Category Archives: What We Are Learning This Week

Week 24 – Feb. 9

Week 24 – Feb. 9

Lang. Arts – Novel study groups will continue reading and working on their packets.  This week we will have Words of the Week they are: American, freedom, defend, basic, principle, equality, president, wage, liberty, and boycott.

Math – Students will continue to work on fractions.  We have been busy learning about equivalent fractions and how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators!

Social Studies – This week we will continue to learn about famous americans who have worked to create and defend our basic principles.  Last week we learned about 3 presidents and this week we will discover leaders in the civil rights movement.

Valentine’s Day Party – will be Friday after lunch, please make sure your child brings a valentine for every student in the class.

Friday is also an early dismissal day, students will be released at 1:10.

Week 23 – Feb. 3

Week 23 – Feb. 3

Lang Arts – This week groups will continue to meet and work on reading comprehension strategies.  Two reading groups have started novel studies for this nine weeks.  Students enjoyed the 100th day of school by writing about what life would be like when they are 100 years old.

Math – We have started our unit on Fractions, students are reviewing the parts of a fraction and will be learning about equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, as well as adding and subtracting fractions.

Science – Students will have a test on the different types of Natural Energy on Wednesday.

Social Studies –  Thursday we will begin our unit on Famous Americans, we will start with three presidents who worked to create and defend our Basic American Principles George Washington  Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.

Week 19 – Jan. 5

Week 19 – Jan. 5

Hope that everyone had a great winter break.  We are slowly getting back into the swing of things.

Lang. Arts  - This week I will be working with students individually to administer the mid-year PALS test.

Math – We will begin our unit on Geometry.  Students will be learning about lines, angles, and rays in addition to plane shapes and solid figures.

Social Studies – Students will review what they learned about Christopher Columbus and then we will learn about three other European explorers.

Week 18 – December 15

Week 18 – December 15

It is hard to believe we have made it to the halfway mark!  This year is flying by, this week we will be MAP testing for our mid-year goals.

Lang. Arts – We will not have Word Study or Words of the Week this week.  We will be finishing up our fiction legends with a quiz on Thursday or Friday.

Math – Students will continue to work on multiplication and division.  Over the break continue to work on multiplication facts, we will have drills beginning when we return that will lead to an ice cream party!

Science – This week we will wrap up our unit on Simple and Compound machines with a test on Thursday.  Students will be creating a brochure to show the six different kinds of simple machines.

*Heritage Doll project is due on Thursday, if you are finished early you are welcome to bring it in before that day.

*We will be going to Envoy at the Meadows for our caroling trip on Friday, be sure to wear some festive clothing and accessories.

*Friday dismissal will be at 1:10.

Week 17 – December 8

Week 17 – December 8

Lang. Arts – This week students will continue reading their fiction books and working on the sequencing strategy.  Students will begin working on a December/Winter/Snowy writing prompt.  Words of the Week – wedge, pulley, inclined, plane, screw, wheel, axle, lever, simple, and machine.

Math – We will continue working on Multiplication and move into understanding Division.

History – Unit test on Ancient Greece, Rome, and Mali on Tuesday.

Science – Students will be working on Simple Machines.

Week 16 – Dec. 1

Week 16 – Dec. 1

Lang Arts – Reading groups will begin new fiction books with a focus strategy of sequencing.  Words of the Week -direct, democracy, community, representative, mosaic, Mali, salt, gold, miners, and desert

Math – This week we will be finishing up our unit on Money with making change.  Practice at home by setting up a pretend store and having your child count back change from a dollar.  Test Friday.

History – Students will be learning about Mali this week, quiz on Thursday.  This will conclude our unit on ancient civilizations we will review and have a test next week.


Week 14 – Nov. 17

Week 14 – Nov. 17

*Farmers Market this Tuesday come out between 5:30 and 7 to shop!

Lang. Arts – This week we will be finishing up our non-fiction texts with a focus on comparing and contrasting.  Students are also working on the November writing prompt writing to fictitious judges about why they have the best grandparents.  Words of the Week – Greece, Rome, contribution, ancient, sport, column, hill, farm, trade, and arch.

Math – We will begin our unit on Money this week.  Students will review counting money and will begin working on counting change back.

Social Studies – Students will be learning about the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.

Grandparents Day – Friday – Classroom Visit 11 to 11:20 and Lunch 11:25 to 12:10

Week 12 – Nov. 3

Week 12 – Nov. 3

It is hard to believe that we are finished with MP 1 and moving on to MP 2.

Lang. Arts – This week reading groups will begin working on Non-Fiction text using the comprehension skill of compare and contrast to understand the text.

Math – Students will continue to work on telling time to the nearest five minute increments.  Students will also review calendar skills.

Science – This week students will be working on our Soil unit in preparation for our field trip on Friday.  We will have a test next week on this unit.

Partent/Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, no school for students.

Field Trip Friday send in permission slip by Wednesday!

Week 9 – Oct. 14

Week 9 – Oct. 14

I hope everyone had a relaxing three day weekend!

Math – Students will continue to explore multiplication this week.

Science – We will begin our unit on the Water Cycle, which continues what students have already learned about earths natural cycles.

Lang. Arts – Our October POWER prompts are now on display in the hallway!  Students will be learning about Author’s Purpose and how it ties into reading with a purpose and writing with a purpose.  This week we will be working with fictional mysteries.  Your child will be reading one of the following books and working on the related skills:

The Footprint

  • make, revise, and confirm predictions before and during reading

-draw conclusions using context clues

-identify and use contractions

-understand the difference between past and present tense

Ghosts in the House

-make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand the text

-make inferences

-identify contractions used in the text

-identify compound words

Mystery in the Moonlight

-visualizing to understand fictional text

-analyze characters in the story

-use future-tense verbs in sentences

The Mystery of Granville Library

-retell to understand the text

-identify elements of the mystery genre

-identify names of people as proper nouns

-identify and create similes

Week 8 – October 6

Week 8 – October 6

Lang. Arts – This week we will be finishing up the non-fiction books.  Students will also be working on their October Writing prompts that will be published by October 17.  Words of the Week:  cycle, rotate, revolve, axis, tilt, reflect, illuminate, high, low, and world.

Math – Students will be taking the unit test on Addition and Subtraction on Tuesday.  On Wednesday students will begin working with money.

Science – We are finishing up cycles that occur in nature with moon phases this week.  Students will have a test on Thursday or Friday.

Next Week:  No school for students on Monday