October News!READING:With 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. Please ensure you sign the reading log each day.)We will continue our first unit, Building a Reading Life. This unit 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.Our mentor text for this unit is Stone Fox by John Reynolds GardinerMATH:Our first topic is "Understanding Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers."During the next few weeks, our math class will be learning how to multiply. Students will learn to think of multiplcation as joining equal groups. For example: 5 X 2 is 5 groups of 2. So, 5 X2 = 10.Also, your child will learn how to divide. Students will learn to think of division as sharing equally. For example: 42 / 7 can be thought of as 42 crayons and 7 boxes. Each box has an equal number of crayons. There are 6 crayons in each box.PLEASE review the following vocabulary below:Equal groups, multiplication, factors, product, equation, unknown, array, row, column, Commutative Property of Multiplcation, division.WRITING:Students are working on writing narratives. They will learn to touch and tell their stories across pages and have the opportunity to write and revise several booklets containing true stories.
SCIENCE:Using Amplify Science, students will take 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 October 1, 2019