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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 10/11/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers can distinguish
    between letters and words
  • Growing readers read texts by
    “reading the words”
  • Growing readers continue to read
    texts by “reading the words”

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers have ideas to share
    and understand that all ideas are
    valid
  • Growing writers learn about the
    parts of a writer’s notebook
  • Growing writers have ideas to share
    and understand that all ideas are
    valid

 

In math students will:

  • Order and write numerals 4 and 5 to
    answer how many questions
  • Write numerals 1-5 in order
  • Count 4-6 objects in circular and
    scattered configurations

 

Other notes or information:

 

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First Grade

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

Week of 10/11/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • use strategies to figure out
    unfamiliar words.
  • blending and reading three sound
    short vowel words.
  • read with a partner and talk about
    their books.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • use their graphic organizer and
    sketch their small moment stories.
  • write a beginning to their Personal
    Narrative.
  • write a complete sentence with a
    capital letter and a punctuation
    mark.

 

In math students will:

  • understand the meaning of the equal
    sign by pairing equivalent expressions
    and constructing true number
    sentences.
  • represent the same story scenario with
    addends repositioned.
  • apply the commutative property to
    count on from a larger addend.

Other notes or information:
● No School on Wednesday, October 9 in honor of Yom Kippur.

 

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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 10/11/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • write closed syllable words with bonus
    letters - f, l, and s like stuff, full and
    mess.
  • acknowledge the important parts of a
    story by identifying the essential
    story elements.
  • use visualization to check for
    understanding.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • choose a personal experience to tell to a
    partner orally.
  • continue to retell a story orally to a
    different partner.
  • decide what topic they want to write a
    personal narrative on.

 

In math students will:

  • measure lengths of strings.
  • solve two-step word problems.
  • take the unit 2 assessment on
    measurement.

 

Other notes:
● Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm.

 

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 10/11/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Understand a story better by
    identifying the story elements.
  • Understand the characters’ roles
    in a story by differentiating
    between main characters and minor
    characters in the story.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Bring their character to life by
    adding dialogue by using
    quotation marks and commas.
  • Growing writers reflect on their
    own writing by listening to the
    feedback of their peers.

 

In math students will:

  • Apply the distributive property
    to decompose units.
  • Solve two-step word problems
    involving all four operations, and
    assess the reasonableness of
    answers.

 

No school 10/9

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week of 10/4/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • I can monitor for meaning by
    formulating text-based
    questions while they are
    reading..
  • I can make reasonable
    predictions and revise them by
    utilizing text details to support
    their thoughts.
  • Activities: guided reading, read
    aloud, shared reading,
    independent reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • I can think about the major
    turning points in my life and
    write about it.
  • I can improve my writing by
    listening to peers questions
    and comments.
  • Activities: independent and
    guided writing

 

In math students will:

  • I can use place value understanding to decompose to smaller units
    once using the standard subtraction algorithm.
  • I can solve multistep word problems by recognizing important
    words and understand what is being asked of me.
  • Activities: cooperative learning groups and independent practice

 

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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 10/11/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Monitor for meaning by
    summarizing the main events in
    the text .
  • Build comprehension by digging
    deeper and thinking beyond the
    literal text- inferencing.
  • Readers will continue to keep
    records of their reading lives by
    responding to literature in their
    reading journal

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Revise their writing by using
    specific details to help readers
    create vivid mental images in
    their minds .
  • Recognize the theme of their
    personal narratives by identifying
    the message they want the reader
    to walk away with.

 

In math students will:

  • 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.
  • Multiply a decimal fraction by
    single-digit whole numbers,
    including using estimation to confirm
    the placement of the decimal point.

 

Other notes or information:

10/9/19: School Closed: Yom Kippur
10/10/19- Board of Education meeting 7 pm

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