WRITING! Students are currently working on their "All About Me" pieces. They are tasked with sharing information about themselves such as who they are; name, age, and fun fact. Where they and their families are from and what they look forward to learning this school year. These pieces will be going up on our writing bulletin board outside of our classroom so the rest of their peers can get to know them as well.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 every day. (*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 isThis year we will be utilizing a brand new math curriculum called Envision. Currently, we are learning, to understand Multiplication and Division of Whole numbers. You can expect to see homework that provides practice with multiplication as repeated addition, multiplication on a number line, Arrays and multiplication. Also, The commutative property, Division as sharing, Division as repeated subtraction. Lastly, students will practice solving word problems.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 to meet their needs.SCIENCE:With our new science curriculum, Amplify Science, students will take on the role of a scientist or engineer 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.