in linear and array configuration.  Write the number 10.
  • Match and write  the number 10.  Dialogue about the numbers 9 and 10.
  • Count 10 objects, and move between all configurations.


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

 

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

  • recognize what a pattern is by exploring patterns in the world around us. 
  • read unfamiliar words in pattern  books by using picture clues to read the unfamiliar word.
  • will notice patterns in the story by thinking about how the story goes.  

In writing students will:

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

In math students will:

  • Reason about sets of 7 varied objects in a circular and scattered configuration.
  • Compare sets of 8 in linear and arrayed configurations.  Match with numeral 8.
  • Arrange and strategize to count 8 objects in a circular and scattered configuration.


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

 

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • know how to generate ideas by using their writing resources within their schema and around the classroom. 
  • learn how to write from left to right by utilizing the return sweep strategy.
  • select a topic by brainstorming meaningful ideas.

In math students will:

  • Count 4-6 objects in vertical and horizontal linear configurations and array configurations.
  • Count 4-6 objects in circular and scattered configurations.
  • Count 5-7 linking cubes in linear configurations. 
  • Match with the number 7.

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Continue to recognize themselves as a “community” of writers
  • “read “ their books by using the pictures in a sequential order to understand the story.
  • Review what readers workshop looks like and sounds like.
  • Learn how to read with a partner.
  • Begin to recognize the features of fiction and nonfiction texts.

In writing students will:

  • Learn to always write their names on their papers.
  • Understand what a writing workshop sounds like.
  • Share and rehearse their ideas by turning and talking.

In math students will:

  • Order and write numerals 4 and 5 to answer “how many“ questions.
  • Write the numerals 4 and 5 and sort by count.
  • Write numerals 0-5 in order
  • Count down from 5 through zero


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

 

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will:

  • be  introduced to letters and sounds /n/,/m/
  • review letters and sounds /t/,/b/,f/
  • 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.
  • practice buddy reading by following certain rules so all readers feel success. 


In writing students will:

  • practice left to right directionality when writing. (wavy lines, etc.)
  • understand how to hold a pencil by practicing the proper grip.
  • will explore different kinds of writing.
    ●Letters:
    ●List:
    ●Story:
    ●Cards:
    ●Emails:
    ●Menus:
    ●Magazines:


In math students will:

  • understand the meaning of zero
  • order and write the numerals 0-3
  • order and write numerals 4 and 5 
  • understand the question,” how many?”
  • write numerals 1-5 in order.

 

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First Grade

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

 

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

  • practice using a variety of reading strategies to read and understand “just right” books.

 

In writing students will:

  • write complete sentences using appropriate punctuation.

 

In math students will:

  • subtract from 10 using corresponding decompositions.
    Ex. 10 - 9 = 1 and 10 - 1 = 9

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

  • practice the comprehension strategy of retelling the most important part of the text focusing on important details.

 

In writing students will:

  • choose a practiced story from their storybox and write about it in sequential order. (Beginning, Middle and End)

 

In math students will:

  • count on using a number path to find an unknown part.
  • use the number path to count-on to find the unknown part.
                          6 + ____ = 10

 

Other notes or information:

"Curiosity Convention” is November 2, 2017, Lindell School @ 6:30
RSVP by October 31st. 


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

 

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

  • read their “just right” books  using reading strategies to deepen their understanding of the text. 
  • Strategy Questions:    
    Does this go with what is happening in the story?  
    Do the sounds match the word that I’m saying? 
    Who is this story about? 
    What is happening in this story? 
    What is the author trying to tell me? 

In writing students will:

  • tell a few small moment stories to a partner.
  • continue to learn that writers create their pieces of writing in steps called the writing process as they begin to write their personal narratives.

In math students will:

  • complete the Mid-Module Assessment Task.
  • solve addition stories and find the related subtraction fact.

 

Other notes or information:

Our trip to White Post Farms is on October 27th. 


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

 

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

  • read their “just right” books  while working with their reading partners by focusing on the important parts to discuss the beginning, middle and ending of the story.

In writing students will:

  • learn that writers create their pieces of writing in steps called the writing process.
  • think about a small moment story* that happened to them.
  • *Small Moment Story- a story that zooms in on one tiny moment. For instance, a student would write about going on a ride at Disneyworld, rather than the whole trip to Disney.

In math students will:

  • visualize and solve doubles and doubles plus 1 with 5-group cards.

 

Other notes or information:

Our trip to White Post Farms is on October 27th. 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

  • read “just right” books to increase stamina. They will discuss story elements including character, setting, events, problem and solution with their reading partners.

In writing students will:

  • choose a small moment from their life experience and verbally share the story with a partner.

In math students will:

  • develop an understanding of the meaning of the equal sign by pairing equivalent expressions and constructing true number sentences.           7+3 = 6+4

Other notes or information:
Our trip to White Post Farms is on October 27th. All permission slips and fees are due by Friday, October 13th.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

  • read their “just right” books while working with their reading partners to discuss story elements. (Characters and Setting)

 

In writing students will:

  • read small moment stories.
  • develop a list of topic ideas for their personal narratives.

 

In math students will:

  • further develop strategies for counting on using 5-group cards and their fingers.

 


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

 

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will:

  • will continue to  focus on building good habits as readers.
  • use “just right” books to reinforce and refine their reading habits.

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to build good habits as writers by learning the procedures and routines of writer’s workshop.

 

In math students will:

  • solve add to with result unknown and put together with result unknown math stories by drawing, writing equations, and making statements of the solution.
  • solve put together with result unknown math stories by drawing and using 5-group cards..

 

 

 

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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers monitor their understanding by retelling the beginning, middle and end sequentially across five fingers.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers publish their writing by creating a title and illustrating pictures to match the text.

In math students will:

  • Count the total value of ones, tens, and hundreds with place value disks.


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

 

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers monitor their understanding by retelling the beginning, middle and end sequentially across five fingers.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers stretch thoughts, feeling and actions by using Show Don’t Tell.

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers bring their characters to life by adding dialogue to their writing.

In math students will:

  • Bundle and count ones, tens, and hundreds to 1,000


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

 

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers demonstrate their comprehension of a story by stopping and thinking, saying their thoughts, and proving them with text evidence.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers help their  audience visualize their stories by adding  descriptive language.

In math students will:

  • Measure lengths of string using measurement tools, and use tape diagrams to represent and compare the lengths.

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers enhance their comprehension by creating mental pictures in their head.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers use their 5 senses to make their writing more interesting.

In math students will:

  • Measure and compare lengths using centimeters and meters.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers monitor for meaning by using strategies to solve difficult or unknown words.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers learn how to plan their writing in different ways by selecting a seed idea to organize and plan.

 

In math students will:

  • Use iteration with one physical unit to measure.

 

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Third Grade

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

 

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

  • get to know their characters on a deeper level by identifying their internal (inside) and external (outside) traits.

In writing students will:

  • improve their writing by utilizing peer feedback when conferencing.

In math students will:

  • Estimate and measure liquid volume in liters and milliliters using the vertical number line.


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

 

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

  • understand a story better by identifying the story elements.

In writing students will:

  • will add subordinating conjunctionssby examining the vocabulary they used when transitioning and choosing best word choices.

In math students will:

  • build and decompose a kilogram to reason about the size and weight of 1 kilogram, 100 grams, 10 grams, and 1 gram.


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

 

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

  • keep themselves on track by retelling/summarizing and discussing what has happened in the text with their reading partner.

In writing students will:

  • reflect on their own writing by listening to the feedback from their peers. 

In math students will:

  • solve two-step word problems involving all four operations and assess the reasonableness of answers


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

 

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

  • hold onto meaning by retelling/summarizing what’s happening in the text.

In writing students will:

  • add subordinating conjunctions by  examining the vocabulary they used when  transitioning and choosing best word choices.

In math students will:

  • apply the distributive property to decompose units. 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

  • expand their partner talks and listen to their reading partners by learning how to use sample prompts.

In writing students will:

  • bring their character to life by  adding dialogue using quotation marks and commas.

In math students will:

  • Use the distributive property as a strategy to find related multiplication facts  

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

  • hold onto meaning by retelling/summarizing what’s happening in the text.

 

In writing students will:

  • add detail to their selected idea by sketching to stretch.

 

In math students will:

  • interpret the quotient as the number of groups or the number of objects in each group using units of 2.


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

 

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will:

  • give themselves a comprehension check by reading a chapter or chunk of the text and asking questions.

 

In writing students will:

  • writers come up with ideas for writing narratives by focusing on a strong emotion.  

 

In math students will:

  • Find related multiplication facts by adding and subtracting equal groups in array models

 

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Fourth Grade


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

 

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify themes about their texts by asking themselves, “what lesson can I learn from my characters that can apply to my own life?”

In writing students will:

  • Writers develop ideas about their texts that they’ve read in order to develop a thesis or claim to craft a literary essay.

In math students will:

  • Solve multi-step word problems that apply to the real world by utilizing their multiplication strategies of partial product, area model, and standard algorithm,


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

 

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify themes about their texts by asking themselves, “what lesson can I learn from my characters that can apply to my own life?”

In writing students will:

  • Writers revise their writing by including aspects of the story they may have left out such as thought, action and appropriate dialogue (SHOW, not TELL)

In math students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of area and perimeter formulas by solving multi-step real world word problems


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

 

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers notice when a character acts “out of character”by developing theories about why they are behaving in this manner.

In writing students will:

  • Writers revise their writing by including aspects of the story they may have left out such as thought, action and appropriate dialogue (SHOW, not TELL)

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

  • Develop significant ideas and theories about characters and their texts and have conversations with their peers about these theories. They are sure to support their thoughts with evidence from the text.

In writing students will:

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

In math students will:

  • Use place value understanding to decompose to smaller units using the standard subtraction algorithm, and apply the algorithm to solve word problems using tape diagrams.

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

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

In math students will:

  • Use place value understanding to decompose to smaller units using the standard subtraction algorithm, and apply the algorithm to solve word problems using tape diagrams.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Grow ideas about their characters by analyzing their actions, dialogue, and relationships with other characters.

 

In writing students will:

  • Elaborate on a seed idea for their personal narrative by adding dialogue, action, and description details.

 

In math students will:

  • Use place value understanding to fluently add multi-digit whole numbers using the standard addition algorithm, and apply that algorithm to solve real world word problems with the help of tape diagrams.


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

 

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will:

  • Have established strong reading habits and routines for reading workshop in order to have a successful reading life.

 

In writing students will:

  • Elaborate on a seed idea for their personal narrative by adding dialogue, action, and description details.

 

In math students will:

  • Use place value understanding to fluently add multi-digit whole numbers using the standard addition algorithm, and apply that algorithm to solve real world word problems with the help of tape diagrams.

 

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Fifth Grade


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

 

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Compare and contrast two or more texts using appropriate supporting details.

In writing students will:

  • Use compare and contrast cue words and text evidence to support similarities and differences of two or more texts.

In math students will:

  • Divide two and three-digit dividends by two-digit divisor with single-digit quotients and make connection to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

  • Critically think about the impact of themes in literature by making connections.

In writing students will:

  • Revise Personal Narratives applying the writer’s crafts discussed in class.

In math students will:

  • Multiply decimals fractions by multi-digit whole numbers through conversion to a whole number problem and reasoning about the placement of the decimal.


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

 

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

  • Grapple the various themes in literature by making inferences using text evidence.

In writing students will:

  • Examine the impact it has what characters think and say to improve their writing by using purposeful dialogue.

In math students will:

  • Convert numerical expressions into unit form as a mental strategy for multi-digit multiplication.


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

 

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify the difference between topic and theme by clarifying the distinction between these two concepts with text evidence and clearly knowing the definitions.  

In writing students will:

  • Recognize the theme of their personal narrative by identifying the message they want the reader to walk away with.

In math students will:

  • Estimate multi-digit products by rounding factors to a basic fact while using place value patterns.


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

 

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

  • Deepen comprehension by recognizing that authors tell stories from various perspectives and how their perspective affects the events in the story.   

In writing students will:

  • Revise their writing by using specific details to help readers create vivid mental images in their minds. (Show Not Tell). 

In math students will:

  • Divide decimals with a remainder using place value understanding and relate to a written method including remainders in the smallest unit.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Build comprehension by digging deeper and thinking beyond the literal text (inferencing).

 

In writing students will:

  • Recognize the theme of their personal narrative by identifying the message they want the reader to walk away with.

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, relate to a written method through application of the area model and place value understanding, and explain the reasoning used.

 


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

 

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will:

  • Better understand a story by analyzing the plot structure including the rising action and climax (Story Mountain). 

 

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. 

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract decimals using place value strategies and relate those strategies to a written method.