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West Elementary School

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Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Kindergarten


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

Week Ending 3/13/20

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.

 

Other notes or information:

 

 

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First Grade

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

Week of 3/13/20

In reading students will:

  • learn, read and write consonant blends and digraph blends.
  • focus on R-controlled vowel sounds: ar, or, er, ir, ur
  • think deeply about a text by asking and answering questions after reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • determine what a fact is by identifying what is true and certain.
  • discuss what an opinion is by recognizing that it's the way you think or feel about something.
  • write their opinion on various topics using OREO graphic organizers.

 

In math students will:

  • compare the efficiency of counting by ones and counting by 10's.
  • use the place value chart to record and name tens and ones within a two-digit number.
  • interpret two-digit numbers as either tens and some ones or as all ones.

Other notes or information:

March 12th - Trip to Tanglewood Preserves
March 13th and March 20th - Early Dismissal *12:15* for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Have a wonderful week!
 

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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 01/31/20

In reading students will:

  • review the long vowel sounds of
    vowel-consonant-e.
  • notice text features of an
    informational text.
  • read on-level books in their
    guided reading sessions.

 

In writing students will:

  • Understand that the foundation of
    an interesting realistic fiction
    starts with a believable problem.
  • Use descriptive words when
    revising their beginning of their
    realistic fiction piece.
  • write across pages to make sure
    their story makes sense.

 

In math students will:

  • use a place value chart to
    represent hundreds, tens and
    ones when subtracting.
  • use math drawings to represent
    subtraction with and without
    decomposition and relate
    drawings to a written method.
  • complete sprints to build fluency.

 

Upcoming Events:
January 30 - Bedtime and Books
January 27-31 - Showing HEART for Puerto Rico and Australia
(see flyer for details)

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 1/24/20

In reading students will:

  • Build engagement, curiosity, and
    wonder about a surprise topic by
    analyzing pictures and text.
  • Write the main idea by
    extrapolating key details from a
    text and illustrations.

 

In writing students will:

  • Collect more information about
    their topic by sketching, adding
    labels, captions and timelines in
    their notebook.

 

In math students will:

  • IMultiply by multiples of 10 using
    the place value chart.
  • Use place value strategies and
    the associative property to
    multiply by multiples of 10.

 

Other notes:
No school - January 20th MLK Day

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week of 3/6/20

In reading, students will be able to say:

  • I can read, annotate and answer
    multiple choice questions using
    strategies taught.
  • I can underline the important
    language of a multiple choice
    question to recognize what the
    question is asking to help
    determine the correct answer.
  • Activities: guided reading, read
    aloud, shared reading,
    independent reading

 

In writing, students will be able to say:

  • I can write a response to a
    text by restating the question,
    answering it and give details
    to support an answer.
  • I can use an organizer to write
    a multi-paragraph essay
    incorporating a thesis
    statement and topic
    sentences, using an organizer..
  • Activities: independent and
    guided writing

 

In math, students will be able to say:

  • I can decompose fractions as a sum of unit fractions using tape
    diagrams.
  • I can decompose unit fractions using area models to show
    equivalence.
  • Activities: cooperative learning groups and independent practice

 

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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 3/6/20

In reading students will:

  • Readers craft short version of
    text by summarizing complex
    nonfiction texts.
  • How is the work we do as
    researchers of our to[ics (and of
    our world) similar to and
    different from the reading work
    we do in books?

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers credit their sources by
    using parentheses or transition
    words.
  • Writers give voice to
    informational writing by
    commenting on details and facts.
  • Writers connect ideas by
    carefully choosing words that
    help one idea flow into another.

 

In math students will:

  • Relate a fraction of a set to the
    repeated addition interpretation
    of fraction multiplication.
  • Find a fraction of a
    measurement, and solve word
    problems.
  • Compare and evaluate
    expressions with parentheses.

 

Please note:

3/2/20- Elementary Read Across America Day/ West PARP Kickoff
3/6/20-West Spirit Day and book swap
3/6/20-West Supermarket Bonanza 7pm

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