November 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 mystery unit, Foundational Skills in Disguise, launches students’ lives as mystery readers. Children will become skilled readers of mysteries, looking for hidden clues and applying mystery reading skills to fiction books.Our mentor text for this unit is A to Z Mysteries, The Absent Author by Ron Roy and The Whodunit? Detective Agency - The Diamond Mystery by Martin WidmarkMATH:During the next few weeks, our math class will be learning about multiplication. We will learn how addition is related to multiplication and how to multiply with the factors 0 and 1. You can expect to see homework that provides practice with multiplication.PLEASE review the following vocabulary below:Array- A set of objects in rows and columnsEqual Groups - groups that have the same number of objectsFactor - A number that is multiplied by another number to find a productMultiply - when you multiply, you combine equal groups to find how many in allProduct - the answer in a multiplication problemWRITING:Students have published their personal narratives!Our next writing unit will give students the opportunity to practice writing opinion pieces. They will work on writing a clear claim and then supporting their claim with reasons.
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:Students will learn about 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 November 12, 2018