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Kindergarten

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

 

Week Ending 6/21/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers develop ideas and share what they do with nonfiction books 
  • Growing readers find more information about a topic they love by gathering more books about it and finding friends who love that topic too.  
  • Growing readers notice similarities and differences in two or more books by comparing them.

In writing students will:

  • Edit our narrative stories using the classroom rubric.
  • Share our narrative stories with our classmates in a read- aloud.

 

In math students will:

  • Compose simple shapes to form a larger shape.
  • Practice automaticity in addition of numbers to 5
  • Practice automaticity in subtraction of numbers to 5


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

 

Week Ending 6/14/19

In reading students will:

  • think about a character’s feelings in a story by selecting “just right words.”
  • reflect on their reading practices by setting personal goals.
  • share books by inventing different activities to do with books and friends.

 

 

In writing students will:

  • plan their narrative stories by sketching the story across pages.
  • begin writing their narratives by adding words that match their pictures.
  • revise their personal narratives by using a checklist to make sure that the attributes of a narrative are included.

 

 

In math students will:

  • describe the relative position of shapes using ordinal numbers. 
  • Compose flat shapes using pattern blocks and drawings.
  • Code compose flat shapes into two or more shapes.


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

 

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will:

  • become enthusiastic, avid readers by learning that the more you read, the more you grow. 
  • react to books by showing different emotions. 
  • hold onto their thoughts by coding their post-its to help them remember their thinking.

In writing students will:

  • explore the narrative writing genre by discussing the attributes of a narrative.
  • will continue to explore narrative writing by recognizing the attributes of the teacher’s personal narrative.
  • Will generate an idea for their personal narrative by thinking about a “thing” that happened to them or thinking of something that they do. 

In math students will:

  • describe the systematic construction of flat shapes using ordinal numbers. 
  • build flat shapes with varying side lengths and record with drawings. 
  • compose solids using flat shapes as a foundation. 


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

 

Week Ending 5/17/19

In reading students will:

  • Understand the events and details
    in a story.
  • Understand the main idea in a
    story as being what the story is
    mostly about.
  • Review
    character/setting/problem/solution

 

In writing students will:

  • be introduced to a revision chart.
  • Students reread their writing by
    editing for spelling, grammar,
    punctuation and make changes.
  • Add add illustrations that match and
    support the text.

 

In math students will:

  • Count manipulatives into piles as ten
    ones.
  • Count out teen numbers,
    decomposing it as 10 ones and some
    more.
  • Count to find 10 ones (circle groups
    of ten) and then some more ones.


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

 

Week Ending 5/10/19

In reading students will:

  • Identify the problems of the story by examining the two phrases: Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.”  In addition, the phrase “I’ll come down the chimney and eat you all up.”
  • Connect the problem of a story to the solution by using text evidence.
  • Identify external traits of the wolf in the story Three Little Pigs by drawing the wolf and labeling the external traits.

 

In writing students will:

  • Tell their readers “why” by adding the word “because” to their sentence.
  • Make their opinions stronger by providing specific reasons.
  • Add voice to their pieces by using specific fonts/color/size to strengthen their opinion.

In math students will:

  • Model decompositions of 10 using fingers, sets, linking cubes, and number bonds.
  • Represent pictorial decomposition and composition addition stories to 9 with 5-group drawings and equations with no unknown.
  • Represent pictorial decomposition and composition addition stories to 10 with 5-group drawings and equations with no unknown.


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

 

Week Ending 5/3/19

In reading students will:

  • visualize a setting by listening to the teacher read a poem and then draw and label what they envisioned the setting to be.
  • sequence the main events in a story by sequentially retelling the story to a partner.
  • listen to the story “The Three Little Pigs” and retell the story by acting it out with a group of 4 students to build summarizing and fluency skills.

In writing students will:

  • select the pieces that they feel most strongly about to include in their opinion books by 
    reviewing all of the work they have written during the generating stage. 
  • 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. 

In math students will:

  • Model decompositions of 9 using a story stuation, objects and number bonds. 
  • Model decompositions of 9 using a fingers, linking cubes and number bonds. 
  • Model decompositions of 10 using a story stuation, objects and number bonds. 


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

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

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?”
  • Identify the location of the setting by examining the illustrations to see where the story takes place.
  • Identify the setting by listening to a read aloud and charting the change of the setting throughout the book from the beginning to the middle to the end.  

In writing students will:

  • Think about opinions that they want to share with the world- my favorite genre, informational, fairy tales, poems, realistic fiction, jokes, etc.  
  • Think about opinions that they want to share with the world- focus on texts.  
  • Think about opinions that they want to share with the world- focus on internal character traits. 

In math students will:

  • Solve add to with result unknown word problems to 8 with equations.  Box the unknown.  
  • Solve put together with total unknown word problems to 8 using objects and drawings.  
  • Solve both addends unknown word problems to 8 to find addition patterns in number pairs.  


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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

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

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

In math students will:

  • Use 5 groups to represnt the 5+n pattern to 8.
  • Represent composition and decomposition of numbers to 7 using drawings and equations with no unknown.
  • Represent composition and decomposition of numbers to 8 using drawings and equations with no unknown.


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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify the main idea/topic of an informational text/nonfiction with prompting and support by making a connection between the title, text and photographs.
  • Growing readers 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 
  • Growing readers recognize similarities and differences between between two texts on the same topic by comparing informational texts on the same topic.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers identify words in a glossary to teach the reader by defining domain specific vocabulary words connected to their topic.  
  • Growing writers develop a drafting plan/table of contents for an “All About” book by using their research.
  • Growing writers organize their “All About Book” by transferring their written  information from their research to draft.

 

In math students will:

  • Represent decomposition story situations with drawings using numeric number bonds.
  • Represent composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using pictoral and numeric number bonds. 
  • Decompositions of 6, 7 and 8 into number pairs.


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

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers gain a deeper understanding of the informational content by annotating the text.   
  • Growing readers verbalize their curiosity and wonderings by asking questions based off of photographs and text.
  • Growing readers recognize unfamiliar words in nonfiction/informational texts by matching the beginning letter of the word to the photograph. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers think about certain criteria when choosing their topic for an “All About” book by thinking about their interest level, available research, and their audience. 
  • Growing writers guide their text-based research by utilizing questions. 
  • Growing writers to make their topic more meaningful and informative for their reader by using diagrams. 

 

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 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • recognize various text features in nonfiction by looking at 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.
  • Share new information learned by turning and talking with a peer.

 

In writing students will:

  • Think about topics to research that interests them.
  • Learn and practice how to ask questions about their chosen topic.
  • Generate topics for their writing based on background knowledge.

 

In math students will:

  • Comparing more or less to length
  • Compare sets using more, less and fewer.
  • Create equal sets.


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

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

In reading students will:

  • recognize various text features in nonfiction by looking at 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.
  • Share new information learned by turning and talking with a peer.

 

In writing students will:

  • Think about topics to research that interests them.
  • Learn and practice how to ask questions about their chosen topic.
  • Generate topics for their writing based on background knowledge.

In math students will:

  • Comparing more or less to length
  • Compare sets using more, less and fewer.
  • Create equal sets.


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

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

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

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

 

In math students will:

  • Comparing to find if there is enough.
  • Comparing to determine if there is more than or the same as.
  • Compare using fewer than and the same as.


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

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers make text- to- text connections by connecting books they are reading to other books they have read to better understand the story.
  • Compare Character Traits (physical traits, behaviors   habits, likes, dislikes) using T chart or Venn Diagram.
    2. Compare Problems and Solutions using a T chart or Venn Diagram
  • Growing readers deepen their understanding of a book by asking questions before, during and after reading the text.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers edit their list and label pages by adding end mark punctuation.
  • Growing writers edit their list and label pages by placing capitals where they belong (Capital “I” and beginning of sentences).
  • Growing writers edit their list and label pages by using an editing checklist.

 

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • Identify the solution in the story by thinking about how the problem was rectified.
  • Make connections to realistic fiction by activating schema.  
  • Make text-to-self connections to better understand the book they are reading by connecting their life to the text.  

 

In writing students will:

  • Generate sentences by using their labeled illustrations.  
  • Revise their list by adding appropriate color to their sketches.  
  • Revise their list and label pages by adding in voice.  (Wow words)

 

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Discuss important story events by identifying the “what” in the story.
  • Identify the problem in the story by thinking about what went wrong.
  • Retell a story by using a logical sequence(beginning, middle, and end).

 

In writing students will:

  • Develop their topics by adding additional items to develop that topic.
  • Draft their story by sketching each item on their list.
  • Give meaning to their illustrations by labeling them.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare the length of linking cube sticks to various objects.  
  • Compare objects using the same as.
  • Compare using heavier than and lighter than with classroom objects.


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

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

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.
  •  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.
  •  Identify the structure of a list by exploring different ways lists are written.

 

In math students will:
  • Communicate positions of all solid shapes using the words above, below, beside, in front of, next to, and behind.
  • Identify and sort shapes as two-dimensional or three-dimensional, and recognize two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes in different orientations and sizes.  
  • Create displays of different flat shapes with examples, non-examples, and  a corresponding solid shape.


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

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • Organize their reading life by having a special place to keep their books and know the routines of book shopping in their classrooms.
  • Choose books that interest them by looking at the book cover.
  • 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 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 classifications of solid shapes into categories.  Name the solid shapes.  

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • help their partners recognize “Growing and Shrinking” patterns by examining and talking about the format and content of the text.
  • summarize a text by retelling the details of the pattern book.
  • think about the stories their partners are reading by asking questions and sharing their opinions. 

 

In writing students will:

  • will leave spaces between their words by using the finger spacing strategy.
  • write with conventions by checking for capital letters to begin each sentence.
  • edit their writing by using ending punctuation.

 

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • listen carefully to the teacher as she reads a pattern book
  • observe the teacher modeling how to retell the story the story using important details to summarize what happened
  • buddy up to take turns practicing a retell of the pattern book they read together.
  • Please note:  this lesson must be taught and practiced over several days till students understand the concept of appropriate retelling.

 

In writing students will:

  • Learn to use their alphabet chart  to write their words phonetically.
    (must be taught over several days)
  • Continue working on pattern books (I like, I can, I see, etc)
  • Understand the writing rubric points.
    1. Does my drawing share an idea
    2. Does my drawing use colors
    3. Does my drawing have details
    4. Does my drawing have labels
  • Begin to evaluate their writing and drawing with teacher support.

 

In math students will:

  • Understand the concept of one less
  • Count down from 10 to 1
    State one less than a given number
  • Count objects, write how many and determine one less


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

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • practice using their fingers to point to each word.
  • get their mouths ready while looking at the first and last sound
  • continue using picture clues and noticing patterns when we read our books.

 

In writing students will:

  • continue labeling people and objects in their drawings and stories.
  • become more self sufficient in listening for the sounds in the words they are writing.

 

In math students will:

  • acting out math story problems without equations.
  • continue ordering and matching numeral and dot cards from 0-10.
  • begin to explore math  stairs from 0-10.


Week Ending 11/16/18

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:

  • expand their topic by selecting details they want to include in their pattern book.
  • label their ideas/details on their graphic organizer by utilizing inventive spelling.  
  • begin drafting by transferring their illustrations from the graphic organizer to their pattern book.

 

In math students will:

  • count 10 objects in linear and array configurations.  Match with numeral 10.  
  • count 10 objects, and move between all configurations.
  • act out unknown story problems without equations.


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • begin to recognize which parts of a pattern book stay the same on each page and which part changes.
  • recognize repeating parts of a book, whether there are  rhyming words, and whether the book has a rhythm.
  • read unfamiliar words in pattern books by using picture clues and the beginning sound to read the tricky word.

 

In writing students will:

  • write a pattern book using sentence starters.
  • draw pictures to match the words on each page.
  • create detailed drawings.

 

In math students will:

  • organize and count 9 objects in a linear and array configuration.
  • organize and count 10 objects in a linear and array configuration.
  • use manipulatives to reflect different number combinations to make 9 and 10.


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

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

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.
  • read unfamiliar words in pattern books by using picture clues to read the unfamiliar word.

 

In writing students will:

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

 

 

In math students will:

  • count 5-7 linking cubes in linear configurations.  Match with numeral 7.  Count on fingers from 1 to 7, and connect to 5-group images.
  • reason about sets of 7 varied objects in circular and scattered configurations.  Find a path through the scattered configuration.  Write numeral 7.  Ask, “How is your seven different from mine?”
  • compare counts of 8 in linear and array configurations.  Match with numeral 8.


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • determine the words on a page by looking for rhyming patterns.
  • continue to separate various texts into genre categories (fiction and informational) by thinking about their features.
  • reflect on what they have learned and celebrate their reading success by discussing what the reading workshop “feels like.”

 

In writing students will:

  • tell their story by sketching out their ideas.
  • continue drafting their story by writing words that match their sketches.
  • revise their work by learning what writers can do to make their writing stronger.

In math students will:

  • write numerals 1-5 in order.  Answer and make drawings of decompositions with totals of 4 and 5 without equations.  
  • count 4-6 objects in vertical and horizontal linear configurations.  Match 6 objects to the numeral 6.
  • count 4-6 objects in circular and scattered configurations.  Count 6 items out of a larger set.  Write the numerals 1-6 in order.  

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • identify words in a text by pointing to each word for 1:1 correspondence.  
  • recognize how to read a book by matching the pictures to the words.
  • separate various texts into categories by thinking about their features. (fiction and informational)

 

In writing students will:

  • tell their story by sketching out their ideas.
  • continue drafting their story by writing words that match their sketches.
  • revise their work by learning what writers can do to make their writing stronger.

 

In math students will:

  • order and write numerals 0-3 to answer how many questions.
  • write numerals 1-3.  Represent decompositions with materials, drawings, and equations, 3=2+1 and 3=1+2.
  • order and write numerals 4 and 5 to answer how many questions in categories; sort by count.


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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

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 and identifying examples within a text.
  • practice buddy reading by following certain rules so all readers feel success.

 

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • be able to, within circular and scattered dot configurations of numbers 3, 4, and 5, find hidden partners.
  • model decompositions of 3 with materials, drawings, and expressions.  Represent the decomposition as 1+2 and 2+1.
  • understand the meaning of zero.  Write the number “0”.


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

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • familiarize themselves with the parts of a book by identifying the author and illustrator.
  • “ read” texts by making meaning of story by synthesising the pictures in sequential order as he/she takes a picture walk.
  • make meaning about parts of the book by utilizing the pictures to help them code the story.

 

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. 
  • know how to generate ideas by using their writing resources within their schema and around the classroom. 

 

In math students will:

  • *be able to count in vertical columns and horizontal rows and match to numerals on cards.
  • be able to answer how many questions in linear configurations with an array configuration.  
  • be able to, within  linear configurations of numbers 3,4 and 5, find hidden parters. 


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

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • create a community of writers by understanding what a writing workshop sounds like.
  • become familiar with the writing center by noticing where and how materials are organized.
  • express meaning by using specific symbols to write a story from left to right.

 

In math students will:

  • be able to classify items into two pre-determined categories.
  • be able to classify items into three categories, determine the count in each, and reason about how the last number names determines the total.
  • be able to sort by count and identify categories with 2,3 and 4 within a given scenario.

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First Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/21/19

In reading students will:

  • create pictures in their minds (visualize) while listening/reading poems.

 

In writing students will:

  • create their own repetition poems using the author’s craft of repetition.

 

In math students will:

  • represent up to 120 objects with a written numeral.

 

Other notes or information: Activity Day is Friday, June 14th. Wear you tie-dye shirt and sneakers! 


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

 

Week Ending 6/14/19

In reading students will:

  • partner read a rhyming poem and highlight rhyming words throughout poem. After identifying the rhyming words, partners will focus on these words only to comprehend the author’s purpose.

 

In writing students will:

  • create A Map of the Heart to generate topics that he/she loves.

 

In math students will:

  • write and interpret two-digit numbers to 100 as addition sentences that combine tens and ones.
  • identify 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, and 1 less than a two-digit number within 100

 

Other notes or information: Activity Day is Friday, June 14th. Wear you tie-dye shirt and sneakers! 


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

 

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will:

  • listen to a series of read-alouds of  various rhyming and non-rhyming poems, noticing similar elements, which they will use in their own writing of poetry.

 

In writing students will:

  • Author’s Day is this Friday, June 7th @ 9:30AM. The children have worked hard and it is time to celebrate!

In math students will:

  • learn to recognize quarters, nickels, pennies and dimes.
  • count varied coins to determine  their value.

 

Other notes or information: 


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

 

Week Ending 5/31/19

In reading students will:

  • Students will read their independent books to describe a character’s actions and feelings using adjectives.

 

In writing students will:

  • Revise and illustrate Author’s Day Books and complete “About the Author” pages.
  • Author’s Day is Friday, June 7th @ 9:30AM

In math students will:

  • Students will be taught to recognize quarters, nickels, pennies and dimes.
  • Student will count varied coins to determine  their value.

 

Other notes or information: 


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

 

Week Ending 5/17/19

In reading students will:

  • listen to several read alouds, and discuss character traits with supporting evidence of those traits.
  • practice independent reading skills using just right books.

 

In writing students will:

  • work on the their “Author’s Day” memoire focusing on a small moment.
  • Author’s Day is Friday, June7th @ 9:30AM


In math students will:

  • tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks. 

 

Other notes or information: 


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

 

Week Ending 5/10/19

In reading students will:

  • listen to several read alouds of different narrative stories, focusing on the main theme of the story.
  • practice independent reading skills using just right books focusing on punctuation to build fluency.

 

In writing students will:

  • begin the first draft of their “Author’s Day” memoire focusing on a small moment.
    Author’s Day is June 7th @ 9:30am!

In math students will:

  • create a composite shape from three-dimensional shapes and describe the composite shape using shape names and positions.
  • partition shapes and identify halves and quarters of circles and rectangles.

 

Other notes or information: 


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

 

Week Ending 5/3/19

In reading students will:

  • listen to several read alouds of different memoires.
  • practice independent reading skills using just right books.

 

In writing students will:

  • generate a list of topics to use to write their “Author’s Day” memoire.
    Author’s Day is June 7th@ 9:30am!

 

In math students will:

  • find and name two-dimensional shapes including trapezoid, rhombus, and a square as a special rectangle, based on defining attributes of sides and corners.

 

Other notes or information: 


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

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • monitor comprehension by asking questions before, during, and after reading a nonfiction text.

 

In writing students will:

  • ask themselves, “How can I say more about ___?” and write.

 

In math students will:

  • add a pair of two-digit numbers when the ones digits have a sum greater than 10.
  • add a pair of two-digit numbers with varied sums in the ones.

 

Other notes or information: 


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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • work independently to identify the who, what, when and where,  how, and why in their independent nonfiction books.

 

In writing students will:

  • plan their books by using questions and answers by thinking of a question they could ask their reader about their topic and then answering that question.

 

In math students will:

  • interpret two-digit numbers as tens and ones, including cases with more than 9 ones.
  • add a pair of two-digit numbers when the ones digits have a sum less than or equal to 10.

  

 

Other notes or information: 


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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • independently read their nonfiction texts to identify the main topic and then write down how the supporting details connect to the main idea. 

 

In writing students will:

  • review how the table of contents and headings give us new information.

 

In math students will:

  • add ones and ones or tens and tens. 
  • use tape diagrams as representations to solve put together/take apart with total unknown and add to with result unknown word problems.

  

Other notes or information: VIP DAY is March 29th. Every K-2 child must have a VIP!


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

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will:

  • will read a fiction and nonfiction text on similar topics with a partner. Then they will use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two books.

 

In writing students will:

  • plan their nonfiction question and answer books by listing five topics they are interested in learning more about.

 

In math students will:

  • use counting on and the make ten strategy when adding across a ten.

  

Other notes or information: VIP DAY is March 29th. Every K-2 child must have a VIP!


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

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • identify fiction and nonfiction elements within the same text by sorting details from the text into fact and fiction.

 

In writing students will:

  • understand the features of  nonfiction books by looking at a variety of  nonfiction books.
  • use nonfiction books to recognize that they teach readers new information for questions they may have by focusing on the text features.

 

In math students will:

  • compare quantities and numerals from left to right.
  • use the symbols >, =, and < to compare quantities and numerals.

  

Other notes or information: VIP DAY is March 29th. Every K-2 child must have a VIP!


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

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

In reading students will:

  • compare and contrast characters in the same text by identifying individual internal and external traits.   

 

In writing students will:

  • demonstrate that they can form and support an opinion by writing a review (opinion).  

 

In math students will:

  • write and interpret two-digit numbers as addition sentences that combine tens and ones.
  • identify 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, and 1 less than a two-digit number.

  

Other notes or information: We are going to the Long Island Children’s Museum and The Elephant and Piggie play on March 5th.

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • 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:

  • continue to share their opinions with one another using specific language.
  • publish Blue Ribbon Writing.

 

In math students will:

  • compare the efficiency of counting by ones and counting by tens.
  • interpret two-digit numbers as either tens and some ones or as all ones.

Other notes or information: We are going to the Long Island Children’s Museum and The Elephant and Piggie play on March 5th.


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

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

In reading students will:

  • use 2-3 post-its to identify questions they have while reading their Just Right book independently to monitor their comprehension. 

 

In writing students will:

  • state their opinions by using specific vocabulary to clearly express their opinions. 
    They will use this to complete the OREO graphic organizer.
    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:

  • answer compare with difference unknown problems about lengths of two different objects measured in centimeters.
  • collect, sort, and organize data; then ask and answer questions about the number of data points.

Other notes or information: We are going to the Long Island Children’s Museum and The Elephant and Piggie play on March 5th. Permission slips and payment are due by Friday, February 8th.  Thank you!


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

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • select a new, Just Right book to read with a partner.  Students will ask questions before reading the story using the cover, the blurb (if available) and a picture walk.    

 

In writing students will:

  • independently practice using the process for opinion writing verbally 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:

  • Order, measure, and compare the length of objects before and after measuring with centimeter cubes, solving compare with difference unknown word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • make connections to the things they are reading.
    Text to text.
    Text to self.
    Text to world.

 

In writing students will:

  • discuss what an opinion is by recognizing that it’s the way you think or feel about something based on evidence.

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


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

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • will practice different ways to read with a partner using Just Right books.

 

In writing students will:

  • discuss what an opinion is by recognizing that it’s the way you think or feel about something based on evidence. 

 

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.


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

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • work with a partner and read two nonfiction books on similar topics. They will then complete the student handout about comparing nonfiction text on similar topics.

 

In writing students will:

  • share their how-to books with one another and provide feedback.

 

In math students will:

  • model when subtracting 7, 8 & 9 from a teen number.
  • compare efficiency of counting on and taking from ten.

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • read a Just Right Book with a partner and talk about the book using the before, during, and after anchor chart.

 

In writing students will:

  • revise their How-tos by working with a partner to add adjectives, verbs, and prepositions where they are needed.

 

In math students will:

  • solve word problems with subtraction of 9 from 10.

 

Other notes or information: 
Our Annual 1st Grade Sing-Along is Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.


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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • 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:

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

 

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 Annual 1st Grade Sing-Along is Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • connect each type of nonfiction to the Author’s Purpose chart.
  • P - Persuade (Persuasive) 
  • I - Inform (Expository)
  • E - Entertain (Narrative)

 

In writing students will:

  • 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:

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

 

Other notes or information: 
Our Annual 1st Grade Sing-Along is Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

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:

  • 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 = 1


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

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

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


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • practice working with reading partners to help one another as they read. They will use practiced strategies to help one another. 

 

In writing students will:

  • add details to their stories by talking to their partners about thoughts, feelings, and dialogue that could be added. 

 

In math students will:

  • solve add to with change unknown math stories with drawings, relating addition and subtraction.
  • solve take from with change unknown math stories with drawings.


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • continue to 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:

  • continue to 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 and illustrate their personal narratives. 
  • *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:

  • complete the Mid-Module Assessment Task.
  • solve addition stories and find the related subtraction fact.
  • count on using a number path to find an unknown part.


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

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

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. 

In math students will:

  • solve addition stories and find the related subtraction fact.
  • count on using a number path to find an unknown part.

Other notes or information: 


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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

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 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: Please return White Post Farms permission slips and fees. Our trip is October 26th.


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

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

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.

Other notes or information: Please return White Post Farms permission slips and fees. Our trip is October 26th. 


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

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

  • ill 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 6/21/19

In reading students will:

  • Good readers use precise words to
    describe how characters react to
    challenges they face by carefully
    considering the situation.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers will investigate mentor
    reviews by going through a series of
    steps that help them discover answers
    to overarching questions.

 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to compose a rectangle
    with square tiles.


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

 

Week Ending 6/14/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will recognize that not all poetry rhymes by analyzing non-rhyming verse.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers notice colorful language in a poem by using all their senses, plus their hearts and minds and imaginations to take in the details of a poem.

 

In math students will:

  • Represent arrays and distinguish rows and columns using math drawings.


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

 

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers become familiar with how to read poetry in ways that capture the mood, feelings, and ideas by examining and practicing (fluency) a variety of poems.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing poets feel the rhythm of poetry by reading and reacting to poetry. 

 

In math students will:

  • Represent equal groups with tape diagrams, and relate to repeated addition. 


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

 

Week Ending 5/31/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers learn new words by collecting words they don’t know and writing down what they think the word means. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Learning to think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report: Recording Our Procedure and Materials

 

In math students will:

  • Use manipulatives to create equal groups.


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

 

Week Ending 5/23/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers learn new words by collecting words they don’t know and writing down what they think the word means. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Learning to think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report: Recording Our Procedure and Materials

 

In math students will:

  • Use manipulatives to create equal groups.


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

 

Week Ending 5/17/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers build on their schema by utilizing the text features in their books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Learning to think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report: Posing a Question and Developing a Hypothesis

 

In math students will:

  • Apply and explain alternate methods for subtracting from multiples of 100 and from numbers with zero in the tens place.


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

 

Week Ending 5/10/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers explain what they already know about their topic by recalling the experiments, activities, explorations and writing activities from writing workshop. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Learning to think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report: Writing Your Results

 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent subtraction with up to two decompositions, relate drawings to the algorithm, and use addition to explain why the subtraction method works.


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

 

Week Ending 5/3/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will learn more about the main idea by identifying the details in each section of the text. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Learning to think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report: Recording Our Procedure and Materials 

 

In math students will:

  •  Use math drawings to represent additions with up to two compositions and relate drawings to the addition algorithm.


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

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Understanding the features of a Scientific Lab Report and The Scientific Method

 

In math students will:

  •  Use the associative property to make a hundred in one addend.


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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers try to think about the “So What” or big idea when reading informational/ nonfiction texts

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers use an appropriate editing checklist to ensure that their work is ready for publication. 

 

In math students will:

  •  Add and subtract multiples of 100, including counting on to subtract


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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers find details to support the main ideas while reading informational/nonfiction texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers check for capitalization errors to ensure that their meaning is clear to readers. 

 

In math students will:

  •  Solve two-step word problems within 100.


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

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers determine the main idea of a Paragraph 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:

  • Subtract from 200 and from numbers with zeros in the tens place.


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

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers use clues to determine the meaning of new vocabulary words as they read informational/ nonfiction texts

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers create a Table of Contents by making decisions about how they want their Expert books to go. 

 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent additions with up to two compositions and relate drawings to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers of expert books go in depth about their topic by writing factual information with supportive details.

 

In math students will:

  • Use manipulatives to represent additions with two compositions.


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

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

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:

  • Represent subtraction with and without the decomposition when there is a three-digit minuend.


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

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers recognize important words to help them learn more about the topic (bold words, italics, glossary, etc.) 

 

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • Represent subtraction with and without the decomposition when there is a three-digit minuend.


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

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers determine what nonfiction expert book they will write about by using the selecting chart. Students understand that an expert knows a lot about something. 

 

In math students will:

  • Relate manipulative representations to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers read informational/nonfiction texts in a different way/tone than they read fictional texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers generate ideas for expert books by thinking about passionate interests. 

 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent the composition when adding a two-digit to a three-digit addend.


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

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  •  Growing readers begin reading nonfiction/informational texts at a simpler level (“build up books”) to build background knowledge for future reading.

 

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:

  • Use math drawings to represent the composition and relate drawings to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

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:

  • 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 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers get ready for conversations with their partners by looking for many things to talk about.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers hook their readers with a powerful beginning or a story starter. 

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract multiples of 10 and some ones within 100.


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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify bigger ideas (theme) in a story by utilizing the feelings they have been noticing throughout the story.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers revise and strengthen their stories by zooming in and adding descriptive “setting, character, or action details” their drafts.

 

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers have deeper conversations about characters by listening carefully to their partners while adding on thoughts and raising meaningful questions.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will draft their stories by using their graphic organizers from the previous teaching points.

 

In math students will:

  • Order numbers in different forms.


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

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers track character feelings by noticing how they change in the beginning, middle and end of the story.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers can structure their story in sequential order by planning their stories in the prewriting stage of the writing process.

 

In math students will:

  • Model numbers with more than 9 ones or 9 tens; write in expanded, unit, standard, and word forms.


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

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

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:

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


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

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:

  • Count the total value of $1, $10, and $100 bills up to $1,000.


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

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers acknowledge that reflection and setting goals about their reading growth is important by having reading conferences with their teacher.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers edit their work by checking their punctuation.

 

In math students will:

  • Measure and compare lengths using centimeters and meters.


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers acknowledge that reflection and setting goals about their reading growth is important by having reading conferences with their teacher.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers monitor their story by adding details in an organized, logical order by confirming they have a beginning, middle and end.

 

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 10/19/18

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 create strong beginnings and endings to their stories by hooking the reader.

In math students will:

  • Apply conceptual understanding of measurement by solving two-step word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

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

In math students will:

  • Measure and compare lengths using standard metric length units and non-standard length units; relate measurement to unit size.


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

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

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:

  • Take from 10 within 100

 

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Third Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/21/19

In reading students will:

  • practice the roles of Book Club members by using a short, shared text.

In writing students will:

  • focus on the conclusion to their Edge of Your Seat Stories to wrap up the event and discuss what was learned from the event.

In math students will:

  • Use all four operations to solve problems involving perimeter and unknown measurements. 


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

 

Week Ending 6/14/19

In reading students will:

  • engage in a partnership discussion by analyzing the behaviors of effective book clubs.

In writing students will:

  • add more information about their seed idea by thinking about sensory details/setting that accompanied their event. 

In math students will:

  • Determine the perimeter of regular polygons and rectangles when whole number measurements are unknown.


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

 

Week Ending 6/719

In reading students will:

  • develop theories by reflecting on what the crime solver learns and how the story ends.

In writing students will:

  • craft their draft by writing off of their plot diagram

In math students will:

  • explore perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and solve problems.


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

 

Week Ending 5/31/19

In reading students will:

  • Make connections by reflecting on details/clues from the vantage point of the ending.

In writing students will:

  • continue to add more information about their seed idea by thinking about words and phrases that describe how they were feeling/digging deep around emotions.

In math students will:

  • Decompose quadrilaterals to understand perimeter as the boundary of a shape.


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

 

Week Ending 5/25/19

In reading students will:

  • dig deeper into the mystery by searching for alibis and opportunities to help them narrow their suspect list.

In writing students will:

  • plan out their Edge of Your Seat story by using a plot diagram.

In math students will:

  • Compare and classify quadrilaterals


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

 

Week Ending 5/17/19

In reading students will:

  • better understand characters by determining their motives (motivation).

In writing students will:

  • generate entries for an Edge of Your Seat Story

In math students will:

  • Share and critique peer solution strategies to varied word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 5/10/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the three different types of clues seen in mystery books by tracking their thinking on Post-it notes.

In writing students will:

  • recognize the importance of sensory details in Edge of Your Seat Stories by identifying strong details in mentor texts.

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems in varied contexts using a letter to represent the unknown.


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

 

Week Ending 5/3/19

In reading students will:

  • identify how individual paragraphs or sentences relate to the whole passage by describing the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text.

In writing students will:

  • discover the purpose for writing Edge of Your Seat Stories by listening to and reading independently various texts that contain tension. 

In math students will:

  • generate simple equivalent fractions by using visual fraction models and the number line.


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

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • identify how individual paragraphs or sentences relate to the whole passage by describing the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text.

In writing students will:

  • discover the purpose for writing Edge of Your Seat Stories by listening to and reading independently various texts that contain tension. 

In math students will:

  • generate simple equivalent fractions by using visual fraction models and the number line.


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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • determine what is being asked by analyzing different types of test questions and going back to the text to find specific vocabulary to support their answers.

In writing students will:

  • recognize and understand the importance of small detail by zoning in on two paragraphs of a text to synthesize details. 

 

In math students will:

  • Understand distance and position on the number line as strategies for comparing fractions.


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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • set the purpose and formulate the gist of the main idea in the passage by skimming and scanning the text, the questions, and the vocabulary.

In writing students will:

  • follow a format to answer a short response by writing three sentences including two appropriate details from the text and clearly stating an inference.

 

In math students will:

  • place whole number fractions and fractions between the whole numbers on the number line.


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

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • check their writing for spelling errors during the editing phase of the writing process and use strategies to fix them (word wall, sight word lists, dictionary, computers, books, peers).

 

In math students will:

  • use the distributive property as a strategy to multiply and divide. 


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

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • check their writing for spelling errors during the editing phase of the writing process and use strategies to fix them (word wall, sight word lists, dictionary, computers, books, peers).

 

In math students will:

  • use the distributive property as a strategy to multiply and divide. 


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

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the main idea by determining what the section of their informational text is mostly about.

 

In writing students will:

  • check to ensure that they’ve used capitals appropriately throughout their expository writing piece. 

 

In math students will:

  • practice drawing rows and columns to determine the area of a rectangle given an incomplete array. 


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

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the main idea by determining what the section of their informational text is mostly about.

 

In writing students will:

  • check to ensure that they’ve used capitals appropriately throughout their expository writing piece. 

 

In math students will:

  • practice drawing rows and columns to determine the area of a rectangle given an incomplete array. 


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

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

In reading students will:

  • reinforce what they are learning by summarizing the most important information in their informational texts.

 

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • understand area by relating side lengths with the number of tiles on a side. 


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

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • monitor for meaning by Stopping and Thinking after reading chunks of the text.

 

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • model tiling with centimeter and inch unit squares as a strategy to measure area.


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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • draft an introductory paragraph by analyzing the introduction in Ballet, as well as, teacher selected mentor texts for expository writing, and utilizing example leads the teacher will provide on an anchor chart. 

 

In math students will:

  • identify and use arithmetic patterns to multiply.


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

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • 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:

  • Use the distributive property as a strategy to multiply and divide. 


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

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • get ideas for their expository writing by generating a list of topics that they are interested in and would like to research in order to become an expert before completing an “expert” writing piece. 

 

In math students will:

  • Count by units of 6 to multiply and divide using number bonds to decompose.


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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • understand the purpose of text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • become more familiar with the expository style by analyzing exemplars and identifying an author’s purpose for writing. 

 

In math students will:

  • study commutativity to find known facts of 6, 7, 8 and 9.


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • distinguish their own point
     of view from that of the narrator
     (or other characters) by making connections to the text.

 

In writing students will:

  • edit for conventional spelling by utilizing different resources such as a dictionary, word wall, anchor charts, or the computer.

 

In math students will:

  • Decompose once to subtract measurements including three-digit minuends with zeros in the tens or ones place.


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

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Identify motivations
     (reasons) by 
    studying  characters’ actions/behaviors.

 

In writing students will:

  • Move their writing along by adding transition words to change the meaning of a sentence or the sequence of events. 

 

In math students will:

  • Decompose a liter to reason about the size of 1 liter, 100 milliliters, 10 milliliters, and 1 milliliter.


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers develop their ideas by adding details, interesting words and/or phrases to either the planning page or draft. 

 

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 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • support their thinking about 
    characters by learning how to gather evidence from the text

 

In writing students will:

  • sequence the events of their story by creating a list of 3-5 events on their topic.

 

In math students will:

  • relate skip-counting on the clock and telling time to a continuous measurement model, the number line.


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • learn about a character by utilizing evidence to think about how the character acts/behaves in different situations.

 

In writing students will:

  • use vivid verbs to show action by identifying and collecting descriptive words to enhance their own writing.

 

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 10/19/18

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:

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

 

In math students will:

  • skip-count objects in 
    models to build fluency
    with multiplication facts 
    using units of 4.


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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • expand t