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What we are learning for the week of 5/1/17
This week in Reading we are working on:
Comprehension Strategy-Cause and Effect
Metacognative Strategy- Making Connections
How can you support at home?
Text-to- World Think about some ot the things that happen in your day-to-day life and why they happen. Explain to your family members what cause and effect means. Brainstorm a list of things that happen in your home and what causes them to happen.
Cause and Effect Chart: Think about things that happen in your home and what causes them to happen. For example, does your dog's barking cause you to take him for a walk? Make a T-chart that lists each cause and its effect.
Science and Math Connections: Think about activities we do in science, such as planting seeds. How do things you do change the effect? For example, what happens when you water a plant? What happens if you don't water a plant. Think about what causes an amount to change. For example, Imagine you have three apples and you eat one. What caused the number of apples to change? What was the effect?
Writing for Non-fiction text. Preparing for a research project/writing about a plant and animal of students choice. Writing supporting details. Labeling pictures and having captions. Taking notes on important details about a topic.
We will begin writing for informational purposes and writing a researched based product.
sight words: see she they his you of which brown must looking these give
phonics - long o -oa, ow oe ol: boat goat snow grow toe bold cold
Solving story problems using the UPSC method.
U Understand what the story is trying to tell you & underline what you know.
P Plan out what you are going to do to solve it. A number sentence.
S Solve the problem using one strategy
C Check the problem using a different strategy.
Measuring objects according to standard and non-standard units of measurement
Vocabulary: length, weight, height, measure, capacity
Ordering objects using the terms to degree: small, smaller, smallest. heavy, heavier, heaviest
How can I support my child at home?
Continue to practice math facts to 20. Ask students to order objects around the house according to length, weight and capacity. Ask students to estimate which one would hold more, weigh more etc....
a paperclip is about 1 gram. / a dictionary is about 1 kilogram (1,000 paperclips)
Capacity using non standard units
Volume using non standard units
SCIENCE: New IBPYP UNIT
How the World Works: Exploration
Central Idea: Plants and animals exist together in our world
Lines of Inquiry: Why animals and plants are classified
What is important to the life and growth of plants and animals
What are characteristics of animals that help them live in different homes
Essential Questions: What does it mean to classify?
What do plants and animals need to survive?
What are the physical characteristics of animals and homes that help them survive?
Why are plants and animals important to the environment?
Why are seasonal changes important to plants and animals?
Vocabulary: classify, plant, root, stem, leaf, sunlight, soil, space, water, seed, grow
animal, covering, food, water, shelter, hibernate, migrate, habitat
Thank you for making Field day a huge success!!! The children loved it :)
FIELD TRIP: BLANDY FARM
Monday, May 8th, 2017
If you have not returned a field trip form or the money, please do so ASAP. I am missing about 5 permission slips and money thus far, they will go home in your students folders on Wednesday.
Please check the weather, dress appropriately, wear a hat/sunblock. (Please put on your child PRIOR to arriving to school).
Please pack a lunch, if you opted to pack.
PLACEMENT FOR NEXT YEAR....
As we start laying the groundwork for a successful 2017-2018 school year, our team will be working together to determine the best placement for your child in one of our engaging, learning filled classrooms. Some parents have appreciated an opportunity to provide their perspective in this process and we welcome your feedback. Please print and submit your written feedback on the recommendation form which is attached if you would like to provide additional information for our team to consider as we determine the best fit for your child in the coming school year. Please keep in mind that you cannot request specific teachers since our teacher assignments are based on student numbers and often teachers move to new grade levels over the summer. Please also remember that this is optional and we will dedicate the same high level of attention to placing your child if they do not have a parent feedback form submitted. We will accept recommendation forms until Friday, May 19, 2017.
Please visit PortaPortal to work on math skills and reading skills. If you attended Math night, I showed you how to get there. I have a link connected to this page.