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Kindergarten

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

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers 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.” and “I’ll come down the chimney and eat you all up.”
  • Growing readers will connect the problem of a story to the solution by using text evidence
  • Growing readers will continue to connect the problem of a story to the solution by using text evidence

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers will collect details about the topic they selected by organizing the content of their opinion books on a graphic organizer
  • Growing writers get their ideas down fast and furious by drafting their opinion book
  • Growing writers continue to get their ideas down fast and furious by drafting their opinion book

In math students will:

  • Represent pictorial decomposition and  composition addition stories to 9
  • Represent pictorial decomposition and composition addition stories to 10
  • Solve add to with total unknown and put together with total unknown problems with totals of 9 and 10

Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.



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

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers continue to sequence the main events in a story by sequentially retelling the story to a partner
  • Growing readers will listen to the story “The Three Little Pigs” and retell the story by acting it out with a group of four students to build summarizing and fluency skills
  • Growing readers 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.” and “I’ll come down the chimney and eat you all up.”


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to think about opinions that they want to share with the world-focus on internal character traits
  • Growing writers 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
  • Growing writers will collect details about the topic they selected by organizing the content of their opinion books on a graphic organizer


In math students will:

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

Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.


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

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers 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
  • Growing readers will visualize a setting by listening to the teacher read a poem and then draw and label what they envisioned the setting to be
  • Growing readers sequence the main events in a story by sequentially retelling the story to a partner


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers think about opinions that they want to share with the world-focus on genre
  • Growing writers think about opinions that they want to share with the world-focus on texts
  • Growing writers think about opinions that they want to share with the world-focus on internal character traits


In math students will:

  • Decompose the number 6 using 5-group drawings by breaking off or removing a part
  • Decompose the number 7 using 5-group drawings by hiding a part
  • Decompose the number 8 using 5-group drawings and crossing off a part


Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.
Kindergarten Play  5/12/17 9:45 in the gym


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

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • 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
  • Growing readers identify the supporting characters by recognizing that the main characters need help
  • Growing readers identify the location of the setting by examining the illustrations to see where the story takes place


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers recognize the purpose of sharing their opinion with an audience
  • Growing writers form opinions by stating how they feel about a topic
  • Growing writers make their opinions stronger by providing specific reasons


In math students will:

  • Use objects and drawings to find how many are left
  • Solve take from with result unknown expressions and equations using the minus sign with no unknown
  • Represent subtraction story problems using objects, drawings, expressions and equations


Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.
Kindergarten Play  5/12/17 9:45 in the gym



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

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers identify who the main character is by answering the question, “Who is the story mostly about?”
  • Growing readers review vocabulary terms such as main character, and 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


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers can distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion to a specific topic
  • Growing writers continue to distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion to a specific topic
  • Growing writers will determine which facts are opinion and which are facts


In math students will:

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


Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.


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

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers identify who the main character is by answering the question, “Who is the story mostly about?”
  • Growing readers review vocabulary terms such as main character, and 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


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers can distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion to a specific topic
  • Growing writers continue to distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion to a specific topic
  • Growing writers will determine which facts are opinion and which are facts


In math students will:

  • Model decompositions  of 6 using a story situation, objects, and number bonds
  • Model decompositions of 7 using a story situation, sets and story bonds
  • Model decompositions of 8 using a story situation, arrays and number bonds






Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.
Community Day is April 7, 2017.


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

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers continue to recognize unfamiliar words in nonfiction/informational texts and attempt to determine the meaning using various strategies
  • Growing readers continue to identify the main topic of a piece of informational text/nonfiction to determine the “gist” of the piece
  • Growing readers continue to recognize the similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to recognize when and where to use a question mark in their writing
  • Growing writers continue to utilize the editing checklist to ensure that their work is ready for an audience
  • Growing writers continue to create a title that encompasses the main idea/gist of the author’s topic and hooks in their reader


In math students will:

  • Represent decomposition story situations with drawings using numeric number bonds
  • Represent composition and decomposition  of numbers to 5 using pictorial and numeric bonds
    ★    Represent number bonds with composition and decomposition with story situations




Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.


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

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers recognize unfamiliar words in nonfiction/informational texts and attempt to determine the meaning using various strategies
  • Growing readers identify the main topic of a piece of informational text/nonfiction to determine the “gist” of the piece
  • Growing readers recognize the similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers recognize when and where to use a question mark in their writing
  • Growing writers utilize the editing checklist to ensure that their work is ready for an audience
  • Growing writers create a title that encompasses the main idea/gist of the author’s topic and hooks in their reader


In math students will:

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




Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.


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

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers recognize unfamiliar words in nonfiction/informational texts and attempt to determine the meaning using various strategies
  • Growing readers identify the main topic of a piece of informational text/nonfiction to determine the “gist” of the piece
  • Growing readers recognize the similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers recognize when and where to use a question mark in their writing
  • Growing writers utilize the editing checklist to ensure that their work is ready for an audience
  • Growing writers create a title that encompasses the main idea/gist of the author’s topic and hooks in their reader


In math students will:

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


Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.


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

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers share newly learned information from their text by turning and talking with a peer
  • Growing readers gain a deeper understanding of the informational content by annotating the text
  • Growing readers continue to gain a deeper understanding of the informational content by annotating the text


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers generate potential topics for an “”All About” book by sharing  their background knowledge
  • Growing writers generate possible topics for an “All About” book by thinking about the animals in the world around them
  • 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


In math students will:

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


Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.


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

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers continue to recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by continuing to look at the glossary and bold print to identify important vocabulary in the text
  • Growing readers learn what a book is about by identifying and utilizing the table of contents and headings
  • Growing readers share newly learned information from their text by turning and talking with a peer


In writing students will understand that:

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


In math students will:

  • Identify and create a set that has the same number of objects
  • Reason to identify and make a set that has 1 more
  • Reason to identify and make a set that has 1 less


Other notes or information:

Long Island Children’s Museum field trip is on 3/3/17.  Please send in a throw away lunch with your child.
The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.



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

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by focusing on photographs, labels and captions to build comprehension.
  • Growing readers recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by focusing on the glossary and bold print to identify important vocabulary in the text
  • Growing readers continue to recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by continuing to look at the glossary and bold print to identify important vocabulary in the text


In writing students will understand that:

  • 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
  • Growing writers continue to examine diagrams, photographs and maps
  • Growing writers are aware that their curiosity  and the world around them lead to possible topics by thinking about the topics about which they are curious


In math students will:

  • Compare using fewer than and the same as
  • Relate more and less to length
  • Compare sets informally using more, less and fewer


Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.


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

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers continue to recognize the features of nonfiction/informational texts by comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Growing readers continue to recognize the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts by examining texts
  • Growing readers continue to recognize the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts


In writing students will understand that:

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


In math students will:

  • Make informal comparison of area
  • Compare to find if there are enough
  • Compare using more than and the same as


Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.


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

Week Ending 2/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • 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 texts
  • Growing readers continue to recognize the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers will 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 continue to recognize the text utilized in an “All About” book



In math students will:

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


Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.

Paramount Person Day 2/3/17 at 9:30 AM.



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


Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers will continue to retell a story by using a logical sequence (beginning, middle and end)
  • Growing readers can identify the solution in the story by thinking how the problem was rectified
  • Growing readers make connections to realistic fiction by activating schema


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers will draft their story by sketching each item on their list
  • Growing writer will give meaning to their illustrations by labeling them
  • Growing writers generate sentences by using their labeled illustrations




In math students will:

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



Other notes or information:

​The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.

 

 


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

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers retell a story by using a logical sequence (beginning, middle and end)
  • Growing readers will continue to retell a story by using a logical sequence (beginning, middle and end)
  • Growing readers can identify the solution in the story by thinking how the problem was rectified

In writing students will understand that:

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




In math students will:

  • Compare the length of linking cube sticks to a five stick
  • Determine which linking cube stick is longer than or shorter than the other
  • Compare the length of linking cube sticks to various objects




Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.


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

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers will continue to identify the setting of a story by analyzing the pictures and thinking about the word in the text to answer the question “where”
  • Growing readers discuss important story events by identifying the “what” in the story
  • Growing readers identify the problem in the story by thinking about what went wrong

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to understand their surroundings better by labeling items around their classroom environment
  • Growing writers continue to understand what a list is by exploring reasons why lists are written
  • Growing writers continue to identify the structure of a list by exploring different ways lists are written


In math students will:

  • Explain decisions about classification of solid shapes into categories
  • Describe and communicate positions of all solid shapes using the words above, below, beside, in front of, next to, and behind
  • The students will continue to describe and communicate positions of all solid shapes using the words above, below, beside, in front of, next to, and behind




Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.
Kindergarten Polar Express Day December 22, 2016-Wear your pajamas to school and bring in a stuffed animal if you desire
New Year’s party - December 23, 2016


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

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers identify characters in the story or the “Who” in the story by examining the pictures and previewing the book
  • Growing readers understand that a book may have more than one character by identifying the main characters and supporting characters
  • Growing readers 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 that:

  • Growing writers continue to understand their surroundings better by labeling items around their classroom environment
  • Growing writers understand what a list is by exploring reasons why lists are written
  • Growing writers identify the structure of a list by exploring different ways lists are written


In math students will:

  • Explain decisions about classifications of hexagons and circles and identify them by name
  • 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




Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.
New Year’s party - December 23, 2016






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

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers organize their reading life by having a special place to keep their books and know the routines of book shopping in their classroom
  • Growing readers choose books that interest them by looking at the book cover
  • Growing readers choose books that interest them by looking at the pages inside the book

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers understand what a label is by identifying its purpose
  • Growing writers write their own labels by utilizing their knowledge of letter sounds
  • Growing writers understand their surroundings better by labeling items around their classroom environment


In math students will:

  • Find and describe flat triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons and circles using informal language without naming
  • Explain decisions about classifications of triangles into categories using variants and non-examples
  • Continue to explain decisions about classifications of rectangles into categories using variants and non-examples



Other notes or information:

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.

Parent Conferences  12/7.


 

 


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

Week Ending 11/18/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers will notice patterns in the story by thinking about how the story goes
  • Growing readers match the words they say to the words on the page by listening to how a story sounds
  • Growing readers will be able to figure out unfamiliar words by using beginning sounds

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers will generate ideas for their own pattern books by creating a list of topics
  • Growing writers will select a pattern by using the generated class list of patterns
  • Growing writers label their ideas/details on their graphic organizer by utilizing inventive spelling


In math students will:

  • Act out result unknown story problems without equations
  • Order and match numeral and dot cards from 1 to 10
  • Make math stairs from 1 to 10



Other notes or information: 

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.

THANKSGIVING FEAST  November 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the cafeteria


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

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers will recognize what a pattern is by exploring patterns in the world around us
  • Readers match words to print by pointing under each word while reading
  • Growing readers read unfamiliar words in pattern books by using picture clues to read the unfamiliar word


In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers recognize patterns in books by exploring various patterns
  • Growing writers create a class pattern book by utilizing familiar mentor texts.
  • Growing writers will continue to create a class pattern book


In math students will:

  • Strategize to count 10 objects in circular and scattered configurations
  • Count 10 objects in linear and array configurations
  • Continue with counting 10 objects in linear and array configurations.  Match with numeral 10.



Other notes or information: 

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.
PARP FOLDERS are due each Monday.  Please encourage your child to read and participate in this wonderful program.


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

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will understand that:

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

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers will continue to explore letters, lists, stories, cards, etc.
  • Growing writers continue drafting their story by writing words that match their sketches
  • Growing writers revise their work by learning what writers can do to make their writing stronger


In math students will:

  • Compare counts of 8 in linear and array configuration with numeral 8
  • Arrange and strategize to count 8 beans in circular and scattered configurations
  • Organize and count 9 varied geometric objects in linear and  array configurations


Other notes or information: 

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.
PARP FOLDERS are due each Monday.  Please encourage your child to read and participate in this wonderful program.




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

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers recognize how to read a book by matching the pictures to the words
  • Growing readers determine the words on a page by looking for rhyming patterns
  • Growing readers reflect on what they have learned and celebrate their reading success by discussing what reading workshop “feels like.”

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers will express meaning by using specific symbols to write a story
  • Growing writers know that there are different types of writing by exploring different examples of writing
  • Growing writers will continue to explore letters, lists, stories, cards, etc.


In math students will:

  • Count4-6 objects in circular and scattered configurations.  Count 6 items out of a larger set.  Write numerals 1-6 in order.
  • 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?”

Other notes or information: 

The PTA has very generously distributed field trip shirts to all Kindergartners.  Please have your child wear the shirt on field trip days.  Please keep this shirt so that your child may use it in first grade also.



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First Grade

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

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • read with accuracy and prosody
  • read and spell Word Wall words properly
  • read and write words using suffixes s, ed, and ing
  • compare narrative fiction vs. Informational books

In writing students will understand that:

  • Edit and publish different genres of  poems about a particular theme or topic
  • use poetic elements in writing such as similes, metaphors  and onomatopoeia
  • demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

In math students will:

  • classify shapes based on defining attributes
  • name two dimensional shapes, including trapezoid and rhombus
  • find three-dimensional shapes, including cone and rectangular prism
  • learn about fractions and telling time to the hour

Other notes or information:
*Our First Grade Writer’s Celebration is Thursday, May 25th at 9:45am
*No school on Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day (we look forward to seeing you all at the parade!)
*Multicultural Day is Friday, June 9th



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

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • read with accuracy and prosody
  • read and spell Word Wall words properly 
  • read and write words using suffixes s, ed, and ing
  • compare narrative fiction vs. Informational books


In writing students will understand that:

  • Edit and publish different genres of  poems about a particular theme or topic
  • use poetic elements in writing such as similes, metaphors  and onomatopoeia 
  • demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling


In math students will:

  • classify shapes based on defining attributes
  • name two dimensional shapes, including trapezoid and rhombus
  • find three-dimensional shapes, including cone and rectangular prism
  • learn about fractions and telling time to the hour


Other notes or information:
*Our First Grade Writer’s Celebration is Thursday, May 25th at 9:45am
*No school on Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day (we look forward to seeing you all at the parade!)
*Multicultural Day is Friday, June 9th


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

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • read with accuracy and prosody
  • read and spell Word Wall words properly
  • read and write words using suffixes s, ed, and ing
  • compare narrative fiction vs. Informational books


In writing students will understand that:

  • create poems about a particular theme or topic
  • use poetic elements in writing such as similes, metaphors  and onomatopoeia
  • demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling


In math students will:

  • classify shapes based on defining attributes
  • name two dimensional shapes, including trapezoid and rhombus
  • find three-dimensional shapes, including cone and rectangular prism


Other notes or information:
*Our First Grade Writer’s Celebration is Thursday, May 25th at 9:45am
*Plant Sale is May 10th - May 12th
*Multicultural Day is Friday, June 9th


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

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • read with accuracy and prosody
  • read and spell Word Wall words properly
  • read and write words using suffixes s, ed, and ing
  • compare narrative fiction vs. Informational books


In writing students will understand that:

  • create poems about a particular theme, or topic
  • use poetic elements in writing such as similes, metaphors, and onomatopoeia
  • demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling


In math students will:

  • classify shapes based on defining attributes
  • name two dimensional shapes, including trapezoid and rhombus
  • find three-dimensional shapes, including cone and rectangular prism


Other notes or information:
*Please remember to ask questions and dig deeper while reading to ensure understanding of the test. Ask those thick questions before, during and after reading together at home.


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

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • apply their reading strategies to both fiction and nonfiction books
  • read and spell words with vowel teams (ai, ay, ee, ea, ey, oi, oy)

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to write Persuasive letters
  • State an opinion and give reasons and examples to support an argument
  • write complete sentences with the correct spelling of sight words taught thus far


In math students will:

  • Compare quantities and numerals from left to right
  • Use the symbols >,< and = to compare quantities and numerals
  • Add and subtract tens from a multiple of 10


Other notes or information:
*Please remember to ask questions and dig deeper while reading to ensure understanding of the test. Ask those thick questions before, during and after reading together at home.


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

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • apply their reading strategies to both fiction and nonfiction books
  • read and spell words with vowel teams (ai, ay, ee, ea, ey, oi, oy)



In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to write Persuasive letters
  • State an opinion and give reasons and examples to support an argument
  • write complete sentences with the correct spelling of sight words taught thus far


In math students will:

  • Compare quantities and numerals from left to right
  • Use the symbols >,< and = to compare quantities and numerals
  • Add and subtract tens from a multiple of 10


Other notes or information:
*Please remember to ask questions and dig deeper while reading to ensure understanding of the test. Ask those thick questions before, during and after reading together at home.
*Spring Recess is 4/10 - 4/18. School resumes on Wednesday, 4/19.


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

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • apply their reading strategies to both fiction and nonfiction books
  • read and spell words with vowel teams (ai, ay, ee, ea, ey, oi, oy)



In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to write Persuasive letters
  • State an opinion and give reasons and examples to support an argument
  • write complete sentences with the correct spelling of sight words taught thus far


In math students will:

  • Compare quantities and numerals from left to right
  • Use the symbols >,< and = to compare quantities and numerals
  • Add and subtract tens from a multiple of 10





Other notes or information:
*Please remember to ask questions and dig deeper while reading to ensure understanding of the test. Ask those thick questions before, during and after reading together at home.
*Spring Recess is 4/10 - 4/18. School resumes on Wednesday, 4/19.



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

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • apply their reading strategies to both fiction and nonfiction books
  • read and spell words with consonant blends and digraphs



In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to write Persuasive letters
  • State an opinion and give reasons and examples to support an argument
  • write complete sentences with the correct spelling of word wall words taught thus far


In math students will:

  • Identify 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, and 1 less
  • Use dimes and pennies to represent tens and ones
  • Compare two quantities, and identify the greater or the lesser of the two given numerals 



Other notes or information:
●    Thursday 3/16- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15-3:15 pm and 6:00- 9:00 pm
●    Friday 3/17- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15-3:15 pm
●    Book Fair 3/13-3/17


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

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • apply their reading strategies to both fiction and nonfiction books
  • read and spell words with consonant blends and digraphs



In writing students will understand that:

  • Begin to write Persuasive letters
  • brainstorm ideas for their Persuasive writing pieces
  • write complete sentences with the correct spelling of word wall words taught thus far



In math students will:

  • Compare the efficiency of counting by ones and counting by tens
  • Use the place value chart to record and names tens and ones within a two digit number
  • Try to complete timed “sprints” to review and reinforce addition and subtraction facts





Other notes or information:
●    Thursday 3/16- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15-3:15 pm and 6:00- 9:00 pm
●    Friday 3/17- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15-3:15 pm
●    Book Fair 3/13-3/17
●    Daylight Savings Time Begins - set clocks ahead


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

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • deepen their comprehension skills by learning about main idea, questioning, and retelling
  • apply their reading strategies to both fiction and nonfiction books
  • read and spell words with consonant blends and digraphs





In writing students will understand that:

  • learn how to write Persuasive letters
  • brainstorm ideas for their Persuasive writing pieces
  • write complete sentences with the correct spelling of word wall words taught so far




In math students will:

  • understand the need to use the same units when comparing measurements with others.
  • compare lengths of two different objects measured in centimeters
  • continue to measure using standard and nonstandard units of measurement




Other notes or information:
●    Wednesday 3/1- Wear your West School colors.
●    Thursday 3/16- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15-3:15 pm and 6:00- 9:00 pm
●    Friday 3/17- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15-3:15 pm


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

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • understand nonfiction text features such as, photographs, headings, bold print, captions, diagrams and glossary
  • become fact finders and animal experts
  • review glued sounds
                 -ing, -ang, -ong, -ung,-ank,-unk



In writing students will understand that:

  • learn how to write Persuasive letters
  • brainstorm ideas for their Persuasive writing pieces
  • write complete sentences with the correct spelling of word wall words taught so far


In math students will:

  • understand the need to use the same units when comparing measurements with others.
  • compare lengths of two different objects measured in centimeters
  • continue to measure using standard and nonstandard units of measurement


Other notes or information:
●    Wednesday 3/1- Wear your West School colors.
●    Thursday 3/16- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15-3:15 pm and 6:00- 9:00 pm
●    Friday 3/17- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15-3:15 pm


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

Week Ending 2/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • understand nonfiction text features such as, photographs, headings, bold print, captions, diagrams and glossary
  • become fact finders and animal experts
  • review glued sounds
                 ing, -ang, -ong, -ung,-ank,-unk



In writing students will understand that:

  • continue to work on Animal Research Reports
  • write complete sentences beginning with a capital letter and ending with a punctuation mark
  • show knowledge and understanding of text features by keeping a Non-Fiction Convention Notebook


In math students will:

  • Compare length directly and consider the importance of aligning endpoints
  • Compare length using indirect comparison by finding objects longer than, shorter than, and equal to length to that of a string
  • Order three lengths using indirect comparison


Other notes or information:
●    BIG activity and folders due every Friday.
●    Paramount Person Day is 2/3/17 at 9:30 am    



 

 


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

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • understand nonfiction text features such as, photographs, headings, and bold print
  • read with accuracy and prosody
  • learn glued sounds
                 -ing, -ang, -ong, -ung


In writing students will understand that:

  • begin to write their Animal Research Reports
  • Write complete sentences beginning with a capital letter and ending with a punctuation mark
  • Show knowledge and understanding of text features by keeping a Non-Fiction Convention Notebook


In math students will:

  • apply understanding of the equal sign to solve equivalent expressions
  • identify 1 ten as a unit
  • Solve addition and subtraction problems using teen numbers as 1 ten and some ones



Other notes or information:

●    BIG activity and folders due every Monday.
●    Paramount Person Day is 2/3/17 at 9:30 am   

 

 


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

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Compare and contrast fiction vs. nonfiction texts.
  • Read with accuracy and prosody
  • Learn basewords and suffix -s

In writing students will understand that:

  • Choose a favorite animal to research
  • Begin to gather information from informational texts
  • Show knowledge and understanding of text features by keeping a Non-Fiction Convention Notebook




In math students will:

  • solve put together/take apart with addend unknown word problems, and relate counting on to the take from ten strategy
  • RDW - Read, Draw/label, Write





Other notes or information:

●    BIG activity and folders due every Monday.
●    Unity Day Assembly Friday, 1/13.
●    No School Monday, 1/16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • learn the glued sounds
  • understand story elements (character, setting, problem, solution) in their fiction books
  • practice reading with accuracy and prosody

In writing students will understand that:

  • read examples of How-To writing from mentor texts and shared writing
  • brainstorm topics for their own How-To writing pieces
  • Use Time Order words (first, next, then, after that, last) to write ideas  in sequence


In math students will:

  • solve word problems with three addends, two of which make ten
  • use the associative and commutative properties to make ten





Other notes or information:

Gingerbread House Party- December 22nd.
Polar Express Pajama Party- December 23rd.


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

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • learn the glued sounds
  • understand story elements (character, setting, problem, solution) in their fiction books
  • practice reading with accuracy and prosody

In writing students will understand that:

  • read examples of How-To writing from mentor texts and shared writing
  • brainstorm topics for their own How-To writing pieces
  • Use Time Order words (first, next, then, after that, last) to write ideas  in sequence




In math students will:

  • solve word problems with three addends, two of which make ten
  • use the associative and commutative properties to make ten





Other notes or information:

Gingerbread House Party- December 22nd.
Polar Express Pajama Party- December 23rd.



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

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • learn the glued sounds -all, -am, -an
  • understand story elements (character, setting, problem, solution) in their fiction books
  • practice reading with accuracy and prosody

In writing students will understand that:

  • read examples of How-To writing from mentor texts and shared writing
  • brainstorm topics for their own How-To writing pieces
  • Use Time Order words (first, next, then, last) to plan out ideas  in sequence


In math students will:

  • review for Module 1 Assessment
  • solve word problems with three addends, two of which make ten
  • use the associative and commutative properties to make ten



Other notes or information:

Tuesday, December 6: Math Module 1 Assessment
Wednesday, December 7:
Parent Teacher Conferences 6-9 pm
Holiday Boutique
Wild West Wednesday- Wear your West School colors!

 

 


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

Week Ending 11/18/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • use print strategies such as looking for smaller words inside larger words
  • continue to use picture clues while reading to assist comprehension
  • spell and read short vowel words
  • shop for “just right” books and  work on Read-to-Self Stamina during Independent Reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • begin editing their Personal Narratives and add details to their sentences
  • continue to write complete sentences using a capital letter, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark
  • be a “Smartie Speller” using skills such as turtle talk and stretchy snake to write sounds to spell words

In math students will:

  • use addition chart and color problems with same total
  • use the addition chart to solve and analyze problems
  • solve math stories with addition and relate subtraction
  • practice to build fluency with facts to 10


Other notes or information:
●   Read, Read, Read for PARP!


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

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • use print strategies such as looking for smaller words inside larger words
  • continue to use picture clues while reading to assist comprehension
  • spell and read short vowel words
  • shop for “just right” books and  work on Read-to-Self Stamina during Independent Reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • begin editing their Personal Narratives and add details to their sentences
  • continue to write complete sentences using a capital letter, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark
  • be a “Smartie Speller” using skills such as turtle talk and stretchy snake to write sounds to spell words

In math students will:

  • use addition chart and color problems with same total
  • use the addition chart to solve and analyze problems
  • practice to build fluency with facts to 10


Other notes or information:
●   Read, Read, Read for PARP!
●   Storybook Parade: Monday 10/31


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

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • use print strategies such as looking for smaller words inside larger words
  • continue to use picture clues while reading to assist comprehension
  • spell and read short vowel words
  • shop for “just right” books and  work on Read-to-Self Stamina during Independent Reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • begin editing their Personal Narratives and add details to their sentences
  • continue to write complete sentences using a capital letter, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark
  • be a “Smartie Speller” using skills such as turtle talk and stretchy snake to write sounds to spell words


In math students will:

  • use addition chart and color problems with same total
  • use the addition chart to solve and analyze problems
  • solve math stories with addition and relate subtraction
  • practice to build fluency with facts to 10


Other notes or information:
●   Read, Read, Read for PARP!
●   Class trip to White Post Farm on October 25th!


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

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • use print strategies such as picture clues and beginning sound
  • spell and read short vowel words
  • shop for “just right” books and  work on Read-to-Self Stamina during Independent Reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • begin sketching their Personal Narratives and developing their “seed idea”
  • continue to write complete sentences using a capital letter, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark
  • be a “Smartie Speller” using skills such as turtle talk and stretchy snake to write sounds to spell words


In math students will:

  • visualize and solve doubles, and doubles plus 1
  • use the addition chart to solve and analyze problems
  • practice to build fluency with facts to 10


Other notes or information:
●   Read, Read, Read for PARP!
●   Picture Day is Tuesday, October 18th.




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

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Work in Guided Reading groups
  • Take “picture walks” and make predictions
  • SHOP for “just right” books and  work on Read-to-Self Stamina during Independent Reading.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Learn to write a complete sentence remembering to begin with a capital letter, put spaces between words and end with a punctuation mark.
  • Be a “Smartie Speller” using skills such as turtle talk and stretchy snake to write sounds to spell words.
  • “When I’m done, I’ve only just begun”


In math students will:

  • Analyze and describe embedded numbers (to 10) using 5-groups and number bonds.
  • Solve “add to” math stories by counting on, drawing, writing equations and making statements of the solution.


Other notes or information:
●    There is no school on Monday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 4 in honor of Rosh Hashanah.

 

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Second Grade

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

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Notice how characters in a fairy tale respond to challenges that they face.
  • Infer the moral or lesson from folktales, fables, and fairy tales.
  • Review level 2 trick words and syllable types for  formal Fundations final assessment.

In writing students will understand that:

  • State an opinion about topics such as restaurants,books, movies, parks, etc.
  • Incorporate opinion sentence starters in their writing.
  • Organize and support their opinions by using reasons and examples.
  • create a class rubric on a park/playground so they can gather data and state opinions.

 

In math students will:

  • Record class data using tally marks.
  • Draw a line plot to represent a given data set.
  • Review for the end of module assessment on problem solving with length, money, and data.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

●    Park trip on May 25th
●    No school on May 29th in observance of Memorial Day



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

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • be introduced to a new genre...folktales, fables and fairytales.
  • identify elements in these genres.
  • learn their final syllable type for Fundations - le

In writing students will understand that:

  • be introduced to opinion writing
  • write a review on their favorite book.
  • analyze pieces of opinion writing with a checklist.

 

In math students will:

  • develop estimation strategies for measurement.
  • compare the measurement of items between inches and centimeters.
  • solve word problems involving length.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

5/25 Begin our playground tours for opinion writing
June 2 Anchor park playground tour


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

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Work with aw and au words
  • Listen to poetry and explore their structure
  • Notice colorful language and visualize images

In writing students will understand that:

  • Examine poetic styles
  • Students will react to poetry
  • Play will describe familiar objects in a fresh way


In math students will:

  • Use different strategies to make a dollar or make change from a dollar
  • Solve word problems in different ways to make change from a dollar
  • Solve problems with length, money, and data

UPCOMING EVENTS:

5/12-Poetry Picnic!


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

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • work with words with the double vowel: ou,oo, ue, and ew.
  • Read articles on the same subject and write about the different point of views.
  • Read biographies during guided reading.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to write a question and hypothesis for a lab report.
  • include scientific vocabulary to add meaning to their writing.
  • Communicate with a lab partner to discuss the results of an experiment.


In math students will:

  • Solve word problems using data presented in a bar graph.
  • Identify coins and their value.
  • Count the total value of a group of coins.

UPCOMING EVENTS:


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

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • continue to work with words with the double vowel: ou,ow .
  • retell helpful information from their non fiction texts.
  • generate questions while reading a passage.


In writing students will understand that:

  • think like a scientist as they go through the steps of writing a lab report.
  • include scientific vocabulary to add meaning to their writing.
  • conference with a writing partner to revise.


In math students will:

  • Review even and odd numbers.
  • Construct tessellations.
  • Go over Module 6 assessments.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
4/24 - Simone’s Class goes Swimming


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

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • learn different pronunciations of vowel teams: ou,ow
  • use text features to learn about a topic
  • partner talk key ideas


In writing students will understand that:

  • write key ideas from partner talk
  • collect and record data from experiments
  • use text features to learn about a topic


In math students will:

  • cut out paper squares and compose arrays
  • relate drawings to repeated addition
  • use grid paper to create designs

UPCOMING EVENTS:
4/5 - Wild West Wednesday
4/7 - Community Day
4/10-4/18 - spring Recess


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

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • work with vowel teams: oa, oe, ow with suffixes.
  • read informational text and look at passages for main idea and details.
  • use a graphic organizer to retell details.


In writing students will understand that:

  • write and revise a  conclusion based on the results of our experiment.
  • develop a hypothesis for a new experiment.
  • write and sketch a procedure.


In math students will:

  • use square tiles to create a rectangular array.
  • use math drawings to compose a rectangle with square tiles.
  • decompose a rectangle.with square tiles.

UPCOMING EVENTS:


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

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • work with vowel teams: oa, oe, ow
  • read informational articles.
  • identify main idea of text


In writing students will understand that:

  • record data
  • write conclusions and see if hypothesis was correct
  • complete lab reports


In math students will:

  • create arrays using rows and columns to find the total of objects
  • decompose arrays and relate to repeated addition
  • represent arrays using math drawings

UPCOMING EVENTS:
*March 21st-Movie Trip
*LARC Testing


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

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • read two syllable words with double vowels /oi/, and /oy/.
  • read informational articles.
  • reword facts that they learned from reading informational texts.


In writing students will understand that:

  • learn the steps in writing a lab report.
  • pose a question to develop a  hypothesis.
  • plan a test trial for their scientific writing.


In math students will:

  • use math drawings to represent equal groups.
  • relate equal groups to repeated addition.
  • represent equal groups with tape diagrams.



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

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • read two syllable words with double vowels /ee/,/ea/, and /ey/.
  • complete realistic fiction books and begin looking deeper at informational text.
  • review text features.


In writing students will understand that:

  • reread realistic fiction to edit and revise.
  • use a checklist to check their stories.
  • look at lab reports


In math students will:

  • choose strategies to use to add and subtract.
  • take the module 5 assessment.
  • begin the foundations for multiplication.




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

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • work with vowel teams
               ee, ea, ey
  • continue to read realistic fiction and mystery books during guided and independent reading and discuss what they have learned from the characters..
  • use clues to solve the mystery.



In writing students will understand that:

  • edit work focusing on capitals
  • incorporate transition words for organization
  • attempt to add dialogue


In math students will:

  • subtract from multiples of a hundred with zero in the tens place
  • draw chips on a place value chart and unbundle
  • use alternate methods in subtraction



Other notes or information:

February 28, 2017 - Game Night!
March 1, 2017 - Wear West Shirt



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

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • build 2 syllable words with double vowels ai, and ay.
  • continue to read realistic fiction and mystery books during guided and independent reading and discuss what they have learned from the characters..
  • Complete a performance assessment.



In writing students will understand that:

  • continue drafting realistic fiction story using the elements discussed in writing workshop.
  • create a character who changes within the story.
  • Describe the setting in which their story takes place.

In math students will:

  • use varied strategies for addition and subtraction within 1,000
  • use manipulatives to represent addition algorithms
  • use math drawings to represent addition algorithms



Other notes or information:

February 14th - Valentine’s Day
February 15th - 100th Day of School - Share your 100 items with your classmates.

 


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

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • build words with double vowels
               ee,oi,ai, and ay
  • continue to read realistic fiction and mystery books during guided reading and discuss the characteristics.
  • analyze the characters in their books



In writing students will understand that:

  • complete planning of problems in story
  • use a graphic organizer to sequence events
  • draft story while referring to graphic organizer.


In math students will:

  • use varied strategies for addition and subtraction within 1,000
  • use manipulatives to represent addition algorithms
  • use math drawings to represent addition algorithms




Other notes or information:

 

 


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

Week Ending 2/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • build words with R-controlled vowels er, ir, and ur with more than one syllable, like termite.
  • continue to read realistic  fiction and mystery books during guided reading and discuss the characteristics.
  • Identify with the characters in their books.



In writing students will understand that:

  • write about their paramount person.
  • Continue to make their problems big in the planning of their stories.
  • Sketch pictures to match their realistic fiction ideas.



In math students will:

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




Other notes or information:

February 3 - Paramount Person Day

 

 


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

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Students will build words with the suffixes: y, ly, and ty.
  • Identify character’s internal traits by analyzing what they say
  • Identify a character’s internal traits by their actions


In writing students will understand that:

  • Listen to a variety of realistic fiction and discuss the attributes
  • Create a realistic fiction character using external traits
  • Write internal traits for their character


In math students will:

  • Solve addition with up to four addends within 200
  • Use number bonds to break apart three digit numbers when subtracting
  • Use manipulatives to represent subtraction


Other notes or information:

1/9/17 - B.I.G. Begins
1/13/17 - Unity Day Assembly

 

 


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

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Students will build words with the suffixes: y, ly, and ty.
  • Identify character’s internal traits by analyzing what they say
  • Identify a character’s internal traits by their actions




In writing students will understand that:

  • Listen to a variety of realistic fiction and discuss the attributes
  • Create a realistic fiction character using external traits
  • Write internal traits for their character



In math students will:

  • Solve addition with up to four addends within 200
  • Use number bonds to break apart three digit numbers when subtracting
  • Use manipulatives to represent subtraction






Other notes or information:

1/9/17 - B.I.G. Begins
1/13/17 - Unity Day Assembly


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

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • review Fundation trick words: city, every, family.
  • Continue to practice words with open syllables and y as a vowel.
  • Compare two different nonfiction texts and answer questions pertaining to both




In writing students will understand that:

  • Write conclusions, glossaries, and add pictures to their books
  • Begin to revise their expert books
  • Choose paper to publish their finished pieces



In math students will:

  • Understand the words: algorithm, minuend, subtrahend, decompose, and difference
  • Apply understanding of place value strategies to the subtraction algorithm
  • explore ways to decompose numbers using place value disks,  and dot drawings on the place value chart




Other notes or information:

December 19th-E. Parks class goes swimming
December 23rd- Pajama Day for Second Grade


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

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • think about the big idea.
  • identify main idea and details of an informational text.
  • recognize one and two syllable words with open syllables.


In writing students will understand that:

  • write a catchy introduction for their expert book.
  • write a conclusion to connect their ideas.
  • Choose appropriate photographs for their book.



In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent the composition when adding a two-digit to a three-digit addend.
  • Represent subtraction with manipulatives.
  • Relate manipulative representations to a written method.




Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Monitor meaning of Non-Fiction text by paying attention to details and vocabulary.
  • Author’s Purpose-determine why an author writes.
  • Continue work with vowel-consonant E and exceptions.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Write headings and details for expert books.
  • Draw diagrams for expert books.
  • Write table of contents for books.


In math students will:

  • Solve one and two step problems within 100 using place value strategies.
  • Add two digit numbers: arrow method, number bonds, tape diagrams.
  • Relate addition using manipulatives to a written vertical form.



Other notes or information:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
●    Wild West Wednesday
●    Parent Teacher Conferences 6-9p.m.

 


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

Week Ending 11/18/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to separate syllables in multisyllabic words.
  • Use an informational text to identify visual text features.
  • Ask questions to clear up confusions as they read.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Generate ideas for expert books
  • Use specific vocabulary associated with their topics.
  • Prove they are an expert on a specific topic.

In math students will:

  • explore a situation with more than 9 groups of ten.
  • compare two 3-digit numbers using greater than, less than and equal.
  • Begin to use disks to understand hundreds, tens and ones.

 

Other notes:
●    Wednesday, November 16 - MUST Night


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

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • will continue our study on suffixes -ing, ed, er,and est.
  • read informational texts and discuss text features.
  • Examine the different kinds of informational texts.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Share their writing with the class.
  • Think of topics that they are an expert in.
  • Gather materials at home to help with their expert writing.

In math students will:

  • Write numbers in unit form and determine their value.
  • write base ten numbers in expanded form.
  • Use $1, $10 and $100 bills to count three-digit numbers.

 

Other notes:
●    Monday, October 31 - Storybook Parade.
●    Continue to participate in PARP!
●    Deadline for the Reflections writing is November 10.


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

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Identify closed syllable exceptions which are words that have one vowel that is long (child, host, cold, colt,and kind).
  • Tell the beginning, middle and end of a story read during independent time.
  • Conference with an adult to set goals.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Revise and edit their personal narrative.
  • Add dialogue by using quotation marks
  • Create an ending for their personal narrative.

In math students will:

  • Be assessed on module 2.
  • Bundle and count ones, tens and hundreds to 1,000.
  • Count up and down using ones and tens.

 

Other notes:
●   Trip to Queens Zoo is Thursday, Oct 27




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

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Stop and Think while they read and look for evidence to support their thinking.
  • Identify story elements
  • Work with “bonus" letters: all/ball, off/puff, hill/will, and introduce glued sounds.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Turn and talk about their seed idea
  • Plan and organize their story by sketching it out
  • Use their five senses to make their writing interesting

In math students will:

  • Identify the missing number in a pattern to build fluency counting up and back
  • Use centimeter cubes to find the length of objects
  • Create centimeter rulers

 

Other notes:
●     School Closed On: 10/3/16 and 10/10/16

  

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Discuss what a book club looks like and sounds like.
  • Students will begin choosing what book they would like to read based on interest level.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Share their published work with their peers.

In math students will:

  • Decompose quadrilaterals to understand perimeter as the boundary shape.
  • Measure side lengths and calculate perimeters.

 

Field Trip to Nassau County Police Headquarters - May 19th



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

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Work with partners to analyze and discuss effective behavior in book clubs.
  • Identify and define the roles of each member in a book club.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to peer edit their “edge of your seat” stories.
  • Add a title and cover illustration for their “edge of your seat” stories.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare and classify quadrilaterals.
  • Draw polygons with specific attributes to solve problems.

 

Field Trip to Nassau County Police Headquarters - May 19th 


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

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Use predictions to make inferences during and after reading.
  • Make connections and develop theories about their mysteries.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Peer edit their “edge of your seat” stories.
  • Add a title and cover illustration for their “edge of your seat” stories.

In math students will:

  • Review how to collect and display data.


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

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Understand the characters in a mystery by determining their motives.
  • Try to solve the mystery by connecting details to the big picture.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Add more information about their seed idea by thinking about sensory details which is important to build suspense and excitement for the reader.
  • Think about words and phrases that describe how they were feeling/digging deep around emotions.

In math students will:

  • Analyze data to problem solve.
  • Review how to create a picture graph, bar graph and a line plot.


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

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Identify the three different types of clues found in a mystery text.
  • Analyze the actions of a crime solver in a mystery text by focusing on dialogue, internal thinking, and external actions.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Generate ideas for an Edge of Your Seat Story using past experiences.
  • Recognize components of edge of seat stories by completing a plot diagram.

In math students will:

  • Solve one- and two-step word problems involving graphs.
  • Interpret measurement data from various line plots.


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

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Be introduced to mysteries and the elements of a mystery.
  • Become “mystery solvers/active readers” by reading mystery books.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Be introduced to Edge of Your seat stories.
  • Practice by brainstorming the possible emotions that readers might feel during an Edge of Your Seat story.

In math students will:

  • Compare fractions with the same numerator using <,>, or =, and use a model to reason about their size.


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

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Analyze the dialogue and format of a play to build comprehension.
  • Construct a main idea using different non-fiction texts.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Formulate short responses to a text using key details and inferences

In math students will:

  • Express whole numbers as fractions and recognize equivalence with different units.
  • Explain equivalence by manipulating units and reasoning about their size.


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

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Analyze the structure of “how to” text and vocabulary
  • Evaluate an author's point of view using key details from nonfiction texts


In writing students will understand that:

  • Publish and celebrate their nonfiction Ecosystem books

In math students will:

  • Continue to compare fractions and whole numbers on the number line
  • Recognize that equivalent fractions have the same size, though not necessarily the same shape


Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Practice different reading strategies such as: how to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases by using context clues.
  • Synthesize information in the text by comparing different sentences within a text.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Peer edit, self edit and revise their informational books on their assigned ecosystem.
  • Prepare to publish their books.



In math students will:

  • Place whole number fractions and fractions between whole numbers on the number line.
  • Compare fractions and whole numbers on the number line by reasoning about their distance from 0.





Other notes or information:

Reminders: Parent/Teacher Conferences March 16th and 17th.
Early dismissal:  March 16th and 17th @ 12:15


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

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to explore the different ecosystems in groups using informational texts.  
  • Continue to take notes and have discussions about the information they have collected.
  • Identify words and definitions specific to their assigned ecosystem.




In writing students will understand that:

  • Take notes on their assigned ecosystem using graphic organizers.
  • Continue to explore their assigned ecosystem by drafting questions and rehearsing information they have gathered with other students to make sure they have a thorough understanding. 



In math students will:

  • Specify the corresponding whole when given one equal part of a fraction.
  • Place fractions on a number line with endpoints 0 and 1.





Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to explore the different ecosystems in groups using informational texts.  
  • Continue to take notes and have discussions about the information they have collected.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Take notes on their assigned ecosystem using graphic organizers.
  • Explore their assigned ecosystem by drafting questions and gathering information to answer those questions.


In math students will:

  • Identify and represent parts of one whole as fractions using number bonds.
  • Build and write fractions greater than one whole




Other notes or information:

Reminder: Winter Recess February 20th-24th


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

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Explore the different ecosystems using informational texts.  
  • Students will take notes and have discussions about the information they have collected.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Use nonfiction text features to create an informational book on their assigned ecosystem.



In math students will:

  • Partition a whole into equal parts.
  • Represent and identify fractional parts of different wholes.




Other notes or information:

Reminder: Winter Break February 20th-24th


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

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Answer text dependent questions by closely reading nonfiction texts.
  • Define words by using the glossary, context clues, and illustrations in nonfiction texts.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Make revisions and edit informational writing pieces.
  • Begin to publish their informational writing pieces.



In math students will:

  • Apply knowledge of area to determine areas of rooms in a given floor plan.
  • Review module 4 for end of unit assessment.





Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 2/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Ask and answer text dependent questions by identifying specific information from the texts and illustrations.
  • Continue to practice the strategies of close reading in non-fiction texts.



In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to draft their expository writing pieces.
  • Begin the editing process once they have completed their first draft.



In math students will:

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




Other notes or information:

February 3 - Paramount Person Day

 

 


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

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Organize their thoughts and ideas about a specific topic.
  • Share and discuss new information they have learned by talking with a partner to grow their ideas.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to gather facts for their expository writing pieces.

In math students will:

  • Be introduced to area.
  • Measure area with centimeters and inch unit squares.

 

 


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

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Link similar nonfiction text written by different authors.
  • Identify the main idea and details to support it.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Pick a topic for informational reports.
  • Begin their reports by generating their main idea and key details.

In math students will:

  • Solve two-step word problems using all four operations.
  • Use place value strategies and associative property to multiply multiples of ten.

Dr. Martin Luther King Day Jr. Day Jan 16…..School closed


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

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Use nonfiction text features to Identify the important information in nonfiction texts
  • Monitor for meaning using the stop and think strategy

In writing students will understand that:

  • Peer conference in order to improve their writing
  • Revise and edit their personal narratives

In math students will:

  • Multiple and divide using units up to 8
  • Use the distributive property to multiply and divide

Holiday Recess...School Closed December 26th-January 2nd


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

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Ask and answer questions related to nonfiction text.
  • Look for context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words in an informational text.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to work on organizing and adding details to their personal narratives.

In math students will:

  • Multiple and divide using units of 6 & 7.
  • Use number bonds to decompose.

Be introduced to the commutative property of multiplication.


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

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Be introduced to nonfiction text structures.
  • Read nonfiction text for information.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Add colorful words and language to their personal narratives.


In math students will:

  • Be introduced to the commutative property of multiplication.



Other notes or information:

Parent Teacher conferences December 7th

 


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

Week Ending 11/18/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Generate ideas using the five senses for inspiration to create a personal narrative.

In math students will:

  • Round 2 digit measurements to the nearest 10 on a vertical number line.




Reminders:

  • Upcoming Trips:
    Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery November 16th

    Safety Town November 18th (Borawski/Valentin)


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

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to study characters actions and behaviors.
  • Identify how a character changes over time by looking at the beginning, middle, and end of a text.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to write their small moment using the writing process.
  • Peer and self edit in order to publish their piece.

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems using metric weights.
  • Students will be introduced to liters and millimeters.




Reminders:

  • No school November 8th and 11th.


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

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Work on gathering information about their characters based on the  actions and feelings within the text.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Begin to write their small moment using the writing process.

In math students will:

  • Use a number line as a strategy to tell time to the nearest minute and hour.


Reminders:

  • Wondrous Word Walk-October 31    


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

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Work on character analysis by identifying character traits using text evidence.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Develop their own small moment narratives.

In math students will:

  • Explore time by skip counting by 5’s.
  • Tell time to the nearest minute on the clock.


Reminders:

  • Picture Day Tuesday October 18, 2016


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

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Have grand conversations about what they have read in their guided reading books
  • Retell the events of a story in sequential order.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Develop their own personal narratives.

In math students will:

  • Use arrays and tape diagrams to model division and multiplication problems.
  • Skip count by 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s.


Reminders:
No school Monday October 3rd and Tuesday October 4th

Parent meeting for third grade environmental boat trip October 5, 2016 in the cafeteria prior to the PTA meeting.

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Conduct research on their given    topic for Multicultural Day.
  • Organize their notes into subgroup.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • Complete a graphic organizer based on their research.
  • Draft an informative essay.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Solve problems involving mixed units of weight.
  • Solve problems involving mixed units of time.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



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

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • recognize social issues by revisiting books that they have read.      
  • choose lenses through which to view text and life by reading critically.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading 

In writing students will understand that:

  • generate a well-formulated sentence known as a thesis statement by asserting their position in a powerful way.
  • make decisions about what notes and ideas will support their thesis statement by including only relevant information.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Solve problems involving mixed units of capacity.
  • Solve problems involving mixed units of length.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • continue to develop their schema of the time period by extending their learning through research.            
  • revisit setting details from the story that occur again and again to find a common thread (theme).
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • revisit mentor texts to help support their writing process by mimicking the author’s craft.
  • create strong conclusions by reiterating and succinctly summarizing the position supported throughout the essay.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Create conversion tables for length, weight, and capacity units using measurement tools, and use the tables to solve problems.
  • Create conversion tables for units of time, and use the tables to solve problems.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • look at how characters change over time by analyzing cause and effect relationships.             
  • consider how historical events affect the plot by interpreting all the events that lead up to the climax of the story.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading



In writing students will understand that:

  • communicate their thoughts and ideas by using precise language in their writing.
  • visualize the images they wish to convey by utilizing descriptive language.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • add decimal numbers by converting to fraction form.
  • Solve word problems involving the addition of measurements in decimal form.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Identify how a character’s behavior
     is influenced by looking at the historical time period (societal norms and events).                    
  • Develop empathy toward a character’s perspective by analyzing a strong character’s actions and words.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading


In writing students will understand that:

  • achieve new and deeper understandings of the characters they meet in stories by writing about the characters’ conflicts and taking a stance (agreeing or disagreeing) with the way the character resolved that conflict.
  • formulate their position about the text they are analyzing by reviewing and organizing their thoughts and ideas prior to drafting.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Compare and order mixed numbers in various forms.
  • Apply understanding of fraction equivalence to add tenths and hundredths.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Take notes on the story elements, with a focus on the setting by envisioning what life was like during that time period.
  • Understand that historical fiction characters and events may be representations of important  historical figures.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading


In writing students will understand that:

  • Read mentor texts and identify the themes.
  • achieve new and deeper understandings of the characters they meet in stories by analyzing and writing about how characters act and react.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Use metric measurement to model the decomposition of one whole into tenths.
  • Use metric measurement and area models    to represent  tenths as fractions greater than 1 and decimal numbers.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Find the gist of each paragraph while reading a complex text.
  • Identify the type of question before answering questions.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading


In writing students will understand that:

  • Formulate well developed paragraphs
  • use specific text evidence to support their answer.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Find the product of a whole number and a mixed number using the distributive property.
  • Solve multiplicative comparison word problems involving fractions.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • examine characters in depth by identifying the changes in a character and how it lends itself to                  the overall story.  
  • use sections/ headings to help us target where to locate information.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • Formulate well developed paragraphs
  • use specific text evidence to support their answer.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Add mixed numbers.
  • Subtract a fraction from a mixed number.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Find the gist of each paragraph while reading a text.
  • use context clues to understand unfamiliar language in a text.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading


In writing students will understand that:

  • Formulate well developed paragraphs
  • use specific text evidence to support their answer.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences



In math students will:

  • Compare fractions greater than 1 by creating common numerators and denominators.
  • Estimate sums and differences using benchmark numbers.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • use context clues to understand unfamiliar language in a text.
  • use sections/ headings to help them target where to locate information.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading




In writing students will understand that:

  • Formulate well developed paragraphs
  • use specific text evidence to support their answer.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences



In math students will:

  • Add a fraction less than 1 to, or subtract a fraction less than 1 from, a whole number using decomposition and visual models.
  • Decompose and compose fractions greater than 1 to express them in various forms.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • form a more direct understanding of purposeful annotation and its benefits during close reading.
  • Show their understanding by applying their purposeful annotations to attacking multiple choice questions.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading



In writing students will understand that:

  • craft an extended response about a text.
  • use specific text evidence to support their answer.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences


In math students will:

  • Add and subtract more than two fractions.
  • Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • closely examine a text to annotate it through the lens of perspective. They will do this by asking themselves, “how does the perspective of this text affect its meaning?”
  • will form an answer in their minds before reading the answer choices.  They will then confirm their answer by locating the information in the text, and choosing the option that best matches their original thought.  
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • craft a short response about a text.
  • use specific text evidence to support their answer.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences


In math students will:

  • Find common units or number of units to compare two fractions.
  • Use visual models to add and subtract two fractions with the same units.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • self monitor comprehension by annotating a text when close reading with a purpose/focus of author’s craft.  
  • understand a question by identifying its purpose.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading



In writing students will understand that:

  • understand the expectations of an extended response by analyzing a rubric and checklist.
  • set goals for themselves by analyzing their extended response they had scored using the rubric the previous day.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences


In math students will:

  • Use the area model and division to show the equivalence of two fractions.
  • Explain fraction equivalence using a tape diagram and the number line and relate that         to the use of multiplication and division.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 2/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • self monitor comprehension by annotating a text when close reading.
  • understand a question by identifying its purpose.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading



In writing students will understand that:

  • gain a thorough understanding of the expectations of a short response by analyzing the short response with a rubric.
  • create goals for themselves by analyzing their own short response baseline in alignment with the short response rubric.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences





In math students will:

  • Decompose fractions using area models to           show equivalence.
  • Use area model and multiplication to show equivalence of two fractions.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



Other notes or information:

February 3 - Paramount Person Day

 

 


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

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • determine important topics or categories to study in order to learn about colonists.
  • sort information learned from informational texts appropriately to complete a graphic organizer.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading




In writing students will understand that:

  • complete a graphic organizer by synthesizing information from an informational text.
  • write a paragraph summarizing a colonial trade, incorporating a topic sentence, supporting details and a closing sentence.

  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences



In math students will:

  • Define and construct triangles from given         criteria.
  • Classify quadrilaterals based on parallel and perpendicular lines and the presence or            absence of angles of a specified size.
  • Assessment: exit tickets

 

 

 


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

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • analyze the information in a text by paying close attention to what structure is used and how it connects to the main idea.  
  • determine the meaning of  unknown words by using context clues and text features.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • develop a stance and create a thesis statement about colonial trades.
  • support their claim with relevant details using information from their non-fiction texts.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences


In math students will:

  • Use the addition of adjacent angle measures to solve problems using a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
  • Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • analyze the information in a text by paying close attention to what structure is used and how it connects to the main idea.  
  • create theories about a text by determining how the text is structured and asking themselves, “What was the author’s purpose in structuring the text this way?”
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • develop a stance and create a thesis statement.
  • support their claim with relevant details using information from the text.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences


In math students will:

  • Identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles. Recognize them in various contexts and familiar figures.
  • Use right angles to determine whether angles      are equal to, greater than, or less than right angles. Draw right, obtuse, and acute angles.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will understand that:

  •  analyze the information in a text by paying close attention to what structure is used and how it connects to the main idea.  
  • create theories about a text by determining how the text is structured and asking themselves, “What was the author’s purpose in structuring the text this way?”
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading




In writing students will understand that:

  • develop a stance and create a thesis statement.
  • support their claim with relevant details using information from the text.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences




In math students will:

  • Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using the area model.
  • Multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers using four partial products.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • identify the description text structure by creating a picture in their minds using the author’s details and examples.
  • identify the compare and contrast
    text structure by identifying similarities and differences between people, things, concepts,
     or ideas in a nonfiction text.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading


In writing students will understand that:

  • form a claim by close reading articles.
  • organize their information by using a boxes and bullets graphic organizer.  They will develop a stance and support their claim with relevant details using information from the text by using the organizer.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences


In math students will:

  • Represent and solve 3 digit dividend division with divisors of 2, 3, 4 and 5 numerically.
  • Represent  numerically four-digit dividend division with divisors of 2, 3, 4, and 5, decomposing a remainder up to three                                                             times.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



Other notes or information:

Parent Teacher conferences December 7th

 

 


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

Week Ending 11/18/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • understand theme, conflict and foreshadowing by noticing when a word, object, or situation is mentioned repeatedly.
  • 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.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • Writers self assess their on demand and set goals for themselves by using the persuasive essay rubric and student exemplar piece.
  • know that when we compose arguments, we are composing claims supported by reasons and evidence. They do this by researching both sides of an issue, and identifying the author’s perspective.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Understand and solve division problems with a remainder using the array and area models.
  • Represent and solve division problems requiring decomposing a remainder in the tens.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • notice when characters act “out of character” by developing theories about why they are behaving in this manner.
  • recognize when a character suddenly realizes, understands or figures something out by identifying the aha moment.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • Writers publish their narratives by reflecting on all of the strategies they have learned and staying focused on their writing.
  • celebrate all of their hard work by being full of energy and sharing their narratives with one another.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Use the place value chart to multiply a two-digit multiple of 10 by a two-digit multiple of 10.
  • Extend the use of place value disks to represent three- and four-digit by one-digit multiplication.
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • make their own interpretations about the text by paying attention to what sticks out.
  • think about different aspects of their book/topic by looking or patterns and connections between different ideas.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • edit their narratives by checking for correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • publish their narratives by reflecting on all of the strategies they have learned and staying focused on their writing.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • solve multiplicative comparison word problems by applying the area and perimeter formulas.
  • demonstrate understanding of area and perimeter formulas by solving multi-step real world problems.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



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

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • develop a theory about their characters by rereading and collecting evidence to support their ideas.
  • persuade another person to take their position about a character by debating and supporting their position with evidence.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • focus on the meaning of their piece.  They will check that their story orients the reader so that the meaning is clear.
  • work towards ending their personal narratives with a BANG! They do this by leaving their reader with a final thought that is powerful and reminds the reader of their bigger meaning.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Know and relate metric units to place value units in order to express measurements in different units.
  • Use addition and subtraction to solve multi-step word problems involving length, mass, and capacity
  • Assessment: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Gain deeper understandings of a text by using the author’s description of the story elements to visualize/envision the story.
  • Make inferences about the text by using their schema and details.
  • Activities: interactive read aloud, guided reading groups, and shared reading

In writing students will understand that:

  • Climb inside their story, walking in the shoes of the character (you), explaining the story as it unfolds, bit by bit so the readers can experience it too.  They will do this by incorporating descriptive language.
  • Provide conversational feedback to one another in order to allow the writer to uncover layers of an idea.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Use place value understanding to decompose to smaller units once using the standard subtraction algorithm, and apply the algorithm to solve word problems using tape diagrams.
  • Solve two step word problems using the standard subtraction algorithm fluently modeled with tape diagrams, and assess the reasonableness of answers using rounding.
  • Assessment: exit tickets



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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Ensure paragraphs flow smoothly from one idea to another by using transitional words.
  • Add a strong conclusion by signaling to the reader that the argument is coming to a close and leave readers with something to think about.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Ensure paragraphs flow smoothly from one idea to another by using transitional words.
  • Add a strong conclusion by signaling to the reader that the argument is coming to a close and leave readers with something to think about.

In math students will:

  • Plot points and describe patterns using the coordinate pairs.
  • Generate a number pattern from a given rule and plot the points.

Other notes or information:

●    Board of Education meeting May 25 @ LBHS 7:30
●    Health fair Olympics May 26
●    School closed Monday, May 29, Memorial Day
●    Coleman Country Day Camp Fifth grade trip, June 6
●    Fifth grade Field Day, June 7



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

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing researchers add credibility to their writing argument by using direct quotes from reliable research or authorities on the topic. 
  • Growing researchers revise for accuracy in their writing by carefully sorting through all evidence before taking a position for or against the given topic.
  • Growing researchers determine which points best support their claim by gathering multiple supporting documents during research and sorting through their data collection (text).

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing researchers add credibility to their writing argument by using direct quotes from reliable research or authorities on the topic. 
  • Growing researchers revise for accuracy in their writing by carefully sorting through all evidence before taking a position for or against the given topic.
  • Growing researchers determine which points best support their claim by gathering multiple supporting documents during research and sorting through their data collection (text).

In math students will:

  • Construct a coordinate system on a line.
  • Construct a coordinate system on a plane.
  • Name points using coordinate pairs and use the coordinate pairs to plot points.

Other notes or information:

Middle school visitation May 18
Coleman Country Day Camp Fifth grade trip, June 6 
Fifth grade Field Day, June 7


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

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to investigate to understand an argument
  • Growing researchers revise for accuracy in their writing by carefully sorting through all evidence before taking a position for or against the given topic.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to investigate to understand argument
  • Growing researchers revise for accuracy in their writing by carefully sorting through all evidence before taking a position for or against the given topic.

In math students will:

  • Solve real world problems involving area of figures with fractional side lengths using visual models and/or equations.
  • Name points using coordinate pairs, and use the coordinate pairs to plot points.

Other notes or information:

●    Elementary Plant Sale May 11 & 12
●    District Art Show May 12, 4-8pm & May 13, 10am-2pm
●    Fifth Grade “Beach Party” West gymnasium May 11, 6-8pm


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

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to investigate to understand an argument
  • Discriminate between relevant and less relevant information by keeping notes short and to the point.
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in their own words.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to investigate to understand argument
  • Discriminate between relevant and less relevant information by keeping notes short and to the point.
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in their own words.

In math students will:

  • Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
  • Draw and identify varied two-dimensional figures from given attributes.


Other notes or information:

●    New York State Math Assessment, May 2-4, 2017
●    SEPTA Awards Night at Lindell, May 3 at 6:30 pm
●    Board of Education meeting/ Budget hearing 7:30 pm


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

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Discriminate between relevant and less relevant information by keeping notes short and to the point.
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in their own words.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Discriminate between relevant and less relevant information by keeping notes short and to the point.
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in their own words.

In math students will:

  • Multiply mixed number factors, and relate to the distributive property and the area model.
  • Solve real-world problems involving area of figures with fractional side lengths using visual models and/or equations.


Other notes or information:

●    Spring Picture Day Tuesday, April 25
●    West Spring Boutique April 26
●    NYSSMA Festival, Friday April 28 at Farmingdale



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

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.
  • Verbally rehearse their arguments by participating in the debate process.
  • Growing readers find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.
  • Verbally rehearse their arguments by participating in the debate process.
  • Growing readers find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.

In math students will:

  • Divide a whole number by a unit fraction.
  • Divide a unit fraction by a whole number.
  • Solve problems involving fraction division.


Other notes or information:

●    Board of Education Budget Adoption, Thursday, April 6, 7:30PM
●    West Community Day Friday, April 7.
●    Spring Recess-School Closed on Monday April 10-18, 2017




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

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by analyzing context clues.
  • Compare and contrast themes and topics as well as the common plots and patterns in various text.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Introduce a topic clearly, provide supporting details, and craft a concluding statement.
  • Compare and contrast two texts by synthesizing the information from two texts into one extended response.
  • Work on independent writing projects.

In math students will:

  • Compare the size of the product to the size of the factors.
  • Solve word problems using fraction and decimal multiplication.


Other notes or information:

●    New York State ELA Assessment March 28-30
●    Board of Education Budget Adoption, Thursday, April 6, 7:30PM
●    West Community Day Friday, April 7.


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

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Pay attention to the details throughout the passage by identifying the theme.
  • Compare and contrast characters by analyzing their qualities, behaviors, and interactions with other characters.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Connect ideas by using transitions, provide supporting details, and craft a concluding statement.
  • Continue to practice drafting, short and extended responses by answering all parts of the prompt.
  • Work on independent writing projects.

In math students will:

  • Convert mixed unit measurements, and solve multi-step word problems.
  • Relate fraction and decimal equivalence to multiplying a fraction by 1.


Other notes or information:

●    Thursday, March 23, 2017 Board of Education Budget Work Session 7:30 pm
●    New York State ELA Assessment March 28-30


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

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Identify predictable main idea questions by analyzing the various kinds of questions that focus on main idea.
  • Answer questions about a text by referring back to their annotations for support.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Confirm that their essay answers the prompt by rereading and finding evidence in their essay that clearly answers the prompt.
  • Organize their extended responses by examining the prompt and creating a logical order prior to drafting.

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems using tape diagrams and fraction by fraction multiplication.
  • Relate decimal and fraction multiplication.


Other notes or information:

●    Early dismissal 12:15 March 16, & 17
●    Elementary parent/teacher conferences March 16, 1:15pm -3:15pm and 6- 9 pm, March 17, 1:15pm-3:15pm
●    Daylight Savings Time begins March 12- Set clocks ahead 1 hour
●    Book Fair March 13th-17th


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

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Interpret and understand questions by analyzing the wording and identifying their purpose.
  • Answer questions about a text by referring back to their annotations for support.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to utilize details in a text to show best examples.
  • Make an inference by gathering text evidence to support writing.
  • Publish Feature Articles and work on independent writing projects.

In math students will:

  • Compare and evaluate expressions with parentheses.
  • Solve and create fraction word problems involving addition,subtraction, and multiplication.


Other notes or information:

●   Board of Education meeting March 9, Long Beach Library, 7:30pm


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

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Use a variety of strategies to support their comprehension of a passage by purposefully annotating the text.
  • Use main idea and key details to summarize a text.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Utilize details in a text to enhance the writing by referring back to the text for relevant, well chosen details to show best examples.
  • Make an inference by gathering text evidence to support writing.


In math students will:

  • Relate a fraction of a set to repeated addition interpretation of fraction multiplication.
  • Find a fraction of a measurement and solve word problems.



Other notes or information:

●    February 28, Family Game Night, 6:30 pm
●    March 2, Board of Ed. Budget Work Session


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

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Use a variety of strategies to support their comprehension of a passage by purposefully annotating the text.
  • Use main idea and key details to summarize a text.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Create logical conclusions that circle back to the main points of the article.
  • Revise , edit and publish their feature articles.


In math students will:

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



Other notes or information:

●    West PTA meeting Feb. 15,  7pm
●    Feb. 15, 100th Day of School
●    Feb. 17 Science Fair


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

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Use a variety of strategies to support their comprehension of a passage by purposefully annotating the text.
  • Use main idea and key details to summarize a text.


In writing students will understand that:

  • Strengthen their writing by providing readers evidence to support their points.
  • Credit their sources by using parenthesis or transition words.


In math students will:

  • Use line plots of fraction measurements.
  • Interpret a fraction as division.



Other notes or information:

●    Feb. 3 Fifth grade Science Fair conclusion due
●    Feb. 9 Board of Education meeting 7:30 PM
●    Feb. 10 Fifth grade Science Fair boards due
●    Feb. 17 Science Fair




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

Week Ending 2/03/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Strategize solutions for vocabulary problems using Notice and Notes Word Gap signpost.
  • 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 understand that:

  • Continue  to support their topic by collecting quotes and paraphrasing facts as they research.
  • Try out various introductions for their topic.



In math students will:

  • Strategize to solve multi-term problems.
  • Solve multi-step word problems; assess reasonableness of solutions using benchmark numbers.



Other notes or information:

●    Feb.1, 6:30pm West Reflection Assembly
●    Feb. 3, 9:30, Paramount Person Day grade K-2
●    Feb. 3 Fifth grade Science Fair conclusion due
●    Feb. 10 Fifth grade Science Fair boards due


 

 


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

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Notice specific numbers, number words or amounts and make comparisons, draw conclusions and understand the author’s purpose or bias.
  • Orient themselves to complex nonfiction texts by using text features and background knowledge/schema


In writing students will understand that:

  • After selecting a topic, writers of feature articles gather all the information they know about the topic and determine if they have enough information or if they need to gather more..
  • Writers determine what still needs to be learned about a topic by generating questions which will further their research.


In math students will:

  • Solve two step word problems.
  • Add fractions to and subtract fractions from whole numbers using equivalence and the number line as strategies

 

Please note:
●    West BIG continues, hand folders in on Monday
●    School Closed January 16, MLK Day
●    West PTA meeting January 20, 9:30 am


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

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Recognize and be alerted to opposing ideas in their nonfiction reading, using Contrast and Contradiction signpost strategy.
  • Recognize that when authors use extreme or absolute language it can alert them to the strength of the author’s feelings or the possibility that the writer is exaggerating.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Prepare themselves for writing feature articles by familiarizing themselves with the characteristics of the genre.
  • Select topics for feature articles by considering the audience and purpose for their writing.

In math students will:

  • Add fractions with unlike units using the strategy of  creating equivalent fractions.
  • Subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.


 

Please Note:

●    West BIG begins on January 9th
●    Board of Education meeting January 12th.
●    West Unity Day Assembly January 13th
●    School Closed January 16, MLK Day



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

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Learn that sophisticated readers consider universal themes as they read, comparing and contrasting those themes across different texts.
  • Learn that one way readers think about a theme in more complex ways is to consider how different characters connect to and represent that theme, and also how some characters may work against a theme.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Strengthen written claims by paraphrasing evidence from the text.
  • Make sentences and paragraphs flow smoothly by using transitional words.


In math students will:

  • Solve division word problems involving multi-digit division with group size unknown and the number of groups unknown.
  • Divide decimal dividends by two digit divisors.

 

Please Note:

●    West PTA meeting on 12/16/16 at 9:30 AM
●    West Winter Concert on Monday 12/19/16 at 7:00 PM
●    West Principal’s Challenge on 12/23/16



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

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Learn about a character by studying what they say and how they say it.
  • Revise or add new theories about a character by identifying a time or times when a character acts out of character



In writing students will understand that:

  • Clearly introduce  their thesis statement by using a strong lead and and an introduction paragraph.
  • Strengthen written claim by citing direct quotes from text in their body paragraphs.


In math students will:

  • Divide two- and three- digit dividends by two-digit divisors with single- digit quotients, and make connection to a written method.
  • Divide  three-and four-digit dividends by two-digit divisors resulting in two-and three-digit quotients, reasoning about the decomposition of successive remainders in each place value.

 

Please Note:

●    Parent-Teacher Conferences: Dec. 7 6-9pm
●    Science Fair Contracts distributed, please return signed promptly if you haven’t done so already.

 

 


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

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will understand that:

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

In writing students will understand that:

  • Write a thesis statement by organizing their ideas.
  • Develop their thesis by using evidence and examples from the text.

In math students will:

  • Solve two step word problems involving measurement conversion.
  • Use divide by ten patterns for multi-digit whole number division.
  • Use basic facts to approximate quotients  with two digit divisors.





Please note:

●    M.U.S.T. Night Nov. 16th, 6:30pm
●    Thanksgiving Break November 24th and 25th, school closed


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

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Learn more about the theme, conflict and foreshadow by noticing when the author interrupts the action to recall a memory.
  • Recognize the benefits of reading in a book club by being able to view the text through the eyes of other readers.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Be guided through an inquiry to explore the characteristics of essays.
  • Learn that one way to generate ideas for Literary Essay is to read with extra alertness, seeing more in the details of the text.

In math students will:

  • Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm to solve multi-step word problems.
  • Multiply decimal fractions with tenths by multi-digit whole numbers using place value understanding to record partial products.
  • Multiply decimal fractions by multi-digit whole numbers through conversion to a whole number problem and reasoning about the placement of the decimals.





Please note:

●    Friday Nov. 4th, West PTA Comedy Night
●    Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 6th set clocks back one hour
●    School closed Nov. 8th, Election Day and Nov. 11th, Veteran’


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

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • understand the main character, plot, and theme by paying attention to the advice the older and wiser character gives to the main character.
  • understand theme, conflict and foreshadowing by noticing when a word, object, or situation is mentioned repeatedly.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Conference with the teacher in order to work on individual goals.
  • Analyze author’s craft using mentor texts.

In math students will:

  • Write and interpret numerical expressions, and compare expressions using a visual model.
  • Convert numerical expressions into unit form as a mental strategy for multi-digit multiplication.
  • Connect visual models and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm without renaming.



Please note:

●    Field Trip to Garvies Point Wednesday October 26, 2016 please pack a lunch
●    Red Ribbon Week October 24-28th
●    PARP is ongoing and please return folders every Monday

 

 


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

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Identify the difference between topic and theme by clarifying the distinction between these two concepts with text evidence and clearly knowing the definitions.
  • Identify internal conflict by noticing when a character asks tough questions.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Recognize the theme of their personal narrative by identifying the message they want the reader to walk away with.
  • Improve their writing by using purposeful dialogue.

In math students will:

  • Use Mental Strategies for Multi-Digit Whole Number Multiplication
  • Multiply multi-digit whole numbers and multiples of 10 using place value patterns and the distributive and associative properties.
  • Estimate multi-digit products by rounding factors to a basic fact and using place value patterns.


Please note:

● Picture Day Tuesday, October 18, 2016
● Field Trip to Garvies Point October 26, 2016
● Please send in permission slip and money if you have not already done so.




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

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will understand that:

  • Deepen comprehension by recognizing that authors tell stories from various perspectives.
  • Be able to identify first, second and third person narratives.
  • Continue building reading stamina and fluency.

In writing students will understand that:

  • Recognize pacing in their narratives by selecting and action and adding details.
  • Bring out the internal story by using flashback and flashforward techniques.

In math students will:

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

Please note:
●    Friday September 30 Wear gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day, details to follow
●    NWEA assessments ongoing
●    October 3rd and 4th school closed Rosh Hashanah

 

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