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West Elementary School

Weekly Update
 

 

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Kindergarten


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

Week Ending 9/21/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers make meaning about parts of the book by utilizing the pictures to help them code the story.
  • Growing readers continue to make meaning about the parts of the book
  • Growing readers continue to learn about the parts of the book and how the pictures help them code the story

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers understand how to hold a pencil by practicing the proper grip
  • Growing writers know that there are different types of writing (letters, lists, stories, cards)
  • Growing writers know that there are different types of writing by exploring different examples of writing

 

In math students will:

  • Within linear and array dot configurations of numbers 3, 4, and 5, find hidden partners
  • Within circular and scattered dot configurations of numbers 3, 4, and 5, find hidden partners
  • Model decompositions of 3 with materials, drawings and expressions

 

Other notes or information:
Green Meadows Field Trip is on October 5, 2018


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First Grade

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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • practice the routines and responsibilities of Reading Workshop
  • learn how to choose a Just Right Book
  • recognize what makes for a great reading partner
  • learn how to tap out words to spell

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • practice the rules and routines of Writing Workshop
  • discuss the types of things they enjoy writing about
  • understand why writers write
  • write a sentence with an uppercase letter, spaces between words, and a punctuation

 

In math students will:

  • count on from one number or part to totals of 8 and 9.
  • represent all the number pairs of 10 as number bonds
  • solve math stories by drawing, writing equations, and making statements

 

Other notes or information:
Back to School Night 9/26. See you then! 

 

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Second Grade

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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Identify that a closed syllable has one short vowel and is closed by a consonant, digraph or blend.
  • Utilize a reading response book to jot down entries about books they read.
  • Enhance their comprehension by creating mental pictures in their head

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • generate ideas to write a personal narrative.
  • communicate their passions to peers.
  • select a seed idea to begin planning and organizing their thoughts.

 

In math students will:

  • use centimeter cubes to measure.
  • read and solve word problems. 
  • estimate the length of objects.

 

Other notes or information:
Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm.

 

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • keep themselves on track by retelling/summarizing 
    and discussing what has happened in the text with their reading partner.
  • expand their partner talks and 
    listen to their reading partners by learning how to use sample prompts.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • bring their character to life by 
    adding dialogue using quotation marks and commas. 
  • add subordinating conjunctions
    by examining the vocabulary they used when transitioning and choosing best word 
    choices.

In math students will:

  • model division as the unknown factor in multiplication using arrays and tape diagrams.
  • interpret the quotient as the number of groups or the number of objects in each group using units of 2.

 

Other notes or information:
Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:00pm.

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Students will continue to enhance their reading strategies by making connections and identify the point of view their story is told in
  • Respond to text using their writing notebook 
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Generate seed ideas for personal 
    Narratives
  • Choose an idea and begin expanding
                  their moment using more detail and       
                  incorporate feeling
  • Activities: independent and guided writing

 

In math students will:

  • Use place value charts to understand the value of numbers
  • Write numbers in standard, expanded and word form
  • Activities: cooperative learning groups and independent practice 

 

Other notes or information:


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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to develop reading stamina by reading more each day. 
  • Understand a story by analyzing the plot structure including the rising action, climax and resolution of a story.
  • Summarize the main events in their reading to better understand the story.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to list “seed ideas” for personal narratives.
  • Analyze their writing to determine what their story is really about, to decide what is the “heart” of it .
  • Revise a story by adding vivid details to help create mental images for the reader.

 

In math students will:

  • Continue to reason concretely and pictorially using place value understanding to relate to  base ten units from millions to thousandths.
  • Use exponents to name place value units and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point.
  • Use exponents to denote powers of 10 with application to metric conversions.

 

Other notes or information:
Bully Prevention week begins Sept. 24
Elementary Back to School night, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7pm

  

 

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