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Kindergarten

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

 

Week Ending 3/2/18

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.
  • Think about the purpose of the main character compared to the whole of the story by discussing how the story would be different if the main character didn’t exist. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion specific to a topic.
  • Form and share opinions by speaking their opinion with a partner.
  • Form opinions by stating how they feel about a particular topic.    

 

In math students will:

  • Model decompositions of 6-8 using linking cube sticks to see patterns.
  • Represent decompositions  for 6-8 using horizontal and vertical number bonds.  
  • Use 5- groups to represent the 5+n pattern to 8.


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

 

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Recognize similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic by comparing informational texts on the same topic.
  • Continue to identify the main idea/topic of informational text.
  • Continue to use the main idea to determine the key supporting details of a text/topic.

 

In writing students will:

  • Organize their “All About Book” by transferring their written information from their research to draft.
  • Organize their “All About Books” by sketching visuals from their research.
  • Revise their “All About Books” by adding color, details, and backgrounds to their visuals.  

 

In math students will:

  • Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using actions, objects, and drawings.
  • Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using fingers and linking cube sticks.  
  • Represent composition story situations with drawings using numeric number bonds.  


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

 

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Recognize unfamiliar words in nonfiction/informational texts by matching the beginning letter of the word to the photograph.
  • Identify the main idea/topic of an informational text/nonfiction with prompting and support by making a connection between the title, text, and photographs. 
  • Use the main idea to determine the key supporting details of a text/topic.

 

In writing students will:

  • Make their topic more meaningful and informative for their reader by using diagrams.
  • Identify words in a glossary to teach the reader by defining domain specific vocabulary words connected to their topic.
  • Develop a drafting plan/table of contents for an “All About” book by using their research.

 

In math students will:

  • Use balls of clay of equal weights to make sculptures.
  • Use benchmarks to create and compare rectangles of different lengths to make a city.
  • Describe measurable attributes of single objects.


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

 

Week Ending 1/26/18

In reading students will:

  • recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by focusing on photographs, labels, and captions to build comprehension. 
  • recognize various text features in informational/NF texts  by focusing on the glossary and bold print to identify important vocabulary in the text. 
  • learn what a book is about by identifying and utilizing the table of contents and headings. 

 

In writing students will:

  • be  aware that their curiosity and the world around them lead to possible topics by thinking about the topics about which they are curious.
  • drive their research by using questions.
  • generate potential topics for an “All About” book by using their background knowledge.

 

In math students will:

  • reason to identify and make a set that has one more.
  • reason to identify and make a set that has one less.
  • match and count to compare a number of objects. 


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

 

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

  • recognize the features of nonfiction/informational texts by comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction texts. 
  • recognize the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts by examining examples. 
  • activate their prior knowledge by thinking about what they already know about their topic before they begin reading their nonfiction/informational texts.

 

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

  • Make connections to realistic fiction by activating schema.
  • Identify fiction from realistic fiction.
  • Make text to self   connections.

 

In writing students will:

  • Edit list story and place capitals where they belong.
  • Add ending punctuations using periods, exclamation points and question marks.
  • Check for finger spaces.

 

In math students will:

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


 

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

 

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify the “what: in a story.  (important story events)
  • Identify the problem and solution in a story.
  • Retell a story by using logical sequence of beginning, middle and end.

 

In writing students will:

  • Select an idea to develop from their lists.
  • Draft their story and add details.
  • Label their illustrations and add appropriate color to their sketches.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare weight using heavier and lighter.
  • Compare weight using a balance scale.
  • Compare an objects weight with different sets of objects on a balance scale.


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

 

Week Ending 12/15/17

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 than one character by identifying the main character and the supporting characters.   
  • Identify the setting of a story by analyzing the pictures and thinking about the word in the text to answer the question “where.” 

 

In writing students will:

  • Understand pictures better by labeling illustrations in a text.
  • Understand what a list is by exploring reasons why lists are written.
  • Understand there are different ways to organize lists. 

 

In math students will:

  • Compare lengths using taller than and shorter than.
  • Compare length measurements with string.
  • Comparing lengths and heights with linking cube sticks. 


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

 

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

  • Be able to organize their reading by having a special place to keep their books and know the routines of book shopping.
  • Be able to choose books that interest them by looking at the book cover.
  • Be able to choose books that interest them by looking at the pages inside the book.

 

In writing students will:

  • Understand what a label is by identifying its purpose.
  • Write their own labels by utilizing their knowledge of letter sounds.
  • Understand their surroundings better by labeling items around their classroom environment.

 

In math students will:

  • Describe and communicate positions of all flat shapes using the words above, below, beside, in front of, next to, and behind.
  • Find and describe solid shapes using informal language without naming.  
  • Explain decisions about classification of solid shapes into categories, and name the solid shapes.


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 3/2/18

In reading students will:

  • read a Just Right Book independently and look for the nonfiction text features learned.

 

In writing students will:

  • use the draft paper to illustrate the steps of their How-to and write words to match the illustrations.

 

In math students will:

  • compare the efficiency of counting by ones and counting by tens.
  • use the place value chart to record and name tens and ones within a two-digit number.   


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

 

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

  • continue to work on determining Author’s Purpose by noticing different types of nonfiction text: Narrative, Persuasive, Expository. 
  • identify the main idea of  a nonfiction text by using text features to determine what the details are mostly about. They ask themselves, “What is the big idea?”

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to look at How-to books with a partner to find examples of the text features discussed and mark them with a post-it.
  • practice writing simple How-to stories using transitions words.

 

In math students will:

  • collect, sort, and organize data; then ask and answer questions about the number of data points.
  • review for and complete the End of Module assessment.

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will:

  • determine Author’s Purpose by noticing different types of nonfiction text: Narrative, Persuasive, Expository. 
  • It’s as easy as PIE:
            P - Persuade (Persuasive)
            I - Inform (Expository)
            E - Entertain (Narrative)

 

In writing students will:

  • look at How-to books with a partner to find examples of the text features discussed and mark them with a post-it.\
  • work in small groups and choose How-to discussion topics. They will discuss the different things needed for this How-to and the steps needed, using transition words.

 

In math students will:

  • order three lengths using indirect comparison.
  • express the length of an object using centimeter cubes as length units to measure with no gaps or overlaps.

 

Other notes or information:

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

  • notice differences between fiction and nonfiction text by examining text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • look at How-to books with partners and notice the way that authors write How-to books.

 

In math students will:

  • compare length using indirect comparison by finding objects longer than, shorter than, and equal in length to that of a string.

 

Other notes or information:

Friday is the Fruit, Fun & Fitness Fair. First Grade is asked to bring in plastic 8 oz. cups. Remember to wear sneakers and your Lindell gear.


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

 

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

  • identify facts from opinions by analyzing text to determine if a statement is a fact or the opinion of the author. 
  • read a “just right” book and write 1 fact from the book and 1 opinion from the book or personal opinion on the student handout. 

 

In writing students will:

  • begin a new opinion piece by generating ideas while they  turn and talk to a partner to discuss their least favorite object from a collection.

 

In math students will:

  • solve addition and subtraction word problems using the following steps: 
    Read the word problem. 
    Draw and label. 
    Write a number sentence and a statement that matches the story.
    This is known as R, D, W. The children will see it throughout the math modules.

 

Other notes or information:

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

  • read 2 “just right”books on similar topics with a partner making connections between the 2 books.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice the process for opinion writing using an OREO graphic organizer.

 

In math students will:

  • solve word problems with subtraction of 9 from 10.

 

Other notes or information:

Our First Grade Holiday Sing-Along and Craft is Wednesday, December 20th @ 9:30 a.m. All first grade families are welcome!


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

 

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

  • work with a partner to make text-to-self connections using previously read “just right” books.
  • read 2 “just right”books on similar topics with a partner making connections between the 2 books.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice using the process for opinion writing by verbally sharing their opinion with a partner using OREO.
    Opinion – tell how you feel about the topic (introduce)
    Reasons – tell someone reasons or information to support your opinion
    Examples – tell details or examples that support your opinion
    Opinion – restate your opinion with feelings (conclude)

 

In math students will:

  • use the “make a ten” strategy to solve addition sentences where one of the addends is 7, 8, or 9.

 

Other notes or information:

Our First Grade Holiday Sing-Along and Craft is Wednesday, December 20th @ 9:30 a.m. All first grade families are welcome!


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

 

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

  • read “just right” books independently using post-its to mark important events or information to help retell the pages read.

 

In writing students will:

  • begin to create a mini opinion book by filling out a graphic organizer and using it to write their opinion.

 

In math students will:

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

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

  • practice ways to to talk about books with a partner by turning and talking about the book the teacher has read, using the prompt provided by the teacher.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice sharing their opinions* by turning and talking to partners as the teacher reads a story aloud.
    *An opinion is the way you think or feel about something based on evidence. 

 

In math students will:

  • use the associative and commutative properties to make ten with three addends.
    Ex. 3 + 7 + 4 =? They will make the 10 and count on.
    Add: 3 + 7 = 10,  then count-on 10 + 4 = 14

 

Other notes or information:


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 3/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers get to know their character better by noticing their reactions to the problems they face.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers keep their readers interested and excited about reading by creating colorful, true-to-life, realistic fiction characters. 

In math students will:

  • Compare totals below to new groups below as written methods.


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

 

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify a character’s internal traits by analyzing their actions.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers keep their readers interested and excited about reading by creating colorful, true-to-life, realistic fiction characters. 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent subtraction with up to two decompositions and relate drawings to a written method.

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify a character’s internal traits by analyzing what they say.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers understand that realistic fiction stories are written about true-to-life characters that possess external and internal human qualities.  

In math students will:

  • Use manipulatives to represent subtraction with decompositions of 1 hundred as 10 tens and 1 ten as 10 ones.


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

 

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will be immersed in a variety of Realistic Fiction stories by listening to Read Alouds and discussing the attributes of Realistic Fiction.

In math students will:

  • Relate manipulative representations to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 1/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers recognize that different texts can contradict each other as well as give readers new information as they read informational/nonfiction texts.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers include visuals in their Expert Book to enable their readers to understand their topic in an even deeper way.

In math students will:

  • Solve one- and two-step word problems within 100 using strategies based on place value.


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

 

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers determine the author’s purpose(s) while reading informational/nonfiction texts

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers add in transitional phrases in order to create flow and fluency for their reader. 

In math students will:

  • Use 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 1/5/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers develop “right there/literal/thin” questions as they read informational/ nonfiction texts

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will analyze how facts are stated in nonfiction writing.

In math students will:

  • Relate addition using manipulatives to a written vertical method.


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

 

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers recognize text features to help them locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will create a web about their topic to collect expert facts.

In math students will:

  • Solve one- and two-step word problems within 100 using strategies based on place value.


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

 

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers pause and reflect while reading informational/nonfiction texts.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers generate ideas for expert books by thinking about passionate interests.
    (airplanes, baseball stats, guinea pigs)

In math students will:

  • Relate 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, and 10 less to addition and subtraction of 1 and.


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

 

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers think about what they already know about a particular topic (build schema) before they begin reading informational/nonfiction texts

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers generate ideas for expert books by thinking about the ways in which they teach others. (hobbies, games, etc.). 

In math students will:

  • Model and use language to tell about 1 more and 1 less, 10 more and 10 less, and 100 more and 100 less. 


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

 

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers interpret the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers recognize the purpose of writing informational expert books. 

In math students will:

  • Explore a situation with more than 9 groups of ten.


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 3/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational texts notice the similarities and differences between two texts by comparing and contrasting texts pertaining to the same topic.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers revise their conclusion to ensure that they have restated the main idea(s) in interesting ways and given readers a sense of closure. 

In math students will:

  • Find areas by decomposing into rectangles or completing composite figures to form rectangles.


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

 

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers integrate information by asking themselves how information (whole and parts) fit together.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers revise their writing pieces by rereading and varying sentence beginnings to improve the fluency and progression of their ideas. 

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems involving area. n

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text identify the key details in the text by looking for information that supports the Main Idea.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers revise their writing pieces by rereading and varying sentence beginnings to improve the fluency and progression of their ideas.

In math students will:

  • Apply the distributive property as a strategy to find the total area of a large rectangle by adding two products.


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

 

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text reinforce what they are learning by summarizing the most important information.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers draft a conclusion by analyzing the conclusion of Ballet, and discussing the connection between the introduction, body, and conclusion. The teacher can share examples of quality conclusions in other expository texts.

In math students will:

  • Find the area of a rectangle through multiplication of the side lengths.


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

 

Week Ending 1/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text discuss what they have learned by utilizing different methods to take notes. 
    (post-its, graphic organizers,  boxes     &  bullets, etc.) 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will begin their draft by using their Post-its to formulate the body paragraph(s) of their expository writing.

In math students will:

  • Relate side lengths with the number of tiles on a side.


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

 

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers gain a deeper understanding of content specific vocabulary (Tier 3) by using the text features.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers collect interesting facts about their topic by writing interesting facts on Post-it Notes (or index cards) while researching (trade books, computer, etc.). 

In math students will:

  • Solve two-step word problems involving multiplying single-digit factors and multiples of 10.


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

 

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

  • gain a deeper understanding of text features by locating and defining different text features.

In writing students will:

  • diagram the parts of an expository writing piece to understand its structure and how ideas are developed by noticing paragraphing, main idea, and supporting details in each text.

In math students will:

  • use the distributive property as a strategy to multiply and divide using units of 6 and 7.


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

 

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

  • determine the difference between fiction and non-fiction by noticing their attributes.

In writing students will:

  • define expository writing by examining features of exemplars and comparing them to narrative features.

In math students will:

  • multiply and divide with familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown.


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

 

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

  • draw conclusions about characters by utilizing schema and details to develop theories about characters.

In writing students will:

  • create personal writing goals by reflecting on their writing and the writing process.

In math students will:

  • estimate differences by rounding and apply to solve measurement word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

  • think before they write by gathering and organizing the evidence they’ve collected.

In writing students will:

  • set the mood of their story for the reader by creating an effective cover illustration.

In math students will:

  • add measurements using the standard algorithm to compose larger units twice.


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

 

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

  • learn about a character by utilizing evidence to think  about how the character interacts with others.

In writing students will:

  • edit their own for capitalization, punctuation, and grammar by rereading their own work. 

In math students will:

  • round to the nearest hundred on the vertical number line. 


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 3/2/18

In reading students will:

  • analyze and annotate fictional passages in order to better understand them and answer relevant questions.  We will do this by focusing on character traits, character relationships, and themes they may be learning.

In writing students will:

  • Respond to passages they’ve read by crafting a claim and supporting it with text details. They will do this by analyzing a short response checklist.

In math students will:

  • Decompose fractions by using a tape diagram, number line, and area model in order to model and understanding equivalency.


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

 

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Identify the author’s perspective and draw specific quotes from a text to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support an idea.

In writing students will:

  • Edit, revise and publish a persuasive essay on a topic of their choice of an essay that they drafted over the course of this unit. They will do this by using their informational persuasive essay checklist, and any graphic organizers that may be useful.

In math students will:

  • Decompose unit fractions by using a tape diagram, number line, and area model.

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Identify the main idea of a nonfiction text and support it with text relevant details by synthesizing their reading skills of determining the way an author has purposefully organized and structured a text.

In writing students will:

  • Edit, revise and publish a persuasive essay on a topic of their choice of an essay that they drafted over the course of this unit. They will do this by using their informational persuasive essay checklist, and any graphic organizers that may be useful.

In math students will:

  • Decompose unit fractions by using a tape diagram, number line, and area model.


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

 

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Determine the meaning of unknown words by using context clues and text features (glossary, bold words, the text, visuals, prior knowledge).

In writing students will:

  • Craft a persuasive essay on a topic of whether rats are helpful or disgusting to people by researching both sides of the issue and determining their stance and organizing their ideas and research into paragraphs.

In math students will:

  • Define and construct triangles from given criteria.  Explore symmetry in triangles.


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

 

Week Ending 1/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Identify and analyze the author’s perspective of a nonfiction text and connecting it to the main idea by asking themselves “what is the author trying to teach me about ___?”

In writing students will:

  • Craft a persuasive essay on a topic of whether rats are helpful or disgusting to people by researching both sides of the issue and determining their stance and organizing their ideas and research into paragraphs.

In math students will:

  • Identify attributes to specific triangles and quadrilaterals in order to classify them based on side length, angle measure, or both.


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

 

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

  • Identify and analyze the main idea of a nonfiction text without sections by chunking the text in ways that make sense, and asking themselves “what is the author trying to teach me about ___?”

In writing students will:

  • Craft a persuasive essay on a topic of their choice, stating which biome they believe to be the best, or whether rats are helpful or disgusting to people by determining their stance and organizing their ideas and research into paragraphs.

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

  • Identify the way a nonfiction text is structured by asking themselves, “How did the author organize the information to better convey the main idea?”

In writing students will:

  • Craft a persuasive essay on the topic of whether zoos are helpful or harmful to animals by determining their stance and organizing their ideas and research into paragraphs.

In math students will:

  • Solve multi step real world word problems incorporating long division and two digit by two digit multiplication.


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

 

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify the way a nonfiction text is structured by asking themselves, “How did the author organize the information to better convey the main idea?”

In writing students will:

  • Craft a thesis/claim on their topic and support it with text details and evidence in order to write a persuasive essay.

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 12/15/17

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • Writers research both sides of an issue and organize their notes in order to craft a strong claim/thesis for their essay by asking themselves, “What is my position/stance on this issue?”

In math students will:

  • Determine whether a whole number is a multiple of another number.


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

 

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the main idea of a nonfiction text by analyzing the supporting details and asking themselves, “what is this text mostly about?”

In writing students will:

  • Writers research both sides of an issue and organize their notes in order to craft a strong claim/thesis for their essay by asking themselves, “What is my position/stance on this issue?”

In math students will:

  • Solve multi-step word problems that apply to the real world by utilizing their multiplication and division strategies with the use of area models and tape diagrams.


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

 

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers embark on their nonfiction unit by analyzing text features and identifying supporting details that support what the text is about.

In writing students will:

  • Writers craft a claim/thesis for their essay by asking themselves, “What message am I trying to convey to my reader?”

In math students will:

  • Solve multi-step word problems that apply to the real world by utilizing their multiplication and division strategies with the use of area models and tape diagrams.


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 2/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the author’s perspective on a topic by noticing how they sway you to think a certain way about a topic.

In writing students will:

  • Communicate their message by selecting words that convey the tone they think best delivers their message to their intended audience (serious, humorous, sarcastic, sardonic, etc.)

In math students will:

  • Explore part to whole relationships as they solve addition and subtraction of fractions.  

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Use various sources to gather the necessary information needed for their Feature Articles.

In writing students will:

  • Create an outline to organize the information gathered during research.

In math students will:

  • Solve and create fraction word problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication.


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

 

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers understand that main ideas can be complex  by developing a toolkit of  strategies to support them in determining those main ideas.

In writing students will:

  • Identify the focused purpose of their feature article based on what their audience needs to know as they develop their Purpose Statement.

In math students will:

  • Simplify fractions by finding the Least Common Multiples and Greatest Common Factors as we continue to work with adding and subtracting fractions.


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

 

Week Ending 1/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Recognize and discuss the impact of fact and opinion in Feature Articles using BIG FOX as a pre-reading nonfiction strategy.

In writing students will:

  • Continue to research and Organize  information for their own Feature Articles with the use of graphic organizers.

In math students will:

  • Add fractions using like units numerically as they continue the use of number line strategy and/or rectangular fraction model for RDW.


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

 

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

  • Compare and Contrast as well as Categorize various Feature Articles.

In writing students will:

  • Research and Organize  information for their own Feature Articles with the use of graphic organizers.

In math students will:

  • Use strategies to solve two-step word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

  • Orient themselves to complex nonfiction texts by using text features and background knowledge/schema.

In writing students will:

  • Prepare themselves for writing in new genres by familiarizing themselves with the characteristics of the genres.

In math students will:

  • Making equivalent fractions with number lines, area model, as well as with sums of fractions with like denominators.


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

 

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • Writers develop their thesis/claim by using evidence and examples from the text as they clearly introduce their thesis statement by using a strong lead in an introduction paragraph.

In math students will:

  • Use whole number multiplication to express equivalent measurements.


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

 

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers recognize the major issues that develop with characters by identifying the central conflicts and using this information to help build their thesis/claim. 

In writing students will:

  • Writers develop their thesis/claim by making choices on how they want the reader to think about their literary essay as they craft a powerful conclusion paragraph.

In math students will:

  • Solve two-step word problems involving measurement and multi-digit multiplication.


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

 

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will:

  • Compare and contrast two or more characters from different texts using appropriate supporting details to make purposeful connections.

In writing students will:

  • Use compare and contrast cue words and text evidence to support similarities and differences of two or more characters focusing on problems, actions and message.

In math students will:

  • Solve division word problems involving multi-division with group size unknown and the number of groups unknown.


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.