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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 5/24/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Growing readers will identify the
    problems of the story by examining
    the two phrases: “Then I’ll huff and
    I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house
    down.” and “I’ll come down the
    chimney and eat you all up.”
  • Growing readers will connect the
    problem of a story to the solution by
    using text evidence
  • Growing readers will identify external
    traits of the wolf in the story “Three
    Little Pigs” by drawing the wolf and
    labeling the external traits

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Growing writers continue to get
    their ideas down fast and furious by
    drafting their opinion book
  • Growing writers add voice to their
    pieces by using specific
    fonts/color/size to strengthen their
    opinion
  • Growing writers revise their draft
    using various linking words to create
    fluency and enjoyment for their
    readers

 

In math students will:

  • Represent subtraction story
    problems by breaking off, crossing
    out, and hiding a part
  • Decompose the number 9 using
    5-group drawings and record each
    decomposition with a subtraction
    equation
  • Decompose the number 10 using
    5-group drawings, and record each
    decomposition with a subtraction
    equation

 

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First Grade

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

Week of 5/24/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • create images in their minds by
    listening to poems read aloud and
    discussing the images they visualized
    with a partner.
  • notice poetic language
    (similes/metaphors) by using
    comparisons to clarify feelings and
    ideas.
  • share what they know about poems
    by noticing and discussing elements
    of poetry.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • understand that writers use mentor
    poems to enhance their own poems.
  • publish & celebrate a variety of
    poems including Feelings, 5 Senses,
    Color, Shape, I am, Haiku and
    Cinquain.
  • use rich vocabulary and poetic
    language to help the reader
    visualize.

 

In math students will:

  • tell time to the hour and half hour and
    recognize halves within a circular clock
    face.
  • find and name two-dimensional shapes
    including trapezoid, rhombus, and a
    square as a special rectangle
  • find and name three-dimensional
    shapes including cone, cube, sphere,
    cylinder and rectangular prism.

Other notes or information:

● Writer’s Celebration is Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:30am. We can’t wait to share our poems with you!
● Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th. There is no school on Friday, May 24th. Enjoy your 4 day weekend!

 

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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 5/24/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • combine may double vowel
    syllables with other syllable types.
  • continue to work with the vowel
    teams: oa,oe and ow.
  • recognize that not all poetry
    rhymes by analyzing non-rhyming
    verse.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • add and experiment with
    alliteration.
  • use metaphorical language
    (similes) by comparing two unlike
    things to point out a similarity.
  • select strong words to develop
    their poem’s tone.

 

In math students will:

  • solve word problems using data
    presented in a bar graph.
  • recognize the value of coins and
    count up to find their total value.
  • determine word problems
    involving the total value of a
    group of coins.

 

Other notes:
● Mrs. Goldenberg’s class has swimming on Monday .
● Health Fair is this Thursday, May 23rd.

 

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 5/24/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • pique their curiosity by
    formulating questions that lead
    to inferences.
  • make connections by reflecting
    on details/clues from the
    vantage point of the ending.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • focus on the conclusion to their
    Edge of Your Seat Stories to wrap
    up the event and discuss what was
    learned from the event.
  • ensure their work is ready for an
    audience by using an editing
    checklist.

 

In math students will:

  • solve word problems to
    determine perimeter with given
    side lengths.
  • use string to measure the
    perimeter of various circles to
    the nearest quarter inch.
  • use all four operations to solve
    problems involving perimeter and
    unknown measurements.

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week of 5/24/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • I can identify how the
    character’s behavior is
    influenced by looking at the
    historical time period
    (societal norms and events).
  • I notice and trace the conflicts
    characters face by creating an
    ongoing flow chart of the plot.
  • Activities: guided reading, read
    aloud, shared reading,
    independent reading

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • I can imagine a variety of
    potential plots appropriate
    to their time period by
    asking myself, “What are
    exciting stories I can tell by
    thinking about the
    important events in the
    time period?”
  • Activities: independent and
    guided writing

 

In math students will:

  • Students will convert fractions to decimals using models.
  • Represent place value of decimals in standard
    word and expanded form.
  • Activities: cooperative learning groups and independent practice

 

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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 5/24/19

In reading students will understand that:

  • Continue to develop reading
    stamina by reading more each
    day.
  • Continue to consider different
    ways to present their work to
    readers and determine which
    format best suits what they have
    written.

 

In writing students will understand that:

  • Continue to work on a strong
    conclusion by signaling to the
    reader that the argument is
    coming to a close and leave
    readers with something to think
    about.
  • Edit and publish final copy
    Chocolate milk debate.
  • Begin to research other topics
    with which to create new
    argumentative essay.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare the lines and patterns
    generated by addition rules and
    multiplication rules.
  • Analyze number patterns created
    from mixed operations.

 

Other notes or information:

5/20/19 West Family Night 5/21/19 Budget Vote and Board of Ed. elections
5/23/19 Health Fair Olympics 5/23/19 Board of Ed. Meeting 7:30 pm

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