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West Elementary School

Weekly Update
 

 

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Kindergarten


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

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers hold onto their
    thoughts by coding their post-its to
    help them remember their thinking
  • Growing readers think about a
    character’s feelings in a story by
    selecting “just right words.”
  • Growing readers reflect on their
    reading practices by setting personal
    goals

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers remember all the
    words they want to write by utilizing
    pictures they draw
  • Growing writers plan the writing of
    sentences by saying the sentence in
    their mind before they write it,
    writing word after word
  • Growing writers write a little and
    then read a little by flipping back and
    forth between being a writer and a
    reader of a story

 

In math students will:

  • Model teen numbers with materials
    from abstract to concrete
  • Draw teen numbers from abstract to
    pictorial
  • Build a Rekenrek to 20

 

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First Grade

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

Week of 6/7/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • utilize reading strategies that will
    enable them to become more fluent,
    confident, responsive readers who
    decode and self-monitor in the
    service of comprehension.
  • utilize self-monitoring reading
    strategies are constantly questioning
    if the text looks and sounds right.
  • focus on read-to-self stamina

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • write with detail, including showing
    a character’s small actions, dialogue,
    and internal thinking.
  • recount two or more appropriately
    sequenced events including details
    regarding what happened, using
    temporal words to signal event
    order.
  • work on stamina - write for longer
    stretches of time with more depth in
    their writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve compare with difference
    unknown problem types
  • Use the place value chart to record and
    name tens and ones within a two-digit
    number up to 100
  • Identify pennies, nickels, and dimes by
    their image, name, or value.
    Decompose the values of nickels and
    dimes using pennies and nickels.

Other notes or information:

โ— Multicultural Day is Friday, June 7 - please plan to be at West School no later than 9:30am. We hope you are as
excited as we are!

 

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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • combine may double vowel
    syllables with other syllable types.
  • introduce the vowel teams: ou
    and ow.
  • Readers will distinguish the
    difference between fables,
    folktales and fairy tales by
    examining various texts for genre
    specific components.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • make their opinion stronger by
    including a couple of reasons to
    support their thinking .
  • generate ideas for reviews by
    thinking about things they
    like/dislike doing. This can be a
    toy, hobby, sports team, games,
    music, etc.
  • develop a thesis/opinion
    statement by stating their opinion
    clearly.

 

In math students will:

  • Use different strategies to make
    $1 or make change from $1.
  • Solve word problems involving
    different ways to make change
    from $1.
  • connect measurement with
    physical units by using iteration
    with an inch tile to measure.

 

Other notes:
โ— Mrs. Goldenberg’s class has swimming on Monday .
โ— Health Fair is this Thursday, May 23rd.

 

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • deep discussions about books by
    utilizing thinking prompts.
  • engage in a partnership
    discussion by analyzing the
    behaviors of effective book
    clubs.
  • engage in a whole group
    discussion with shared text by
    practicing the behaviors of
    effective book clubs.
  • discuss the roles of book club
    members by defining the book
    club roles.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • understand that there are many
    purposes for writing by discussing
    the genre of opinion writing.
  • create opinion pieces by having a
    specific purpose and audience in
    mind.
  • understand that opinions can be
    written in different formats by
    presenting opinions in the form of
    a review.
  • understand that opinions can be
    written in different formats by
    presenting opinions in the form of
    a letter.

 

In math students will:

  • solve a variety of word problems
    with perimeter.
  • solve a variety of word problems
    involving area and perimeter
    using all four operations.
  • share and critique peer
    strategies for problem solving

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week of 6/7/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Readers develop their
    schema of the time period
    by extending their
    learning through
    research.
  • Activities: guided reading, read
    aloud, shared reading,
    independent reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • I can develop an effective
    introduction.
  • Activities: independent and
    guided writing

 

In math students will:

  • Create conversion tables for length, weight and capacity units
    using measurement tools, and use the tables to solve
    problems.
  • Activities: cooperative learning groups and independent practice

 

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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to develop reading
    stamina by reading more each
    day.
  • Research topic of choice to find
    supporting evidence for their
    research question.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to research other topics
    with which to create new
    argumentative essay.
  • Begin taking notes and
    paraphrasing information by
    restating it in words that make
    sense to them .

 

In math students will:

  • Create a rule to generate a
    number pattern, and plot the
    points.
  • Construct parallel line segments
    on a rectangular grid.

 

Other notes or information:

6/5/19 Fifth Grade Trip to Camp Coleman
6/7/19 Multicultural Day

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