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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 1/18/19

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 questions “where”

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers identify the
    structure of a list by exploring
    different ways lists are written
  • Growing writers continue to identify
    the structure of a list by exploring
    different ways lists are written
  • Growing writers will draw their story
    by sketching each item on their list

 

In math students will:

  • Compare the length of linking cube
    sticks to a 5-stick
  • Determine which linking cube stick is
    longer than or shorter than the
    other
  • Compare the length of linking cube
    sticks to various objects

 

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First Grade

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

Week of 1/18/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • identify glued sounds: ang, ing, ong,
    ung, ank, ink, onk, unk
  • gain a deeper understanding of
    nonfiction texts by comparing and
    contrasting two texts on similar
    topics
  • work with a partner to locate
    information by using nonfiction text
    features: captions, diagrams,
    headings, index, and glossary

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • write complete sentences using
    editing checklists, the word wall, and
    tapping out words.
  •  develop an opinion writing piece
    that includes reasons to support
    their opinion
  • use vocabulary for stating an
    opinion: I think, I feel, I prefer, I
    believe.

 

In math students will:

  • identify 1 ten as a unit by renaming
    representations of 10
  • solve addition and subtraction
    problems by decomposing and
    composing teen numbers as 1 ten
    and some ones.
  • solve additions problems using ten
    as a unit, and write two step
    solutions

Other notes or information:
● School is closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • introduce the r controlled vowels
    ar and or.
  • think about new information they
    learned from an informational
    text.
  • begin to utilize text features.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • continue to brainstorm expert
    topics based on their interests.
  • generate ideas for expert books
    by thinking about the ways in
    which they are active members in
    their home and community.
  • write sentences about a topic they
    know about.

 

In math students will:

  • use math drawings to represent
    addition .
  • relate drawings to the written
    method.
  • solve addition algorithms with up
    to four addends

Other notes:
● Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday January 21, 2018. School will be closed.
● Big folders are due every Monday.
● Ms. Simone’s class to swimming on Tuesday January 15.

 

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • continue to closely read page 32
    from Bullfrog and Magnolia Circle
    and the glossary to answer text
    dependent questions by accessing
    the text while completing
    questions.
  • define words by using the
    glossary, context clues/text,
    and illustrations.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • decide how their informational
    book is going to go by organizing
    their table of contents.
  • consider more ways they can add
    on and elaborate on their topics by
    studying mentor texts with an
    inquiry question in mind.
  • learn how to give the author credit
    when they use specific information
    in a book by citing their sources.

 

In math students will:

  • demonstrate the possible whole
    number side lengths of
    rectangles with areas of 24, 36,
    48, or 72 square units using the
    associative property.
  • solve word problems involving
    area.

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week of 1/18/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • identify and describe why text
    features are important to readers.
    (photos and captions, graphs,
    charts, maps, timelines, diagrams)
  • I can use text features to better
    understand a text independently.
  • Activities: guided reading, read
    aloud, shared reading, independent
    reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Generate questions on a topic of their
    choice .
  • Create a list of keywords and search
    terms for topic
  • Activities: independent and guided
    writing

 

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
    equal to, greater than, or less than right angle
    Draw right, obtuse, and acute angles
  • Activities: cooperative learning groups
    and independent practice

 


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

Week of 1/4/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Readers utilize the main idea to
    formulate a topic sentence and use
    the details to craft a summary
    paragraph.
  • Readers analyze the way a text is
    structured (organized) by paying
    close attention to how the author is
    teaching the information.
  • Activities: guided reading, read
    aloud, shared reading, independent
    reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Develop their body paragraphs by
    supporting each reason with relevant
    details from their research
  • Writers conclude their essay with power
    by restating their claim and their reasons
    while leaving their reader with a final
    thought about their topic.
  • Activities: independent and guided
    writing

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply two digit multiples of 10 by
    two digit numbers using a place
    value chart
  • Multiply two digit multiples of 10 by
    Two digit numbers using an area model
  • 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 12/21/18

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to develop reading
    stamina by reading more each
    day.
  • Formulate theories about
    characters b noticing how they
    resp
  • Gain insight into their character
    by analyzing the motives and
    actions of the characters in the
    text.
  • Describe how the characters
    perspective influences the events
    of the story by using evidence
    from the text for support.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Use Literary Graphic Organizer
    and checklist to write their
    first/second/third body paragraph
    of their literary essay.
  • Scholars will be encouraged to
    indent their body paragraph, use
    transitional words or phrases and
    state a piece of evidence from the
    text, “Baseball Saved Us” to
    support the theme. In addition,
    scholars will be asked to explain
    how that piece of evidence
    supports the theme or main idea.

 

In math students will:

  • Divide three and four-digit
    dividends by two digit divisors
    resulting in two-and three-digit
    quotients, reasoning about the
    decomposition of successive
    remainders in each place value.
  • Divide decimal dividends by
    multiples of 10, reasoning about
    the placement of the decimal
    point and making connection to a
    written method.
  • Use basic facts to approximate
    decimal quotients with two-digit
    divisors, reasoning about the
    placement of the decimal point.

 

Other notes or information:

 

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