Week of December 9

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Identify the main idea when reading nonfiction texts.
Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns  UI/EW
Math – Estimate sums and differences, determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Science – Plants and Animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings, an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs, habitats change over time due to many influences.

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Dec. 9 – Half day for students
Thursday, Dec. 12 – 5th grade performance – 7pm
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Week of December 2-6

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Identify the main idea when reading nonfiction texts.
Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel I patterns – igh, y, icc
Math – Estimate sums and differences, determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Science – Plants and Animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings, an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs, habitats change over time due to many influences.

Upcoming dates…

Wednesday, Dec. 4- Picture Make-up/Retake Day
Friday, Dec. 6 – Cubs Night In – 5:45-8:30
Monday, Dec. 9 – Half day for students
Thursday, Dec. 12 – 5th grade performance – 7pm
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Week of November 18-22

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Identify conflict and resolution, identify the theme, use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms. Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel O patterns – OA, OW
Math – Place Value – Introduce hundreds place, and value of a digit, put numbers in order of value, and compare 3-digit numbers, identify 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less than a given number, round 2-digit numbers to the nearest ten.
Social Studies – Identify major rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and other physical features of the U.S.
Science – Identify living and nonliving things, identify what animals need to survive.

Upcoming dates…
Tuesday, Nov. 19 – U.S. Geography Quiz – Social Studies
Friday, Nov. 22 – Place Value test – Math
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Turkey Trot Fun Run – k-2 @ 9:15-9:45

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Week of November 11-15

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Identify conflict and resolution, identify the theme, use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms. Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel E patterns.
Math – Place Value – Introduce hundreds place, and value of a digit, put numbers in order of value, and compare 3-digit numbers.
Social Studies – Learn about Veterans Day, identify major rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and other physical features of the U.S.

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day Assembly – 9:00-9:45
Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Spirit Night @ Anant – 5-9:30
Wednesday, Nov. 13 – Last day to bring in canned goods and non-perishable foods!
Friday, Nov. 15 – Place Value/Comparing Quiz – Math
Tuesday, Nov. 19 – U.S. Geography Quiz – Social Studies

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Week of November 4

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Identify conflict and resolution, identify the theme, use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms. Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel A patterns.
Math – Place Value – Introduce hundreds place, and value of a digit.
Social Studies – Geography – develop map skills by using globes and maps of the U.S. and the world.

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Nov. 4 – CogAt testing, parent/teacher conferences
Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Student Holiday
Wednesday, Nov. 6 – CogAt testing
Friday, Nov. 8 – CogAt testing
Monday, Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day Assembly – 9:00-9:45
Tuesday, Nov. 12 – field trip to Maymont

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Week of October 28

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Preview selections using text features including table of contents, headings, pictures, captions, and maps. Phonetic strategies using r controlled vowels.
Math – Graphing – review bar graphs and pictographs; organizing data into lists and tables.

Upcoming dates…
Thursday, Oct. 24 – Thursday, Oct. 31 – CTES Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 29 – After School Enrichment classes begin.
Mon., Nov. 4 – Math test – Graphing

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Week of October 21

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Making and confirm predictions using non-fiction texts, phonics – vowel e patterns
Math – Test – Oct. 21 –  Place value – 3-digit numbers, 10 more or 10 less, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding 2-digit numbers – Next topic is Graphing
Social Studies – Voting in Elections

Upcoming dates…
Mon., Oct. 21 – Math test
Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Mix It Up at Lunch
Thurs., Oct. 24 – Fall Family Picnic 6-8 on the bus loop and the Book Fair begins.
Monday, Oct. 28 – Student Half Day

Week of October 15

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Making and confirm predictions, phonics – vowel o patterns
Math – Place value – 3-digit numbers, 10 more or 10 less, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding 2-digit numbers
Social Studies – describe why United States citizens celebrate Columbus Day and describe Cesar Chavez’s contributions to the labor movement.

Upcoming dates…

Wed., Oct. 16 – Spirit Night at Potbelly 4-9
Friday, Oct. 18  – deadline to register for After School Enrichment classes
Mon., Oct. 21 – Math test
Thurs., Oct. 24 – Fall Family Picnic 6-8 on the bus loop and the Book Fair begins.

Week of October 7

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts –Making connections, set purpose for reading phonics review – short and long u

Math – Place value – 3-digit numbers, 10 more or 10 less, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding 2-digit numbers

Science – Weather/Weathering and Erosion – Test on Friday, Oct. 11

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Oct. 7 – Donuts with Dear Ones – 7:30-8

Friday, Oct. 11 – Picture Day

Wed., Oct. 16 – Spirit Night at Potbelly 4-9

Thursday, Oct. 24 – Fall Family Picnic 6-8 on the bus loop