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Important Happenings This Week:
Monday: Computer Lab
Wednesday: Early Release
Tests This Week
Wednesday: Making Predictions Reading Skills Test
Data Math Quiz (Picture Graphs, Bar Graphs, Using Tally Marks)
Thursday: Two Greedy Bears Selection Test
Friday: Sentences Quiz
Subt. Facts Timed Test (facts thru -10)
This Week in Math
We are continuing our study of data this week. Students will learn how to collect, organize, and represent data. They will learn to interpret data (answer questions about data from a picture graph, bar graph, or tally marks).
On Thursday, we will begin our work with measurement. Students will be learning to compare the length of two or more objects. They will order the objects and use words to compare them (longer, shorter, longest, shortest). Students will also learn how to measure a given object by using nonstandard units (ex. cubes, paper clips, etc.)
We will be practicing subtraction facts thru -10 this week.
This Week in Reading
Our current selection is Two Greedy Bears, which is a folktale. The strategy and skill for this selection is predicting. Students will be predicting during their reading by using what has already happened to help them guess what will happen next. We will also discuss the author's message in this story.
This Week in Writing
We are continuing our Response to Literature genre and our Leo Lionni author study this week. We will be learning more about making connections this week. Students will make connections about a text to their own lives (text-to-self connections). They will learn to think about the problem(s) a characters faces and/or the theme of the book and then make a connection to someone or something from their own lives. They will give details to explain the connection.
We will also be making text-to-text connections. Students will learn to compare two texts with similar problems or themes. They will explain the connection they made by giving details from the texts.
The final type of connection is a difficult one, text-to-world connections. Students will learn to connect a book we read to a social situation. For example, we will be reading a book about a homeless family this week. Students will make the connection that some people do not have a home.
This Week in Skills Block
We will be working on the phonemic awareness skill of substituting sounds in words. Students will change a sound in a given word to make a new word (ex. dart - dirt, lock - luck, heart - hurt). Students will be learning about r-controlled vowel sounds this week. They will learn to read and spell words with the -or, -ore, -ir, -ur, -er patterns.
We will be reviewing adjectives this week. Students will learn that adjectives can also describe how things sound (ex. loud, soft). Students will also be learning about ordinal number words (first, third, fifth, etc.)
High Frequency Words: began, break, divide, head, laugh, second, sure
Vocabulary Words: detour, perishable, impatient, appliance, appropriate