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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 2/14/20

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

 

Other notes or information:

 

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First Grade

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

Week of 2/14/20

In reading students will:

  • share their thinking about a text
    after reading by retelling
  • make text- to- self connections by
    thinking about characters and
    events that happen
  • making text- to- text connections
    comparing characters or events
    from two different texts

 

In writing students will:

  • sharing student work with
    classmates through a gallery walk
  • revise their informational books
    by re-reading and adding more to
    each page
  • edit their books by “fixing up”
    word wall words, checking for
    periods at the end of sentences,
    and using a capital letter at the
    beginning of sentences

 

In math students will:

  • order, measure and compare the
    lengths of objects before and after
    measuring with centimeter cubes
  • use centimeter cubes to measure
    length of an object
  • order three lengths using indirect
    comparison

Other notes or information:

Friday 2/14: Valentine’s Day and 100th Day of School
 

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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 2/14/20

In reading, students will be able to say:

  • I can answer text related
    questions by locating
    information in the text.
  • I can determine the skill needed
    by the vocabulary used in a text
    dependent question.
  • Activities: guided reading, read
    aloud, shared reading,
    independent reading

 

In writing, students will be able to say:

  • I can write a nonfiction book
    while incorporating text
    features.
  • I can transfer thoughts and
    notes into paragraphs with
    topic sentences.
  • Activities: independent and
    guided writing

 

In math, students will be able to say:

  • I can define and construct triangles from given criteria and
    recognize symmetry in triangles.
  • I can reason about attributes to construct quadrilaterals on square
    or triangular grid paper.
  • Activities: cooperative learning groups and independent practice

 

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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 2/14/20

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Support their topic by collecting
    quotes and paraphrasing facts as
    they research.
  • Communicate their message by
    selecting words that convey the
    tone they think best delivers their
    message to their intended
    audience.

 

In math students will:

  • Measure and compare pencil
    lengths to the nearest ½, ¼, and ⅛
    of an inch, and analyze the data
    through line plots.
  • Interpret a fraction as division.
  • Use tape diagrams to model
    fractions as division.

 

Please note:

2/14/2020- Fifth grade science fair parents invited to attend at 2:30pm cafeteria
2/17-2/21- Winter Recess
2/24- Field trip to Vanderbilt Planetarium

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