Week of January 22

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Use word-reference materials including dictionaries, glossaries, and indices.
Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns – ire/ore
Math – Determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction. Discuss estimating sums and differences and how rounding can be helpful when solving addition and subtraction problems.
Social Studies – locate and describe the relationship between the environment and culture of The Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest.

Upcoming dates…
Thursday, January 23 – Powhatan Quiz

Friday, January 25, Winter  Party- Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44abac29a6fa7-classroom

Monday, January 27 – No School – Student Holiday/Staff Planning Day
Thursday, January 30 – Spirit Night at Longhorn 4-9
Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31 – Reading Benchmark
Monday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 4  – Math Benchmark
Tuesday, February 11 – American Indian Projects due

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Week of January 13

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Ask and answer questions using the text for support, Use word-reference materials including dictionaries, glossaries, and indices.

Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns – ear-eer
Math – 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.

Social Studies – locate and describe the relationship between the environment and culture of The Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest.

Upcoming dates…
Friday, January 17 – Subtraction with regrouping quiz

Monday, January 20 – No School – Martin Luther King Holiday
Monday, January 27 – No School – Student Holiday/Staff Planning Day

Thursday, January 30 – Spirit Night at Longhorn 4-9

Thursday and Friday, January 30-31-Reading Benchmark Assessments

Monday and Tuesday, February 3-4-Math Benchmark Assessments

Tuesday, February 11 – American Indian Projects due

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Week of January 6

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Ask and answer questions using the text for support.

Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns  R controlled are/air
Math – 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…
Friday, January 10 – 2-digit addition with regrouping quiz

Tuesday, January 14 – Science test
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Week of December 16-20

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.
Social Studies – Describe winter holidays in different cultures.

Upcoming dates…
Wednesday, Dec. 18 – Young Scientists Lesson – in classroom
Wednesday, Dec. 18 – Math quiz – two digit addition and subtraction without regrouping
Dec. 23- Jan. 3 – Winter Break; School starts on Monday, Jan. 6
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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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