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Kindergarten


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

Week Ending 5/11/18

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 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 will be given various facts and opinions and will determine which statements are facts and which are opinions
  • Growing writers select the pieces that they feel most strongly about to include in their opinion books by reviewing all of the wofrk 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 10 using fingers, sets, linking cubes and number bonds
  • Represent pictorial decomposition and composition addition stories to 9 with 5-group drawings and equations with no unknown
  • Represent pictorial decomposition and composition addition stories to 10 with 5-group drawings and equations with no unknown

 

Other notes or information:
Kindergarten Play 5/11/18 at 9:30 AM


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

Week Ending 5/4/18

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 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 will be given various facts and opinions and will determine which statements are facts and which are opinions
  • 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:


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

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers sequence the main events in a story by sequentially retelling the story to a partner
  • Growing readers continue to sequence the main events in a story by sequentially retelling the story to a partner
  • Growing readers will practice sequencing main events by creating a story mountain together of a story they just read in small group

 

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 will continue to collect details about the topic they selected by organizing the content of their opinion books on a graphic organizer
  • Growing writers will continue to collect details about the topic they selected by organizing the content of their opinion books on a graphic organizer

 

In math students will:

  • Decompose the number 6 using 5-group drawings by breaking off or removing a part, and record each decomposition with a drawing and subtraction equation
  • Decompose the number 7 using 5-group drawings by hiding a part, and record each decomposition with a drawing and subtraction equation
  • Decompose the number 8 using 5-group drawings and crossing off a part, and record each decomposition with a drawing and subtraction equation

 

Other notes or information:  


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

Week Ending 4/20/18

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 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 will be given various facts and opinions and will determine which statements are facts and which are opinions
  • 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:

  • 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:  


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

Week Ending 3/23/18

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

 

Other notes or information:  
Community Day is on March 28, 2018.


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

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers interact with informational texts to get a deeper understanding of the information being presented.
  • Growing readers continue to interact with informational texts to get a deeper understanding of the information being presented
  • Growing readers ask questions of their texts to clarify their thinking. 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to use questions to drive their research
  • Growing writers 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

 

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 number bonds
  • Model decompositions of 8 using a story situation, arrays, and number bonds


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

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers continue to 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 (focus on table of contents   
  • Growing readers find newly learned information in their nonfiction/informational texts to share with a friend. 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to recognize the visuals utilized in an “All About” book and how it adds to the text that they read (diagrams, photographs, maps)
  • Growing writers are aware that their curiosity and the world around them lead to possible topics
  • Growing writers use questions to drive their research

 

In math students will:

  • Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using actions, objects and drawings
  • Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using fingers and linking cubes
  • Represent composition story situations with drawings using numeric number bonds


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

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers think about what they already know about their topic before they begin reading their nonfiction/informational texts
  • Growing readers recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by focusing on photographs, labels, and captions to build comprehension
  • Growing readers continue to recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by focusing on photographs, labels, and captions to build comprehension 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers recognize the text utilized in an “all About” book and how it gives you information on the topic
  • Growing writers recognize the visuals utilized in an “All About” book and how it adds to the text that they read
  • Growing writers continue to  recognize the visuals utilized in an “All About” book and how it adds to the text that they read(diagrams, photographs, maps) 

 

In math students will:

  • Visual quantities to compare two numerals
  • Observe cups of colored water of equal volume poured into a variety of container shapes
  • Use balls of clay of equal weights to make sculptures


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

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers recognize the elements of NF/informational texts
  • Growing readers recognize the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts    
  • Growing readers think about what they already know about their topic before they begin reading their nonfiction/informational texts    

 

In writing students will understand that:

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

 

In math students will:

  • Match and count to compare a number of objects.  State which quantity is more
  • Match and count to compare two sets of objects.  State which quantity is less
  • Strategize to compare two sets

 


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

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

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

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to revise their list and label books by adding in voice (wow word)
  • Growing writers edit their list and label books by adding end mark punctuation
  • Growing writers edit their list and label books by placing capitals where they belong

 

In math students will:

  • Compare using the same as with units
  • Make informal comparison of area
  • Compare to find if there are enough

 

Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers continue to identify the problem in the story by thinking about what went wrong
  • Growing readers retell a story by using a logical sequence (beginning, middle and end)
  • Growing readers continue to retell a story by using beginning, middle and end

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to generate sentences by using their labeled illustrations
  • Growing writers revise their list by adding appropriate color to their sketches
  • Growing writers revise their list and label books by adding in voice (wow word)

 

In math students will:

  • Compare the weight of an object with sets of different objects on a balance scale
  • Compare volume using more than, less than, and the same as by pouring
  • Explore conservation of volume by pouring

 

Other notes or information:

Paramount Person Day 9:30 AM February 2, 2018 


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

Week Ending 1/12/18

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 character and the 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 understand pictures better by labeling illustrations in a text
  • 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:

  • Compare lengths using taller than and shorter than with aligned and non-aligned endpoints
  • Compare length measurements with string
  • Make a series of longer than and shorter than comparisons

 

Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will understand that:

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

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to write their own labels by utilizing their knowledge of letter sounds
  • Growing writers continue to 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:

  • Take an assessment of module 2
  • Continue to take an assessment of module 2
  • Compare lengths using taller than and shorter than with aligned endpoints

 

Other notes or information:

Long Island Children’s Museum field trip is on 12/15/17.  We are leaving at 9:15 AM.  Students should bring a throw away lunch as we will not be eating in the cafeteria.


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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers will be able to think closely about the text by rereading
  • Growing readers will be able to figure out the “twist” ending by using multiple strategies
  • Growing readers will practice reading fluently by rereading  

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers label their ideas/details on their graphic organizer by utilizing inventive spelling
  • Growing writers independently work on their pattern book illustrations
  • Growing writers will use complete sentences to communicate their ideas

 

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
  • Identify and sort shapes as two-dimensional or three-dimensional, and recognize two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes in different orientations and sizes

 

Other notes or information:


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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers will recognize what a pattern is by exploring patterns in the world around us
  • Growing 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 will generate ideas for their own pattern books by creating a class list of topics
  • Growing writers create a class pattern book by utilizing familiar mentor texts

 

In math students will:

  • Count from 10 to 1 and state 1 less than a given number
  • Arrange number towers in order from 10 to 1
  • Decide how to classify objects into 2 groups

 

Other notes or information:

PARP folders due each Monday.


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

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers determine the words on a page by looking for rhyming patterns
  • Growing readers reflection/celebration
  • Growing readers 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 sketch out what they want to write about  before they color
  • Growing writers know what to do when they are done
  • Growing writers can read again, add to the picture, add to the words or start a new piece

 

In math students will:

  • Arrange, analyze, and draw 1 more up to 10 in configurations  other than towers
  • Arrange, analyze, and draw sequences of quantities of 1 more beginning with numbers other than 1
  • Order quantities from 10 to 1, and match numerals

 

Other notes or information:

PARP folders due each Monday.
11/2 @ 6:30: Curiosity Convention: Elementary Family Academy


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

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers recognize how to read a book by matching the pictures to the words
  • Growing readers acknowledge that there are different purposes for reading
  • Growing readers continue to acknowledge that there are different purposes for reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers have ideas to share and understand that all ideas are valid
  • Growing writers know where and how to get ideas to write about
  • Growing writers utilize visuals to help them write about a topic

 

In math students will:

  • Count 10 objects in linear and array configurations
  • Count 10 objects
  • Order and match numeral and dot cards from 1 to 30

 

Other notes or information:

PARP folders due each Monday.


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

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

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

 

In writing students will understand that:

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

 

In math students will:

  • Organize and count 9 varied geometric objects in linear and array
  • Strategize to count 9 objects in circular and scattered configurations
  • Count 10 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.


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

Week Ending 10/13/17

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:

10/ 9 No School -Columbus Day


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

Week Ending 10/5/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers recognize that using the pictures can help you understand what a book is about
  • Growing readers read texts by “reading the pictures”
  • Growing readers can distinguish between letters and words 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers understand that there are different reasons that we write
  • Growing writers understand that they have a writer’s folder and a writer’s notebook
  • Growing writers have ideas to share and understand that all ideas are valid

 

In math students will:

  • Understand the meaning of 0
  • Order and write numerals 0-3
  • Write numerals 1 to 3

 

Other notes or information:

Green Meadows Farm Trip  10/6/17  Bring a throw away lunch.

 


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

Week Ending 9/29/17

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:

*Bully Prevention Week begins



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First Grade

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

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • spell closed syllable words 
  • read and make words with suffix -s, -ing, -ed, and -es
  • read with accuracy and prosody
  • answer questions about fiction and nonfiction text

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • understand that poetry is a special genre that describes feelings and sensory images
  • use simple similes, metaphors, and rich vocabulary, to enhance their own poems
  • demonstrate command of mechanics in everyday writing such as: capitalization, punctuation, spacing and spelling

 

In math students will:

  • classify shapes based on attributes using examples, and non-examples
  • find and name two-dimensional shapes, such as trapezoid and rhombus, based on attributes of sides and corners
  • find and name three-dimensional shapes including cone and rectangular prism, based on attributes of faces and points

 

Other notes or information:
West School’s Plant Sale begins 5/9


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

Week Ending 5/4/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • spell closed syllable words 
  • review vowel team sounds for: ai, ay, ee, ea, ey, oi, oy
  • read with accuracy and prosody
  • identify the main idea and retell stories in sequential order using details

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • begin our Poetry unit of study
  • read and write various genres of poetry
  • demonstrate command of mechanics in everyday writing such as: capitalization, punctuation, spacing and spelling

 

In math students will:

  • add a pair of two-digit numbers when the ones digit have a sum less than or equal to 10
  • add and subtract tens from a multiple of 10
  • Interpret two-digit numbers as tens and ones

 

Other notes or information:
Wild West Wednesday 5/2
West School’s Plant Sale begins 5/9


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

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • spell closed syllable words 
  • learn vowel team sounds for: ai, ay, ee, ea, ey, oi, oy
  • read with accuracy and prosody
  • identify the main idea and supporting details of a nonfiction text by using text features

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • share Animal Reports with classmates
  • add details to strengthen writing and illustrations
  • demonstrate command of mechanics such as: capitalization, punctuation and spelling

 

In math students will:

  • use symbols >, =, <, to compare quantities and numerals
  • add and subtract tens from a multiple of 10
  • add tens to a two-digit number

 

Other notes or information:
Parent Teacher Conferences 3/23


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

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • spell closed syllable words 
  • learn vowel team sounds for: ai, ay, ee, ea, ey, oi, oy
  • read with accuracy and prosody
  • identify the main idea and supporting details of a nonfiction text by using text features

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • share Animal Reports with classmates
  • add details to strengthen writing and illustrations
  • demonstrate command of mechanics such as: capitalization, punctuation and spelling

 

In math students will:

  • use symbols >, =, <, to compare quantities and numerals
  • add and subtract tens from a multiple of 10
  • add tens to a two-digit number

 

Other notes or information:
Supermarket  Bonanza March 2nd!
Parent Teacher Conferences 3/14 and 3/23


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

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Spell closed syllable words 
  • Introduce R-controlled vowels
  • ask questions before, during, and after reading nonfiction text 
  • identify the main idea of a nonfiction text by using text features

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Publish All About Animal Reports 
  • organize facts and information about their topic
  • produce complete sentences throughout the writing process

 

In math students will:

  • Identify 10 more, ten less, 1 more, 1 less than a two-digit number
  • use dimes and pennies as representations of tens and ones
  • compare two quantities, and identify the greater or lesser of two given numerals
  • Compare quantities and numerals from left to right

 

Other notes or information:
Family Game Night February 28th!
Supermarket  Bonanza March 2nd!


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

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • spell and read words with consonant blends and digraph blends
  • ask questions before, during, and after reading nonfiction text 
  • identify the main idea of a nonfiction text by using text features

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • make final changes to All About Animal Reports in preparation to publish
  • organize facts and information about their topic
  • produce complete sentences throughout the writing process

 

In math students will:

  • Identify 10 more, ten less, 1 more, 1 less than a two-digit number
  • use dimes and pennies as representations of tens and ones
  • compare two quantities, and identify the greater or lesser of two given numerals
  • Compare quantities and numerals from left to right

 


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

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • spell and read words with consonant blends and digraph blends
  • ask questions before, during, and after reading nonfiction text
  • identify the main idea of a nonfiction text by using text features

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • chose an animal to research for their All About books, and write what they already know about that animal
  • organize facts and information about their topic
  • produce complete sentences throughout the writing process

 

In math students will:

  • understand how to use the same units when comparing measurement with others
  • answer math stories about lengths of two different objects measured in centimeters
  • collect, sort, and, organize data. Then answer questions about the number of data points

 

Other notes or information:

Wild West Wednesday 2/7- Wear your West School colors.


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

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • learn the glued sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk
  • learn, understand and identify the differences between fiction and Non-fiction books.
  • be able to identify text features in their leveled informational texts.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation and proofreading  procedures
  • publish Paramount Person writing

 

In math students will:

  • Rename and measure with centimeter cubes using standard unit names
  • Order, measure, and compare the length of objects before and after measuring with centimeter cubes
  • solve and compare difference unknown word problems

 

Other notes or information:

Paramount Person Day- Friday, February 2nd.


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

Week Ending 1/12/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • earn the glued sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, and, ank, ink, onk, unk
  • retell stories including key details such as the characters, setting, problem and solution.
  • participate in conversations with partners and in small groups about the books they read.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation and proofreading  procedures
  • edit and begin to publish Personal Narratives
  • Add illustrations that include details, and labels.

 

In math students will:

  • solve put together and take apart word problems
  • relate counting on to the take from ten strategy
  • solve word problems relating addition and subtraction strategies

 

Other notes or information:

School will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • review the bonus letter spelling rule: ff, ll, ss, and sometimes zz and glued sounds: all, am, an
  • talk about their books by sharing what they notice with their reading partner
  • story elements: discuss characters and setting in fiction

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation, and proofreading  procedures
  • Continue with personal narrative writing
  • Zooming into a special small moment

 

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems with three addends, two of which make ten
  • Use the associative and commutative properties to make ten with three addends
  • Make ten when one addend is 9

 

Other notes or information:

Holiday Boutique December 12th and 13th.


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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • introduce the bonus letter spelling rule: ff, ll, ss, and sometimes zz 
  • use skills (word attack tools) to read tricky words: Lips the Fish, Eagle Eye, Skippy Frog, Tryin Lion, Stretchy Snake, Chunky Monkey, etc)
  • talk about their books by sharing what they notice with their reading partner
  • story elements: discuss characters and setting in fiction

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation, and proofreading  procedures
  • Launch narrative writing; small moments
  • introduce glued sounds: all, am, an

 

In math students will:

  • 0 less and 1 less using pictures and writing subtraction number sentences
  • relate subtraction facts involving fives and doubles 
  • relate subtraction from 10 and 9 to corresponding decompositions

 

Other notes or information:

Parent Teacher Conferences 11/29 and 12/1


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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • introduce the bonus letter spelling rule: ff, ll, ss, and sometimes zz 
  • use skills (word attack tools) to read tricky words: Lips the Fish, Eagle Eye, Skippy Frog, Tryin Lion, Stretchy Snake, Chunky Monkey, etc)
  • talk about their books by sharing what they notice with their reading partner

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation, and proofreading  procedures
  • share their How- To writing pieces
  • introduce glued sounds: all, am, an

 

In math students will:

  • 0 less and 1 less using pictures and writing subtraction number sentences
  • relate subtraction facts involving fives and doubles 
  • relate subtraction from 10 and 9 to corresponding decompositions

 

Other notes or information:

November 22, Thanksgiving Feast at 10 am. See you then!
PARP - Read, Read, Read!


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

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • practice their reading stamina by staying with a just right book for an extended amount of time 
  • Use skills (word attack tools) to read tricky words: Lips the Fish, Eagle Eye, Skippy Frog, Tryin Lion, Stretchy Snake, Chunky Monkey, etc)
  • talk about their books by sharing what they notice with their reading partner

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation, and proofreading  procedures
  • complete the writing process by publishing their How- To writing pieces
  • review short vowels and digraphs (th, sh, wh, ch, ck)

 

In math students will:

  • Solve math stories with drawings, true number sentences, and statements
  • Understand subtraction word problems by circling the known part to find the unknown
  • Analyze math stories and relate addition and subtraction

 

Other notes or information:

10/31 Storybook Parade at 2:30
PARP - Read, Read, Read!


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

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to word on print strategies for decoding words
  • Use skills (word attack tools) to read tricky words: Lips the Fish, Eagle Eye, Skippy Frog, Tryin Lion, Stretchy Snake, Chunky Monkey, etc)
  • talk about their books by sharing what they notice with their reading partner (EEKK)

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • how to write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation, and proofreading  procedures
  • write rough draft and edit/revise  procedural writing and use transition words (How-To)
  • Identify and write digraphs (th, sh, wh, ch, ck)

 

In math students will:

  • count on to find the unknown part
  • Understand the meaning of the equal sign and constructing true number sentences
  • represent the same story scenario with addends repositioned
  • Recognize doubles and doubles plus 1 facts

 

Other notes or information:

PARP - Read, Read, Read!
10/24 - First Grade Field Trip to White Post Farms


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

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Begin to learn strategies for decoding words
  • shop for just right books
  • talk about their books by sharing what they notice with their reading partner

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • how to write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation, and proofreading  procedures
  • practice  procedural writing and use transition words
  • tap-out and write CVC words

 

In math students will:

  • count on to find the unknown part
  • Understand the meaning of the equal sign and constructing true number sentences
  • represent the same story scenario with addends repositioned

 

Other notes or information:

*Columbus Day October 9th.


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

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • continue to practice the rules and procedures for reading workshop
  • shop for just right books
  • talk about their books by sharing what they notice with their reading partner

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • how to write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation, and proofreading  procedures
  • learn how to tap out three-sound short vowel words
  • tap-out and write CVC words

 

In math students will:

  • solve add to with change unknown math stories using 5-group cards 
  • tell put together with result unknown, and add with change unknown stories from equations
  • count on up to 3 more using numeral and 5-group cards and fingers to track

 

Other notes or information:

*Columbus Day October 9th.


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

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • practice the rules and procedures for reading workshop
  • learn how to select just right books 
  • talk about their books by sharing what they notice with their reading partner

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • how to write a complete sentence using capitalization, punctuation, and proofreading  procedures
  • learn how to tap out three-sound short vowel words

 

In math students will:

  • solve math stories by drawing, writing equations, and making statements of the solution
  • use 5 group cards to draw and solve math stories
  • practice counting on by drawing and writing equations

 

Other notes or information:

*Bully Prevention Week begins

 

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Second Grade

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

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • continue to read  words with double vowels /ou/, and /ow/ like tower and compound.
  • read poetry and identify rhyming words.
  • recognize the elements of poetry.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • write rhyming words.
  • use alliteration to write silly sentences.
  • attempt to write poetry.

 

In math students will:

  • solve two-digit addition and subtraction word problems.
  • represent two-digit sums and differences involving length by using the ruler as a number line.
  • be assessed on measurement..

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Plant sale on May 9 and May 10
BOE budget vote - May 15


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

Week Ending 5/4/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Practice the new sound for the ow vowel team
  • Utilize text features to learn more about non-fiction topics
  • specify the main idea and details of a non-fiction book/article.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • use multiple trials to test hypothesis
  • devise a way to create a conclusion for their lab report. 
  • incorporate scientific language into their writing so they sound like a scientist.

 

In math students will:

  • use different strategies to make $1 or change from $1
  • solve word problems involving the total value of a group of coins involving different combinations with the same value
  • use the fewest number of coins to make a given value

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


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

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Practice the new sound for the ow vowel team
  • Utilize text features to learn more about non-fiction topics
  • specify the main idea and details of a non-fiction book/article. 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • use multiple trials to test hypothesis
  • devise a way to create a conclusion for their lab report. 
  • incorporate scientific language into their writing so they sound like a scientist.

 

In math students will:

  • use different strategies to make $1 or change from $1
  • solve word problems involving the total value of a group of coins involving different combinations with the same value
  • use the fewest number of coins to make a given value

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


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

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • identify syllable types.
  • continue deeper conversations about characters and raise meaningful questions.
  • Focus on 2 syllable long E words made with double vowels:ee, ea, ey

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • illustrate their writing
  • add adjectives to the nouns in their story.
  • listen to read alouds that help them understand characters.

 

In math students will:

  • solve word problems involving addition of equal groups in rows and columns.
  • create arrays to demonstrate repeated addition.
  • continue fluency checks by completing math sprints.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


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

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Read Realistic Fiction paying attention to how the character behaves in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
  • Readers will have deeper conversations about characters and raise meaningful questions.
  • Focus on long E words made with double vowels:ee, ea, ey

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • work on the solution in their story.
  • add dialogue to their story
  • listen to read alouds that help them understand characters.

 

In math students will:

  • use manipulatives to create equal groups
  • use math drawings to represent equal groups, and relate to repeated addition
  • represent equal groups with tape diagrams

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
3/13/18-Book Fair Begins
3/14/18-Half Day 12:15 dismissal, P/T Conferences, staff Appreciation Luncheon
3/23/18- Half Day 12:15 Dismissal, P/T Conferences

 


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

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Read Realistic Fiction paying attention to how the character behaves in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
  • Readers will have deeper conversations about characters and raise meaningful questions.
  • Focus on long E words made with double vowels:ee, ea, ey

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • work on the solution in their story.
  • add dialogue to their story
  • listen to read alouds that help them understand characters.

 

In math students will:

  • use manipulatives to create equal groups
  • use math drawings to represent equal groups, and relate to repeated addition
  • represent equal groups with tape diagrams

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
3/13/18-Book Fair Begins
3/14/18-Half Day 12:15 dismissal, P/T Conferences, staff Appreciation Luncheon
3/23/18- Half Day 12:15 Dismissal, P/T Conferences


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

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Read Realistic Fiction paying attention to how characters behave.
  • Readers will have notice the reactions characters have to their problems.
  • Focus on 2 syllable long /a/ words with ai and ay.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • work continue to work on the problem in their story.
  • sketch their story.
  • listen to read alouds that help them understand characters.

 

In math students will:

  • explore alternate ways to subtract.
  • explain why they chose a particular strategy for addition or  subtraction.
  • be assessed in 3-digit addition and subtraction.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
3/7: Wild West Wednesday 
3/13: Book Fair Begins


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

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Read Realistic Fiction paying attention to how characters act and what they say.
  • Readers will have deeper conversations about characters with their partners.
  • Focus on Long A words with ai and ay.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Writers will work on the problem in their story.
  • Develop a realistic solution for their story.
  • Choose a setting for their story.

 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to show subtraction with decomposition.
  • Use addition to explain why the subtraction works.
  • Subtract from multiples of 100 and from numbers in the tens place.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
2/19-2/23-Winter Recess
2/28-Family Game Night
3/2-Supermarket Bonanza


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

Week Ending 2/16/18

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:

  • identify external and internal traits of their characters.
  • Develop a problem for their realistic fiction story.
  • Sketch pictures to match their realistic fiction ideas.

 

In math students will:

  • relate manipulative representations to the addition algorithm.
  • use math drawings to represent additions with up to two
              compositions and relate drawings
              to the addition algorithm.           
  • Choose and explain solution strategies and record with a
              written addition method.

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • build words with R-controlled vowels er, ir, and ur.
  • Discuss the characteristics of realistic fiction books.
  • Select appropriate books with characters that face real problems.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • identify traits of characters from realistic fiction read alouds.
  • Listen and respond to questions during LARC testing.
  • create a personal narrative.

 

In math students will:

  • subtract multiples of 100 and some tens within 1,000.
  • use the associative property to subtract from three-digit numbers and verify solutions with addition.
  • choose strategies like the arrow way to solve 3-digit addition and subtraction problems.

 

Other notes:
February 14 - 100th Day of School


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

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Read Realistic Fiction and identify its attributes.
  • Notice what the character looks like by identifying External Traits.
  • Focus on r-controlled syllables with ar and or sounds.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Listen to read alouds and discuss attributes of Realistic Fiction.
  • Identify true to life characters by external traits.
  • Write their own external traits.

 

In math students will:

  • Relate 10 more/less and 100 more/less using addition and subtraction.
  • Use counting on to subtract.
  • Add multiples of 100 within 1,000.

 

Other notes:
2/2/18 - Paramount Person Day!!!


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

Week Ending 1/12/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Use Boxes and Bullets to explain main idea and details of a text. 
  • Review the concept of syllable division by scooping and marking each syllable.
  • Understand when to use the  vowel y to make the long e sound.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Create a Table of Contents to clearly organize topics and subtopics in their Expert Books. 
  • Web each topic and subtopic by writing important details.  
  • Create a heading for each topic and subtopic by using more than one word. 

 

In math students will:

  • Review the Mid-Module assessment.  
  • Solve problems using  the vertical form, place value disks, and place value chart.  
  • Determine when it is necessary to bundle a ten or hundred. 

 

Other notes:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, January 15th.


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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Notice how text features help the reader locate key facts or information in the text.  
  • Locate unfamiliar words and determine the meaning by using context clues.
  • Begin using the vowel-consonant -e syllable from Unit 6.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to share their “Expert Bags” to generate a topic for their next writing piece. 
  • Finalize their expert topic.  
  • create a web about  their topic to collect expert facts. 

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract using number bonds to compose or decompose.
  • Solve problems using the vertical form. 
  • Use drawings on the place value chart to relate to the number form. 


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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • will explore non-fiction text features 
  • will build background knowledge by reading informational texts.
  • work with the suffixes: ful,ment,ish,ness,less,able,en

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • web ideas for chapters
  • share artifacts on their expert topic.
  • continue to examine informational texts.

 

In math students will:

  • work with 1 more 1 less, 10 more 10 less  100 more  100 less
  • use RDW(read,draw,write) to solve problems
  • build fluency in addition and subtraction by using math sprints.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • will explore non-fiction text features 
  • will build background knowledge by reading informational texts.
  • work with the suffixes: ful,ment,ish,ness,less,able,en

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • web ideas for chapters
  • share artifacts on their expert topic.
  • continue to examine informational texts.

 

In math students will:

  • work with 1 more 1 less, 10 more 10 less  100 more  100 less
  • use RDW(read,draw,write) to solve problems
  • build fluency in addition and subtraction by using math sprints.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


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

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • begin reading nonfiction books. 
  • recognize the difference between reading nonfiction and fiction.
  • work with the three sounds of the suffix:-ed.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • complete final copies of their personal narrative.  
  • create an informational baseline piece of writing about a topic they know a lot about.
  • explore the features of a nonfiction expert book.

 

In math students will:

  • practice writing and reading numbers to 1,000. 
  • use money to represent place value. 
  • count the total value of $1, $10, and $100 bills up to $1,000.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Pumpkin Day: Goldenberg 10/30
Parks/Santiago and Simone 10/31


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

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • retell the beginning, middle and end of a text.
  • continue to find  text evidence to support their thinking. 
  • review the five exceptions to the closed syllables. The exceptions are: ild, ind, old, olt, ost.  Continue marking closed syllables.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • continue writing across pages for their personal narrative.
  • stretch thoughts, feelings and actions by using show not tell.
  • use dialogue in their personal narrative.

 

In math students will:

  • Use measuring tools to measure different lengths.
  • count ones, tens and hundreds to one thousand.
  • practice fluency by completing sprints.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Field trip to the Queen’s Zoo on 10/20


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

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • sequentially retell the beginning, middle and end of a text.
  • continue to find  text evidence to support their thinking. 
  • learn that there are five exceptions to the closed syllables.These exceptions are taught as welded or glued sounds. The exceptions are: ild, ind, old, olt, ost.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • use their five senses to add sensory details in their narratives.
  • try to include action, dialogue, internal thinking, and description of setting to their written pieces. 
  • Continue to examine mentor texts to gain insight on the narrative process.

 

In math students will:

  • continue to review adding and subtracting up to 20.
  • practice measuring lengths longer than a ruler by marking and measuring from a mark. 
  • measure and estimate lengths using different measurement tools.


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

Week Ending 10/2/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Readers will identify the important parts of a story: Setting,Characters,Problem, and Solution.
  • Retell a story across five fingers. (First, Next, Then, After, and Finally)
  • Work with glued sounds: am, an, ang, ong,ink, onk, ank, ung, and unk

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Students will choose a seed idea.
  • Plan and sketch their idea.
  • Share their plans with a buddy.

 

In math students will:

  • Connect measurement with physical units-centimeter cubes.
  • Use the Mark and Move Strategy (iteration) to measure objects.
  • Measure with centimeter rulers

 


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

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • visualize to enhance their comprehension.
  • use text evidence to demonstrate comprehension.
  • learn that words that end with f, l, or s are given a bonus letter ( for example, fall, miss and puff.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • generate ideas for a personal narrative.
  • listen to mentor texts to help generate ideas for writing.
  • talk to a buddy about a memory.

 

In math students will:

  • subtract single digit numbers from multiples of ten.
  • use knowledge of our tens facts to subtract from multiples of ten.
  • solve word problems involving addition and subtraction.

 

 

  

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • growing readers dig deeper into the mystery by searching for alibis and opportunities to help them narrow their suspect list.
  • growing readers try to solve the mystery by synthesizing all of the clues and details to understand the BIG picture.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • growing writers make their final selection for their Edge of Your Seat story by focusing on certain criteria.  
  • growing writers plan out their Edge of Your Seat story by using a plot diagram.

 

In math students will:

  • create scaled bar graphs.

 

Reminders: 


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

Week Ending 5/4/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers pay attention to who the detective interviews by noticing the types of questions the detective asks. 
  • Growing readers better understand characters by determining their motives (motivation).

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • growing writers generate entries for an Edge of Your Seat Story by thinking about emotional times in their lives (focus on nervous/anxious).
  • growing writers generate entries for an Edge of Your Seat Story by thinking about emotional times in their lives (focus on fear).

 

In math students will:

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

 

Reminders: Remember your donation for flip it around Friday to support the 3rd grade boat trip.


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

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • growing readers identify the three different types of clues seen in mystery books by tracking their thinking on Post-it notes. 
  • growing readers identify potential suspects in a mystery by paying close attention to other suspicious characters who appear in the text.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • growing writers will continue to recognize all of the components of an Edge of Your Seat Story by completing a plot diagram to analyze texts independently, or with the teacher. 
  • growing writers recognize the importance of sensory details in Edge of Your Seat Stories by identifying strong details in mentor texts.

 

In math students will:

  • compare fractions with the same numerator using <, >, or =, and use a model to reason about their size.
  • partition various wholes precisely into equal parts using a number line method.

 

Reminders: 


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

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • identify the detective/crime solver in their mystery book by analyzing their character traits, actions and dialogue.  

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • understand the concept of rising action (tension) in a story by looking at the anchor chart and completing each section with a mentor text.

 

In math students will:

  • Express whole numbers as fractions and recognize equivalence with different units.

 

Reminders: Mrs. Engler’s class going to Safety Town Wednesday, April 18, 2018.


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

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Readers understand the structure of poetry by identifying the basic parts of a poem (“lines” and “stanzas”) and recognizing how each stanza builds upon the last to tell the story as a whole.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers will continue to practice short responses independently by rereading a short text and independently using the format of three sentences to answer the question posed.
  • Growing writers understand the complexity of an extended response by examining the 4 point NYS ELA rubric.

 

 

In math students will:

  • Place any fraction on a number line with endpoints 0 and 1.
  • Place whole number fractions and fractions between whole numbers on the number line.
  • Practice placing various fractions on the number line.

 

Reminders: Early dismissal Friday, March 23th at 12:15pm.


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

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Readers determine the central message or moral by explaining how it is conveyed through key details.
  • Readers determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases by using context clues. 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers recognize and understand the importance of small detail by zoning in on two paragraphs of a text to synthesize details. 
  • Growing writers will practice short responses independently by rereading a short text and independently using the format of three sentences to answer the question posed.

 

In math students will:

  • Specify the corresponding whole when presented with one equal part.
  • Identify a shaded fractional part in different ways depending on the designation of the whole.

 

Reminders: Early dismissal March 14th at 12:15pm.


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

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Readers set the purpose and formulate the gist of the main idea in the passage by skimming and scanning the text, the questions, and the vocabulary.
  • Readers 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. (This will take more than 1)

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Respond to texts and different literature genres.

 

In math students will:

  • Represent parts of one whole as fractions with number bonds.
  • Build and write fractions greater than one whole using unit fractions.

 

Reminders: Mrs. Borawski Safety Town March 5th and Mrs. Engler Safety Town March 7th. Pack lunch for your child.


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

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Understand the relationship between a text and the question in order to anticipate what the text is about.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Revise and edit ecosystem books using a checklist.

 

In math students will:

  • Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions using concrete models. 
  • Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions by folding fraction strips.


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

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Explore text structures and determine the purpose of each reading passage. 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to experiment with the organization of their writing by studying the structures authors use.

 

In math students will:

  • Find areas by decomposing into rectangles or completing composite figures to form rectangles.

 


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

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Define words by using the glossary, context clues and illustrations.
  • Continue to closely read text to gather information about their ecosystems.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Organize their writing by making a plan to divide their topic into different parts.
  • Use text structures in their writing piece.

In math students will:

  • Apply the distributive property as a strategy to find the total area of a large rectangle by adding two products.
  •  
  • Solve word problems involving area.

 

Reminders:


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

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to use close reading strategies to analyze a text and answer text dependent questions.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Explore their topic by drafting questions.
  • Gather information pertaining to drafted questions.

 

In math students will:

  • Form rectangles with unit squares to make arrays.
  • Interpret area models to form rectangular arrays.

 

Reminders:


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

Week Ending 1/12/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • build curiosity about an informational topic using close reading strategies.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • revise and edit their informational writing pieces.

 

In math students will:

  • identify patterns in multiplication and division facts using the multiplication table.
  • solve two-step word problems involving all four operations and assess the reasonableness of solutions.

 

Reminders:


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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to use close reading strategies to evaluate and annotate informational texts.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Organize details into body paragraphs.

 

In math students will:

  • Explore the commutative and distributive properties for the units of 6 and 7.

 

Reminders:


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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to exploring text structures within informational texts.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • exposed to mentor texts related to expository writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Estimating sums and differences by rounding and applying their knowledge to solve measurement word problems.

 

Reminders: Parent Teacher Conferences on 11/29 and 12/1. Early dismissal on 12/1.


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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Explore informational text features and locate the text features in different types of texts.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Publish second personal narrative and share stories with the class.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve mixed word problems involving all four operations with grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters given in the same units.


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

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Support their thinking about characters by learning how to gather evidence from the text.
  • Think about what they read before they write by gathering and organizing the evidence they’ve collected.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Use vivid verbs to show action by identifying and collecting descriptive words to enhance their own writing.
  • Sequence the events of their story by creating a list of 3-5 events on their topic. 
  • Develop their ideas by adding details, interesting words and/or phrases to either the planning stages or draft.

 

In math students will:

  • Explore time as a continuous measurement using a stopwatch.
  • Relate skip-counting by fives on the clock and telling time to a continuous measurement model, the number line.
  • Count by fives and ones on the number line as a strategy to tell time to the nearest minute on the clock.


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

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Support their thinking about characters by learning how to gather evidence from the text.
  • Think about what they read before they write by gathering and organizing the evidence they’ve collected.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Use vivid verbs to show action by identifying and collecting descriptive words to enhance their own writing.
  • Sequence the events of their story by creating a list of 3-5 events on their topic. 
  • Develop their ideas by adding details, interesting words and/or phrases to either the planning stages or draft.

 

In math students will:

  • Explore time as a continuous measurement using a stopwatch.
  • Relate skip-counting by fives on the clock and telling time to a continuous measurement model, the number line.
  • Count by fives and ones on the number line as a strategy to tell time to the nearest minute on the clock.


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

Week Ending 10/19/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Learn about a character by utilizing evidence to think about how the character interacts with others.
  • Learn more about the character by examining their external thinking and use evidence to support.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Choose their topic for narrative writing by thinking carefully and thoughtfully about certain criteria. We will use a graphic organizer to help us choose a topic to write about. 
  • Add clarity and description to their writing by identifying, collecting, and listing descriptive words.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve two-step word problems involving multiplication and division, and assess the reasonableness of answers.
  • Solve two-step word problems involving all four operations, and assess the reasonableness of answers.


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

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Express metric length measurements in terms of a smaller unit; model and solve addition and subtraction word problems involving metric length.
  • Express metric mass measurements in terms of a smaller unit; model and solve addition and subtraction word problems involving metric mass.
  • Activities: exit tickets

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Recognize and better understand the features of a personal narrative by studying the writing of authors we admire.
  • Generate ideas for writing by using their memories and five senses as inspiration. 
  • Get more ideas for writing by using different sources of inspiration, such as artifacts.

 

In math students will:

  • Skip count objects in models to build fluency with multiplication facts using units of 4.
  • Relate arrays to tape diagrams to model the commutative property of multiplication.
  • Use the distributive property as a strategy to find related multiplication facts.


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

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will understand that:

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

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Revise their personal narratives by adding dialogue using quotation marks and commas.
  • Peer edit and reflect on their own writing by listening to the feedback from their peers.

 

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 and 3.

 

 


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

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Give themselves a comprehension check by asking and answering questions after reading a chunk of text.
  • Hold on to meaning by summarizing/retelling what's happening in the text.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to generate ideas for a personal narrative.
  • Choose a seed topic for their small moment narrative by completing a beginning/middle/end chart.

 

In math students will:

  • Find related multiplication facts by adding and subtracting equal groups in arrays.
  • Model the distributive property with arrays to decompose units as a strategy to multiply. 

 

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • continue reading historical fiction novels
  • analyze historical fiction characters (both fictional and real) 
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • gather evidence for their literary essays
  • use a graphic organizer to plan  their literary essays
  • Activities: independent and guided writing

In math students will:

  • use place value charts to represent decimals
  • represent decimals on a number line
  • Activities: cooperative groups and independent practice 


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

Week Ending 5/4/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Introducing students to historical fiction texts
  • Identify elements of historical fiction texts
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Writers create thesis for their literary essay
  • Writers think deeper about a character in a text to help formulate a position about the text
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

In math students will:

  • Students will continue to add and subtract mixed numbers
  • Students will solve word problems involving fractions
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Introducing students to historical fiction texts
  • Identify elements of historical fiction texts
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Introduce elements of a literary essay
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Students will correctly place fractions on a number line
  • Convert fraction greater than one to a mixed number
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Introducing students to historical fiction texts
  • Identify elements of historical fiction texts
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Introduce elements of a literary essay
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Students will correctly place fractions on a number line
  • Convert fraction greater than one to a mixed number
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Readers will be locating evidence to support opinions and thoughts.
  • Readers concretely understand a text based question by analyzing and paraphrasing the question.
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Respond to a text by answering a          question and supporting it with text        details. 
  • Write an extended response using two texts
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Recognizing the various ways of comparing
                   Fractions.
  • Students will determine where to place 
                   fractions on a number line
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Self monitor comprehension by closely examining a text to annotate it through the lens of perspective.
  • Readers concretely understand a text based question by analyzing and paraphrasing the question.
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Respond to a text by answering a question and supporting it with text details. 
  • Write an extended response using two texts
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Compose equivalent fractions using area models. 
  • Recognize benchmark fractions and understand how they help place fractions on a number line.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • self monitor comprehension by closely examining a text to annotate it through the lens of perspective.
  • Annotate a text by focusing  on the meaning of unknown words and phrases as they are used in the text
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • respond to a text by answering a question and supporting it with text        details. 
  • Write a long response using a writing checklist
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Compose unit fractions using area models          to show equivalence. 
  • Use area model and division to show equivalence of two fractions.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • self monitor comprehension by closely examining a text to annotate it through the lens of perspective.
  • understand a question by identifying its purpose.
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • respond to a text by answering a          question and supporting it with text        details. 
  • analyze expectations of a variety of text     based questions 
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

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


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

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • read and annotate a text by focusing on identifying how the author
  • structured and organized the text to bring out its meaning.
  • closely examine a text to annotate it through the lens of perspective. 
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading  

 

In writing students will understand that:

  •  respond to a text by answering a   question and supporting it with text        details. 
  • understand the expectations of an extended response by analyzing an extended response rubric/ checklist.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  •  Decompose fractions as a sum of unit          fractions using tape diagrams. 
  • Decompose non-unit fractions and             represent them as a whole number times a      unit fraction using tape diagrams.
  • Activities: exit tickets

 


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

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • self monitor comprehension by annotating a text when close reading.
  • understand a question by identifying its purpose.
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent 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.
  • respond to a text by answering a question and supporting it with text details. 
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Analyze and classify triangles based on side length, angle measure, or both.
  • Define and construct triangles from given criteria.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • 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?”
  • determine the meaning of  unknown words by using context clues and text features.  (glossary, bold words, the text, visuals, prior knowledge)
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Publish and share their persuasive writing pieces
  • respond to a text by answering a question  and supporting it with text details. 
  • 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.
  • Recognize lines of symmetry for given two-dimensional figures. Identify line-symmetric figures, and draw lines of symmetry.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 1/12/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • identify the main idea of a text by chunking it into sections and asking themselves, “What is this part mostly about?”
  • analyze the information in a text by paying close attention to what  structure is used and how it         connects to the main idea.  
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • develop a stance and support their claim with relevant details using information from the text by using the organizer.
  • develop their body paragraphs by supporting each reason with relevant details from their research. 
  • 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.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • summarize a text by identifying the main idea and relevant supporting details using boxes and bullets. 
  • utilize the main idea to formulate a topic sentence and use the details to craft a summary paragraph.
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Use boxes and bullets to develop reasons with specific evidence to support a claim
  • develop their body paragraphs by supporting each reason with relevant details from their research. 
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Divide multiples of 10, 100 and 1,000 by       single digit numbers
  • Represent and solve division problems with               up to a three digit dividend
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • use the THIEVES strategy to preview a nonfiction text and summarize what they think the text will mostly be about.
  • identify the purpose of a text feature by asking themselves, “What is this teaching me?”
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • know that when we compose arguments, we are composing claims supported by reasons and evidence. 
  • research both sides of an issue
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Solve division problems
  • Find factor pairs for numbers to 100, and use understanding of factors to define prime and composite.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • identify differences between fiction (literature) and nonfiction (informational) texts by noticing their attributes.
  • identify how nonfiction (informational) texts are organized by referring to evidence when explaining what the text is about.  
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • know that when we compose arguments, we are composing claims supported by reasons and evidence. 
  • research both sides of an issue, and identifying the author’s perspective.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Represent and solve division problems requiring decomposing a remainder in the tens.
  • Find whole number quotients and remainders.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • defend and critique ideas by utilizing specific passages to quote specific   words, sentences, passages from the text itself. 
  • develop a larger understanding or interpretation of a book by thinking   about all of the elements of a story. 
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading  

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Respond to a text using specific evidence
  • Reflect on their writing with meaning 
    feedback
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by single digits, recognizing patterns. 
  • Use the place value chart to multiply a  two-digit multiple of 10 by a two-digit multiple of 10. 
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • understand that readers may be complicated by noticing how they can be one way in one setting or relationship and another way in a different context.
  • persuade another person to take their position about a character by debating and supporting their position with evidence. 
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Respond to a text using specific evidence
  • Reflect on their writing with meaning feedback
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of area and perimeter formulas by solving multi-step real world problems.
  • Interpret and represent patterns when multiplying by 10, 100, and 1,000 in arrays and numerically.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • grow insightful ideas about characters by using precise, true words to convey their thoughts about the character.
  • develop a theory about their characters by rereading and collecting evidence to support their ideas.
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Use a graphic organizer to identify character traits for the main character in their books
  • Use evidence from their text to show examples of how they character shows that specific trait
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Interpret and represent patterns when multiplying by 10, 100, and 1,000 in arrays and numerically.
  • Multiply multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by single digits, recognizing patterns.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • grow ideas about characters by analyzing the character’s actions.
  • continue to grow their ideas about characters by paying attention to their motivations while looking at the obstacles they face and how they overcome them.
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent 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:

  • Express metric length measurements in terms of a smaller unit; model and solve addition and subtraction word problems involving metric length.
  • Express metric mass measurements in terms of a smaller unit; model and solve addition and subtraction word problems involving metric mass.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • will make inferences about the text by using their schema and details.
  • monitor for meaning by making connections across the text as they are reasoning.
  • Activities: guided reading, read aloud, shared reading, independent reading 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • think about the different ways their stories can go by considering different starting points and different ways the story can unfold.
  • incorporate descriptive language.
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Use Place Value understanding to decompose to smaller units up to three times using the standard subtraction algorithm, and apply the algorithm to solve word problems using tape diagrams.
  • Use Place Value understanding to fluently decompose to smaller units multiple times in any place using the standard subtraction algorithm, and apply the algorithm to solve word problems using tape diagrams.
  • Activities: exit tickets


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

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • make reasonable predictions and revise them by utilizing text details to support their thoughts.
  • gain deeper understandings of a text by using the author’s description of the story elements to visualize/envision the story.
  • monitor for meaning by summarizing the main events and retelling important parts of the text.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • develop their powerful piece of writing by carefully select a seed idea.
  • develop their seed idea further by asking themselves, ‘What am I trying to show about myself through this story?’ and ‘What is my story really about?’
  • Activities: peer and teacher writing conferences

 

In math students will:

  • Use place value understanding to round multi-digit numbers to any place value using real world applications. 
  • Use place value understanding to fluently add multi-digit whole numbers using the standard addition algorithm, and apply the algorithm to solve word problems using tape diagrams. 
  • 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. 

 


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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Identify craft in introduction of topics in argumentative essays.
  • Recognize topic sentence and evidence format in reading argumentative essays..

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Edit and publish argumentative essay regarding serving chocolate milk in school cafeterias.. 

 

In math students will:

  • Review operations with fractions
  • Review operations with area and volume.
  • Use knowledge of area, perimeter and volume to construct “Tiny Houses”.

 

Please note:

Plant Sale Wednesday, May 9-10
Kindergarten Show Friday May 11, 9:30 am 
District Art Show Friday, May 11, High School
Family Night Monday, May 14, first seating 5pm, second seating 5:45pm, third seating 6:30pm


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

Week Ending 5/4/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Discriminate between relevant and less relevant information.
  • Add credibility to their argument by using direct quotes from reliable research or authorities on the topic.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Paraphrase information by restating it in words that make sense to them. 

 

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems involving the volume of rectangular prisms with whole number edge lengths.
  • Multiply mixed number factors, and relate to the distributive property and the area model.

 

Please note:

NY State Math Assessment Tuesday May 1st, and Wednesday May 2nd. 
Board of Education Meeting, Thursday May 3rd,  at 7:30 pm.  
Grade 5 Beach Party May 3rd, 6-8 pm
PTA meeting and elections May 4th, 9:30 am.


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

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Find evidence to support a claim by analyzing text details.
  • Recognize that arguments can be supported by using information from a variety of sources..

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Recognize a variety of note-taking strategies, deciding what works best for them by self-reflecting on their own writing style and their intended purpose.. 

 

 

 

In math students will:

  • Explore volume by building with and counting unit cubes.
  • Use multiplication to calculate volume..
  • Find the total volume of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping rectangular prisms.

 

Please note:

Board of Education Work Section, Thursday April 26 at 7:30 pm.  


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

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will understand that:

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

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Create claims for arguments and cite evidence from various texts. 

 

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply unit and non-unit fractions.
  • Solve word problems using tape diagrams and fraction by fraction multiplication.
  • Relate decimal and fraction multiplication.

 

Please note:

SEPTA meeting/ Budget Presentation, Monday,  April 16, at 7 pm.   
Board of Education meeting/BOCES Budget vote-am meeting.    
PTA meeting/Budget Presentation 9:30 am.


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

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Approach and read texts differently by utilizing their expertise and background knowledge on a topic.
  • Write to understand what they are learning by angling their writing so that it better explains the information.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Indicate titles of works by using quotation marks, underlining, and italics.
  • Catch the reader’s attention by creating exciting, detailed headlines.

In math students will:

  • Find a fraction of a measurement, and solve word problems.
  • Compare and evaluate expressions with parentheses.
  • Solve and create fraction word problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

 

Please note:

Board of Education work session Thursday,  March 22 at 7:30 pm.   
Early Dismissal March 23, 12:15 pm, Parent Teacher Conferences from 1:15- 3:15.  

 


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

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Practice using the nonfiction Notice and Notes signpost of Word Gap to help the reader know that they need to be aware of the words that create gaps in their understanding.
  • Craft short versions of text by summarizing complex nonfiction texts.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Ensure verbs agree with their subjects by proofreading and editing their writing.
  • Separate an opening phrase from a statement that follows by using commas.


 

In math students will:

  • Relate fraction as division to fraction of a set.
  • Multiply any whole number by a fraction using tape diagrams.
  • Relate a fraction of a set to the repeated addition interpretation of fraction multiplication.

 

Please note:

West Book Fair Tuesday, March 13 to Thursday, March, 15.
Elementary early dismissal March 14  at 12:15 pm. 
Board of Education work session Thursday,  March 15 at 7:30 pm.   
Parent Teacher Conferences March 14, 2018 from 1:15- 3:15 and 6:00- 9:00. 


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

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Practice using the nonfiction Notice and Notes signpost of Numbers and Stats to help the reader come to conclusions, see details, find facts, or recognize evidence.
  • Practice using the Notice and Notes signpost of Quoted Words to help the reader think about the author’s point of view, purpose, bias, or conclusions

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Inform their audience about a topic by using precise language and specific vocabulary.
  • Create compelling conclusions that circle back to the main points of the article and engage the audience by leaving them thinking long about the final word.


 

In math students will:

  • Analyze data through line plots..
  • Interpret a fraction as a division problem.
  • Use tape diagrams to model fractions as division.

 

Please note:

Wednesday, March 7, Kindergarten Visitation
Wednesday, March 7, Wild West Wednesday
Continuing Education Registration 7-9pm


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

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Practice using the nonfiction Notice and Notes signpost of Contrast and Contradiction to better understand the text.
  • Practice using the Notice and Notes signpost of Extreme or Absolute Language to understand author’s point of view and purpose..

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Give voice to informational writing by commenting on details and facts.
  • Connect ideas by carefully choosing words that help one idea flow into another.
  • Vary their sentence structure by using different sentence beginnings.

In math students will:

  • Use benchmark fractions to assess reasonableness of addition and subtraction equations.
  • Strategize to solve multi-term problems.
  • Solve multi-step word problems; assess reasonableness of solutions using benchmark numbers.

 

Please note:

Wednesday, Feb.28, 6 pm, West Family Game Night 
Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm, Middle School Transition Night, Middle School Auditorium
Friday, March 2, 7 pm, West Supermarket Bonanza


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

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Adopt a questioning stance when reading non-fiction by asking what surprised them.
  • Adopt a questioning stance when reading non-fiction by asking what did the author think they already knew.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Strengthen their point(s) by providing readers evidence (facts, quotes, or examples) to support their point(s).
  • Credit their sources by using parenthesis or transition words.

 

In math students will:

  • Add fractions with sums greater than 2.
  • Subtract fractions making like units numerically.

 


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

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Notice the organization of more complex texts by considering the overall structure of the texts.
  • Notices when they are confused of feeling stuck by monitoring their comprehension of more complex texts with strategy tools.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Communicate their message by selecting words that  convey the tone they think best suits their audience.
  • Utilize techniques that interest their readers by using a “hook” to get attention to their writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Add fractions to and subtract fractions from whole numbers using equivalence and the number line as strategies.
  • Add fractions making like units numerically.

 

Please note:
Wild West Wednesday, Feb.7
PTA meeting Feb. 7, 7 pm
Board of Education meeting Feb. 8, 7:30pm 

 


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

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Infer meanings of unfamiliar words by using information that comes before and after the words in surrounding sentences (context clues).
  • Push themselves to look inside of words when they are tricky by doing some inquiry.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Determine if they have enough information for their feature article or need to gather more.
  • Generate questions about their topic which will further their research.

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.
  • Solve two-step word problems.

 

Please note:
West Reflections Assembly Wed., Jan. 31, 6:30 pm
K-2 Paramount Person Day Fri., Feb. 2, 9:30 am 


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

Week Ending 1/12/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Compare and contrast characters by drawing on specific details in the text.
  • Synthesize text by thinking about how the story elements affect the themes and topics..

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Prepare themselves for writing in new genres by immersion in the genre.
  • Notice characteristics of informational texts such as text structure and text features. 

 

In math students will:

  • Divide decimal dividends by two digit divisors.
  • Solve division word problems involving multi-digit division.

 

Please note:
B.I.G begins 1/8 
Board of Education meeting 7:30 Lindell 1/11
West Unity Day Assembly 1/12
Martin Luther King Day 1/15 school closed


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

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Learn about a character by studying what they say (dialog) and how they say it (actions). 
  • 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:

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

 

In math students will:

  • Use divide by  10 patterns for multi-digit whole number division.
  • Use basic facts  to approximate quotients with two-digit divisors.

 

Please note:
Holiday Boutique 12/12-13
Board of Education meeting 12/14 7:30pm


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

Week Ending 12/1/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Recognize the importance of time efficiency and contributions to meaningful discussions of a book club by generating expectations and identifying roles.
  • Envision and empathize with characters by remembering a time in their lives when they lived through something similar. 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Write a thesis statement by organizing their ideas.
  • Clearly introduce their thesis statement by using a strong lead in an introduction paragraph

 

In math students will:

  • Use whole number multiplication to express equivalent measurements.
  • Use fraction and decimal multiplication to express equivalent measurements.

 

Please note:
Parent Teacher Conferences 11/29 6-9pm
Parent Teacher Conferences 12/01 12:30-3:15 pm
Elementary Early Dismissal 12/01 11:30 am
Field trip- Wonder movie 11/30
Field trip-Garvies Point Museum 12/6


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

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Recognize the benefits of reading in a book club by being able to view the text through the eyes of other readers. 
  • Recognize that working in a book club requires compromise and patience by considering book club etiquette.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Build a strong foundation of text by being immersed in quality mentor texts discussions.
  • Write about characters analyzing their motives and actions.

 

In math students will:

  • Continue to 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:
M.U.S.T. night, Wednesday, Nov. 15 
Make-up picture day, Thursday Nov. 16


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

Week Ending 11/3/17

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.
  • Learn more about the theme, conflict and foreshadow by noticing when the author interrupts the action to recall a memory. 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Bring a sense of closure to their writing by leaving the reader with a final message.
  • Edit their writing by using a checklist.

 

In math students will:

  • 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:
Tuesday, Oct. 31, grade 3-5 Wonderous Word Walk 9:30am, K-2 Storybook Parade 2:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 2, Elementary Family Academy, Lindell School 6:30pm
Friday, Nov. 3, West Comedy Night 8pm


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

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to better understand how the characters actions are related to the conflict, and sometimes the theme using the Aha Moment signpost.
  • Identify and recognize the importance of questions to get insight into the internal conflict of the story.  

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to recognize the theme of their personal narrative identifying the message.
  • Recognize pacing in their narratives by selecting an action and adding details.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems using decimal operations.
  • Continue to divide decimals using place value understanding.

 

Please note:
Monday, Oct. 23, Elementary Red Ribbon Week begins
Thursday, Oct. 26 Board of Education meeting, West School, 7:30pm


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

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Recognize character development, internal conflict, and the relationship of setting to the plot through Contrasts and contradiction signposts.
  • Better understand how the characters actions are related to the conflict, and sometimes the theme using the Aha Moment signpost.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Recognize the theme of their personal narrative identifying the message.
  • Improve their writing by using purposeful dialog.

 

In math students will:

  • Divide decimals with a remainder.
  • Divide decimals with place value understanding including remainders in the smallest unit.

 

Please note:
Monday, Oct 16 PARP begins 
Tuesday, Oct 17 Picture Day


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

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Deepen comprehension by recognizing that authors tell stories from various perspectives.
  • Identify the difference between topic and theme.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Analyze their writing to make sure they are truly developing the heart of their story.
  • Continue to use specific details to create vivid mental images in their minds by revising their writing

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply a decimal fraction by single digit whole numbers.
  • Divide a decimal fraction by single digit whole numbers.

 

Please note:
Oct 9 School closed, Columbus Day 
Oct 12, 7:30 Board of Education meeting
Oct 13, 5:30 Homecoming Carnival, Middle School


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

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Build comprehension by digging deeper and thinking beyond the literal text.
  • Add new layers of understanding about a text by having meaningful discussion with others about reading. 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Understand one strategy for getting a draft down on paper is to write fast and furiously. 
  • Allow other author’s words to spark ideas of their own.
  • Use specific details to help readers create vivid mental images in their minds by revising their writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Round a given decimal to any place using place value understanding and the vertical number line.
  • Add decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method.

 

Please note:
Oct 4 Wild West Wednesday 
BAS reading assessments continue
PTA meeting 7pm


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

Week Ending 9/29/17

In reading students will understand that:

  • Begin to recognize story elements such as setting , characters, plot, rising and falling action to better understand . 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to understand the differences between a personal narrative and a memoir by discussing definitions and examining mentor texts. 
  • Continue to analyze a memoir by identifying the components and parts. 

 

In math students will:

  • “Tiny Houses” project using area and perimeter to design 3-D models.

Please note:
Elementary Bully Prevention Week begins
NWEA for ELA and Math continues
BAS reading assessments begin
SEPTA meeting/rap session 7pm, Sept. 28
Board of Education work session Sept. 28 @ 7:30pm

 

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