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)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.Our mentor text for this unit is Stone Fox by John Reynolds GardinerMATH:During the next few weeks, our math class will learn about interpreting and representing data. You can expect to see homework that provides practice with tally tables, frequency tables, picture graphs, bar graphs, and line plots.PLEASE review the following vocabulary below:Bar graph- A graph that uses bars to show dataData - Information that is collected about people or thingsFrequency table - A frequency table uses numbers to record data.Line plot - A line plot uses marks to record each piece of data above a number line.Picture graph - A picture graph uses small pictures or symbols to show informationWRITING:Students are working on writing narratives. They will 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 8, 2018