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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 3/22/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers continue to interact
    with informational texts to get a
    deeper understanding of the
    information being presented
  • Growing readers continue to ask
    questions of their texts to clarify their
    meaning
  • Growing readers recognize
    unfamiliar words in
    nonfiction/informational texts and
    attempt to determine the meaning
    using various strategies

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to
    generate potential topics for an “all
    About” book by using their
    background knowledge
  • Growing writers think about certain
    criteria when choosing their topic
    from an “All About” book
  • Growing writers generate potential
    topics for an “All About” book by
    thinking about what sparks their
    interest (what they are curious
    about, what they find exciting, what
    they find scary)

 

In math students will:

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

 

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First Grade

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

Week of 3/22/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • ask and answer questions to gather
    information related to specific topics
  •  focus vowel teams: au, qw, ew, ue,
    ou, oo, ow, oi, oy,
  •  understand that readers have
    questions about text, compare and
    contrast, discuss characters and
    feelings, and retell stories
  • have book talks with buddies and
    within book clubs to become
    stronger readers

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Generate a list of possible characters
    they disapprove of and give their
    opinions why
  • review reasons for writing a friendly
    letter
  • recognize the features of a friendly
    letter by examining the parts and
    their functions “parts of a friendly
    letter”
  • generate a strong beginning by
    introducing themselves or state their
    reason to their targeted audience

 

In math students will:

  • use single digit sums to support
    solutions for analogous sums to 40
  • add ones and ones or tens and tens
  • add tens to a two-digit number
  • use counting on and the make ten
    strategy when adding across a ten

Other notes or information:

● PARP! Parents please read nightly with your child.
● Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, March 21st (6:00-9:00) pm and Friday, March 22nd (1:15-3:30)

 

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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • introduce the double vowel
    syllable type.
  • build words with ai and ay.
  •  discuss homophones and how
    words can have multiple
    meanings.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • partner with a peer to help edit
    their expert writing.
  • continue to revise their expert
    writing in conferences and
    independently.
  • use the word wall to correct their
    spelling.

 

In math students will:

  • subtract from multiples of 100 and
    from numbers with zero in the
    tens place.
  • use math drawings to represent
    subtraction with up to two
    decompositions.
  • apply and explain alternate
    methods for subtracting.

 

Other notes:
● PARP folders are due Monday .
● Mrs. Goldenberg’s class begins swimming on Monday .
● Parent Teacher Conferences will be held 3/21 and 3/22.

 

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will understand that:

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

 

In writing students will understand that:

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

 

In math students will:

  • generate and organize data.
  • rotate tape diagrams vertically.

 

Reminders: 

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week of 3/15/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • I can identify the main idea of a text
  • I can write a summary using a topic
    sentence and supporting details.
  • Activities: guided reading, read
    aloud, shared reading, independent
    reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • I can respond to text dependent
    questions.
  • Activities: independent and guided
    writing

 

In math students will:

  • Compare fractions
  • Find equivalent fractions using tape
    diagrams
  • Activities: cooperative learning groups
    and independent practice

 

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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 3/22/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to develop reading
    stamina by reading more each
    day.
  • Scholars will interpret and
    understand questions by analyzing
    the wording and identifying their
    purpose.
  • Scholars will be able to answer
    questions about a text by referring
    back to their annotations for support.
  • Scholars will identify predictable
    main idea questions by analyzing the
    various kinds of questions that focus
    on main idea.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Writers confirm that their essay
    answers the prompt by rereading
    the prompt and finding evidence
    and insights in their essay that
    clearly answers the prompt.
  • Writers will gain an understanding
    of grade level writing expectations
    by examining the NYS ELA Grade
    5 rubric through self and peer
    evaluation. (This may take more
    than one day)
  • Writers make an inference
    independently by gathering text
    evidence to support their writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply Unit fraction by non-unit
    fractions.
  • Multiply non-unit fraction by
    non-unit fractions.
  • Solve Word Problems using table
    diagrams and fraction-by-fraction
    multiplication.
  • Relate decimal and fraction
    multiplication.

 

Other notes or information:

● 3/21/19: Elementary Parent- Teacher Conferences from 6-9 PM
● 3/22/19: Elementary Early Dismissal 12:15 PM
● 3/22/19: Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15-3:15 PM

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