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West Elementary School

Weekly Update
 

 

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Kindergarten


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

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers read unfamiliar words in pattern books by using picture clues to read the unfamiliar word
  • Growing readers will notice patterns in the story by thinking about how the story goes
  • Growing readers match the words they say to the words on the page by listening to how a story sounds 

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers will generate ideas for their own pattern books by creating a class list of topics
  • Growing writers will turn and talk to partners and share possible topics
  • Growing writers will select a pattern by using the generated class list of patterns

 

In math students will:

  • Find and describe flat triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, and circles using informal language without naming
  • Explain decisions about classifications of triangles into categories using variants and non-examples
  • Explain decisions about classifications of rectangles into categories using variants and non-examples

 

Other notes or information:

 

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First Grade

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

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • continue to practice the routines and responsibilities of Reading Workshop.
  • learn how to share books through Partner Reading
  • recognize what makes for a great reading partner
  • learn how to Talk About Books with our partners

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to practice the rules and routines of Writing Workshop
  • Create a Map of Our Heart representing things we love to write about 
  • Introduce “Writer’s Tool Box”
  • Growing Writer’s write a sentence with an uppercase letter, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark

 

In math students will:

  • count on from one number or part to totals of 7, 8, 9 and 10
  • represent all the number pairs of 10 as number bonds
  • solve math stories by drawing, writing equations, and making statements

 

Other notes or information:
โ— Remember to WRaP!

 

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Second Grade

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

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • identify the attributes of a realistic fiction story.
  • notice what characters look like by identifying external traits.
  • sound out the different ways we pronounce the suffix /ed/.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • continue writing across pages for their personal narrative.
  • edit for spelling and appropriate punctuation.
  • create an interesting ending.

 

In math students will:

  • count from $10 to $1,000 on a place value chart and a number line.
  • explore how many $10 bills are needed to count up to $1,000.
  • use $1, $10 and $100 bills to count on.

 

Other notes or information:
Storybook parade on October 31st at 2:30.

 

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • get ready to read a text by asking themselves, “What do I already know about this topic?” and “What do I wonder?” and “What did I learn?” (KWL)
  • determine how a text is organized/written by identifying various text structures.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • determine if a topic or idea from their interest list will work for their writing by generating more ideas about the topic using a web, and listing questions that they want to learn about the topic. (Students may or may not find the answers to all of their questions while conducting research)
  • narrow the focus of their writing
    by considering their main idea(s) and purpose.

 

In math students will:

  • study commutativity to find known facts of 6, 7, 8, and 9.
  • apply the distributive and commutative properties to relate multiplication facts 5 × n + n to 6
    × n and n × 6 where n is the size of the unit

 

Other notes or information:

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Readers develop a theory about
    their characters by rereading and
    collecting evidence to support their
    ideas.
  • Readers understand that characters
    may be complicated by noticing
    how they can be one way in one
    setting or relationship and another
    way in a different context
  • Activities: guided reading, read
    aloud, shared reading, independent
    reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Incorporate an ending that wraps up their
    story and wows the reader.
  • Use a checklist to self reflect and correct
    where needed
  • Activities: independent and guided
    writing

 

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 a
    numerically.
  • Activities: cooperative learning groups
    and independent practice

 

Other notes or information:

 

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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to develop reading stamina by reading more each day. 
  • Build comprehension by digging deeper and thinking beyond the literary text
  • Add new layers of understanding about a text by having meaningful discussions with others about reading.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Recognize the theme of their personal narrative by identifying the message they want the reader to walk away with.
  • Improve their writing by using purposeful dialogue.
  • Recognize pacing in their narrative by selecting an action and adding details.

 

In math students will:

  • Use exponents to denote powers of 10 with application to metric conversions.
  • Compare decimal fractions to the thousandths using like units, and express comparisons.Use exponents to denote powers of 10 with application to metric conversions.
  • Name decimal fractions in expanded, unit, and word forms by applying place value reasoning.

 

Other notes or information:
โ— West PTA Meeting 7pm, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
โ— West SPIRIT Day,  Friday, October 5, 2018

 

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