September News!READING:This year we will be using the Teacher's College Reading program. Students will learn to take charge of their reading, build fluency, and comprehension. Students will have the opportunity to read independently as well as with a partner, and have conversations about their reading. PLEASE read with your child everyday. (*Books will be sent home daily along with a reading log)Our first unit, Building a Reading Life, launches students’ lives as upper elementary school readers. Children ramp up their reading skills by immersing themselves in within-reach fiction books while working on word solving, vocabulary development, envisionment, and prediction.MATH:During the next few weeks, our math class will be learning to estimate and solve addition and subtraction problems using numbers through hundreds. You can expect to see homework that provides practice with adding and subtracting numbers as well as estimating sums and differences.PLEASE review the following vocabulary below:Estimate - a number close to an exact amountWRITING:Students are working on writing an autobiography entitled "What I Wish My Teacher Knew... They will select two things that they would like to share about themselves.
SCIENCE:This year we will be utilizing a brand new science curriculum called Amplify Science. Amplify Science will have students taking on the role of a scientist or engineer in order to investigate a real-world, 21st-century problem. Through their investigations, students are exposed to a diverse range of scientific fields and career paths. In the first unit we will explore balancing force.SOCIAL STUDIES:Our first unit of study will be an introduction to World Geography and World Communities. Students will examine a variety of geographic tools to develop an understanding of the meaning of geography and its purpose. Students will learn how people use natural resources in order to meet their needs.
Last Modified on September 10, 2018